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GAO Notes Decline in Procurement Competition Rate at the DoD

The Government Accountability Office noted in an audit report published Wednesday that from 2013 to 2017, the rate at which the Defense Department conducted competitions when procuring products or services went down by more than 4 percent, despite government-wide efforts to encourage the practice. The GAO attributed the regression to a number of factors including the complexity of the DoD’s contracting procedures.

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Federal CIO Suzette Kent: Federal IT Leaders Should Expect New Cybersecurity Reporting Metrics Before Year Ends

Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent has said federal agencies should expect the White House to implement new cybersecurity reporting guidelines, as part of the administration's efforts to have agencies reflect its IT goals, NextGov reported Tuesday.

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OMB Director Outlines Efforts to Automate, Simplify Procurement-Related Tasks

Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budgetsaid in an August 27 memorandum that the OMB plans to use artificial intelligence and automation tools to handle routine procedures, thereby reducing the likelihood of errors and enhancing “compliance with contracting protocols and financial analysis and reporting.” This is in response to the President’s Management Agenda, which challenged federal agencies to divert resources from “low-value to high-value work.”

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Proposed Public-Private Research Center to Prioritize Data Management, Workforce Modernization

Margaret Weichert, deputy director of management at the Office of Management and Budget, has said the proposed Government Effectiveness Advanced Research Center will initially focus on data management and workforce modernization efforts, Federal Times reported Friday.

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