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Report: Revamped VA Website Unifies Access to All Veteran Services

The Department of Veterans Affairs has consolidated its services into a single website in a move to comply with veterans' preferences, Nextgov reported Wednesday. “Vets.gov was intended to build a plain language, easier experience for veterans to understand the benefits they’ve earned and to be able to access and transact with the VA more effectively,” said Marcy Jacobs, executive director at the department's U.S. Digital Service team.

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Matt Cutts Named Permanent US Digital Service Administrator, Eddie Hartwig Promoted to Deputy Administrator

Matt Cutts, acting director of the U.S. Digital Service, has assumed leadership of USDS on a permanent basis, Nextgov reported Monday. Eddie Hartwig, interim deputy chief of USDS, also transitioned to the role of permanent deputy director after the Office of Management and Budget announced that the positions will have a term limit of two years and will no longer be political appointments.

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Report: Gov’t Needs Fresh Tech Talent, Tech-Literate Leadership

A new report published by the non-profit organization Partnership for Public Service has criticized the federal government for failing to exert enough effort to recruit or cultivate technological talent that could help change the way agencies approach tech-intensive projects and address subsequent challenges. The authors of the report, Jennifer Anastasoff and Jennifer Smith, underscored the need for government to bring on board modern technical experts as well as the importance of having technologically literate senior officials.

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USDS, OFPP Unveil Certification Program for Federal Digital Service Procurement Professionals

The U.S. Digital Service has teamed up with the Office of Federal Procurement Policy to launch a new certification that aims to facilitate training of government digital service acquisition professionals. USDS said Wednesday the Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting Core-Plus Specialization in Digital Services was launched in accordance with President Donald …

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US Digital Service Outlines 2017 Achievements, Ongoing Projects

The U.S. Digital Service has listed its accomplishments in 2017 and its ongoing projects with various federal agencies in an annual report to Congress, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Matt Cutts, USDS acting administrator, said in the report that the service worked to revive failed digital systems, consolidate services and design intuitive interfaces …

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OMB’s Grant Schneider: US Digital Service, 18F Should Support Other Agencies’ Cybersecurity Efforts

Grant Schneider, acting federal chief information security officer at the Office of Management and Budget, has said the U.S. Digital Service and the General Services Administration’s 18F organization should continue to support other agencies in their efforts to address data breaches and other cybersecurity issues, MeriTalk reported Tuesday. Morgan Lynch writes …

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