• Eisenhower Executive Office Building (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

    9 agencies seek TMF funds

    Nine agencies have submitted plans to tap the first $100 million available via the Technology Modernization Fund, but no decisions have been made yet.

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  • Oversight
    modernization (alphaspirit/Shutterstock.com)

    IGs: IT and workforce woes plague multiple agencies

    The first-ever report on governmentwide challenges from a group of Inspectors General found that management of IT systems and human capital are among the most frequently identified performance challenges facing agencies across government. 04/19/2018

  • Cybersecurity
    secure chip (Virgiliu Obada/Shutterstock.com)

    FDA moves to require patching in connected medical devices

    The Food and Drug Administration is looking to make sure internet-enabled medical devices can be updated to guard against cyberthreats. 04/19/2018

  • People
    GSA Headquarters (Photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock)

    GSA shuffles key IT personnel

    The Technology Modernization fund gets a leader, and a contracting executive is moved off GSA's $50 billion telecom contract. 04/19/2018

  • Congress

    Senate passes DHS bug bounty bill

    The bill would compel the federal government's top civilian cyber agency to pay white hats who find security vulnerabilities in the agency's internet-facing IT operations. 04/19/2018

  • Oversight
    shutterstock image

    GAO, Census differ on IT readiness

    Uncertainty over the impact the addition of the citizenship question and IT systems' readiness dominated a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing intended to discuss the Census Bureau's fiscal year 2019 budget. 04/18/2018

  • Open Gov
    Online document management (Jirsak/Shutterstock.com)

    FOIA advisers push for more proactive disclosure

    A federal advisory committee wants agencies build Freedom of Information Act responsiveness into acquisition and tech plans. 04/18/2018

  • Budget
    GSA administrator Emily Murphy testifies before a House panel on Feb 15 2018

    GSA chief says citizen services will be a focal point in FY2019

    IT modernization funds and real estate questions also featured prominently at an April 17 hearing on the General Services Administration's appropriation. 04/18/2018

  • agile development (Kalakruthi/Shutterstock.com)

    Striking a blow for agile with DOD weapons systems

    If the Defense Department truly embraces agile, Steve Kelman argues, it would be a critical and much-needed tipping point for government innovation. 04/18/2018

  • Enterprise IT
    Shutterstock photo ID: photo ID: 245503636 By Mark Van Scyoc Sign outside the Internal Revenue Service building in downtown Washington, DC on December 26, 2014.

    IRS systems crash on tax day

    The tech failure at IRS may not be due to legacy IT, but rather to modern front-end systems that are typically hardened and tested in advance the annual filing deadline. 04/17/2018

  • Defense
    Rep. Mac Thornberry (Photo: House Armed Services Committee)

    Thornberry looks to shut down DISA

    Defense reform bill calls for a 25 percent cut in back-office spending and the elimination of seven supporting agencies. 04/17/2018

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  • agile development (Kalakruthi/Shutterstock.com)

    Striking a blow for agile with DOD weapons systems

    If the Defense Department truly embraces agile, Steve Kelman argues, it would be a critical and much-needed tipping point for government innovation. 04/18/2018

  • Comment
    email security

    In defense of DMARC

    Clearing up some common misunderstandings about email authentication. 04/16/2018

  • App-level approach to mobile management

    When the U.S. is a tech laggard

    While the United States dominates many areas of IT, Steve Kelman notes that the hotspots for certain sectors are clearly clustered elsewhere. 04/10/2018