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GSA Names New Presidential Innovation Fellows to Increase Innovation; Bob De Luca Quoted

Bob De Luca

The U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF) has appointed the 2021 class of fellows, which includes 34 technology and industry leaders that will work to develop innovative solutions to national issues, the agency reported on Monday. The fellows will partner with 22 federal agencies to increase resilience.

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FedRAMP’s Ashley Mahan on Increase in Cloud Services Reuse

Ashley Mahan

Ashley Mahan, director of the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), said that FedRAMP saw a 50 percent rise in government agencies reusing certified cloud services in fiscal year 2020 as those organizations continue to work to meet the telework requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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GSA Completes Migration of FPDS Reporting Functions to Beta SAM Website

Beta SAM website

The General Services Administration (GSA) officially ended Saturday, Oct. 17, the reporting functions on the Federal Procurement Data System website to mark the final transition of those functions to the Data Bank tool on the System for Award Management’s beta website. The report said more than 7,500 reports run were recorded as of 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19.

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GSA’s 18F Unveils Guides to Help Federal, State Agencies Implement IT Projects

GSA

The General Services Administration’s (GSA) 18F digital services unit has released “de-risking” guides to help federal and state government agencies plan and address issues in implementing information technology projects. The guides explain the six basic principles of modern software development: agile software development, user-centered design; DevOps, product ownership, modular contracting and building with loosely coupled parts.

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GSA, DoE Launch RFI for Resource-Efficient Technologies

DOE

The General Services Administration (GSA) has partnered with the Department of Energy (DoE) to issue a Request for Information (RFI), GSA reported on Wednesday. The agencies seek to receive responses from vendors on resource-efficient technologies that improve commercial building health and resilience. The RFI will be open for submissions until Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. 

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Axon Wins Contract to Deliver Law Enforcement Technologies to CBP; Richard Coleman Quoted

Richard Coleman

Axon has secured a $13 million contract with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) signed to deliver Axon Body 3 cameras to 3,800 border patrol agents, the company reported on Wednesday. The order was received in the third quarter of 2020 and will ship in multiple phases throughout 2020 and 2021.

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GSA Awards American Systems $43.5M Contract to Support ANG JTAC Training System

Peter Smith

American Systems has been awarded a five-year, $43.5 million GSA Alliant 2 Task Order to perform comprehensive operation, maintenance and sustainment of the Air National Guard (ANG) Advanced Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) training system (AAJTS). American Systems will work to satisfy the ANG JTAC and combat controller squadron level continuation, qualification and mission rehearsal training requirements. 

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OPM Davelops Cloud Practice to Streamline Operations; Akanksha Sharma Quoted

Akanksha Sharma

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has created a cloud practice to meet the agency’s need to make informed telework decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the cloud practice, OPM facilities spent two to three hours a day scraping data on COVID-19 cases from state and federal websites. 

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Officials Cite Potential Role of Data-Driven TBM Tool in FITARA Scorecard; David Shive Quoted

David Shive

Federal officials said they think lawmakers will someday incorporate the Technology Business Management (TBM) framework, a data-driven tool that could help show the impact of information technology investments on agencies’ missions, into future Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act scorecards. David Shive noted about the parallelism between the FITARA scorecard and TBM.

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