• IT Leadership
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    GSA looking for new telecom director

    The General Services Administration wants to fill a senior executive position that provides strategic vision for its Telecommunications Services program. 07/09/2018

  • Legacy IT
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    Trump IRS pick faces massive IT challenge

    Charles Rettig, the Trump administration's pick to lead the IRS, told lawmakers at his June 28 confirmation hearing that the tax agency's legacy tech is one of its most critical challenges. 06/29/2018

  • Health IT
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    VA's new health record could yield savings – in 10 years

    As the Department of Veterans Affairs embarks on a decade-long, $16 billion journey to replace its homegrown electronic health records system with a commercial platform, there's some hope that there will be savings on the post-implementation side. 06/27/2018

  • Comment
    processes (NicoElNino/Shutterstock.com)

    Short-term savings or long-term transformation?

    With the Trump administration's government reorganization plan out, it's worth examining strategies for how to balance demands for budget cuts with big-picture organizational change. 06/25/2018

  • IT Modernization

    First EIS contract awards loom

    The Social Security Administration is evaluating contract proposal responses while it waits for GSA to finish testing EIS contractors’ back-office systems. 06/19/2018

  • Modernization
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    A new push for more actionable IT spending data

    The White House and the General Services Administration are seeking information from industry about how to make federal IT spending more transparent and run IT operations more like a business. 06/18/2018

  • Modernization
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    House appropriators approve $150 million for TMF in FY2019

    The House Appropriations Committee approved a bill that would provide $150 million for the centralized fund created by the Modernizing Government Technology Act, falling $60 million short of the White House’s fiscal year 2019 request and $100 million short of what the MGT Act authorizes. 06/14/2018

  • FCW Perspectives
    IoT (a-image/Shutterstock.com)

    Getting smart about intelligent automation

    Agencies are looking to transform everything from contract writing to identity management. The trick could be getting governance to catch up to the tech. 06/01/2018

  • Management
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    Will an IT update revamp government?

    Reimagined tech and modernization funds can accomplish only so much if policies and processes don't keep pace. 05/30/2018

  • Comment
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    How technical debt makes government software crap, and what we can do about it

    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. 05/29/2018

  • IT Modernization
    The White House (Photo by Sean Pavone / Shutterstock)

    OAI looks to build permanence before it disappears

    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. 05/25/2018

  • Comment
    President Trump

    A silver bullet for budget formulation

    As agencies push modernization, they should ditch risky spreadsheets and leverage automation to improve budgeting processes. 05/24/2018

  • Comment
    machine data (pluie_r/Shutterstock.com)

    From fighting fires to shaping the future: 4 steps to IT modernization

    A sense of urgency is important, but agencies must map a clear path forward before rushing in. 05/21/2018

  • Modernization
    GSA Headquarters (Photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock)

    GSA moves grant site

    The move is the latest step in the long-planned modernization of the System of Award Management. 05/16/2018

  • IT Modernization
    men dragging servers uphill

    Why more agencies aren’t applying for TMF funds

    Despite general agreement the Modernizing Government Technology Act was a win for federal IT, just nine projects were initially submitted for money from the central IT fund the law created. 05/04/2018

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