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SSA expands customer-service systems

The Social Security Administration is building out a new electronic records system, a major initiative of its long-term plan to modernize and improve customer service.

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VA expands telehealth access

At a White House event, VA Secretary David Shulkin announced the coming nationwide release of an app designed to connect veterans and doctors.

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Making modernization happen

Three key budget and policy steps from Congress and the Trump Administration would go a long way toward addressing this critical challenge.

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Why the FBI relo went off the rails

The government burned tens of millions of dollars on a stalled effort to move the FBI out of its downtown D.C. headquarters.

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DeVos scraps multibillion tech procurement

Facing a potential bipartisan revolt on Capitol Hill, the Trump administration scrapped its plans for a new student loan servicing platform.

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Post-award, the real work starts on EIS

Federal agencies and the 10 contract awardees still have work to do before taking advantage of GSA's next-generation telecommunications contract.

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GSA names 10 primes for $50B EIS contract

GSA awarded contracts for the vehicle that will be the foundation for next-generation telecom and network services for the next decade and a half at federal agencies.

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Federal acquisition shops shouldn't wait for direction

Three questions federal acquisition offices must answer after OMB Memo 17-22.

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NDAA could expand funding for student startup program

The Hacking for Defense initiative, which could be funded by the FY 18 defense bill, taps undergraduate teams to help solve DOD issues.

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OMB mandates hallway for packages

Federal agencies must use the best-in-class contract on GSA's acquisition gateway for package delivery services as OMB presses forward on category management efforts.

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Can agencies build greater trust in the FOIA process?

Agency officials hope that technology can help automate practices to make the government more transparent -- but they first need to improve the practices themselves.

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18F seeks to streamline ATO process

Innovation group 18F has launched an interagency project aimed at reducing the time and red tape in the security compliance process for commercial products.

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