IT Modernization

TMF looks to measure more than just cost savings

The board of the Technology Modernization Fund is looking to support projects that impact the public through improved customer experience, Executive Director Raylene Yung said Thursday.

TSP participants bemoan bumpy recordkeeper transition

Federal employees and retirees have reported problems with setting up new accounts for online access to the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program, and the agency’s call center has been deluged.

DOD to debut virtual desktops for certain highly classified programs

The effort, which sunsets "Chinstrap" desktop hardware, has been a key priority in the Pentagon's CIO shop.

Senators push for $300M boost to TMF

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are urging appropriators to back a Biden administration request to add $300 million to the Technology Modernization Fund.

How the TMF helps agencies pave the way toward zero trust

The Education Department chief information security credits the Technology Modernization Fund with providing the agency crucial support and fundamental resources to create a more secure architecture.

JRSS transition still a work in progress

The Defense Information Systems Agency isn't getting rid of the embattled Joint Regional Security Stacks just yet. But it is working on a transition plan as it brings Thunderdome online.

CISA seeks comment on visibility effort being piloted with cloud service providers

The agency is starting to spend the $690 million it got through the American Rescue Act to monitor security and respond to incidents across federal civilian networks.

IRS aims to clear backlogged tax returns by end of year

As of March 18, the backlog of unprocessed paper tax returns was at nearly 15 million but IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig told lawmakers that he wants to get that to a “healthy” level. 

Code for America's CEO on this moment in civic tech

Amanda Renteria talks about the recent customer experience executive order, the non-profit's work in federal and state government service delivery and what's next.

Navy CIO touts NGEN's promise

Aaron Weis, the Navy's chief information officer, said the Navy is looking at "fundamental" architecture changes to make its network more agile and secure.

GSA's DUNS replacement set to go live

The General Services Administration is ready to flip the switch in early April on the non-proprietary entity identifier that is replacing the old DUNS number in federal contracting systems.

IRS plans to add 200 technologists

One of the things new techies at the IRS could work on is the modernization of its 60-year old core tax processing system, not slated to be done until 2030.

Connolly, Issa launch IT modernization caucus

The lawmakers behind the FITARA legislation are establishing a new caucus centered around IT modernization issues.

DISA is working on unified plan to phase out Joint Regional Security Stacks

As the Defense Department's top IT agency moves forward with Thunderdome, it's answer to zero trust, it's also mapping out how the embattled JRSS program feeds into it.

IRS plans new version of its $700M digital platform contract

The Integrated Enterprise Portal 2.0 procurement will cover some of the most widely used, public-facing IRS applications.

House FISMA draft codifies federal CISO role, looks to shared services

The House Oversight Committee is considering the first updates to the Federal Information Security Modernization Act in seven years, amid increasingly sophisticated cyber risks and threats.