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Rob Silverman, SVP of Booz Allen Hamilton, Receives Executive Mosaic’s Chairman’s Award

Jim Garrettson, chief executive officer of Executive Mosaic, presented Rob Silverman, senior vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton, with the Chairman’s Award for completing his third year as chairman of the Healthcare Group for Executive Mosaic’s 4×24 program. 

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Public Service Agency Unveils Recommendations on Gov’t IT Workforce Sustainment

The National Commission on Military, National and Public Service recommends that the federal government optimize its hiring processes and modernize civil service preferences to sustain the information technology workforce, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. The commission advised that the government needs to develop technical skill standards, create a civilian group comprised of former government IT employees and grow the Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy.

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Donald Kettl: Proposed OPM Reorganization Could Lead to Legal Challenges

Legal challenges and implementation problems could emerge as a result of the potential merger of the Office of Personnel Management with the General Services Administration, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Recently, the White House submitted a legislative proposal to Congress to reorganize OPM into GSA and establish a new office of federal workforce policy within the Office of Management and Budget. The office will be headed by a non-Senate confirmed appointee with the rulemaking authority.

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Congress Modernization Select Committee Approves Transparency Recommendations; Rep. Derek Kilmer Quoted

The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress accepted a set of five recommendations to increase the public transparency of the Congress' internal activity. The committee said Thursday that it will document these recommendations into a report to serve as guidance for involved groups within congress.

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USAF Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch on Aircraft Sustainment, Software Development

Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch, the incoming head of Air Force Materiel Command, told Defense News in an interview published Tuesday that software development and aircraft sustainment are some of the improvement areas he wants to focus on. He cited the service’s effort to build up readiness as well as software development initiatives.

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USDA Modernizing IT Operations Under Trump’s IDEA Act

The Department of Agriculture is modernizing its services as part of the Trump administration’s 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act, Federal News Network reported Friday. The IDEA Act, signed into law in December 2018, directed agencies to establish a strategy to modernize their websites by June 20 and provide electronic access to all paper-based documentation by 2020.

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Trump Names Julie Dunne, Reynold Schweickhardt as GSA Senior Advisors

President Trump has appointed Reynold Schweickhardt and Julie Dunne as senior advisors for technology and to the administrator respectively at the General Services Administration. The two appointees will guide on the agency's technology transformation portfolio and support Administrator and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Emily Murphy on procurement policies and laws as part of their new roles, GSA said Tuesday.

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Army Eyes New Techs to Modernize Base Ops, Maintenance

The U.S. Army issued a solicitation of industry feedback on the service’s plan to apply emerging technologies to modernize military bases, Federal News Network reported Friday. The service held an industry day to discuss the “installations of the future” concept, which aims to improve operations, maintenance and resilience of bases amid the growing threats of natural disasters, cyber attacks and other risks. 

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OBIM to Migrate Biometric Database to HART System

The Office of Biometric Identity Management intends to migrate the government's biometric identification database to a new platform to optimize federal agencies' security, GovernmentCIO Media and Research reported Friday. OBIM will move information from the Automated Biometric Identification System to the planned Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology suite.

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