IT Modernization

Audit finds trouble in SSA's agile software development

A new report said the Social Security Administration failed to implement key best practices in agile development.

GAO will investigate the troubled TSP recordkeeper transition

Officials at the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program said nearly 2 million participants have successfully set up their new online account access, and call center wait times are down to around 10 minutes.

VA names functional champion to help streamline embattled EHR rollout

The selection of Dr. David Massaro to the senior role fills out the leadership team of the VA office tasked with “processing and resolving patient care concerns” related to the agency's new electronic health record system

Senate committee approves AGILE Procurement Act for IT and communications tech

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs advanced the AGILE Act of 2022 in an effort to help improve the federal government’s IT procurement process.

Averting the next pandemic with real-time health data

The Center for Public Health Data would aggregate federal, state and local health data and make it accessible in real time so it can be used for decision-making as health threats unfold.

TMF announces over $26 million for three projects

The Technology Modernization Fund is making good on its promise earlier this year to support projects focusing on improving public-facing digital services.

CBP’s facial recognition program at airports is expanding but concerns remain

The facial recognition program for international arrivals in airports is rolled out in all international airports in the United States.

GSA’s Ascend cloud RFI emphasizes baseline requirements for vendors

The General Services Administration seeks feedback from the private sector on its highly anticipated one-stop shop for federal agencies seeking commercial cloud solutions.

Copyright transfer process moves online

The Library of Congress and U.S. Copyright Office say the system will cut down processing time for copyright documents.

GPO unveils key priorities for 5-year modernization plan

The Government Publishing Office is including a six-step process to emphasize its modernization and innovation efforts over the next five years.

Lawmakers float FITARA changes as scores get dragged down by missing data 

The cyber scores were unreliable due to incomplete data, witnesses told lawmakers.

GAO offers options for improving U.S. semiconductor supply

The prioritization of semiconductor goals—such as protecting national security or improving economic competition—determine which option will prove most important.

Top Republican to 'seriously consider pulling the plug' on VA's new EHR system

The ranking member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee plans to introduce legislation before the end of the year to address deficiencies in the rollout of the new Oracle-Cerner electronic health record system.

FITARA 14 sees just one overall A and stagnant grades

The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act scorecard did reveal continued struggles in the cybersecurity and Networx transition. 

VA touts improvements but warns of challenges for digital GI Bill platform

The Veterans Benefits Administration is still relying on ‘many legacy IT systems” as part of its digital GI Bill platform, which officials said were causing challenges in keeping up with emerging technologies in congressional testimony on Wednesday.

VA delays go-live of new health record software at Boise medical center

A new third-party cost estimate of the Veterans Affairs health record rollout prepared for Congress suggests that the total cost of the program could exceed $50 billion.

Routing gap in VA health software led to patient harm, watchdog says

An oversight report claims a confusing routing process in the new electronic health record system being fielded by the Department of Veterans Affairs contributed to nearly 150 adverse patient events.