Tech experts call on feds to coordinate benefits solutions

With surges in unemployment insurance applications straining legacy IT systems at the state level, digital services specialists say that the federal government should take a more central role in fielding tech infrastructure.

USCIS cancels furloughs

The planned furloughs of more than 13,000 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services employees set for Aug. 30 have been called off, the agency announced today.

NSA and CISA push guidance for BootHole fix

Federal agencies are moving to put out custom guidance for dealing with a widespread bootloader bug that can be complicated to patch due to software and firmware interdependencies.

Sustainment issues plague F-35’s logistics IT backbone

Questions remain about the replacement for the F-35’s logistics infrastructure, Autonomic Logistics Information Systems, which has been riddled with errant alerts and corrupted data transfer.

GSA forecasts Stars III solicitation

The General Services Administration wants to issue the final request for proposals for a key governmentwide small business contract by end of the fiscal year.

Old tech can help IRS catch wealthy tax cheats

The IRS’ legacy tech is effective at flagging high-income taxpayers who skip filing, but a lack of staff and low prioritization is leaving billions on the table.

$3T COVID relief bill includes tech money and restructures health acquisition

The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, proposed by House Democrats, calls for far more than additional stimulus checks and emergency funding for state and local governments. FCW breaks down the provisions.

DOD watchdog can't prove White House interference in $10B JEDI award

An oversight report found several missteps and cases of ethical misconduct, but could not substantiate allegations of White House interference in the award of the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract to Microsoft.

AFGE member alleges ex-president abused her adult son for years

A day after J. David Cox resigned amid charges of sexual harassment and misusing union funds, other alleged victims react to the newest allegations.

Gillibrand bill would create new data protection agency

The independent agency would be charged with coordinating federal policy on privacy, process complaints from consumers and launch investigations and audits. 

Evans out at Energy Department

The Department of Energy is replacing Karen Evans at DOE's Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response office with a cyber official from NSA.

FDA wants to upgrade ethics filing platform

The Food and Drug Administration aims to improve the way documents for ethics rules compliance are filed and tracked.

Future-proofing government by fostering connections

Collaboration in and among agencies and dedication to customer service will ensure government can meet the demands of the future.

Iowa and the maladministration of technology

Government agencies take note: When IT is woven into essential civic missions, failed execution can threaten the entire enterprise.

Pentagon finalizes CMMC standard for contractors

The Defense Department released its first unified cybersecurity standard that all defense contractors will have to meet by 2026.

Agencies plan for developing data science talent

The Data Science Training Pilot gives agencies a chance to see the benefits of data science projects while reskilling employees.

You're IT: New policies, new opportunities for federal CIOs

CIOs can use hard data to help add value to the modernization discussion.