Among the current crop of "Sunshine Week" bills are measures to continually update the Plum Book of federal appointments and to require the president to establish records management controls to store electronic messages in a way that they can later be searched and retrieved.
The intelligence community's newly declassified report largely concludes Russia attempted to meddle in the U.S. election through influence operations but did not attempt the kinds of cyberattacks observed in 2016.
The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act was signed into law on Thursday. In addition to a massive influx of funding to support Americans harmed by the economic fallout of the pandemic, there is funding available for IT modernization and provision to help the federal workforce cope with COVID-19.
The $1.9 trillion bill is aimed at Americans suffering financial hardships from the pandemic, but in the federal IT community, the bill will be remembered for the dramatic expansion of the Technology Modernization Fund.
The OPM tech chief is moving to the White House to lead civilian federal IT policy.
An executive order issued Sunday on voting access includes a directive to the Office of Personnel Management to support federal employees looking to vote or serve as poll workers or observers during elections.
Knowledge-based authentication for call centers is cumbersome and can increase risk of spoofing, but there are tech-based alternatives.
Fraudulent unemployment benefit claims since March could end up costing tens of billions of dollars, the memo says.
Responding to Steve Kelman's recent blog post, Alan Thomas shares the inside story on 18F's evolution.
A deadline looms for switching to all-digital records, but the pandemic and other developments are presenting new challenges.
The $500 million bill would pay for the Department of Labor to help develop new benefits technology capabilities to share with states and to establish a digital services team to develop and maintain the tech.
Steve Kelman hits a nerve regarding the civic tech crowd, and asks if the criticism is warranted.
Lawmakers are looking to President Biden's Labor Secretary nominee Marty Walsh for help on modernizing unemployment insurance delivery, worker safety and stimulating growth in STEM jobs.
Accenture Federal Services lost yet another protest in its effort to hold on to a contract operating the Healthcare.gov exchange that connects health insurance applicants to coverage available under the Affordable Care Act.
Alternative hiring assessments show promise for improving the yield of successful applicants from federal job postings.