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.
As agencies push modernization, they should ditch risky spreadsheets and leverage automation to improve budgeting processes.
A sense of urgency is important, but agencies must map a clear path forward before rushing in.
The move is the latest step in the long-planned modernization of the System of Award Management.
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.
To successfully manage an IT consolidation, leaders must know the requirements, develop a strategy, get employee buy-in and measure the results.
It’s time to confront, not ignore, the changing expectations for CIOs.
Steve Kelman digs into the actual mechanics of a U.S. Digital Service team's partnership with a particular agency.
The Modernizing Government Technology Act can help bridge the budget gaps, but agencies need other funding sources to fully address decades of “technical debt.”
Public-private partnerships are a powerful tool for tackling large, multiyear modernization challenges.
Federal CIO Suzette Kent said that the board managing the Technology Modernization Fund expects the first raft of projects to be approved this week.
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.