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Kelly Olson: GSA Plans to Offer IT Modernization Updates at USDA Under CoE Program

Kelly Olson, acting director of the General Service Administration’s Technology Transformation Service, told FedScoop in an interview published Tuesday that GSA intends to provide updates in October on transformation efforts at the Department of Agriculture that serves as the “lighthouse” agency for the IT Modernization Centers of Excellence.
 

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Ken Rogers: State Dept. Eyes Cloud Optimization Approach

Ken Rogers, deputy chief information officer for business management and planning at the State Department, has said that his agency intends to begin consolidating its various cloud services contracts using enterprise licensing next year as part of an effort to optimize its approach to cloud technology. Rogers noted that this approach allows the department to move its clients “to that software-as-a-service layer where they can have a lighter lift,” reduce the time they spend on modernizing applications, “create efficiencies… remove some of the friction” and potentially bring about significant savings, Federal News Radio reported Thursday.

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Federal CIO Suzette Kent: Federal IT Leaders Should Expect New Cybersecurity Reporting Metrics Before Year Ends

Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent has said federal agencies should expect the White House to implement new cybersecurity reporting guidelines, as part of the administration's efforts to have agencies reflect its IT goals, NextGov reported Tuesday.

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Report: Senate’s FY 2019 Minibus Measure to Appropriate $60M for Health IT Interoperability Efforts

A package of fiscal 2019 appropriations bills passed by the Senate would earmark $60.3M in funds to support the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s health IT interoperability efforts, Meritalk reported Monday.

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Jeff Pon, Emily Murphy Discuss Proposed Merger of OPM’s Core Functions Into GSA at Senate Hearing

Office of Personnel Management Director Jeff Pon and Emily Murphy, administrator of the General Services Administration, testified Thursday before a Senate subcommittee about the White House’s proposed government restructuring plan to move some of OPM’s core functions into GSA, FCW reported Thursday. Murphy told lawmakers that integrating some of OPM’s …

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Suzette Kent: Federal Government Aims to Complete IT Modernization Tasks by Year’s End

U.S. Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent has told House lawmakers that the government has completed 37 of the 52 tasks outlined in the Federal Information Technology Modernization Report, MeriTalk reported Wednesday. She said at a joint subcommittee hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Wednesday the remaining tasks are scheduled …

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DoD CIO Dana Deasy to Oversee Department-Wide ‘Cloud Initiative’

Dana Deasy, chief information officer at the Defense Department, has been assigned to manage an enterprise cloud computing initiative as part of a larger push to modernize information technology systems at the Pentagon. He will lead the consolidation of disparate networks, data centers and cloud platforms in an effort to maintain the …

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USDA’s Gary Washington: IT Modernization Through Centers of Excellence a ‘Change Management Effort’

Gary Washington, chief information officer at the Agriculture Department, has said he considers as a “change management effort” the information technology modernization initiative being carried out at USDA through the White House’s centers of excellence, Federal News Radio reported Friday. “At the end of our engagement the ideas that we will …

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House Appropriations Committee OKs Bill for $150M Addition to Technology Modernization Fund

The House Appropriations Committee has cleared a bill that intends to add $150 million for fiscal year 2019 to a government fund that serves to provide working capital for agency information technology modernization efforts, Federal Times reported Thursday. The Technology Modernization Fund was authorized under the Modernizing Government Technology Act that Rep. …

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