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OPM Gives Agencies Technical Staff Hiring Authority for IT Modernization Programs

The Office of Personnel Management has issued a memorandum to authorize agencies to use “excepted service appointments” as stated in the 5 Code of Federal Regulations 213.3102 to meet technical personnel requirements in support of information technology modernization efforts. Kathleen McGettigan, acting OPM director, wrote in a memo released Friday agencies can use the authority …

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Rep. Will Hurd Seeks to Include Central IT Modernization Fund in FITARA Scorecard

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) looks to evaluate a proposed information technology modernization working capital fund through the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act scorecard used to evaluate the performance of government IT systems, MeriTalk reported Friday. The planned central IT modernization fund is part of the Modernizing Government Technology Act, which has …

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Report: White House Asks Tech Firms’ Aid in Federal IT Modernization Via ‘Tours of Duty’

The White House has called on technology companies to perform short “tours of duty” to help the federal government carry out information technology modernization initiatives, Recode reported Thursday. Jared Kushner, head of the Office of American Innovation, and other presidential advisers held a private call with representatives from Apple, Google, …

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PSC Urges Senate Committee to Approve Modernizing Government Technology Act

The Professional Services Council has urged leaders of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee to mark up a bipartisan bill that would establish a source of funds for federal agencies’ information technology modernization efforts. PSC said Wednesday it wrote a letter to committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) and Ranking Member Claire …

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OMB, White House Innovation Office Start 3-Month Sprint to Draft New Cloud, Cyber, Shared Services Policies

The Office of Management and Budget and the White House’s Office of American Innovation have teamed up on a 90-day sprint to develop new programs and policies that seek to address cybersecurity, cloud adoption and citizen services, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Margie Graves, deputy federal chief information officer at OMB, …

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GAO: DHS Should Fully Implement FITARA, Increase CIO Involvement in IT Contracts

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Department of Homeland Security to fully implement action plans under the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act and to increase the agency chief information officer’s involvement in IT contracts. DHS has fully accomplished 28 of 31 FITARA action plans that GAO evaluated but the department has yet to implement all …

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