• Comment
    Shutterstock ID 792858589 by Andrey_Popov

    The time to modernize government payroll systems is now

    The federal government's leading evangelist of shared services explains why it makes sense to bring payroll to the cloud. 05/30/2018

  • Cloud
    cloud migration

    DHS CIO plans multi-cloud strategy

    John Zangardi is spinning up a cloud steering group to develop an enterprisewide strategy for DHS that will include multiple providers. 05/29/2018

  • Telecom
    Stock photo ID: 658810513 By asharkyu

    GSA pushes agencies to adopt EIS

    Some agency telecom buyers may be going slowly because of the dizzying array of services offered under GSA's $50 billion telecom contract vehicle. 05/29/2018

  • Management
    CIO (Panchenko Vladimir/Shutterstock.com)

    The evolving role of the CIO

    The CIO job has come a long way since the Clinger Cohen Act, but modernization, politics and bureaucratic sprawl continue to shape the position in ways both good and bad. 05/29/2018

  • 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

  • Defense
    secure chip (Virgiliu Obada/Shutterstock.com)

    Army looks to retool risk management

    Col. Donald Bray, the Army's acting cyber director, explained how the service is adapting the Defense Department’s risk management framework guidance to fit its operational needs. 05/24/2018

  • Cybersecurity
    cybersecurity (vs148/Shutterstock.com)

    Looking forward to a more-flexible CDM

    Agency officials hope the new CDM DEFEND vehicle will eliminate mismatches between cybersecurity solutions and legacy tech at agencies and promote better communication between vendors and program managers. 05/24/2018

  • Cybersecurity

    CDM acquisition gets simpler

    The General Services Administration is building more flexibility into the acquisition vehicles for cybersecurity services that are part of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program. 05/23/2018

  • Management
    modernization (alphaspirit/Shutterstock.com)

    CIOs push back on FITARA scores

    Officials at two agencies with low Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act grades pushed back on their scores and outlined their future modernization plans before a House panel. 05/23/2018

  • Mobile
    The Pentagon (Photo by Ivan Cholakov / Shutterstock)

    Pentagon cracks down on personal mobile devices

    Under a new policy, Defense employees and contractors are restricted from bringing their personal mobile devices into secure areas designated for processing, handling and discussion of classified information. 05/23/2018

  • Workforce
    shutterstock  ID: 402857011 By vectorfusionart

    USDS to certify new acquisition specialty

    The U.S. Digital Service is adding a digital services contracting certification to create a cadre of "technology acquisition mavericks." 05/23/2018

  • Oversight
    shutterstock id ID: 136789151 By Leszek Glasner

    FITARA grades continue their slide

    More agencies' grades dropped on the sixth Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act scorecard. 05/22/2018

  • Shared Services
    Shutterstock ID 792858589 by Andrey_Popov

    GSA previews $2.5 billion payroll acquisition

    The General Services Administration is looking to acquire a commercial software solution for government payroll. 05/18/2018

  • Congress
    mobile devices (Leonardo da/Shuterstock.com)

    Bill to preserve ZTE sanctions clears committee

    An amendment designed to block Trump's proposed rollback of sanctions against Chinese telecom firm ZTE passed its first legislative hurdle. 05/18/2018

  • Shared Services
    business management (Alexander Supertramp/Shutterstock.com)

    GSA takes the long view on shared services

    Agency transition to shared services could be eased by the same fee model that supports agencies move to the EIS telecom contract. 05/16/2018

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