• Open Government
    April 24, 2017 screenshot of opendata.epa.gov.  The message was changed later that day to say "The data on this site will continue to be available on April 28, 2017."

    EPA's open data shutdown that wasn't

    A notice on Opendata.EPA.gov warned the site would go dark on April 28, but the agency says it's "not going anywhere." 04/24/2017

  • Spotlight on the Census
    Shutterstock editorial image (by Gil C): State Census Bureau homepage.

    Census IT tackling a very long to-do list for 2017

    In 2017, the bureau plans to award three IT contracts, scale up its systems, and nail down its partnership with USPS and with state and local governments to shore up its address records, all in time for its August 2017 dress rehearsal start date. 04/22/2017

  • Innovation
    Shutterstock image: light bulb with gears.

    'Full speed' at DIUx, says chief

    The 2017 Defense authorization bill put temporary funding restrictions on DIUx, but the innovation organization says it is forging ahead and now has 25 contracts in place worth $48 million. 04/21/2017

  • Digital Gov
    Shutterstock image: government access keyboard.

    DOJ taps 18F for FOIA portal

    The innovation shop 18F is tasked with creating a one-stop portal to handle Freedom of Information Act requests for all 119 agencies covered by the transparency law. 04/20/2017

  • Comment
    Shutterstock image. Copyright: Lightspring

    Virtual roadblocks to modernization

    Our aging federal IT infrastructure is a big impediment to using state-of-the-art tech applications for government service delivery. 04/19/2017

  • Congress
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah).

    Oversight chief won't seek new term

    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, will not seek re-election to Congress in 2018. 04/19/2017

  • Data
    Former Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer Editorial credit: imagemaker / Shutterstock.com

    Former Microsoft chief launches government data site

    Steve Ballmer's $10 million government data site offers scope and scale, but transparency advocates warn that it's not a management tool. 04/18/2017

  • Comment
    Shutterstock image (by Jozsef Bagota): Blue cloud speech bubbles

    How government can securely move IT systems to the cloud

    To manage the risks and maximize the opportunities, agencies keep five key considerations in mind. 04/14/2017

  • Cybersecurity
    Shutterstock image (by fotogestoeber): virus infection spreading out in a network.

    Former intel chiefs fear future election hacks

    Former top CIA and NSA officials say Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election marks the dawn of a new era for information warfare directed against U.S. interests. 04/13/2017

  • Defense
    Shutterstock image (by Everett Historical): aerial of the Pentagon.

    What DOD's next CIO will have to deal with

    It could be months before the Defense Department has a new CIO, and he or she will face a host of organizational and operational challenges from Day One 04/07/2017

  • Modernization
    Shutterstock images (honglouwawa & 0beron): Bitcoin image overlay replaced with a dollar sign on a hardware circuit.

    Doing less with less

    Tech modernization is a pressing need for agencies government-wide, but in times of budget cuts and uncertainty, plans to upgrade legacy IT tend to be among the first projects taken of the table. 04/05/2017

  • Congress
    Shutterstock image (by Bruce Rolff): eyes in a binary tunnel.

    Lawmakers look to block border data searches

    A bipartisan group of senators and congressmen have introduced legislation to protect Americans from having their digital devices searched by border officials without a warrant. 04/05/2017

  • Comment
    dollar signs

    Why Trump should dump spreadsheets

    Many agencies still create multi-billion-dollar budgets in Excel spreadsheets, making it difficult to avoid the exact kind of waste the Office of Management and Budget wants to eliminate. 04/03/2017

  • Congress
    Shutterstock image.

    Senate appropriators go to Jared

    A pair of senators with a standing interest in improving IT acquisition is looking to Jared Kushner's new innovation team for help modernizing legacy tech. 04/03/2017

  • Comment
    Chat bubbles. Shutterstock image.

    Citizen engagement: a pathway for government reform

    New technologies are bringing citizens into the halls of government, and redefining how citizens collaborate in the future. 03/31/2017

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