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Transforming government technology

Raylene Yung, Technology Modernization Fund executive director at GSA, discusses major new investments to support tech modernization at agencies


Progress on customer experience varies by agency, says former GSA exec

Late last year, President Biden issued an executive order aimed at improving customer experience and rebuilding Americans’ trust in the federal government. Martha Dorris, consultant and former deputy associate administrator for the General Services Administration Office of Citizen Services, said the government’s progress on implementing the executive order varies by agency and that they are […]


US Digital Corps fellows tackle major projects across government

The General Services Administration (GSA) has announced its first group of 40 U.S. Digital Corps fellows. Serving across 13 federal agencies, the group will tackle priority projects in areas like data science and analytics and cybersecurity. Some of the projects the fellows are tasked with include working with personnel data at the Office of Personnel […]


GSA meeting with industry about electric vehicle needs of US government

The General Services Administration (GSA) has the mission of delivering value and savings in real estate, acquisition, technology and other mission support services across government. The person responsible for leading those efforts is Robin Carnahan, GSA administrator. Carnahan said GSA is talking to people in private industry about the need for electric, zero-emission trucks and […]


“Landmark” customer experience executive order focuses on digital platforms and agency leadership

The White House’s new executive order on customer experience aims to rebuild the public’s trust in the federal government. Under the order, the General Services Administration (GSA) has multiple initiatives to streamline its public-facing services. Martha Dorris, former deputy associate administrator for the Office of Citizen Services at GSA, said the “landmark” EO involves building […]


New defense cloud contract will be multiple-award and shorter-term, says former General Services Administration head

The Pentagon’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract is dead. The Defense Department will try again to build an enterprise cloud capability with a different model this time. Emily Murphy, former administrator of the General Services Administration, said it is clear the department will choose a multiple-award path this time, which will reduce risk and […]


New General Services Administration contract puts focus on emerging technology

426 companies will compete for up to $50 billion on the new STARS III contract from the General Services Administration. The commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service, Sonny Hashmi, says the agency will roll out the new contract in cohorts. Alan Thomas, former commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at GSA and now chief operating […]


Agencies should not wait to reduce office space, advises former Public Buildings Service commissioner

The Biden administration says federal agencies can lift limits on the number of employees agencies allow in the workplace. Agencies have to turn in their return-to-office plans by July 19. Those plans could affect federal property strategy. Daniel Mathews, former commissioner of the Public Buildings Service (PBS) at the General Services Administration, said the federal […]

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