GSA to Convene Tech Leaders to Explore RPA

To better keep up with emerging technologies, the General Services Administration is standing up a community of practice for robotic process automation.

The new group will allow federal leaders to explore opportunities, share ideas and collaborate on how RPA can be implemented in their respective agencies, Ed Burrows, GSA RPA program manager in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, wrote in an April 18 blog post.

“Many agencies are currently piloting RPA or already have bots in production, but so much more can be learned, accomplished, and shared with the collective efforts of industry and government,” Burrows wrote.

RPA is mostly used to automate time-consuming processes to make them more efficient. Burrows said the technology can help “shift the federal workforce from low-value to high-value work.”

“By creating a RPA CoP, the federal government can reduce duplication and streamline efforts to implement RPA across government to help advance agency missions today, and into the future,” Burrows wrote.

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