Lawmakers see promise in 18F and USDS, despite a few warning signs

The digital services teams could do more to align with FITARA, but overseers displayed as much optimism as scrutiny following a GAO report on the teams' work.

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Lawmakers probe FDIC response to cyber event

Republicans on the House Science Committee are asking the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for more details on the agency's response to a long-time information leak.

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Survey: 'Oversight doesn't love innovation'

A recent survey by Grant Thornton and the Professional Services Council reveals reservations about the potential for innovation in the federal acquisition process

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Census says tech overhaul is on schedule

Watchdogs are worried the Census Bureau won't be able to successfully juggle 2020 plans and an ambitious tech overhaul.

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Building a digitally savvy workforce

In this excerpt from "Delivering on Digital," William Eggers explores one agency's approach to expanding digital capacity by recruiting and training the team.

Can government get digital services to stick?

What top digital leaders say is needed for true transformation.

TSA Administrator Peter Neffinger testifies on Capitol Hill June 6, 2016

Can new tech speed airport security lines?

The head of the Transportation Security Administration faced tough questions from lawmakers on speeding airport screening lines.

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Carper takes on acquisition in NDAA amendment

A proposed amendment to the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act seeks to make broad but incremental changes to acquisition rules across government.

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After short vacancy, Education gets new CIO

Transportation Department veteran Jason Gray quietly took the tech reins at Education late last month.

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Sen. Whitehouse proposes cyber IG for civilian agencies

An overarching inspector general for cybersecurity would attract top-notch talent, according to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.).

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After an 11-month vacancy, Census names a CIO

The Census Bureau has picked Patent Office veteran Kevin Smith to keep its tech shop running.

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CIOs push back against FITARA scores

Agency CIOs pushed back against their grades in the second Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act scorecard released by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.