IT Modernization

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.

Streamlining delivery at USDA

Rebecca Piazza, former 18F acting executive director, is working at USDA on customer experience in food and nutrition benefits. The hope is that the work could increase participation in programs by taking away administrative burdens.

What’s next for FedRAMP?

Over the last 18 months, as the COVID-19 pandemic pushed agency networks to the brink, FedRAMP’s role in ensuring secure federal IT systems has become more critical than ever.

USAID plans new ‘Digital Front Door’ portal for contractors

The U.S. Agency for International Development is seeking public feedback on a plan to streamline data reporting requirements for contractors by establishing a single portal for all digital information.

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DISA done with MilCloud 2.0

The program, which has a contract set to expire in May 2022, was designed to help DOD users from the military services and combatant commands leverage commercial cloud services.

GSA preps draft solicitations for major cloud BPA

The General Services Administration released new details this week about an upcoming multiple-award blanket purchase agreement to help speed up enterprisewide modernization initiatives and meet increased demand for secure commercial cloud products and services.