Tag Archives: IT modernization

Laura Stanton: On-Ramps, No-Price Awards Among Features GSA Wants for Polaris GWAC

Laura Stanton

Laura Stanton, assistant commissioner for the office of information technology category at the General Services Administration’s (GSA)  Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), said GSA is looking to integrate key features to the Polaris governmentwide acquisition contract for small IT businesses. Those features include on-ramps, access to emerging technologies and no-price awards with pricing negotiated at the task order level to drive competition.

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Octo Wins Contract to Provide IT Support for U.S. Navy’s SeaPort Next Generation; Mehul Sanghani Quoted

Mehul Sanghani

Octo Consulting announced Thursday that it has won a five-year multiple-award contract to provide engineering, programmatic and technical support services for the U.S. Navy’s SeaPort Next Generation program. The company will leverage their expertise in I.T. solutions to support the U.S. Navy's modernization and cybersecurity mission objectives.

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NetImpact Awarded PM3S Contract to Accelerate CBIIT Digital Transformation; Nihar Shah Quoted

NetImpact Strategies

NetImpact Strategies, Inc. has won the Portfolio Management Systems Support Services recompete contract to provide digital transformation services for the National Cancer Institute’s Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology. NetImpact will leverage its DX360 capabilities to support NCI’s digital transformation initiatives.

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Octo Forms Joint Venture with Tyto Athene; CEOs Mehul Sanghani, Chris Melihammer Quoted

Mehul Sanghani

Octo Consulting and Tyto Athene announced on Friday that the two federal IT service providers will create a Joint Venture (JV) that will operate as Octo-Athene, LLC to deliver enhanced network modernization capabilities, data conversion services and other innovative technology solutions to the U.S. Federal Government.

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Federal CIO Clare Martorana: Government Should Serve as Blueprint for Diverse, Equitable Service

Clare Martorana

Clare Martorana, federal chief information officer, said the government must serve as the blueprint for a diverse, equitable and accessible service that treats employees with dignity and respect, NextGov reported Wednesday. Speaking during an event of the American Council for Technology & Industry Advisory Council, the federal CIO said it is the job of the information technology team to ensure a seamless and secure customer experience for the citizens. 

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OPM Seeks ‘Dedicated Funding’ for IT Modernization; Kiran Ahuja Quoted

Kiran Ahuja

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has agreed to the National Academy of Public Administration’s (NAPA) recommendation to Congress to provide more funding that will support OPM's information technology modernization efforts, FedScoop reported Monday. OPM recently released its response to the congressionally mandated report of NAPA, which urged the agency to prioritize IT modernization and ask for resources from the lower house for the development of its digital platforms and programs. 

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House Panel OKs Amendment to Add $3B for Federal IT Modernization; Rep. Gerry Connolly Quoted

Rep. Gerry Connolly

The House Oversight and Reform Committee (HORC) has included in its markup of fiscal year 2022 budget reconciliation package an amendment that would allocate $3 billion in funds for federal information technology modernization efforts. Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Virginia, proposed the amendment that would set aside $2 billion for the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Citizen Services Fund and $1 billion for the Technology Modernization Fund.

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Danielle Metz: DOD to Revamp IT Portfolio Management Framework

Danielle Metz

Danielle Metz, deputy chief information officer for information enterprise at the Department of Defense (DOD), said that DOD will implement a data-driven approach to managing its information technology portfolio. “We will then integrate the IT portfolio management process with the DOD budget cycle to ensure resources reflect IT portfolio management decisions, and that resulting initiatives have the funding they require,” Metz said.

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GSA Backs USDA’s IT Modernization Project, Helps Transform Digital Experience; Gary Washington Quoted

Digital Experience

The General Services Administration (GSA) has supported the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) information technology modernization initiative and helped consolidate several online contact centers, enhance the USDA website and boost the Farm Loan program's approval rates by 3.5 percent to date. USDA became the first subject of the Technology Transformation Services' Centers of Excellence in 2018.

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Shanna Webbers: Expanded IRS Procurement Workforce Focuses on IT Priorities

Shanna Webbers

Shanna Webbers, chief procurement officer of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), said IRS's recently expanded procurement workforce is working to understand the agency's information technology direction. Webbers said her team is analyzing the agency's IT modernization plan so they can inform industry partners and simplify the procurement process.

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