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GAO: Small Business Administration’s Procurement Scorecard Needs to Inspire More Spending Confidence

A Government Accountability Office report indicates a standstill in the Small Business Administration's procurement scorecard progress and recommends evaluating new scoring methodologies to further encourage contract award opportunities for small businesses.

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House Panel: 11 Federal Agencies Regressed in FITARA Implementation

A scorecard used by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to evaluate the compliance of federal agencies with the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act shows that 11 agencies regressed in their FITARA implementation, Fedscoop reported Monday. The departments of Health and Human Services and Energy were among the four agencies …

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US Digital Service Outlines 2017 Achievements, Ongoing Projects

The U.S. Digital Service has listed its accomplishments in 2017 and its ongoing projects with various federal agencies in an annual report to Congress, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Matt Cutts, USDS acting administrator, said in the report that the service worked to revive failed digital systems, consolidate services and design intuitive interfaces …

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OMB Appoints 7 Federal Tech Modernization Board Members

The Office of Management and Budget has named the seven members of a board that will evaluate project proposals from federal agencies seeking to receive funds through the potential $500 million Technology Modernization Fund to update information technology systems, Nextgov reported Thursday. The seven-member Technology Modernization Board will be led by Suzette Kent, federal chief …

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Report: House Bill Would Provide Full-Year Defense Budget, Fund Civilian Agencies Through March 23

The House voted 245-182 Tuesday to pass a continuing resolution that would authorize a full-year budget for the Defense Department and maintain current funding levels for civilian agencies through March 23, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. The bill includes $659 billion in fiscal 2018 defense funds composed of $584 billion for the base budget …

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HHS, NASA, SBA Leaders Cite Cybersecurity, Cloud as 2018 IT Priorities

Information technology leaders from the Department of Health and Human Services, Small Business Administration and NASA have outlined their IT priorities for 2018, FedTech reported Friday. Christopher Wlaschin, chief information security officer at HHS, said the department will prioritize and advance cybersecurity through four IT security areas. Those areas include …

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Senate Clears Emily Murphy as Next GSA Administrator

The Senate has approved the nomination of Emily Webster Murphy, former senior adviser to the acting administrator of the General Services Administration, to be the next leader at GSA. GSA said Tuesday the unanimous decision came after Murphy discussed her priorities and vision for the agency’s advancement at a Senate Committee on …

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Congress OKs $15B Emergency Funding Package, 3-Month Debt Limit Extension

Congress has passed a spending bill that would provide $15.25 billion in emergency funds to aid communities affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The emergency assistance package contains $7.4 billion each for the Federal Emergency Management‘s Disaster Relief Fund and the Department of Housing and Urban Development‘s Community Development Block Grants program as well as …

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Emily Webster Murphy to Receive GSA Administrator Nomination

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Emily Webster Murphy, a senior adviser at the General Services Administration, as the next GSA administrator. Murphy previously served as a House Armed Services Committee counsel focused on acquisition policy and reform, the White House said Saturday. Her Capitol Hill career has also included time …

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