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SBA Finalizes Rule to Update HUBZone Program

The Small Business Administration has released a final rule that amends Historically Underutilized Business Zone Program regulations in a move to expand investment and contracting opportunities for companies that want to do business with the government.

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GSA Picks Joint AI Center as Fifth Centers of Excellence Partner Agency; Wash100 Award Winner Emily Murphy Quoted

The General Services Administration has partnered with the Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center through the Centers of Excellence program to help JAIC accelerate AI adoption across DoD and the federal government.

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HUD Puts Focus on Data Analytics for IT Modernization

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is deploying a Centers of Excellence approach to information technology modernization to simplify organizational operations such as financial management, Federal News Network reported Friday. HUD’s IT modernization strategy spans across business process reengineering, cloud adoption, data analytics, chief information officer responsibilities and contact center operations.

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HUD Continues Modernization Through Latest TMF Funding

The Department of Housing and Urban Development expects to complete 20 percent of its modernization by end of 2019 as the agency has secured another $5 million from the Technology Modernization Fund to support the project, Federal News Network reported Monday. The additional funding is the second grant from the agency’s $20 million loan to support upgrades to the agency’s seven mainframe systems. Kevin Cooke, deputy chief information officer of HUD, said the agency developed a pilot program to manage hundreds of thousands of lines of code for the mainframes.

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Report: Federal Funding Lapse Impacts Staffing Levels at Some Agencies

A lapse in federal appropriations that started on Saturday due to a partial government shutdown has affected some federal agencies, Federal News Network reported Thursday. About 32K employees at the Department of Homeland Security have been precluded from going to work, including 1.5K personnel at DHS’ management directorate who have been put on emergency furlough.
 

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Trump Aims to Revitalize ‘Qualified Opportunity Zones’ via New White House Council

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to establish a new council that will work to encourage investments in urban and economically distressed areas. The secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the assistant to the president for domestic policy will respectively serve as chairman and vice chair of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council, according to the executive order published Wednesday.

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

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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David Chow: Housing and Urban Development Dept Eyes Cybersecurity for Sixth Center of Excellence

David Chow, chief information officer at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, told Nextgov in an interview published Wednesday that HUD is in discussions with the General Services Administration to establish a new center of excellence focused cybersecurity. “There have been talks—preliminary conversations—about looking into some sort of a cybersecurity assessment,” Chow told the publication.

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

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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