Electrifying the federal fleet is a big push for POTUS, but agencies have a lot of work to do first.
The federal government is well positioned to electrify its 610,000-vehicle fleet, according to a new report, though it has a lot of work ahead of it to make that plan realistic. A new GAO reports shows that agencies only own 1,579 zero-emission vehicles–less than 1% of the fleet. There’s only 4,000 charging ports at 1,000 locations of federal property. Read more
The Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid Technology modernization is lacking.
The Department of Education’s Next Gen program—started in 2017—aims to modernize the Office of Federal Student Aid’s (FSA’s) technology and operations to improve the experiences of students, parents, and its partners. FSA has 4 of 9 modernization projects remaining—all of which have had delays. And 3 of the 4 don’t have set implementation dates—limiting FSA’s ability to retire 2 older systems. GAO also found that the program’s cost and schedule estimates are unreliable. Read more
DHS is requesting Web-Based USCIS Court Document Retrieval Services (a RFI)
DHS is looking to procure web-based court document retrieval services to allow ICE, Enforcement and Removal Operations Field Offices and Headquarters components the ability to retrieve mission-critical court records quickly and conveniently. Currently, court-certified court documents are retrieved by ICE employees in person, or via U.S. Mail, which costs the government significant man-hours and causes unnecessary delays. Read more