IT Modernization

VA dinged by watchdog over project management woes

The multibillion electronic health records modernization project at the Department of Veterans Affairs needs to improve scheduling and coordination, according to a critical report from the agency's inspector general.

TMF announces first-ever investment in VA to support transition to new sign-in service

GSA's single sign-on shared service,, is about to have a major new participating agency thanks in part to the Technology Modernization Fund.

IRS marks the annual tax filing deadline with a plea for more funding

Chronic underfunding has hurt the tax agency's ability to modernize, says a top official, who wrote that the U.S. tax system "is a tax system where ripped paper returns are literally pieced together with scotch tape."

IRS aims to clear backlogged tax returns by end of year

As of March 18, the backlog of unprocessed paper tax returns was at nearly 15 million but IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig told lawmakers that he wants to get that to a “healthy” level. 

VA, DOD electronic health record system suffers nationwide outage

The three-hour outage prevented more than 95,000 clinician users from accessing and updating patient medical data.

VA's latest EHR go-live: 'not flawless, but we're rolling'

Secretary Denis McDonough told House appropriators that the launch of the Department of Veterans Affairs new electronic health record system at a second site is meeting expectations.

SSA seeks $2.4B in IT funding and looks ahead after 5-year modernization plan

Included in the ask is more than $1.5 billion in IT services, representing a 40% increase over the previous year.

Labor Dept. seeks $3.4 billion for UI programs, including IT modernization

The increase in unemployment funding would include $150 million for program integrity efforts including identity verification services for states.

Biden's 2023 budget includes $65B for civilian agency IT

The White House is looking for a $300 million boost for the Technology Modernization Fund and big increases in cyber and IT spending across the board.

GSA relaunches federal IT dashboard

The federal IT dashboard has officially relaunched after an overhaul intended to modernize the site, which dates back to 2009.

VA plans new health record deployments, despite critical watchdog reports

Two upcoming go-live dates for the Cerner health record at VA facilities in Washington and Ohio will proceed on schedule, the agency says.

VA's new health record still putting patients at risk

The transition to Cerner's electronic health records system at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane is still being hindered on multiple fronts more than a year after go-live.

Grading the FITARA scorecard

Some stakeholders say that the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act scorecard has grown stale. Here's what might come next for the 14th edition of the congressional oversight tool.

TMF announces two new awards

The U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission and the Selective Service System are in line for IT modernization funding boosts.

Cost overruns and delays for OPM's trust fund modernization

OPM is working to modernize the legacy financial system that manages retirement, health benefits and life insurance programs, but it's behind schedule and over budget.

DOJ's 3-year roadmap to zero trust

A Department of Justice tech official laid out the agency's six-step plan to achieve a zero trust architecture within three years which largely mirrors a governmentwide strategy the White House released last month.

New VA CIO talks digital transformation

Kurt DelBene told lawmakers on Wednesday how he plans to steer a department-wide digital transformation in his first public appearance since the Biden administration tapped him to serve as the VA's chief information officer.