As expected, the proposed federal budget contains $228 million for a general fund for IT modernization projects.
Federal IT leaders are sending strong signals to market players that government is preparing to shift to shared services at scale.
Study after study has argued that the Department of Defense is risk averse and unable to rapidly adapt to changing technology. One former official says it's time to use force to change innovation culture at the Pentagon.
The Department of Homeland Security needs to strengthen and formalize CIO contract approval and evaluation procedures to fully comply with FITARA, according to a new report.
A spreadsheet of the Trump administration's 2018 budget request leaked to the group Third Way indicates support for a technology modernization fund.
While the DOD is working through major acquisition reforms mandated by the 2017 NDAA, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is trying to streamline the way the DOD buys smaller goods and services and audits the process.
To achieve a balanced budget without tax hikes would require a 12 to 13 percent cut in government spending, said OMB Director Mick Mulvaney.
While DIUx is addressing defense innovation and acquisition shortfalls, experts say the need for a procurement acceleration program shows just how broken the acquisition process is.
The Modernizing Government Technology Act passed the House of Representatives on a voice vote, but the Senate outlook is less certain.
Claire Grady, who has held senior procurement positions at the Defense Department and the Department of Homeland Security, is President Trump's nominee for deputy undersecretary for management at DHS.
The federal government's standards setter is offering agencies advice on how to implement the cybersecurity framework.
Tech leaders are already planning how to spend the money in the Modernizing Government Technology Act.
Inspectors general report that the hiring freeze negatively affected their operations and raised concerns that proposed budget cuts could jeopardize their ability to conduct oversight.
How to shift leverage back to government deal-makers and fund IT modernization from within.
Hiring flexibility and attracting younger workers are key goals in workforce legislation set to be introduced in the Senate.