The Defense Logistics Agency is planning to deploy at least 75 platforms that run on robotic process automation to help personnel in menial tasks by the end of September, Federal News Network reported Friday. John Lockwood, RPA manager for the DLA, said at a recent Carahsoft and UiPath event that the agency has around 20 bots in operation and 30 more in production.Read More »
The Department of Defense’s office of the chief management officer issued an initial plan to reform DoD’s enterprise business operations on Friday. OCMO set up three reform teams – human resources, supply chain and logistics and category management - to “establish a culture of continuous improvement focused on results and accountability” and oversee four activities cited in Section 921 of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2019, according to the report.Read More »
The U.S. Marine Corps will acquire around 1,300 Squad Binocular Night Vision Goggles to transition away from the Army/Navy Portable Visual Search devices deployed since the 1990’s, DVIDS reported Tuesday. USMC’s program office plans to issue a final request for proposals for nearly 16,000 of the hybrid binocular night vision and clip-on thermal imaging devices in the near future.Read More »
The General Services Administration plans to issue a playbook to guide the agency and potentially the entire government in automating digital tasks, FCW reported Wednesday. GSA wants to utilize robotic process automation bots, which can automate various tasks, such as data manipulation, data entry, email handling, data reconciliation and extracting data from documents.Read More »
The Defense Department has received a recommendation from the Government Accountability Office directing military departments and the Defense Logistics Agency to follow a criteria for measuring the performance of utilities privatization contracts.
The GAO said in a report published Tuesday that military departments have failed to note the costs and reliability of utility commodities and modifications, as well as evaluate contractor performance during utility privatization efforts for military installations.