• Acquisition
    shutterstock ID: 377287183 By Rei and Motion Studio

    Acquisition pros report optimism despite budget uncertainty

    A survey of federal acquisition specialists from the Professional Services Council found positive views of the workforce and communication efforts. 07/19/2018

  • Congress
    Claire McCaskill HSGAC hearing 2017

    Dems on Trump reorg: 'Where's the data?'

    Democrats in the Senate are reluctant to support the Trump administration's reorganization plan before OMB provides the underlying analysis used to justify claims it would lead to smoother governance. 07/18/2018

  • Management / Oversight
    reorganization (Paul Hakimata Photograph/Shutterstock.com)

    GAO wants better data, more workforce planning for government reorg

    The administration's proposed changes have the potential to save money long-term, but Congress' investigative arm wants to make sure the plan takes previous reorg attempts into account. 07/13/2018

  • Health IT
    VA headquarters in Wash., DC

    New VA office takes charge of electronic health record

    The move was announced as the House Veterans Affairs Committee established a new subcommittee to oversee the $16 billion Vista replacement effort 07/13/2018

  • Defense
    paths (cybrain/Shutterstock.com)

    DOD releases new digital engineering strategy

    The strategy emphasizes the need for culture shift, formalized development processes and innovation to modernize legacy defense systems. 07/09/2018

  • IT Leadership
    (Image by Stephen VanHorn/Shutterstock)

    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
    Shutterstock photo ID: photo ID: 245503636 By Mark Van Scyoc Sign outside the Internal Revenue Service building in downtown Washington, DC on December 26, 2014.

    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
    Shutterstock ID: 133503068 By ESB Professional

    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
    shutterstock image By enzozo; photo ID: 319763930

    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
    business opportunity (Khakimullin Aleksandr/Shutterstock.com)

    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
    (Image: jorgen mcleman/Shutterstock)

    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
    Shutterstock id 318454598  By BEST-BACKGROUNDS

    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

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