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.
In a final rule to be published April 16, the Library of Congress will add published e-books to its mandatory deposit rule.
Security and lifecycle replacement remains a concern for localities, but an investigation of hundreds of jurisdictions found broad satisfaction with the way equipment performed during the 2016 election.
Acting IRS Commissioner David Kautter told a House panel that the agency has made significant progress on legacy system CADE2, but that conflicts with recent statements from the CIO.
While the United States dominates many areas of IT, Steve Kelman notes that the hotspots for certain sectors are clearly clustered elsewhere.
The drive for IT transformation is reaching far beyond technology into every aspect of agency operations.
Silicon Valley has become synonymous with innovation, but government leaders might be missing out on what’s going on in their own labs.
For the millions who seek a U.S. visa every year, giving up social media information and history may become a required step.
Poor security controls for an online tax transcript service at the IRS may be fueling refund fraud, an inspector general audit found.
Three ways federal IT program managers can proactively adapt to change.
The tech shop that grew out of the Obama-era Healthcare.gov fix-it squad appears to be a permanent fixture of government under the Trump administration.
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Steve Kelman notes (happily) that federal workers are being viewed as real people, rather than part of the problem.
Steve Kelman shares some surprising evidence on what really gives would-be contractors pause.
Steve Kelman shares a compelling argument that agencies should skip the buzzwords and simply embrace the principles of better software development.
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