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OFPP Eyes Improved Digital Acquisition Process With Pilot Program

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy has unveiled a pilot program that seeks to improve the acquisition of digital and technology platforms through skills development among digital acquisitions teams at government agencies. The General Service Administration’s 18F organization said in a blog post published Thursday that teams from seven agencies will undergo training with …

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Matt Goodrich: FedRAMP Training Enrollees Tripled Over 6 Months

The U.S. General Services Administration has concluded a six-month study of the government-wide, cloud computing-focused Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program to gather feedback from clients on the initiative. FedRAMP had a 340-percent increase in training enrollees and the number of authorizations rose by 50 percent, FedRAMP Director Matt Goodrich wrote in a GSA blog post released Thursday. …

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GSA Seeks New IT Schedule Programs Director for FAS

The General Services Administration has kicked off its search for the new director of IT Schedule programs within the Federal Acquisition Service through a resume-based hiring process. Applicants are required to submit an online resume that contains executive core qualifications and the mandatory technical competencies, GSA said in a notice …

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Jacob Parcell: New GSA Registry Contains 7K+ Verified Govt Digital Accounts

Federal digital managers have verified more than 7,300 government accounts on third-party Web, social media and mobile platforms through the General Services Administration‘s U.S. Digital Registry, GSA official Jacob Purcell wrote in a blog article published Monday. Purcell, manager of mobile programs at GSA, said the repository is designed to help agencies authenticate sources of government information that people …

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GSA 18F Researchers ID Potential Barriers to Public’s Interactions With Government

Researchers at the General Services Administration’s 18F organization have outlined some findings from a study on how U.S. citizens interact with federal government. Carolyn Dew, Colin MacArthur and Michelle Chronister write in a blog post published Tuesday that they conducted the study for the “federal front door” project through interviews with individuals who transact with federal agencies from …

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Profile: Sonny Bhagowalia, Treasury Department CIO

Sonny Bhagowalia assumed duties as chief information officer of the Treasury Department in October 2014 and concurrently serves as deputy assistant secretary for information systems at the agency. He oversees the department’s $3.5 billion information technology investment portfolio and information resources management strategy. Prior to the Treasury, he served as the Hawaii governor’s chief adviser …

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Denise Turner Roth: FY 2017 Budget Proposal Addresses Federal Real Estate, Acquisition, Tech Needs

Denise Turner Roth, administrator at the General Services Administration, has said President Obama’s fiscal year 2017 budget proposal would help the agency deliver real estate, procurement and information technology services across the government. She said in her testimony Monday before the House Appropriations Committee’s financial services and general government subcommittee the budget includes $10.2 billion to fund …

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GSA’s 18F Explores New Digital Projects to Increase Citizen-Govt Interaction

The General Services Administration‘s 18F has identified opportunities for the digital services group to help spur citizen-government interaction and improve access to government services after it conducted research under the Federal Front Door project. Colin MacArthur, Carolyn Dew, Michelle Chronister and John Yuda write in a blog entry posted Monday that 18F found during the …

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Anne Rung: White House Names 11 Category Managers in 10 Federal Procurement Areas

The White House has appointed 11 category managers who will be responsible for 10 federal acquisition areas as part of the Category Management program. Federal Chief Acquisition Officer Anne Rung wrote in a blog post published Thursday that the Category Management initiative launched in 2014 aims to facilitate the federal procurement of products …

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