The General Services Administration has taken $20.7M from the government's Technology Modernization Fund for the development of a new cloud-based pay and personnel management system, Federal Times reported Tuesday. The funds will support the GSA NewPay project that was meant to be a 10-year, $2.5B contract the agency awarded to teams led by Carahsoft and Grant Thornton.Read More »
The General Services Administration has secured a budget from the Technology Modernization Fund to move its payroll system and human resource functions to a commercial cloud-enabled Software-as-a-Service product. The TMF Board said Monday that GSA’s system is “in serious need of modernization.” With the funding, the agency will migrate all of its 21,000 users to the NewPay payroll system, establish a new work schedule and leave the management system integrated into the new payroll platform.Read More »
The General Services Administration is looking for input on a proposed blanket purchase agreement for phase I work under the agency’s Centers of Excellence systems modernization program, GSA officials said Thursday in a GitHub post. The Discovery BPA vehicle enables GSA to acquire initial discovery and assessment services from a selection of multiple awardees specializing in at least three CoE functional areas.Read More »
An office within the General Services Administration is building an artificial intelligence-based tool that could scan federal solicitations online to find those not accessible for people with disabilities, Federal News Network reported Friday. GSA is working on the Solicitation Review Tool designed to ensure proposal requests from agencies are compliant with the accessibility standards under Section 508.Read More »
The Government Accountability Office concluded in a report that the General Services Administration and the White House lack the effort to ensure identity security in federal facilities, Federal News Network reported Wednesday. GAO noted in a report that it identified several issues on the physical access control systems that GSA and the White House's Office of Management and Budget control.Read More »
Kelly Olson, acting director of the General Services Administration’s technology transformation services, announced she will step down from her role on Jan. 18, Nextgov reported Thursday. She's held the role with the agency since August.and intends to join the private sector after concluding her duties.
The General Services Administration plans to issue a playbook to guide the agency and potentially the entire government in automating digital tasks, FCW reported Wednesday. GSA wants to utilize robotic process automation bots, which can automate various tasks, such as data manipulation, data entry, email handling, data reconciliation and extracting data from documents.Read More »
The White House has issued a draft policy that would require the Department of Homeland Security to come up with use cases for how federal agencies can ensure the security of internet connections, Nextgov reported Friday. The updated Trusted Internet Connections policy seeks to build up network security across the government and eliminate barriers to adoption of cloud and other modern technology platforms.Read More »