Tag Archives: centers of excellence

USDA Modernizing IT Operations Under Trump’s IDEA Act

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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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GSA to Help OPM Modernize IT Through Centers of Excellence Program; Emily Murphy Quoted

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The General Services Administration has partnered with the Office of Personnel Management to help OPM update its information technology systems and address structural issues through the Centers of Excellence program. GSA said Monday it will provide technical and consulting assistance in support of OPM’s IT and future modernization initiatives through a discovery sprint.

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DHS Centers of Excellence to Close if Trump Budget Cuts Pass Congress

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The Department of Homeland Security may close two Centers of Excellence and delay the planned launch of three other centers if Congress approves President Trump’s fiscal 2020 budget proposal, FedScoop reported Thursday. William Bryan, senior official performing the duties of the undersecretary of DHS Science and Technology Directorate, announced the plan at a recent meeting with the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Innovation.

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Anil Cheriyan: GSA’s Technology Transformation Service Should Leverage FAS, Industry Partners

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Anil Cheriyan, director of the General Services Administration’s Technology Transformation Service, told Nextgov in an interview published Tuesday that TTS is actively looking into how it builds momentum, establishes sustainability and drives for excellence.Cheriyan said the TTS organization should leverage GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, which he believes plays a role in performing acquisitions especially in the technology space.

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GSA Eyes Expansion of Centers of Excellence Program

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The General Services Administration is looking to implement centers of excellence in three additional agencies this year to further support President Donald Trump's management agenda, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. Anil Cheriyan, who leads the agency's Technology Transformation Service, said that GSA is currently discussing on how to move forward with the CoE program and may announce the next participating agency next month.

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GSA Seeking Input on Proposed IT Services BPA for Centers of Excellence

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The General Services Administration is looking for input on a proposed blanket purchase agreement for phase I work under the agency’s Centers of Excellence systems modernization program, GSA officials said Thursday in a GitHub post. The Discovery BPA vehicle enables GSA to acquire initial discovery and assessment services from a selection of multiple awardees specializing in at least three CoE functional areas.

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David Chow: Housing and Urban Development Dept Eyes Financial Transformation via CoE, Tech Modernization Fund

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David Chow, chief information officer at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, told Federal News Network in an interview published Friday that the Centers of Excellence program and the Technology Modernization Fund are part of HUD’s efforts to transform its financial profile. The report said HUD received $5M in September as the first installment of the $20M loan approved by the TMF board.

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GSA Picks Dept of Housing and Urban Dev’t for IT Centers of Excellence Program; Emily Murphy Quoted

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The General Services Administration has partnered with the Department of Housing and Urban Development to help HUD modernize its information technology systems through the Centers of Excellence program. The technology transformation services at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service will help HUD assess IT challenges and requirements through a discovery sprint and leverage the CoE model to support IT modernization efforts, GSA said Tuesday.

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Kelly Olson: GSA Plans to Offer IT Modernization Updates at USDA Under CoE Program

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Kelly Olson, acting director of the General Service Administration’s Technology Transformation Service, told FedScoop in an interview published Tuesday that GSA intends to provide updates in October on transformation efforts at the Department of Agriculture that serves as the “lighthouse” agency for the IT Modernization Centers of Excellence.
 

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