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Independent Board Considers Options to Reduce Federal Civilian Real Estate Footprint

The Public Build Reform Board conducted its first meeting to try to identify at least five excess federal civilian properties to sell within six months to generate savings, Federal News Network reported Tuesday. The independent board, which was established through 2016 Federal Assets Sale and Transfer Act, will need to send its recommendations to the Office of Management and Budget for evaluation and approval.

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OSTP, GSA Issue Report on Agencies’ Use of Prize Competitions; Kelvin Droegemeier Quoted

A joint report by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the General Services Administration shows that the number of federal agency-backed prize competitions listed on Challenge.gov has increased from 744 to 875 since the 2016 study, FCW reported Friday. The challenges authorized under the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 have led to the emergence of startups and offered agencies a mass of examples to launch their own initiatives, according to the report.

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Stephanie Shutt: GSA Eyes Consolidation of Special Item Numbers

Stephanie Shutt, director of the Multiple Award Schedules program management office at the General Services Administration, said GSA is set to release a request for information on a plan to reduce the special item numbers by the end of June as it works to implement a unified schedule contract, FCW reported Thursday. Shutt said the agency asked the acquisition centers to assess their SINs for consolidation opportunities in order to address duplication.

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Anil Cheriyan: GSA Eyes Robotic Process Automation, Identity Management Areas for CoE Program

Anil Cheriyan, director of the General Services Administration’s Technology Transformation Service, said GSA considers forming new core areas related to robotic process automation and identity management as part of the Centers of Excellence program to better facilitate operations, FCW reported Wednesday. "We're building new capabilities with robotics process automation."

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Ed Burrows, Robotic Process Automation Program Manager of GSA, Announced as Panelist for Potomac Officers Club’s 2019 Artificial Intelligence Forum on June 13th

Ed Burrows, robotic process automation process manager of the U.S. General Services Administration, will be featured as a panelist during Potomac Officers Club’s 2019 Artificial Intelligence Forum on June 13th.

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Draft Plan Outlines Shared, Community Actions to Implement Federal Data Strategy

The Office of Management and Budget and three other agencies released the draft action plan for the Federal Data Strategy to leverage data as a strategic asset. The document consists of 16 steps categorized into shared, community and agency-specific actions needed to implement the strategy.

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OIG Discovers Management Concerns in GSA, Lists Recommendations

The General Services Administration's Office of Inspector General provided six recommendations addressing the agency's management concerns for fiscal year 2019. OIG said in an audit report that GSA should create a control to validate upcoming termination rights for leases, implement a timely execution method and quantify potential losses in line to vacant spaces.

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Donald Kettl: Proposed OPM Reorganization Could Lead to Legal Challenges

Legal challenges and implementation problems could emerge as a result of the potential merger of the Office of Personnel Management with the General Services Administration, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Recently, the White House submitted a legislative proposal to Congress to reorganize OPM into GSA and establish a new office of federal workforce policy within the Office of Management and Budget. The office will be headed by a non-Senate confirmed appointee with the rulemaking authority.

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USDA Modernizing IT Operations Under Trump’s IDEA Act

The Department of Agriculture is modernizing its services as part of the Trump administration’s 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act, Federal News Network reported Friday. The IDEA Act, signed into law in December 2018, directed agencies to establish a strategy to modernize their websites by June 20 and provide electronic access to all paper-based documentation by 2020.

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Trump Names Julie Dunne, Reynold Schweickhardt as GSA Senior Advisors

President Trump has appointed Reynold Schweickhardt and Julie Dunne as senior advisors for technology and to the administrator respectively at the General Services Administration. The two appointees will guide on the agency's technology transformation portfolio and support Administrator and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Emily Murphy on procurement policies and laws as part of their new roles, GSA said Tuesday.

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