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‘A punch to the gut’ is how some described the news of GSA’s most recent merger06/12/2017 05:17am • The decision by the General Services Administration to merge the Technology Transformation Service into the Federal Acquisition Service shocked much of the federal community. From those observers who have been following GSA for decades, to the employees, to even some in the White House, the newsNew platform tries to bring some normalcy to the agile craze06/12/2017 05:16am • Nine months after we asked in this space if the agile craze is taking the government by storm, the data and actions continue to show a lack of coordinated contracting approach leading to a bunch of one-off contracts. Over at the Homeland Security Department is the most obvious example of this groHow an unexpected meeting with Obama induced Rob Klopp to begin modernizing SSA’s IT06/02/2017 12:16pm • Rob Klopp had not planned on working for the federal government. He did a short stint in state government in the beginning of his career working on mainframe systems. But the federal government was not on his radar until a recruiter called inviting him to a meeting in Washington. Klopp said whDHS cancels $1.5B contract for agile services05/31/2017 03:28pm • The Homeland Security Department’s has cancelled its $1.5 billion contract vehicle for agile development services. Multiple industry sources confirmed DHS alerted the companies and the Government Accountability Office that it would no longer move forward with the troubled small business procurNews flash: Obama and Trump agree on this $95B item05/25/2017 10:22am • President Donald Trump has made much of his repealing or canceling executive orders and other gambits from his predecessor, Barack Obama. But when it comes to policy toward federal information technology, the Trump plan for 2018 could have been written by the Obama crew. In fact, it probably was.Digital Transformation – The Consumerization of Government IT05/09/2017 03:34pm • No matter how you define it, digital transformation is more about strategy and less about the technology. Forrester research came up with a digital transformation playbook that helps organizations build a strategy around four steps: Discover Plan Act Optimize Forrester says digiWhite House creates a second office to focus on federal IT05/01/2017 04:50pm • First, President Donald Trump created the Office of American Innovation to bring in private sector expertise to help the government tackle tough technology problems. Now, the President is complimenting OAI with the American Technology Council (ATC). Trump signed an executive order establishing thIn DoD first, Air Force launches bug bounty open to foreign hackers04/26/2017 03:30pm • The Air Force on Wednesday became the second U.S. military service to move toward a crowdsourced approach to hunting down security holes in its systems, saying it would invite white hat hackers to try to penetrate some of its public websites in a bug bounty competition beginning in May. MuchTrump’s new innovation office strikes a familiar chord04/17/2017 04:58am • When President Donald Trump announced the new Office of American Innovation a few weeks back, the first thought that came to mind was about how this sounded similar to an Obama administration initiative called the President’s Management Advisory Board. The goal of both organizations is the same3 years after Phoenix scandal, VA launches new online wait time tool04/13/2017 05:51pm • The Veterans Affairs Department soft-launched a new tool Wednesday that's designed to help veterans find average wait times and other information on VA medical centers and clinics across the country. Veterans can now visit AccesstoCare.va.gov to compare the distance, wait times, services, qualiVA asks for input on modernizing electronic health records04/13/2017 07:54am • The Federal Headlines is a daily compilation of the stories you hear discussed on Federal Drive with Tom Temin. In today's Top Federal Headlines, VA has demoted its DC Medical Center's director after the Inspector General report finds the center's storage facilities are being poorly managed.How DHS' acquisition oversight strategy is picking up steam04/07/2017 12:08pm • The Homeland Security Department's acquisition strategy is earning some praise and pointers from the Government Accountability Office. For the first time since GAO began its annual review of major DHS acquisition programs, all 26 had an approved baseline, according to a new report. More than halfOMB planning new agency guidance for measuring and budgeting IT investments04/05/2017 04:50am • Agencies may soon have new IT capital planning guidance from the Office of Management and Budget. The policy will help agencies better measure, manage and communicate the budget, costs and value of major IT investments and projects, such as data center consolidation or cybersecurity, Kelly MorriNew White House innovation office to take on federal acquisition03/27/2017 05:45pm • The White House is creating a new Office of American Innovation to take on one of the stickiest wickets in the government — procurement, and particularly the buying of technology. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said President Donald Trump is naming Jared Kushner, the assistant to the PDigital government push has stalled02/23/2017 08:40am • At the swearing in of new Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, President Donald Trump said the administration would roll out its plan for what comes after the Affordable Care Act in March. He said his plan for a tax overhaul would come after that. Both big, national issues. Mor
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