The Library of Congress wants innovators to find new ways to explore and utilize the institution's vast digital collections.
Reconciliation of the massive defense bill could put new off-the-shelf acquisition sources into the federal acquisition mix, but experts worry about the details.
Under the funding plan in the Modernizing Government Technology Act, federal IT leaders will be able to make strategic technology investments with the same level of agility as their private-sector counterparts.
A senior White House tech adviser said that administration's priorities include improving citizen-facing services, shared services and pushing open government legislation.
The Department of Homeland Security published the full text of its Kaspersky ban in the Federal Register just as the Senate voted to ban the company from federal networks as an amendment to the defense bill.
A bill to help agencies modernize legacy systems and move to the cloud passed the Senate as part of the $700 billion defense bill.
Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) is hoping the massive Equifax breach will induce lawmakers to finally pass nationwide data breach notification standards.
The Senate will likely vote on the must-pass defense spending bill Monday, but the long-sought modernization fund could end up on the cutting room floor.
With agencies' draft reorganization plans due at the end of the month, senators want to focus on legislative solutions to the low-hanging fruit for improving agency efficiencies.
The Government Accountability Office warns that the federal government may have limited visibility into state marketplace systems.
The bill puts legislative heft behind a Department of Homeland Security plan to integrate data access across components.
On a recent earnings call, a CEO at a top federal contractor said that federal civilian customers are reacting to budget pressures by holding back spending, but said there is "continual demand" to upgrade IT.