Custom technology used to be the only option for government agencies, but now commercial products address most needs, experts say.
Agencies still using XP can make the jump to Windows 7, although the upgrade path could be tricky in spots. Microsoft and other vendors have set up programs to help with the transition.
Some DOD organizations have been sending IT hardware away for reuse without properly scrubbing sensitive data first, IG finds.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has launched a revamped Web site that lets users track their applications and petitions online. The new USCIS.gov site also makes national trend and raw data available.
The idea that the operations of government should be driven by the same motive as private enterprise is fallacious on the face of it, but that’s not to say that government agencies should not run more efficiently.
Despite reports of service-oriented architecture's demise, government remains steadfast in its support of the component software framework, especially for the Defense Department's network-centric projects.
Poor management controls are slowing the implementation of the Navy's Enterprise Resource Planning project and driving up costs, according to GAO.
DHS needs better management for its project to consolidate its agencies' network infrastructures, the department's inspector general found.
Google's government cloud offering will offer Google Apps in a dedicated environment within undisclosed Google facilities in the United States.
The Office of Inspector General recently listed what it considers the most significant challenges facing the agency.
The National Archives is under mounting pressure to help the federal government manage its rapidly growing store of electronic records.
The Federal Enterprise Architecture is moving toward a more shared architecture that looks across boundaries, according to Kshemendra Paul, chief architect with the Office of Management and Budget.