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Get behind the scenes insights from government managers on real-world IT implementations. Visit the following agencies on the show floor to learn about their latest IT achievements, share resources and get the details you need to implement similar programs within your agency.
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development - Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
Section 3 Business Registry
The Section 3 Business Registry allows eligible businesses in five pilot metropolitan areas to certify they meet one of the regulatory definitions of a Section 3 business. Agencies receiving HUD funds can search the Registry to facilitate the award of covered construction and non-construction contracts to Section 3 businesses.
Agency: Department of State, Bureau of Information Resource Management
Office of eDiplomacy
The U.S. Department of State is a recognized leader among Federal agencies in improving communication and collaboration internally and with our partners in the U.S. foreign affairs and national security communities. The Bureau of Information Resource Management’s, Office of eDiplomacy is the Department’s applied technology think tank, which looks for innovative, intuitive new technologies to increase efficiency in the Department. Products include blogs, wikis, professional networking platforms, and virtual interns. To do this, we recruit, train, motivate, and retain a highly skilled workforce that combines broad technological expertise with in-depth knowledge of our organization’s business processes.
Agency: Department of State
Information Systems Security Line of Business (ISS LOB)
The Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Training Center (DSTC) Information Assurance (IA) Training Program was created in 1998 to provide role-based, instructor-led training to over 1000 State Department employees and contractors each year. Leveraging the success of this program, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) certified DSTC as an Information Systems Security Line of Business (ISSLOB) Tier II Training Shared Service Provider for information assurance/information security role-based, instructor led training. The courses developed for State employees, and those customized for other federal government departments and agencies, meet the Federal Information Security Management Act mandated requirements for role-based training, using National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publications guidelines. The DSTC ISSLOB mission is to train and sustain a workforce capable of effectively addressing and overcoming the information security challenges required to support U.S. policy in the global threat environment now and in the future.
Contact us at CyberSec_Training@state.gov for opportunities to observe current courses, to receive more information on the ISSLOB program, and to see how we are addressing emerging cybersecurity trends and training initiatives.
Agency: General Services Administration
How IT Schedule 70 Helps Agencies Comply with OMB’s Plan to Reform Federal Information Technology Management
The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) 25 Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal Information Technology Management is designed to deliver more value to the American taxpayer by achieving IT operational efficiencies within Federal governmental agencies in an environment of evolving demands and rapidly advancing technology.
- IT Schedule 70’s innovative, best-value IT offerings and solutions and how they can assist Federal agencies achieve operational efficiencies and comply with requirements contained in OMB’s Federal Information Technology Reform Plan
- How Federal agencies can now set aside task orders and blanket purchase agreements for any type of small business using IT Schedule 70
- How GSA’s e-Tools can effectively streamline your IT procurement's and significantly reduce the time it takes to fulfill your IT requirements
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State’s centralized forms program provides customers worldwide with standardized electronic forms that meet all legal requirements. The Office of Directives Management (Directives) is the manager of the Department’s official forms program.
Our centralized program provides many benefits to our global customer base which is a motivating factor to continue to change to stay on the cutting edge of technology. We continue to look for new technology to ensure we are not providing our customer with “status quo” forms or boxes on pages. Directives collaborate with our global customer to help them transform their business processes into automated means to expedite their work, eliminate redundancy and save resources. This concept sounds great on paper, however, helping people make a paradigm shift can often be challenging.
We take a collaborative approach to introducing new technology and work with our customers to gradually integrate change by educating; listening and refining our services while providing a more secure and efficient way help them do their jobs better and ease the discomfort of accepting new technology and paradigm shifts.
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
National Institute of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center
Compete, manage and award IT requirements faster through the NIH Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC). Its Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts can be used by any federal agency to easily procure IT products, services and solutions. Customer Support is available from pre-award to closeout at no additional fee, and free training is available.