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PMA Workforce Plans Pinpoint Efficiency, Not Downsizing

An Office of Management and Budget (OMB) official is offering reassurances about the workforce proposals laid out in the President’s Management Agenda (PMA), saying they are foremost about efficiency versus replacing federal jobs with automation, FedScoop reports. Margaret Weichert, OMB deputy director for management, says the …… » Read more

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New FAC Specialization Focuses on Digital Services

A memo from the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) details a new specialization for federal contracting professionals to increase expertise in buying technology. Developed with the U.S. Digital Service (USDS), the Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting Core-plus specialization in Digital Services (FAC-C-DS) builds …… » Read more

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It's Done: VA Inks EHR Contract with Cerner

It’s been nearly a year in the making, but the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has officially signed a deal with Cerner worth up to $10 billion over 10 years to acquire a new electronic health record (EHR) system. VA signed the contract Thursday to adopt a similar EHR to the Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) Military …… » Read more

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GSA Gears Up for Payroll Revamp

The General Services Administration (GSA) plans to upgrade the payroll systems that serve 2.2 million federal civilian employees. The agency released a pre-solicitation notice to its IT schedule 70 contract holders that contemplates award of at least one blanket purchase agreement (BPA) with a ceiling of more than $2.5 billion over …… » Read more

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