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OMB issues a new model for federal shared services

by Dave Nyczepir

The Office of Management and Budget issued a shared services policy Friday designating four initial agencies as leads on governmentwide standardization efforts around technology and other common solutions. Through the Quality Services Management Offices, or QSMOs, the General Services Administration will oversee a human resources marketplace, the Department of Treasury one for financial services, the Department of

How Louisiana saved $70 million with IT consolidation efforts

by StateScoop Staff

The state of Louisiana recently organized an office consolidation and IT modernization project that has so far achieved $70 million in cost savings. The state brought together all of its IT departments from across 20 executive branches. Under this new structure, it has been able to consolidate legacy systems, work toward IT modernization and cut costs by using a shared services model. A new report published by Splunk shows how…

With open source pivot, government is poised to innovate business practices

by StateScoop Staff

The use of open source technology is not new in state and local government, but the potential to dramatically change the way agencies operate could bring the concept new life. With an ever-increasing demand for better services coming from citizens, state and local government agencies are finding a need to change the way they operate internally in order to move toward creating a more seamless experience of working with technology.…

Washington train derailment prompts record-breaking number of remote state workers

by Jason Shueh

There is no silver lining to a deadly train derailment, but for Washington state government’s technology department, such an incident proved it had a technological capacity to handle much higher levels of remote workers. After an Amtrak train derailed on Monday, killing three passengers, sending about 100 more to the hospital, and shutting down access to Interstate 5, Washington Technology Solutions (WaTech) — the state’s technology services office — reported more than 3,000 active users on Washington’s virtual private network (VPN) the following day. With…

D.C. CTO Archana Vemulapalli announces resignation

by Colin Wood

Washington, D.C., Chief Technology Officer Archana Vemulapalli is resigning, her office’s Twitter account announced Tuesday. Appointed by Mayor Muriel Bowser in January, 2016, Vemulapalli is credited with having led a wide array of technology projects in the District, including improving the local government’s cybersecurity posture, drafting and advocating for equitable and effective smart cities policy, and serving as a vocal leader in the national discussion around diversity and inclusion in…

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