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Kelly Olson: GSA Plans to Offer IT Modernization Updates at USDA Under CoE Program

Kelly Olson, acting director of the General Service Administration’s Technology Transformation Service, told FedScoop in an interview published Tuesday that GSA intends to provide updates in October on transformation efforts at the Department of Agriculture that serves as the “lighthouse” agency for the IT Modernization Centers of Excellence.
 

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USDA Extends Deadline of Proposals for New ERS, NIFA Headquarters; Sonny Perdue Quoted

The Department of Agriculture has provided a 30-day extension for organizations interested in housing the Economic Research Services and National Institute of Food and Agriculture, which will both be relocated in late 2019.

Stakeholders such as universities and local governments asked USDA to extend the deadline to further prepare and submit proposals, the department said Friday.

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NIST’s Ron Ross: Cyber Adversaries Thrive in Complexity

Ron Ross, a senior computer scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, has said federal agencies should address complexity with their technology platforms as they counter cybersecurity threats, MeriTalk reported Thursday. “The adversary works in the world of the stack, and that complexity is where they thrive,” he said …

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Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue: USDA Invests $345.5M in Electric Infrastructure

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced a $345.5 million U.S. Department of Agriculture investment in 20 infrastructure projects aiming to support rural electric service across 14 states. USDA is investing under the Electric Infrastructure Loan Program that finances projects on energy conservation, system development, generation, transmission and distribution in …

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USDA Allocates $97M for 11-State Rural Broadband Connectivity Program

Agriculture Department Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced that USDA is allocating $97 million for 12 projects focused on improving rural broadband service in 11 states. Perdue noted that the initiative will provide over 22,000 subscribers with efficient Internet connectivity resulting in more educational, social and business opportunities in their rural communities, …

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Salesforce’s Keith Block: Federal Digital Transformation Efforts Should Aim for Better Citizen Services

Keith Block, chief operating officer at Salesforce, told Diginomica in an interview posted Friday that digital transformation efforts in federal government should be built on the goal of delivering “higher levels of service to the citizens.” Block noted about Salesforce’s discussions with the White House over digital transformation and work …

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