The General Services Administration (GSA) building is seen, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Washington. General Service Administrator Emily Murphy, the head of the obscure federal government agency that is holding up Joe Biden's presidential transition, appeared to know she might be facing a messy situation after the votes came in. Prior to Nov. 3, Emily Murphy, the head of the General Services Administration, held a Zoom call with Dave Barram, 77, a man who was in her shoes 20 years earlier during the contested 2000 election between George W. Bush and Al Gore. Barram said he advised her to

GSA kick starts 2021 with an acquisition potpourri

The General Services Administration is keeping contractors on their toes with the release of three acquisition initiatives — Polaris, the new small business…

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Agencies improving in CX but need to worry less about digital – more about human design

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State Department ‘reimagine taskforce’ collecting IT lessons learned during COVID-19

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Experts hope next administration will take advantage of data-driven innovations

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GSA almost ready to launch first set of modernized payroll services

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(AP/Jacquelyn Martin)The Office of Personnel Management headquarters in Washington, D.C. (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)

USA Staffing Onboarding platform’s effort to make hiring easier garners top innovation award

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VP for strategic engagement and partnerships at the MITRE Corporation, Jim Cook (Andy Cleavenger)

Tips for the next administration, whoever is running it

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FILE - In this March 18, 2020, file photo a National Park Service worker picks up trash along the drained Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool as the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol are seen in the distance in Washington, at sunrise. Nearly 3,000 federal workers have filed compensation claims for having contracted COVID-19 on the job, a number that is expected to double by early next month, according to a Department of Labor review. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Thousands of feds apply for coronavirus workers’ compensation

In today’s Federal Newscast, about 4,000 federal employees have filed workers’ compensation claims with the Labor Department due to COVID-19.

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Two signs that IT modernization initiatives are making headway

ACT-IAC released a new case study highlighting best practices and lessons learned for agencies as they implement the technologies under the Enterprise…

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Agencies fell well short of goal to award next-generation telecom task orders

Agencies expected to award 58 task orders under the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract by March 31, but instead awarded 10, putting the $50 billion program on a path similar to the last telecommunications transition debacle.

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