Now at the four-year mark, Obama-era digital teams have spanned solidly across two administrations. But with the earliest hires hitting the end of their terms, what do their legacies and futures look like?
The Protecting Americans Votes and Elections Act sponsored by six Senate Democrats looks to digital ballot uncertainty by requiring paper ballots for all federal elections.
Defense Department digital experts were invited to speak at the recent CfA Summit, and some attendees took offense. Steve Kelman argues that civic tech should embrace such debates.
Agencies are looking to transform everything from contract writing to identity management. The trick could be getting governance to catch up to the tech.
Reimagined tech and modernization funds can accomplish only so much if policies and processes don't keep pace.
It takes a deliberate, concerted effort from experts to carefully untangle all the threads of bad software development practices and return the effort to coherence.
The Office of American Innovation is set to expire at the end of the Trump administration, but one key official sees its effect enduring at the agency level.
The U.S. Digital Service is adding a digital services contracting certification to create a cadre of "technology acquisition mavericks."
Should the government continue to host a Yelp for financial services? The people who built it think it should.
A new report on election security by the Senate Intel committee calls for paper backups for state voter registration databases, risk assessments for voting machine manufacturers and better sensor technology for state and local election systems.
A bill to drive evidence-based policymaking and require chief data officers at agencies has the support of the House Speaker, but remains stuck in the Senate.
Steve Kelman digs into the actual mechanics of a U.S. Digital Service team's partnership with a particular agency.
A federal advisory committee wants agencies build Freedom of Information Act responsiveness into acquisition and tech plans.
IT modernization funds and real estate questions also featured prominently at an April 17 hearing on the General Services Administration's appropriation.
The tech failure at IRS may not be due to legacy IT, but rather to modern front-end systems that are typically hardened and tested in advance the annual filing deadline.
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