A prototype is on the horizon for agencies to open for business

The Office of Management and Budget by March will begin testing a prototype of a system that will make possible interagency transactions.

Janet McBride, the OMB policy analyst directing the effort, said the agency by the end of the month will sign a memorandum of understanding with the Navy to use its E-Commerce Online portal.

“We will try to find some transaction that has a buyer and seller system that can send and receive electronic data,” McBride said at the recent Interagency Services Network Conference in Washington. “This is not as easy as it sounds. This concept is totally a new thing for agencies doing business with each other. If we can find a buyer, we have to find a seller whose system can accept the data.”

OMB will modify the Navy’s portal to interface with the Treasury Department’s Intragovernmental Payment and Collection system. OMB also must create new electronic data interchange data sets and file formats to use the Navy’s system, McBride said.


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