• Veterans Affairs
    David Shulkin briefs reporters at the White House

    VA needs money fast for health record program

    To stay on track with an ambitious launch schedule, the Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to reprogram $374 million in current funds. 11/15/2017

  • Workforce
    Shutterstock image: Image ID: 622046576 By fullvector

    At 300 days, Trump faces hundreds of key vacancies

    At the important deadline set by the Federal Vacancies Reform Act, President Trump's pace for staffing key government positions continues to lag behind that of previous administrations. 11/14/2017

  • Oversight
    Report Card

    FITARA progress stalls

    Federal CIOs under the Trump administration have seen progress lag on implementing the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act, according to the latest scorecards. 11/14/2017

  • Contracting
    Shutterstock image: medical professional interacting with a handheld, tablet computer.

    Health records vendor looks to settle lawsuit with VA

    CliniComp wants to test its product's interoperability with VA and DOD electronic health records systems. 11/14/2017

  • Comment
    Shutterstock Image ID: 702495127 By vectorplus

    5 things to think about when modernizing agency IT

    With the MGT Act poised to become law, it's a matter of when -- not if -- federal agencies will modernize legacy software and infrastructure. 11/14/2017

  • Contracting
    fraud in digits

    Army IT official sentenced in bribery scheme

    Ranier Ramos, formerly of the U.S. Army Public Health Command, will serve a year in federal prison and pay millions in penalties and restitution. 11/13/2017

  • Congress
    shutterstock digital eye Stock illustration ID: 340300073 By enzozo

    House panel advances FISA reform

    The Judiciary committee passed a bill to require federal law enforcement to obtain a warrant before querying spy databases, but some are worried about potential loopholes. 11/13/2017

  • Open Government
    Shutterstock image: data analytics concept, blue.

    DATA Act oversight highlights growing pains

    The first round of oversight reports on financial reporting under the Data Act shows that most agencies are experiencing growing pains when it comes to implementing the recent law. Does that mean it's working? 11/09/2017

  • Procurement
    VA logo

    Judge rules protestor couldn't compete for Vista replacement

    In a recently unsealed ruling, a federal judge also noted that the administrative record lacks detail on why specifically Cerner was selected as the prime contractor for the replacement electronic health record system. 11/09/2017

  • Oversight
    agile development (Kmannn/Shutterstock.com)

    Agencies failing key agile test

    An oversight report found that most agencies were failing to certify implementation of incremental development on some major software projects. 11/08/2017

  • Critical Read
    Shutterstock image. Copyright: Lightspring

    A user's guide to IT modernization

    There are new big plans for federal IT modernization, but the old pitfalls remain. 11/08/2017

  • Cybersecurity
    Shutterstock image: protected hardware.

    OPM still plagued by cyber weaknesses, IG finds

    An oversight report found the Office of Personnel Management unready for its annual cyber audit, while the agency says that the CDM program will help mature agency efforts. 11/07/2017

  • Workforce
    hiring event silver spring md photo courtesy gsa

    Agencies pitch 500 tech jobs at recruiting event

    Civilian, military and intelligence agencies met candidates for 500 open jobs at a first-of-its-kind federal IT hiring event. 11/07/2017

  • Homeland Security
    illustration dollar sign in vise

    S&T budget woes could blunt DHS research

    The mission of the research arm of the Department of Homeland Security isn't helped by new budget priorities, a former undersecretary told a House Homeland Security subcommittee. 11/07/2017

  • Workforce
    Shutterstock image (by hin255): check the clock.

    Clock ticking on officials in acting roles

    The Vacancies Act sets time limits on the period for acting officials to occupy politically appointed roles -- and some of these officials are about to run out of time. 11/07/2017

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.

Opinion that Matters