• Open Data
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    Agencies looking beyond Data Act deadline

    The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act’s first submission deadline is a few days away, but agencies are already counting the benefits and looking to future uses. 05/04/2017

  • Acquisition
    room of computers

    What’s next for agile acquisition?

    As agencies ramp up their IT modernization efforts, increased acquisition training at the agency procurement level and support from the White House and legislative levels play a central role. 05/02/2017

  • Management
    White House vector

    White House takes on technology revamp

    The White House is standing up a technology council to "transform and modernize" the government's IT and digital services. 05/01/2017

  • Open Data
    Shutterstock image (by Laborant): clear magnifying glass, blurred binary code.

    Senators seek to protect federal data

    Sens. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) introduced a bill seeking to protect public access to open government data through legislation and prevent its removal without sufficient public notice. 04/28/2017

  • Alec Ross -state

    E-diplomacy guru seeks elected office

    Alec Ross, a pioneer of e-diplomacy at the State Department and an adviser to Hillary Clinton, is running for governor of Maryland. 04/27/2017

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

    OMB seeks more specific IT spending data

    New guidance instructs agencies to break out investments for seven standard "support IT" categories. 04/27/2017

  • 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

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