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

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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Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue: USDA Invests $345.5M in Electric Infrastructure

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced a $345.5 million U.S. Department of Agriculture investment in 20 infrastructure projects aiming to support rural electric service across 14 states. USDA is investing under the Electric Infrastructure Loan Program that finances projects on energy conservation, system development, generation, transmission and distribution in …

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USDA Allocates $97M for 11-State Rural Broadband Connectivity Program

Agriculture Department Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced that USDA is allocating $97 million for 12 projects focused on improving rural broadband service in 11 states. Perdue noted that the initiative will provide over 22,000 subscribers with efficient Internet connectivity resulting in more educational, social and business opportunities in their rural communities, …

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OMB Selects 3 Federal Departments for Initial Technology Modernization Funding Round

The Office of Management and Budget has awarded the first round of funds totaling $45 million to help federal government organizations modernize information technology systems. The departments of Housing and Urban Development, Energy and Agriculture have secured initial funding awards under the Technology Modernization Fund, the Office of the Federal CIO said Thursday. HUD received $20 million …

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VA Picks USDA as Financial Mgmt Shared Service Provider

The Agriculture Department has been chosen to replace the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ current financial management platform as VA’s federal shared service provider. VA said Tuesday the partnership with USDA reflects cross-agency efforts to increase financial transparency, mitigate duplication and redundancy and increase the quality and agility of administrative services in the government. Edward Murray, VA interim …

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