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Report: White House Management Agenda Cites IT Modernization, Data Use as Transformation Drivers

The White House has released President Donald Trump’s management agenda that aims to modernize the federal government through mission, delivery of public services and stewardship of taxpayer funds, Nextgov reported Tuesday. The president’s management agenda unveiled Tuesday in Kansas City, Missouri, will work to achieve those goals through three drivers …

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Report: Chris Liddell Appointed White House Deputy Chief of Staff

Chris Liddell, a member of the White House Office of American Innovation, will serve as deputy to John Kelly, the administration’s chief of staff, and oversee policy coordination efforts, CNBC reported Monday. “Chris is widely respected across the administration and is highly qualified to oversee and coordinate our policy process,” …

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CMS Chief Seema Verma Unveils 2 EHR Platforms at HIMSS Annual Conference

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced a new initiative designed to provide patients access to their electronic health records and share their data with their preferred health care providers. CMS Administrator Seema Verma unveiled the MyHealthEData initiative at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s annual conference Tuesday …

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Report: USDA Names Gary Washington Full-Time CIO

Gary Washington, acting chief information officer of the Agriculture Department over the past five months, has been appointed to the CIO role on a permanent basis, MeriTalk reported Thursday. In that role, he established a partnership with the White House’ Office of American Innovation to revamp USDA’s information technology program. Washington previously …

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Report: Interagency Group Unveils Draft Acquisition Guide to Facilitate Federal Cloud Adoption

A group of technology executives from the Federal Communications Commission, General Services Administration and other federal agencies has released a draft guide that seeks to help agencies streamline the procurement process in order to increase the adoption of cloud platforms in the government, Nextgov reported Thursday. The Cloud Adoption Survival …

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Report: White House Asks Tech Firms’ Aid in Federal IT Modernization Via ‘Tours of Duty’

The White House has called on technology companies to perform short “tours of duty” to help the federal government carry out information technology modernization initiatives, Recode reported Thursday. Jared Kushner, head of the Office of American Innovation, and other presidential advisers held a private call with representatives from Apple, Google, …

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18F Launches Interagency Project to Accelerate Govt Adoption of Commercial Tech

The General Services Administration‘s 18F organization has introduced an interagency project to help federal agencies implement commercial software products faster through an updated authority-to-operate certification process, FCW reported Thursday. Project Boise aims to update the federal government’s software security compliance process that require an agency to obtain an ATO and comply …

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Tim Horne: GSA to Incorporate TTS Into Federal Acquisition Service, Names Alan Thomas as FAS Head

The General Services Administration has informed Congress of the agency’s plans to integrate the Technology Transformation Service into the Federal Acquisition Service as part of a reorganization effort, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. “By placing all of the offices focused on government modernization into the same organization, GSA will be better …

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