Tag Archives: TTS

US Govt Websites See Increase in Mobile Device-Driven Traffic

A report from the General Services Administration‘s Digital Analytics Program has shown that mobile devices accounted for 43 percent of all traffic on U.S. government websites in December 2016. Freddie Blicher, a DAP analyst, wrote in a blog entry posted Monday that mobile devices’ share of traffic increased from 36 percent in December …

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Report: ‘Bug Bounty’ Participants Hunt Vulnerabilities in GSA Web Devt Tool

The General Services Administration‘s Technology Transformation Service has challenged ethical hackers to identify vulnerabilities within the agency’s government website development platform as part of a “bug bounty” program, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Laura Gerhardt, a TTS technical lead, said at FCW’s cybersecurity summit that the organization initially opened the Federalist web tool to a …

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Alan Thomas Takes Helm as GSA Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner

Alan Thomas, a vice president at government consulting firm Artlin Consulting, has taken his oath of office as commissioner of the General Services Administration‘s Federal Acquisition Service. GSA said Monday Thomas will oversee the newly reorganized FAS and help align GSA’s acquisition strategies with President Donald Trump’s business and technology initiatives. The agency notified …

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Federal Agency Participants Develop Virtual Assistant Prototypes Under GSA’s Citizen Tech Initiative

The General Services Administration has hosted a “hackathon” that gathered participants from various federal agencies to build prototypes of artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistants such as voice-activated systems, chatbots, intelligent websites and automated call centers. Justin Herman, manager of social media and digital engagement programs at GSA’s Technology Transformation Service, wrote in an blog post published …

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Tim Horne: GSA to Incorporate TTS Into Federal Acquisition Service, Names Alan Thomas as FAS Head

The General Services Administration has informed Congress of the agency’s plans to integrate the Technology Transformation Service into the Federal Acquisition Service as part of a reorganization effort, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. “By placing all of the offices focused on government modernization into the same organization, GSA will be better …

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Report: GSA to Launch Blockchain Pilot Initiative Under Digital Govt Services Program

The General Services Administration plans to launch a blockchain pilot initiative this summer as part of the agency’s Emerging Citizen Technology program that seeks to explore how artificial intelligence and new technologies can be integrated into digital government services, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Justin Herman, manager of social media and digital engagement …

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GSA’s Tech Transformation Service Launches Bug Bounty Program

The General Service Administration‘s Technology Transformation Service has launched a bug bounty program that will offer incentives for independent researchers who can identify security vulnerabilities in TTS-operated software. GSA’s 18F organization said Thursday the agency awarded HackerOne a contract to provide a software-as-a-service bug reporting platform and help set up bug bounties for various TTS …

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GSA to Deliver Public Service Info via Consumer Virtual Assistants

The General Services Administration has kicked off an initiative to make public service information available through a consumer technology dubbed intelligent personal assistants. Justin Herman, manager of social media and digital engagement programs at GSA’s Technology Transformation Service, wrote in a blog post published Monday that the Emerging Citizen Technology program looks to deliver …

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Federal News Radio: Aaron Snow to Leave GSA by Feb. 28

Aaron Snow, senior adviser of the General Services Administration‘s Technology Transformation Service and founding member of GSA’s 18F organization, will leave the agency at the end of the month, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jason Miller writes Snow said in an email obtained by the station that “family and other events” influenced his planned …

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