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Commerce Dept Seeks Comments on Draft Practices in Federal Data Strategy

The Commerce Department has begun to solicit public comments on draft practices in the proposed Federal Data Strategy that seeks to meet one of the cross-agency priority goals in the President’s Management Agenda. A Federal Register notice published Wednesday says the working groups have classified into five objectives the proposed practices in the strategy, which aims to leverage data as a “strategic asset” in order to advance transparency and facilitate oversight.

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LaVerne Council: Agency CIOs Should Build ‘Digital Trust’ Through Employee Engagement

LaVerne Council, national managing principal for enterprise technology strategy and innovation at Grant Thornton, told Federal News Radio in an interview published Tuesday that agency chief information officers seeking to establish trust within their departments should integrate mission goals with data-based information technology strategies. Council, former CIO at the Department of Veterans Affairs, noted that agency CIOs should start with their employees when it comes to building "digital trust."

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Alan Thomas: GSA Eyes Major Changes to Schedules Program in 2019

Alan Thomas, commissioner of the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, told Federal News Radio in an interview published Monday that comments from industry and agency clients help incite reforms to GSA’s schedules program and one of those changes is the elimination of the minimum purchase thresholds.

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GSA Nominee Emily Murphy Talks Competition, Transparency at Senate Confirmation Hearing

Emily Murphy, the White House’s nominee to head the General Services Administration, has said she plans to increase transparency and facilitate competition within GSA once confirmed, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. “We are trying to make sure GSA’s contracting officers and our policies support really vigorous competition at the task order level …

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DNI James Clapper Signs Off on Intell Transparency Council

National Intelligence Director James Clapper signed a charter April 5 to formally establish a new council to help intelligence agencies implement transparency strategies. The Intelligence Transparency Council was formed out of a working group that comprises senior intelligence officials who have worked to create the Principles of Intelligence Transparency for the community, …

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GSA’s 18F Explores New Digital Projects to Increase Citizen-Govt Interaction

The General Services Administration‘s 18F has identified opportunities for the digital services group to help spur citizen-government interaction and improve access to government services after it conducted research under the Federal Front Door project. Colin MacArthur, Carolyn Dew, Michelle Chronister and John Yuda write in a blog entry posted Monday that 18F found during the …

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Matt Goodrich: GSA to Work on FedRAMP Authorization Process, Program Transparency

Matt Goodrich, director of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program at the General Services Administration, has said stakeholders believe the program is a potential “market maker” and has influenced how industry gauges cloud security. He wrote in a blog entry posted Wednesday that cloud service providers, third-party assessors, government agencies and others have …

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Megan Smith, Mary Beth Goodman: White House Unveils 3rd Open Government Action Plan

The White House has issued a third edition of its national action plan to promote transparency and civic participation in the government. A White House blog post published Tuesday says the Open Government National Action Plan contains over 40 new programs that represent the U.S. government’s efforts to improve government service delivery, fiscal transparency …

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