The federal government's leading evangelist of shared services explains why it makes sense to bring payroll to the cloud.
John Zangardi is spinning up a cloud steering group to develop an enterprisewide strategy for DHS that will include multiple providers.
Some agency telecom buyers may be going slowly because of the dizzying array of services offered under GSA's $50 billion telecom contract vehicle.
The CIO job has come a long way since the Clinger Cohen Act, but modernization, politics and bureaucratic sprawl continue to shape the position in ways both good and bad.
Agency officials hope the new CDM DEFEND vehicle will eliminate mismatches between cybersecurity solutions and legacy tech at agencies and promote better communication between vendors and program managers.
The General Services Administration is building more flexibility into the acquisition vehicles for cybersecurity services that are part of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program.
Officials at two agencies with low Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act grades pushed back on their scores and outlined their future modernization plans before a House panel.
The U.S. Digital Service is adding a digital services contracting certification to create a cadre of "technology acquisition mavericks."
More agencies' grades dropped on the sixth Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act scorecard.
The General Services Administration is looking to acquire a commercial software solution for government payroll.
An amendment designed to block Trump's proposed rollback of sanctions against Chinese telecom firm ZTE passed its first legislative hurdle.
Agency transition to shared services could be eased by the same fee model that supports agencies move to the EIS telecom contract.
The move is the latest step in the long-planned modernization of the System of Award Management.
The U.S. government will revisit harsh sanctions against Chinese telecom firm ZTE, despite years of complaints by U.S. officials that the communications giant violates trade laws and may facilitate Chinese espionage.
The report criticizes the proliferation of more than 500 cloud acquisition and migration efforts as being "reminiscent of DOD's current legacy information technology environment, which is not optimized for the 21st century."