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Salesforce’s Keith Block: Federal Digital Transformation Efforts Should Aim for Better Citizen Services

Keith Block, chief operating officer at Salesforce, told Diginomica in an interview posted Friday that digital transformation efforts in federal government should be built on the goal of delivering “higher levels of service to the citizens.” Block noted about Salesforce’s discussions with the White House over digital transformation and work …

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Report: House Representatives Announce Subcommittee for Veterans Affairs IT Modernization

Representatives Phil Roe, R-Tenn., chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, and Tim Walz, D-Minn., a ranking committee member, have announced a new subcommittee to oversee the VA’s technology update initiatives, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Robert Wilkie, former VA acting secretary, revealed in May that the department tapped Cerner for a potential 10-year, …

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White House Reorganization Plan Calls for Public-Private Partnership to Facilitate Citizen Service Delivery

The Office of Management and Budget has proposed the establishment of a public-private partnership center to help federal agencies improve the delivery of services to citizens and oversight of public resources as part of a governmentwide reorganization plan, Government Executive reported Thursday. The report “Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st …

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Kimberly Reed Nominated Export-Import Bank President

Kimberly Reed, former president of the International Food Information Council Foundation, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve a four-year term as president of the Export-Import Bank. Prior to the foundation, Reed worked at the Treasury Department, where she led the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund and served …

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WSJ: White House Eyes Merger of Labor, Education Departments

The White House could unveil on Thursday a proposal to merge the departments of Labor and Education as part of governmentwide reorganization efforts, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Both federal departments have collaborated on employee training programs since the enactment of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act in 2014. Alexander Acosta …

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Erica Navarro Named USDA Budget, Program Analysis Director

Erica Navarro, who is presently serving as budget service director and deputy assistant secretary for management and planning at the Education Department, has been selected to become the next director of the Office of Budget and Program Analysis at the Agriculture Department. Navarro, who holds a master of business administration …

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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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NNSA Deploys Counter-UAS System at Los Alamos Facility

The National Nuclear Security Administration has collaborated with the Federal Aviation Administration to field a technology platform designed to counter unauthorized unmanned aircraft systems near the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. LLNL said Thursday it implemented a government-authorized system using legal authority under the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act to protect the …

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