Tag Archives: robotic process automation

Chase Levinson: Automation Tech Helps Army Move Away From Legacy Financial System

Chase Levinson

Chase Levinson, program lead for robotics process automation (RPA) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Control, said the technology worked to accelerate the Standard Operations Maintenance Research and Development System (SOMARDS) retirement process. He added that automation technology has the potential to drive the adoption of tools that could affect system changes. 

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Tim Persons: GAO Plans to Build Up Cloud Capabilities Through Innovation Lab

Tim Persons

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) worked with the General Services Administration (GSA) in March 2020 to come up with a cloud infrastructure for its Innovation Lab through GSA’s Centers of Excellence initiative and Tim Persons, chief scientist at GAO, said the congressional watchdog intends to ramp up its cloud capabilities through the lab to help increase its return on investment.

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DOD Agencies Use Machine Learning to Accommodate Complex Automation

Robotic Process

Two organizations within the Department of Defense (DOD) partnered to automate financial transactions via machine learning technology. The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) and the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) infused robotic process automation with machine learning to enable complex transaction tasks. These complex tasks include tracking unmatched or wrongly labeled transactions. 

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IRS Eyes FY 2021 Solicitations for Three Digitalization Tech Verticals

Internal Revenue Service

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) plans to issue solicitations in fiscal year 2021 for three technology platforms to advance digitalization as part of the Pilot IRS program. The informational posting offered a discussion of potential use cases for each of the three tech verticals to demonstrate the challenges facing the IRS.

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GSA-Led Community Announces This Year’s Priorities for Robotic Process Automation; Gerard Badorrek Quoted

Gerard Badorrek

The General Services Administration-led (GSA) Robotic Process Automation Community of Practice has announced it will prioritize process optimization, automation deployment, technology management, program design and peer-to-peer engagement this year. These efforts aim to boost the efficiency of factories, bolster the security compliance of RPA technologies, involve GSA's Centers of Excellence in RPA community efforts and foster related mentorships between agencies.

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DISA Director Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner on Commercial IT as a Service

Robert Skinner

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), said he is in favor of outsourcing information technology services to commercial vendors to achieve cost savings. He said the military should take advantage of commercial technologies and advance the adoption of robotic process automation. 

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Amentum Announces RPA Partnership with UiPath; Jill Bruning Quoted

Jill Bruning

Amentum announced a new partnership with UiPath on Thursday. The agreement stipulates that the companies will work jointly to extend the benefits of robotic process automation (RPA) adopted by many federal agencies to mission-oriented customers in Amentum’s portfolio of national significance programs. The partnership will focus on delivering multiple automation aspects to the companies’ clients. 

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DLA Uses Robotic Automation to Simplify Supply Chain Activities; Terra Nguyen Quoted

Defense Logistics Agency

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is using robotic process automation to streamline supply chain management activities and reduce employee workload. DLA Information Operations also uses a bot to process purchase requests and leases for thousands of devices, providing the agency's equipment management solutions team more time to perform other billing-related tasks.

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DLA Deploys Bot to Manage Lease, Purchase Requests; Terra Nguyen Quoted

Defense Logistics Agency

The Defense Logistics Agency Information Operations' equipment management solutions team rolled out a bot in Dec. 2020 to handle various lease and purchase requests. The bot processes requests from more than 53,000 devices used by DLA personnel, government and military customers. DLA noted it has billed over $1.5 million since the bot's deployment. 

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Laura Stanton: IT Category at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service Reports Over $30B in FY 2020 Revenue

Laura Stanton

Laura Stanton, assistant commissioner for the office of Information Technology category at the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), said the IT category recorded more than $30 billion in fiscal 2020 revenue, up from the previous fiscal year’s $26.5 billion. “Out of that, we also provided more than $2 billion in savings and cost avoidance to the customers out of ITC alone,” she added.

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