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ACT-IAC Accelerating Government Episode 2: Federal Tech Leadership Spotlight

Federal technology leaders share their thoughts, priorities and advice on successful technology adoption and leadership in a rapidly changing world.

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

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

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CIOs moving the needle on FITARA scorecard point to successful cloud adoption

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Upcoming IDEA Act deadlines task agencies with digital service overhaul

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

GSA and USDA ask for vendor feedback on initial plans for phase 2 of the IT modernization centers of excellence strategy.

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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 Reform Act (FITARA).

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