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GSA Tests Energy Tech to Achieve Federal Sustainability Goals

The agency is looking at solar tracking, off-grid mobile charging and carbon pollution-free electricity to meet goals set in a December 2021 executive order.

TMF Invests $1.78M to Modernize AbilityOne’s ‘Obsolete’ Software

The funding will help to improve the software security of the commission—the largest employer of persons who are blind or have significant disabilities—while bringing the software into a cloud environment.

How Government Might Work Up to 3D-Printed Buildings

Panelists at the Imagine Nation ELC Conference noted that for some emerging technologies—like large-scale 3D printing and augmented reality—agencies may have to “start with smaller.”

Cloud Training for All is Critical to Migration Efforts, Experts Say

Panelists at an ATARC conference highlighted the importance of workers, not just technologists understanding the cloud to enhance its efforts.

GSA’s Tech Shops Face $30M Deficit After Priority Change Last Year

The Technology Transformation Services dropped its long-standing cost-recovery goal last year in favor of better program delivery.

The Presidential Innovation Fellows Program Turned 10, What’s Next?

Presidential Innovations Fellow Director Rebeca Lamadrid discussed the “stay flexible” mentality of the program and where it is heading for its next 10 years.

TMF Announces $36.4M in Awards

The Army, the Office of Personnel Management and the Federal Housing Authority are the latest recipients of awards from the Technology Modernization Fund.

State Department Awards Verizon $1.58B IT Modernization Contract

The contract tasks Verizon with modernizing communications infrastructure and providing IT services to the agency’s embassies and other important locations.

Watchdog Again Pushes GSA to End Contracting Pilot Program

The agency’s inspector general found the Transaction Data Reporting program does not guarantee agencies are getting the lowest contract price alternative.

IT Spend Reporting Requirements Still Stuck at Halfway Point, Watchdog Finds

The Government Accountability Office report found that agencies failed to disclose approximately $31 billion in fiscal year 2021 investments under the two layers of the Technology Business Management framework that were required.

GSA to Study Demographic Equity in Remote Identity Tech

The agency plans to test the accuracy of tools like facial recognition software across different demographic groups. 

GSA Examines How to Bring 'Federal Buying Power' to Supercharge Solar Panel Market

The agency’s request for information will help it develop a procurement strategy, including a standard for future solicitations.

GSA Should be Sharing Government Office Utilization Data, Watchdog Says

The data can help other government agencies plan how much workspace is needed in a post-pandemic world.

GSA Seeks Info on Automated and Expert Tools to Analyze Application Security

The agency requested details on the tools available to address weaknesses in the applications and testing process, in an effort to boost security measures.

GSA’s Dave Zvenyach to Exit Government

In his position leading the Technology Transformation Services, Zvenyach oversaw 18F and other key programs including the burgeoning identity shared service Login.gov.

GSA Sketches Out Timeline for Alliant 3's First Glimpse

The General Services Administration's updates for industry include timing for Alliant 3 as well as a higher ceiling for the current Alliant program.