The Office of Management and Budget has administered a symposium encouraging public and private sector entities to develop ways to retrain government employees as part of the President’s Management Agenda, FCW reported Wednesday.Read More »
The U.S. Air Force and General Services Administration have partnered to establish a multiple-award blanket purchase agreement for government IT products.
According to a blog article written by GSA official Kay Ely published Wednesday, the IT Products BPA will help the federal government and Air Force streamline their acquisition process and reduce contract duplication.
Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, said 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.”Read More »
The Trump administration plans to initiate reskilling programs to address the information technology and cybersecurity skills gap among federal employees, FedScoop reported Thursday. Among the options available to the government is cross-training, a strategy that non-profit organization MITRE Corporation has been implementing for decades.Read More »
U.S. Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent has told House lawmakers that the government has completed 37 of the 52 tasks outlined in the Federal Information Technology Modernization Report, MeriTalk reported Wednesday. She said at a joint subcommittee hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Wednesday the remaining tasks are scheduled …Read More »
The Office of Management and Budget introduced on June 29 a new part of its Circular A-11 that instructs government agencies to craft customer experience frameworks and guides on how to manage customer experience improvement efforts, NextGov reported Monday. The guidance covers the departments of Veterans Affairs, Agriculture, Commerce, Treasury and State. Official …Read More »
Suzette Kent: Automation, Data Analysts Could Help Federal Govt Meet Data Cross-Agency Priority Goal
Suzette Kent, federal chief information officer, has said federal agencies need automation tools to quickly process large amounts of data and meet the data cross-agency priority goal of the President’s Management Agenda, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. “But using technology, and with the right discipline around data, we can process that …Read More »
Suzette Kent, federal chief information officer, discussed at an IBM event the government’s data and information technology modernization needs to catch up to commercial products and private sector basic practices, Federal Times reported Thursday. She told attendees that federal agencies have much work to do to keep pace with the …Read More »