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Agriculture CIO says TMF, centers of excellence sped up Farmers.gov upgrades by years

USDA Chief Information Officer Gary Washington said modernizing IT means better customer experience for employees and stakeholders in the field.

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USDA CIO cites workforce ‘restructuring’ as reason for hiring freeze, early retirement offers

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USDA, GSA to award 8 IT modernization contracts by end of fiscal 2018

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Darren Ash, left, assistant CIO for the Farm Production and Conservation Mission Area at USDA; Gary Washington, center, USDA CIO; and Joanne Collins-Smee, deputy commissioner in GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service and director of the Technology Transformation Service.

Through CoEs, USDA starts proving what’s possible with IT modernization

GSA is starting to look for other agencies to begin creating and working with their own CoEs for 2019 and beyond.

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Getting under the hood of the FITARA 6.0 scorecard to find true IT reforms

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee members were not happy with the continued slow or lack of progress in implementing the Federal IT Acquisition…

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USDA to block 400 websites after IG finds employees looking at porn

At the same time, Chris Lowe, the chief information security officer at USDA, is being reassigned to a bureau level role as part of a continued house cleaning of IT officials.

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