“Federal agencies are under administration mandate and internal pushes to automate menial workflows using robotic process automation, or RPA. While the task might sound daunting to anyone without a technical background, an RPA Community of Interest is poised to show you how it’s done.”
“The governmentwide RPA Community of Interest, launched in May, includes more than 600 members from more than 50 agencies, according to Gerard Badorrek, the group’s executive sponsor and acting chairman. Although he’s leading one of the most widespread automation efforts in government, Badorrek does not hold any IT degrees or claim to have significant technological experience. Badorrek is the General Services Administration’s chief financial officer—exactly the type of position you want leading an RPA effort, he said.”
“Budgets get squeezed across government and everyone is asked to do more with fewer resources,” Badorrek told Nextgov in an interview. “So, it’s a natural fit for the CFOs. Part of the goal of CFOs is to add value—it’s not just…” Read the full article here.
Source: GSA Built a Bot Factory and Thinks Your Agency Can Too – By Aaron Boyd, November 19, 2019. Nextgov.