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Kay Ely: Air Force, GSA Establish New Purchasing Vehicle for IT Products

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.

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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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Report: Federal Gov’t Plans Reskilling Efforts to Address Cyber, IT Skills Gap

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.

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Suzette Kent: Federal Government Aims to Complete IT Modernization Tasks by Year’s End

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 …

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White House Amends OMB’s Circular A-11 to Boost Gov’t Customer Experience

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 …

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