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GSA, Treasury Designated as Quality Service Mgmt Offices; Emily Murphy, Suzette Kent Quoted

Emily Murphy

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has designated the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Department of Treasury as quality service management offices (QSMO) as part of OMB’s efforts to advance shared services modernization. GSA will serve as the QSMO for civilian human resource transaction services with a focus on work schedules and compensation management.

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Sen. Maggie Hassan Wants Info on Agencies’ IT Modernization Plans, Priorities

Sen. Maggie Hassan

Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) has asked federal agencies about their efforts to modernize their legacy information technology systems, Nextgov reported Thursday. Hassan sent letters to the departments of Treasury, Defense and Homeland Security and seven other federal agencies to respond to six questions with regard to their IT modernization efforts by Aug. 3.

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GAO: USAspending.gov Improved Data Quality

The Government Accountability Office found that USAspending.gov, a website service that tracks the federal government's expenses, has improved in data quality since a 2017 audit. The service has improved in ensuring the quality of spending data gathered from federal agencies under the Digital Accountability and Transparency or DATA Act, GAO said Friday.

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Treasury Dept Releases Strategy for Streamlining Cloud Acquisition

The Treasury Department has created an “acquisition roadmap” in an effort to standardize and streamline enterprise-wide procurement and deployment of cloud services. A FedBizOpps notice posted Sunday states that the roadmap builds on the department's cloud strategy and seeks to mitigate duplicative contract actions that result from the procurement of proprietary cloud services from varying providers.

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Five Agencies Show Progress in Eighth FITARA Scorecard

The eighth iteration of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act scorecard shows that five agencies saw improvement in their letter grades. The agencies showing progress in their letter grades are the departments of Defense, Agriculture, Justice and Treasury and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Eleven federal agencies maintained their scores, while five agencies showed a drop in their letter grades.

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GAO: Reported Spending Authority, Permanent Appropriations Rose 88% From FY 1994-2015

The Government Accountability Office has found that federal agencies reported $3.2T in total spending authority and permanent appropriations for fiscal year 2015, reflecting an 88 percent rise from FY 1994. GAO said in a report published Tuesday that such inflation-adjusted growth was primarily driven by the use of permanent appropriations authority, which supports federal entitlement initiatives such as Medicare and the Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance program. 
 

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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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