Alan Thomas, the Federal Acquisition Service commissioner, announced Rob Cook would join GSA’s Office of Governmentwide Policy as its chief innovation adviser.
USDA will be the first agency to work with GSA and the Office of American Innovation to get rid of legacy systems.
GSA released a RFQ to develop a strategy to reorganize its Technology Transformation Service.
USDA, working with GSA and the Office of American Innovation, will soon take another step towards standing up a major part of the Trump administration’s IT modernization strategy.
In the omnibus spending bill passed last month, Congress gave the TMF $100 million for the rest of fiscal 2018, falling short of the $228 million the Trump administration asked for in its budget proposal.
GSA is starting to look for other agencies to begin creating and working with their own CoEs for 2019 and beyond.
GSA and USDA ask for vendor feedback on initial plans for phase 2 of the IT modernization centers of excellence strategy.
Joanne Collins Smee, the director of the Technology Transformation Service and deputy commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at the General Services Administration, is leaving at the end of August.
Kelly Olson has been the Technology Transformation Service chief of staff since March and worked at GSA since 2015.