IT Modernization

Mapping cloud to mission

A new report from the Partnership for Public Service highlights how federal agencies have capitalized on cloud technology and how those lessons can help others evolve.

TMF invests over $40M to improve cybersecurity and digital services

The Technology Modernization Fund’s most recent investments will go to the Social Security Administration, the Treasury Department and the U.S. Agency for Global Media.

VA delays health record go-live at key Michigan site

The Ann Arbor, Mich., site was set to be the first Level 1 facility to host the new Oracle Cerner health record in June.

Top senator says modernizing VA’s EHR 'is not optional'

After leading GOP lawmakers introduced legislation to terminate the deployment of VA’s new electronic health record program, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont.—chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee—said upgrading the system “has to be done.”

Cantwell presses FAA for NOTAM redundancy plan

The Commerce Committee chairwoman wants more details on how the FAA plans to manage a key database that suffered a nationwide outage last month.

IRS not capturing the true cost of its legacy IT footprint, watchdog says

An oversight report requested by Rep. Gerry Connolly found that the tax agency lacks timelines for decommissioning decades-old legacy systems and isn't tracking how much they are paying for upkeep of out-of-date software.

House panel presses FAA to speed up modernization

Members of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure pressed an FAA official on what it would take for the agency to modernize faster, including its plans to update a system that caused a nationwide ground stop last month.

FAA attributes ground-stop glitch to contractor error

The agency said there is no evidence of a cyberattack or malicious intent behind last week's system outage.

New HHS data strategy is coming in 'weeks,' CIO says

Data sharing within HHS and beyond the department are still sore spots, but the hope is that a new data strategy could help. 

Aviation industry warned FAA system is 'a disorganized catch-all' years ahead of failure

A trade group has been urging for better backups to the system whose failure earlier this week led to a brief air traffic outage.

CISA to hold virtual meeting on $200M IT support contract

Eligible vendors can find a sources sought notice on GSA’s eBuy ahead of the pre-solicitation conference to be held later this month.

NASA spent $35 million on ‘wasteful’ software licenses and fees, report says

NASA’s current software management operations put it years away from achieving a centralized and consolidated enterprise computing model, according to its inspector general.

FAA system outage grounds all U.S. flights overnight

An outage to a system providing real-time flight hazard information led to a nationwide ground stop of U.S. air travel Wednesday morning.

COBOL: You’re thinking about it wrong

The workhorse computing language suffers from a “major image problem” rooted in fundamental misperceptions, researchers say.

Despite deployment woes, VA preps to unpause EHR launches in 2023

The Department of Veterans Affairs and Congress are continuing to support the rollout of the agency’s new electronic health record system, even as lawmakers remain concerned about the project’s cost and effectiveness.

GSA announces $14.6 million in CX-focused TMF awards

TMF announced awards for the U.S. Agency for International Development and U.S. Railroad Retirement Board on Monday.

GAO dings OMB on performance goals for agencies’ IT management

The federal CISO’s plan for getting agencies to focus on cybersecurity measures the administration considers most urgent did not go over so well in a shifting Congress.