Digital Government

DHS to issue identity tech “challenge” for industry

The testing effort for identity validation tools, led by the Department of Homeland Security with other agencies, is meant to push for the development of better tech and to set a performance baseline for its operation.

IT Modernization

Technology at the core of State Department’s strategy to counter Russia, China

From countering Russian disinformation on social media to working with allies to set global technology standards, Ambassador Dereck Hogan said Tuesday that IT modernization at the State Department is a critical piece of U.S. diplomacy in the 21st century.

Digital Government

For federal CX to work, Congress, the White House and agencies need 'fundamental' change, report says

A new report from the Partnership for Public Service and Accenture Federal Services outlines the systemic barriers to customer experience, and the collaboration between Congress and the executive branch needed to address them.

Sponsor Content

Four Building Blocks for the Next Era of Federal AI

From data-led transformations to democratized AI, new trends are emerging in federal agencies’ use of AI that can help drive greater long-term success.

People

Ann Lewis to head GSA's Technology Transformation Services

Lewis, who recently served in a senior tech role at the Small Business Administration, has spent her career focused on supporting small businesses while serving in top technology positions across the public and private sectors.

IT Modernization

State Department unveils $10B enterprise IT services solicitation

The contract known as "Evolve" seeks technology modernization services in support of diplomatic goals.

IT Modernization

VA tapped COVID funds to bolster IT and digital services

The VA used supplemental COVID funding from three different bills to support expanded telehealth services and remote operations during the worst of the pandemic.

Workforce

Here’s what still needs to happen for feds to get their 2023 pay raise

Although there’s only a month left in the year, there are still a number of things that must be done to finalize an average 4.6% pay hike for civilian federal workers in January.

Defense

Expect AR/VR on the battlefield, Air Force CIO says

Augmented- and virtual-reality gear will become more than just a training tool, Knausenberger says.

Defense

DOD creates office to enhance investments in tech vital to national security

The Pentagon’s Office of Strategic Capital will work with private capital providers to “shape and scale investment in critical technologies.”

Sponsor Content

5G’s future is hybrid – the non-terrestrial opportunity for US government

5G architecture will unlock unprecedented possibilities for US government agencies, like nothing seen before.

Cybersecurity

Cyber Safety Review Board to focus its next report on the Lapsus$ extortion group

The Cyber Safety Review Board has announced its plans to focus a sweeping cybersecurity report on a series of recent attacks linked to the global ransomware group Lapsus$.

Defense

Microsoft, defense firms partnering on modeling and simulation capabilities

Microsoft is collaborating with defense sector companies as DOD seeks to increase its gaming, exercising, modeling and simulation capabilities.

Cybersecurity

Majority of defense contractors fail to implement critical cybersecurity requirements, report says

A new report reveals that many contractors working for the Department of Defense have failed to implement required cybersecurity measures.

Digital Government

White House says an anticipated executive order on identity theft is coming, here’s what experts want in it

Although stakeholders have big wish lists for the anticipated proposal, few details are known about what the White House expects to include.

Digital Government

White House considering pilot program to improve public interaction with federal data 

U.S. Chief Data Scientist Denice Ross said the pilot program would create a feedback loop between the public and federal agencies to make data sets more accessible and utilized.

Workforce

DOD wants cyber apprenticeships for contractors, but acquisition regs may remain an obstacle

DOD officials say contractors should increase the use of registered cyber apprenticeships, but some companies argue that federal contract requirements often lock them into education and experience prerequisites.

IT Modernization

Treasury selects commercial vendor for financial shared services market

CGI Federal will join three of the Treasury Department's shared services providers to offer financial management system software through a central marketplace for federal agencies.

Cybersecurity

Report finds Census Bureau lacks ‘effective cybersecurity posture’ after red team hack

A new inspector general report details how government-contracted hackers managed to gain covert access to Census Bureau systems in a simulated attack against the federal agency.

Commentary

Loving guns, hating the government

In the wake of recent mass shootings, Steve Kelman explores the reasons why some are resistant to assault weapons bans and how it may stem from an aversion to the federal government.

Congress

House modernization committee offers final recommendations

The House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress passed its final seven recommendations ahead of the final month of the 117th Congress, among them a suggestion to continue its work as a permanent subcommittee.