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Emily Murphy: IT Modernization, Customer Experience Among Key Capacities GSA Requires

Emily Murphy, head of the General Services Administration, told Federal News Network in an interview published Tuesday that she has been focusing on four key capacities GSA needs and those are information technology modernization, customer experience, change management and data and analytics. “If I can help implement those, it’s going to help GSA expand to meet the needs our customers come to us with in a way that I couldn’t even begin to imagine today,” she said.

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DHS Opens Center Building at Southeast D.C. HQ Complex

The Department of Homeland Security has opened its new center building to serve as part of its headquarters at the St. Elizabeth's campus in southeast Washington, D.C., Federal News Network reported Friday. The planned 1.3 million-square foot campus will house over 13,000

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

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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GSA, OMB Release Phase Two Strategy for E-Commerce Portal Implementation

The General Services Administration and Office of Management and Budget jointly released an implementation plan for phase two of a procurement directive that seeks to implement the use of e-commerce portals, GSA said Thursday. As part of Section 846 under the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, GSA is required to consult with OMB on the development of a program that will enable agencies to purchase commercial offerings through a commercial e-portal.

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GSA, OMB Seeking Ideas to Address Federal Challenges via Competition; Emily Murphy Quoted

The General Services Administration and the Office of Management and Budget launched a competition on Wednesday to address federal government-related challenges through a Government Effectiveness Advanced Research Center. The challenge aims to enable industry, academia and the public to form cross-sector teams to assess the feasibility of the GEAR Center model in tackling government challenges cited in the President’s Management Agenda, GSA said Thursday.

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OMB Announces White House’s Strategy for Shared Services Adoption Through New Memo

The Office of Management and Budget released a memorandum Friday to advance the adoption of shared services to improve government operations’ efficiency and meet the cross-agency priority goal for sharing quality services in the President’s Management Agenda. “The memo establishes the new model for identifying, planning and operating government-wide shared services,” Suzette Kent, federal chief information officer and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said in a statement published Friday.

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GSA Eyes Expansion of Centers of Excellence Program

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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Rob Davies, EVP of Operations for ViON, Completes His Third Season as 4×24 Chairman

Rob Davies, executive vice president of operations of ViON, has received an award for his leadership role in Executive Mosaic’s 4x24 program, designed for the government contracting industry’s senior and most influential executives. Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Davies with the Chairman’s Award for serving three years as a chairman of the company’s 4x24 leadership program.

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