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

    NAACP sues Commerce amid concerns over census prep, funding

    The NAACP has filed a lawsuit against the Commerce Department alleging the agency illegally withheld internal documents regarding the Census Bureau's preparation for the 2020 count. 10/06/2017

  • Point-Counterpoint
    Shutterstock image: executive connecting individuals to one another.

    The CIO and government IT

    Two longtime federal IT leaders discuss the pros and cons of elevating agency CIOs in the executive branch power structure. 10/06/2017

  • Tracee Boxley GPO CIO

    GPO names CIO

    The Government Publishing Office tapped acting CIO Tracee Boxley for its top technology job. 10/05/2017

  • IT Modernization
    Shutterstock image (by Your Design): Human head creating a new idea.

    Oracle rips innovation shops

    In comments on a planned governmentwide modernization scheme, database firm Oracle called on the federal government to rethink open source and hiring software coders. 10/04/2017

  • Contracting
    Shutterstock ID 623134292  By Dmitry Guzhanin.

    GSA looks to help startups navigate big contracts

    The General Services Administration offers vendors a roadmap to getting on Multiple Award Schedules. 09/26/2017

  • Critical Read
    Shutterstock image: software development.

    A how-to software guide for federal managers

    A guide from 18F aimed at federal managers without a software engineering background prioritizes continuous, incremental improvement and user-centered design. 09/22/2017

  • Digital Gov
    Shutterstock image: library of congress from a distance.

    LOC launches digital labs

    The Library of Congress wants innovators to find new ways to explore and utilize the institution's vast digital collections. 09/21/2017

  • Cybersecurity
    SEC Chairman Jay Clayton

    SEC owns up to 2016 breach

    A key database of financial information was breached in 2016, possibly in support of insider trading, said the Securities and Exchange Commission. 09/21/2017

  • Innovation
    Shutterstock image (Dencg) : digital government concept.

    Trump tech office looks to improve customer experience

    A senior White House tech adviser said that administration's priorities include improving citizen-facing services, shared services and pushing open government legislation. 09/19/2017

  • People
    Mary Davie, GSA

    GSA elevates Davie, makes changes at 18F

    Longtime IT procurement specialist Mary Davie is now deputy commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service, while 18F Acting Executive Director Dave Zvenyach becomes acting assistant commissioner for the FAS Office of Systems Management. 09/18/2017

  • Modernization
    Matt Lira, shown here speaking at FCW

    White House's IT policy deadline looms

    Administration will collect comments on a draft plan to rethink federal IT through Sept. 20, leading to a final report and a year-long flurry of activity to consolidate networks and develop new cloud policy. 09/18/2017

  • Identity
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

    Mnuchin: Commercial sector should solve digital ID

    The federal government can help the private sector develop secure identity technologies, but it shouldn't pick tech winners and losers, according to the Treasury secretary. 09/14/2017

  • Cybersecurity

    New guidelines for hack-proof elections get a key vote of approval

    A committee of the Election Assistance Commission approved a set of guidelines designed to make voting more secure and more accessible. 09/12/2017

  • Records Management
    Shutterstock image: digital record infrastructure.

    DOD objects to digital-only plan from NARA

    The Department of Defense says a plan to go to all-digital federal records accession will cost too much and interfere with existing digitization plans. 09/11/2017

  • Elections
    Electronic voting

    Is low-tech the answer to election security?

    Some experts say that given uneven IT security requirements for voting systems, the best protection against election hacking may be less technology. 09/08/2017

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