• blockchain

    USDS in action

    Steve Kelman digs into the actual mechanics of a U.S. Digital Service team's partnership with a particular agency.

  • People
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    Uncertainty at VA after nominee withdraws

    With White House physician Adm. Ronny Jackson's withdrawal, VA watchers are wondering what's next for the agency and its planned $16 billion health IT modernization project.

  • Homeland Security
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    How tech supports CBP priorities

    Customs and Border Protection is working on many fronts to field new technology, the agency head tells Congress.

  • Elections
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    Intel chiefs: No direction from Trump on election security

    At a Senate hearing, three intelligence chiefs acknowledged the White House has not specifically directed them to dedicate resources towards securing election infrastructure, but told lawmakers they are still focused on addressing the issue. 02/13/2018

  • Census
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    Experts fear Trump budget shortchanges Census

    As the Census Bureau looks down the home stretch toward the 2020 population count, experts say the proposed $3.8 billion FY 2019 budget isn't enough. 02/13/2018

  • Budget
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    VA wants new budget line for commercial health record

    The Trump administration plans to establish a $1.2 billion account for modernizing electronic health record management at the Department of Veterans Affairs. 02/12/2018

  • crowdsourcing

    Non-traditional IT contractors unite to watch each other's backs

    Steve Kelman writes that the nascent Digital Services Coalition could change industry collaboration -- if its members can preserve the culture of trust. 02/12/2018

  • Workforce
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    White House looks to cut workforce, civilian-side funding

    As part of its $4.4 trillion budget proposal, the White House is looking to cut retirement benefits for feds and take steps to peg pay to performance. 02/12/2018

  • Budget
    President Trump

    Trump budget stresses modernization, cyber

    The administration rolls out a $210 million IT modernization fund and puts cybersecurity front and center in its $4.4 trillion budget request. 02/12/2018

  • Defense
    The Pentagon (Photo by Ivan Cholakov / Shutterstock)

    DIUx gets a big boost in FY19 budget

    The administration signals its commitment to changing DOD's acquisition and IT culture by more than doubling its proposed investment in the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental. 02/12/2018

  • Budget

    DHS budget includes funds for wall, cyber and border tech

    The $2.2 billion request for fiscal year 2019 holds steady on cybersecurity programs and makes a new push for the E-Verify program. 02/12/2018

  • People
    Justice Department Deputy CIO Kevin Deeley passed away in February 2018

    DOJ's Kevin Deeley passes away

    The Justice Department's hard-working, award-winning Deputy CIO died over the weekend, the agency confirmed. 02/12/2018

  • Modernization
    Federal CIO Suzette Kent

    Challenges facing the new CIO

    The Trump administration has a blueprint for IT modernization, and the new federal CIO pick Suzette Kent is walking point on the challenge in her first government -- and first tech -- position. 02/09/2018

  • Privacy
    hybrid cloud

    New CLOUD Act splits industry, civil liberty orgs

    Major tech companies are on board with a newly proposed bill that would give the U.S. and select nations greater access to cross-border data, but digital privacy advocates are sounding the alarm. 02/09/2018

  • Workforce
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    OPM looks to improve training, fix skills gap

    The Trump administration's human resources strategy includes tasking agencies with better use of data and revising organizational structures. 02/09/2018

  • Infrastructure
    cell tower Stock photo ID: 122758183 By Christian Delber

    How NTIA is trying to push 5G

    The federal government looking to encourage 5G wireless tech by trimming regulations and making it easier for carriers to use federal property for cell sites. 02/09/2018

  • People
    Maj. Gen. Robert "Bo" Dyess

    ARCIC head announces retirement

    Maj. Gen. Robert “Bo” Dyess announced his retirement during a Senate Armed Services subcommittee hearing Feb. 7. 02/09/2018

  • Budget
    Stock photo ID: 134176955 By Richard Cavalleri

    Congress votes to end overnight shutdown

    The Senate and House voted to pass a two-year topline budget agreement and a six-week continuing resolution. after a brief overnight appropriations lapse after midnight Feb. 8. 02/08/2018

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  • blockchain

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    Steve Kelman digs into the actual mechanics of a U.S. Digital Service team's partnership with a particular agency. 04/26/2018

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    IT modernization: Four ways to pay the tab

    The Modernizing Government Technology Act can help bridge the budget gaps, but agencies need other funding sources to fully address decades of “technical debt.” 04/25/2018

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    The ABCs of PPPs for digital infrastructure

    Public-private partnerships are a powerful tool for tackling large, multiyear modernization challenges. 04/23/2018