IT Modernization

Census bureau to track assets with RFID in pilot program

The Census Bureau has put out a call to vendors to provide information on RFID systems that could track thousands of assets.

IT Modernization

NARA e-mail service on the fritz

Efforts to replace faulty network equipment have been complicated by problems with U.S. trade law.

IT Modernization

Federal sites rapped over accessibility problems

When the revamped Recovery.gov went live this month, advocates for people with disabilities noticed the site had accessibility limitations. Other sites also have lapses in complying with accessibility laws.

IT Modernization

Obama orders environmental measures for agencies

Federal data centers must be run in energy-efficient ways under a new executive order.

IT Modernization

Judge sends Deepwater false claims lawsuit to trial

A U.S. District Court judge refuses to dismiss the False Claims Act lawsuit against the Deepwater contractors and sets trial for next year.

IT Modernization

Agencies prepare for merged Dell-Perot Systems

Agencies and experts say Dell and Perot Systems will continue providing the same level of service.

DOD repurposed IT equipment without scrubbing sensitive info, audit reveals

Some DOD organizations have been sending IT hardware away for reuse without properly scrubbing sensitive data first, IG finds.

IT Modernization

Lawmakers hit DHS on electronic border surveillance system

Lawmakers scolded Homeland Security Department officials for the latest round of delays on the SBInet electronic border surveillance project.

IT Modernization

IRS fails to plug all security gaps, IG says

The IRS has installed effective security controls on its laptop computers, but still has problems with reporting breaches and in backup data storage, a new report says.

IT Modernization

State plans to seek help for data center consolidation

The State Department plans to award a task order for help with its data center consolidation program.

IT Modernization

A SWAT team for enterprise app woes

The Coast Guard Operation Systems Center employs a dedicated task force to troubleshoot complex problems with its own applications.

IT Modernization

Come join the homeland security review

Starting today people can go online to participate in a wide-ranging review of the Homeland Security Department designed to help shape the department over the coming years.

IT Modernization

GAO: Details needed on electronic records system

The National Archives and Records Administration's spending plan for its Electronic Records Archive system needs important details, GAO has found.

IT Modernization

DHS, FCC don't coordinate some networks, GAO says

The Homeland Security Department and the Federal Communications Commission need to coordinate their efforts on public safety emergency communications, according to a new report.

IT Modernization

Altman named to lead IBM Global Public Sector

Anne Altman has been named general manager of IBM Corp.’s Global Public Sector, effective August 1.

IT Modernization

IG: DHS should get new infrastructure data system

The Homeland Security Department should finish the acquisition process for a new system that will be used to keep track of critical infrastructure, DHS' inspector general said.

IT Modernization

IT costs central to Real ID, PASS ID debate

Backers of the Real ID Act and proposed PASS ID Act have been debating the extent to which states need to make expensive information technology investments to improve the security of driver's licenses.

IT Modernization

DHS to vendors: Help us shield dot-gov domain

The Homeland Security Department wants information from companies on their solutions that could be used to protect the government's domain used by civilian agencies.

IT Modernization

IT central to debate over Real ID, PASS ID

Backers of a new driver's license security program say the current Real ID program's costly IT requirements are unnecessary and won't work for states.

IT Modernization

Creative destruction at work

Netbook computers can tell you a lot about where information technology is headed in the not-too-distant future. The days of big system, multiyear efforts to design and build new government IT applications are largely behind us.

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