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OPM Issues Federal Guidance for Adding ‘Data Scientist’ Job Title

The Office of Personnel Management issued a memorandum allowing federal agencies to add “data scientist” job titles to a number of positions to establish the role of chief data officers and their support personnel and support the President’s Management Agenda and the Foundation for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018, Nextgov reported Tuesday.

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Commerce Dept Seeking Public Comments on Draft Federal Data Strategy Action Plan

The Department of Commerce is set to publish in the Federal Register a request for public comments on the draft action plan for the Federal Data Strategy on Tuesday. The department said in the notice that the strategy seeks to help agencies leverage mission-support, statistical and program data as a strategic asset to promote transparency, facilitate oversight, build up the economy and increase the effectiveness of the federal government.

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OMB Proposes Creation of Acquisition Modernization Test Board

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy within the Office of Management and Budget submitted six legislative proposals to Congress in April as part of its acquisition reform efforts, Federal News Network reported Monday. One of those proposals is the establishment of an acquisition modernization test board, which would update OFPP’s authority with regard to governmentwide procurement testing and create “test programs that promote incremental improvement of acquisition practices.”

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GSA Unveils New Repository for Cloud Resources

The General Services Administration introduced an interactive hub designed to serve as a cloud resource for federal agencies and connect government buyers to cloud service providers. The Cloud Information Center on the Acquisition Gateway allows government users to download templates, review acquisition guidance, access GSA’s best practices and market research as a service tool and work with other decision-makers, GSA said Thursday.

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GSA, OMB Seeking Ideas to Address Federal Challenges via Competition; Emily Murphy Quoted

The General Services Administration and the Office of Management and Budget launched a competition on Wednesday to address federal government-related challenges through a Government Effectiveness Advanced Research Center. The challenge aims to enable industry, academia and the public to form cross-sector teams to assess the feasibility of the GEAR Center model in tackling government challenges cited in the President’s Management Agenda, GSA said Thursday.

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OMB Announces White House’s Strategy for Shared Services Adoption Through New Memo

The Office of Management and Budget released a memorandum Friday to advance the adoption of shared services to improve government operations’ efficiency and meet the cross-agency priority goal for sharing quality services in the President’s Management Agenda. “The memo establishes the new model for identifying, planning and operating government-wide shared services,” Suzette Kent, federal chief information officer and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said in a statement published Friday.

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GSA Implementing Robotic Process Automation in Federal Gov’t via Community of Practice

The General Services Administration is establishing a community of practice to enable federal government officials to share ideas and explore opportunities to advance the implementation of robotic process automation. GSA said Friday that Ed Burrows of the agency’s office of the chief financial officer will chair the RPA CoP, which will outline the best practices and determine technical options to realize the benefits of RPA and transition the federal workforce to high-value work in support of a cross-agency priority goal in the President’s Management Agenda.

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Suzette Kent Details White House Plans in First Federal Data Strategy

Federal Chief Information Officer and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Suzette Kent hinted the White House is prioritizing citizen privacy, research, economy, geospatial data, transparency and modern technology in its first Federal Data Strategy, FedScoop reported Wednesday. The administration plans to release the document in the coming weeks to guide agencies in their data priorities for 2019.

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