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Rep. Gerry Connolly Wants Senate to Pass Govt IT Modernization Bill

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Virginia) expects the Senate to pass a bill that would set aside $3.1 billion in funds to support federal agencies’ information technology modernization efforts, Defense News reported Tuesday. Joe Gould writes Connolly wants the Modernizing Government Technology Act to move through the Senate during a lame duck session of Congress after the Nov. 8 election. …

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CMS Seeks CIO & Enterprise Info Office Director

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services looks for a professional who can concurrently serve as chief information officer and director of the Office of Enterprise Information at CMS. CMS said in a USAJobs notice posted Wednesday that the CIO is responsible for technology required to deliver Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and HealthCare.gov. …

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GAO: VA, DoD Need Outcome-Oriented Goals for EHR Systems Interoperability

The Government Accountability Office has said the departments of Defense and Veteran Affairs have not defined outcome-oriented goals and metrics to support interoperability between both entities’ electronic health records systems. GAO said Wednesday DoD and the VA determined separate modernization efforts would be more cost effective than a joint system development but neither department has a comparison of …

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Inspector General: OPM Must Complete Capital Investment Plan to Modernize Agency’s IT Systems

Norbert Vint, acting Office of Personnel Management inspector general, has issued a report that says OPM has not followed “proper” capital planning procedures for a project to modernize the agency’s information technology systems. Vint informed acting OPM Director Beth Cobert in a memo dated May 18 that his office also found the agency …

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GAO: Agencies Should Review Legacy IT O&M Investments

The Government Accountability Office has called on agencies to address legacy information technology systems that need to be modernized or replaced. Approximately 5,233 of 7,000 government IT investments are spent on operations and maintenance activities while development and modernization efforts saw a $7.3 billion decline through fiscal years 2010 to 2017, GAO said in …

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David Shive: GSA to Decommission Agency’s Outdated Accounting IT Platform

The General Services Administration has moved to retire its National Electronic Accounting and Reporting platform as part of ongoing information technology modernization efforts at the agency. GSA said Monday it will import agency-wide accounts receivable and billing functions into a modern financial management infrastructure known as Pegasys and run by the Agriculture …

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