Tag Archives: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Rep. Marcia Fudge Receives Senate Confirmation as HUD Secretary

Marcia Fudge

The Senate has confirmed Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in a 66-34 vote. Fudge said in her Senate confirmation hearing she will focus on addressing housing issues brought by the COVID-19 pandemic under her new role.

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HUD Awards Accenture Federal $127M BPA to Modernize Ginnie Mae’s Securitization Platform; Elaine Beeman Quoted

Accenture Federal Services (AFS) has received a $127 million blanket purchase agreement (BPA) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide information technology (IT) software development services for Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae), the company announced on Wednesday

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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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