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21 Mar: RPA Helps IRS Make Fundamental Shift in Procurement and Finance Operations

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) The Internal Revenue Service is using software robots to enhance the agency’s technology to improve its finance and procurement functions. In 2020, the procurement division was facing a tight deadline to modify its contract clauses to adhere to changes in federal legislation. Using the power of RPA, the IRS executed nearly 1,500 contract modifications in 72 hours,…

21 Feb: The Evolution of Edge Computing and Data Analytics in Federal IT

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) Government agencies are exploring analyzing information in situ, which can increase efficiency and yield other benefits. For the public sector, edge computing has a wide range of use cases, that edge is a refugee camp, a battlefield, a secure facility. The government in particular is best positioned to take advantage of edge computing, given…

17 Jan: Experts Predict Flexibility Top ERP Trend In 2022

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) CIOs should expect to see nimbler, more flexible, more open ERP systems in 2022. Industry experts also expect ERP trends to include more best-of-breed applications and less monolithic ERP systems, with customers having more ability to pick and choose the applications in the ERP landscape. Major ERP vendors — SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, Infor and…

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19 Dec: GSA Delays Final Polaris Solicitation Until Early January

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) The General Services Administration has delayed publication of a final request for proposals for the $15 billion Polaris IT contract vehicle until early January. In response to feedback from industry, the agency will now issue a final solicitation for the government wide acquisition contract vehicle (GWAC) in the new year. Contract officials at the…

20 Nov: Pentagon Unveils CMMC 2.0

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) The CMMC 2.0 program is an effort to prod the defense industrial base to better protect its networks and controlled unclassified information against cyberattacks and theft by competitors such as China. The original CMMC cybersecurity standards were first unveiled in 2020 during the Trump administration. They included five different security levels that companies would…

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