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GSA, DOE look to the private sector for green building tech

The federal government is looking for ways to help commercial buildings transition away from their reliance on fossil fuels while aiming to achieve economy-wide net zero emissions by 2050.

Labor Department, USPS team up on ID proofing

A pilot project set to launch in 2023 will see the Department of Labor and the postal service teaming up to help unemployment insurance applicants verify identities on behalf of participating states.

GSA’s Login.gov has a new director

The former director of software engineering for the city of Philadelphia is taking the helm of GSA’s Login.gov.

GSA plans to scale up e-commerce program

The General Services Administration wants to offer government buyers more online platforms to conduct small-scale acquisitions following a reportedly well-liked pilot program involving Amazon, according to a new request for proposals.

The Biden administration moves to make unions more accessible to federal contractors

This carries out a recommendation from the White House task force on worker organizing. 

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’s Ascend cloud RFI emphasizes baseline requirements for vendors

The General Services Administration seeks feedback from the private sector on its highly anticipated one-stop shop for federal agencies seeking commercial cloud solutions.

GSA appoints climate adviser

The General Services Administration released a few other personnel announcements.

GSA aims for greener IT contracts by adding sustainability criteria

The General Service Administration’s new contracting language is one tool for the agency to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.  

GSA’s Trump Hotel lease is under scrutiny again

Lawmakers are calling for the agency to consider terminating the lease after the Trump Organization’s accounting firm said it could no longer vouch for the company’s financial statements.

Biden's CX order puts new momentum behind longtime efforts, leaders say

Officials at an ACT-IAC event explained how a recent White House executive order on customer experience is helping to unify disparate CX efforts across government.

More funding needed for Biden’s CX order, says industry group

The Alliance for Digital Innovation said that “current funding levels will not be enough to provide an on-going, modern, and customer-centric digital experience,” called for in the customer experience executive order, and urged the administration to replenish the Technology Modernization Fund and the Federal Citizen Services Fund to support improved CX.

GSA preps draft solicitations for major cloud BPA

The General Services Administration released new details this week about an upcoming multiple-award blanket purchase agreement to help speed up enterprisewide modernization initiatives and meet increased demand for secure commercial cloud products and services.

Government watchdog calls out TMF for low rate of cost recovery

The Government Accountability Office said its previous recommendations for the Technology Modernization Fund have not been followed, leading to unrecovered operating costs and unreliable proposal cost estimates for new projects.

White House elevates CX with executive order

A Biden administration executive order looks to use tech to simplify and reduce friction in citizen interactions with government programs and services.

Top House Republican pushes back on government telework

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) isn’t the only Republican lawmaker asking questions about the productivity of teleworking federal employees.