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David Shive: GSA to Decommission Agency’s Outdated Accounting IT Platform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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Mike Horton: DHS OIG Eyes Data Center Move to Federal Cloud System

The Department of Homeland Security‘s Office of Inspector General looks to migrate its local data center infrastructure to a federal cloud computing platform as part of an information technology modernization initiative, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes Mike Horton, chief information officer at DHS OIG, said he aims to accelerate the transmission …

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OPM Seeks $37M to Implement New IT Infrastructure

The Office of Personnel Management seeks $37 million in funds to migrate the agency’s information technology systems to a proposed “Shell” infrastructure in fiscal 2017, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Nicole Ogrysko writes acting OPM Director Beth Cobert told a House appropriations subcommittee Monday that agency personnel came up with a $37-million cost estimation for …

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Dell’s Steve Harris: Federal CIOs Should Involve Employees in FITARA Implementation

Steve Harris, vice president and general manager of Dell‘s federal systems group, has recommended federal chief information officers instill a “future-ready mindset” among employees to facilitate the implementation of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act. “A future-ready organization will spend less on maintaining legacy systems; focus more on agile, responsive …

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SolarWinds Survey: Federal IT Leaders Link Updates, Consolidation Efforts to IT Security Challenges

A new SolarWinds survey has found that 48 percent of federal information technology professionals see increased information technology security challenges as a result of upgrades and consolidation programs for IT systems. Federal IT leaders associated such security challenges with complex enterprise management systems and incomplete transitions, SolarWinds said Tuesday. “When …

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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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Dell’s Steve Harris: FITARA to Drive ‘Momentum’ for Agency IT Modernization Efforts

Steve Harris, vice president and general manager of Dell‘s federal systems unit, has said he believes the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act will create momentum in agencies’ efforts to update their information technology systems, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. “FITARA provides for the oversight and but more importantly, it provides the …

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Maria Contreras-Sweet: SBA Moves to Resolve HR, IT, Contracting Program Challenges

Maria Contreras-Sweet, administrator at the Small Business Administration, has informed a House committee that the agency launched efforts to address agency operations management issues identified during audits by the SBA Inspector General and Government Accountability Office. Contreras-Sweet told the House Small Business Committee in a written testimony published Thursday that SBA formed a working group to …

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