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White House Plans IT Modernization Center of Excellence

The White House has partnered with the Agriculture Department, General Services Administration and the information technology industry to create an IT modernization center of excellence, Nextgov reported Thursday. The CoE will be established to help federal agencies in efforts to modernize legacy IT systems and will build off of a modernization …

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GAO: Agencies Should Adopt Planning Practices for Telecoms Contract Transition to Avoid Schedule Delays

The Government Accountability Office has called on five federal agencies to fully implement planning practices to transition to a follow-on program to the Networx telecommunications contract in order to avoid additional costs and schedule delays. GAO said in a report published Thursday the transition planning practices that it wants agencies to adopt …

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USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack Departs Post

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has written a farewell letter expressing his gratitude for approximately 90,000 Agriculture Department employees on his last day at USDA. Vilsack said Friday USDA employees work to protect U.S. citizens from hazardous foods and forest fires; provide food for “struggling” families; foster the creation of new businesses; encourage support for local …

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USDA to Invest $225M for Resource Conservation Push; Tom Vilsack Comments

The Agriculture Department will invest $225 million in federal funds toward 88 projects across the country as part of a program designed to expand conservation through collaborations between the Natural Resources Conservation Service, conservation partners and agricultural producers. USDA said Dec. 21 the Regional Conservation Partnership Program investment aims to conserve and create clean water as …

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US Govt Seeks $13B in Clean Energy R&D Investments by FY 2021

The White House’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 includes plans to double federal investments in clean energy research and development initiatives from $6.4 billion in FY 2016 to $12.8 billion in FY 2021. The White House said Thursday it wants to provide $7.7 billion in discretionary funds for clean energy efforts across 12 agencies as part of …

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GSA, OMB Approve USDA as Shared Service Provider of CGI’s Financial Mgmt Software

The General Services Administration and the Office of Management and Budget have selected the Agriculture Department to serve as a shared services provider of CGI’s financial management platform. OMB and GSA’s office of unified shared services management gave USDA’s financial management services division approval to offer CGI’s Momentum software to other …

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