Gary Washington

IT modernization

People, agencies, not topics drove the CIO discussions in 2023

Ask the CIO, Federal News Network’s longest running show, received attention for the unusual agencies or people rather than the usual topics of cloud,…

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USDA leaning harder into software-as-a-service to satisfy mission needs

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VA opts into Special Salary Rate for IT workforce, regardless of unclear governmentwide rollout

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116 agencies intend to extend Networx telecommunication contracts

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USDA wants employees and vendors who can take them into the future of CX

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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

The Agriculture Department’s Office of Chief Information Officer has implemented a hiring freeze and is offering early retirements to eligible IT specialists….

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GSA officials rethink ATO process, workforce reskilling to field AI tools faster

The AI Community of Practice is looking at building a searchable “use case repository” that would give agencies a playbook of examples where agencies have successfully deployed AI for customer experience, human resources and more.

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