• IT Modernization
    By Zarnell Photography shutterstock photo ID: 658921729

    As the Coast Guard wrestles with aging IT, cloud is a long-term conversation

    U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Karl Schultz has his eyes on JEDI, but says his service is years away from true cloud adoption. 08/03/2018

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

    Phase II Centers of Excellence solicitations are out

    USDA and GSA pushed out requests for proposals to help implement the next stage of the administration's Centers of Excellence program, but they require a quick turnaround. 08/02/2018

  • Oversight
    By alphaspirit shutterstock photo ID: 171785249

    Proposed OPM-GSA merger includes IT consolidation

    As part of a proposed shift of most of OPM's function to GSA, officials plan a sharp consolidation of HR systems and the digitization of paper-based health and retirement records. 07/26/2018

  • IT Modernization
    shutterstock image By enzozo; photo ID: 319763930

    Hurd, White House push for MGT funding

    The Senate zeroed out funding for the Modernizing Government Technology Act for FY 2019, and House supporters and the White House are hoping to get the money back on the table. 07/25/2018

  • Citizen Services
    By Andrea Izzotti shutterstock id 147037244

    White House looks to GEAR up

    The Trump administration wants input on a new center that would bring together government and industry researchers and academics to help modernize processes and services. 07/25/2018

  • 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

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