Shared Services

The Tech Policies the Trump Administration Leaves Behind

Nextgov looks back at the Trump administration's major IT policy moves that will have lasting effects on federal technology for the foreseeable future.

Security Clearance Reformers Tout Progress Amid COVID-19

The pandemic pushed adjudicators to conduct more virtual interviews, though that progress might be undone when the crisis passes.

The Government’s Departing Shared Services Lead Explains Why This Effort is Different

On her last day in government, Beth Angerman talks about the new shared services framework she leaves behind and why she believes it will succeed where others have failed.

VA Extends Financial System Overhaul by 5 Years—And Adds More than a Billion to the Cost

The agency is in the middle of a major overhaul of its financial management system, as those efforts stall behind other modernization priorities.

Officials: Shared Services Implementation Begins But Journey Will Be Long

Three of the four initial focus areas are ready to move beyond the standards-setting phase to implementation, with GSA’s payroll program leading the way.

CISA Official Offers Details into China-Led Attacks of U.S. Managed Service Providers

As technology advances, so do the complexities of the cyber threats targeting the nation. 

HHS’s Suspension of Acquisition Services Leaves Outside Agencies and Contractors in Limbo

It’s been three months since the department announced it was closing down its shared services operations, and many questions remain unanswered.

CISA Chief Unveils Vision for Federal Cybersecurity

Civilian agencies shouldn’t all be forced to manage their own cyber risks, Chris Krebs said.

Small Agencies Need Shared Services Providers to Step Up DATA Act Support

Large departments are assisting smaller agencies in meeting their DATA Act requirements through shared services providers. But that help isn’t always so helpful.

Agency Cyber Pros Welcome DHS’ Leadership If It’s Not One-Size-Fits-All

Homeland Security is well-positioned to lead governmentwide cyber acquisitions and standards, so long as they work with agencies as individuals, officials said.

Pentagon Delivers Installment on Plan to Streamline Business Operations

Main goals are accelerating hiring and curbing duplication, as Congress mandated.

What Agencies Get From Taking Leadership Roles In New Shared Services Regime

The administration is asking select departments to take the lead on governmentwide services. But don’t think it’s charity on the part of the agencies.

Exclusive: What OMB’s New Shared Services Policy Will Mean for Modernization

A new class of shared services providers will manage a “marketplace” of offerings, meaning big changes for employees and modernization plans.

Watchdog: OMB and GSA Need a Better Plan For Shared Payroll Services

GAO says planners lack roadmap to monitor agency roles in switch to new software.

White House Issues New Guidance on Category Management

Obama-era move toward pooled agency purchasing is updated to reduce duplication.

How to Fund an Unfunded Artificial Intelligence Mandate

Early adopters of robotic process automation may have an advantage on the race to AI.

DHS Seeks Industry Input as It Goes All-in for Cloud

The agency is moving to the cloud at fast clip but it wants feedback to ensure its strategy is sound.