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GSA to Help OPM Modernize IT Through Centers of Excellence Program; Emily Murphy Quoted

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Jeff Brody
Emily Murphy

The General Services Administration has partnered with the Office of Personnel Management to help OPM update its information technology systems and address structural issues through the Centers of Excellence program. GSA said Monday it will provide technical and consulting assistance in support of OPM’s IT and future modernization initiatives through a discovery sprint.

“We are excited to begin the CoE discovery phase with OPM and leverage the expertise of our GSA IT team as we work with OPM to modernize their IT capabilities,” said GSA Administrator and 2019 Wash100 winner Emily Murphy. 

OPM serves as the third federal agency GSA has teamed with as part of the CoE initiative, which aims to advance IT modernization through the use of government services and private sector innovation. GSA also partnered with the departments of Agriculture and Housing and Urban Development through the CoE program.

The partnership will focus on IT workforce planning, IT planning and government, retirement services technology portfolio and mainframe and disaster recovery planning areas. The partnership came a day after the White House introduced a legislative proposal to authorize OPM’s move to GSA as part of reorganization.