IT Modernization

DISA expanding industry partnerships, official says

The defense technology agency wants to help warfighters ‘create cloud environments’ in hours instead of ‘weeks or months,’ an official said Wednesday.

Enhancing the FITARA scorecard

Opportunities exist to enhance the FITARA scorecard to ensure its continued relevance and to keep pace with technology changes.

Pentagon expects to award $9 billion cloud contract in December

The Pentagon’s chief information officer said the multi-cloud, multi-vendor JWCC contract will be awarded “in about a month.”

DISA faces down procurement challenges

An official for the defense support agency says procurement processes need to keep up with emerging technologies and new security standards.

Protests hit CACI's $5.7B Air Force win

Every other company that bid on the enterprise IT services contract wants at least a second chance at it.

Peraton gets second chance at $800M in Social Security IT work

The Social Security Administration will no longer conduct a price realism analysis, which was the main sticking point of Peraton's protest.

IRS free file figures into Senate Dems' reconciliation bill

Questions about the tax agency's capacity to deliver and support a public online tax filing system.

Senate appropriators seek alternatives to TMF

The House package includes a $100 million infusion for the Technology Modernization Fund, but the Senate appropriators have longstanding doubts about the no-year revolving fund.

TMF announces over $26 million for three projects

The Technology Modernization Fund is making good on its promise earlier this year to support projects focusing on improving public-facing digital services.

GPO unveils key priorities for 5-year modernization plan

The Government Publishing Office is including a six-step process to emphasize its modernization and innovation efforts over the next five years.

CISA seeks public feedback on TIC 3.0 cloud use case

Trusted Internet Connections use cases provide guidance on secure implementations of specific platforms, services and environments.

States need to invest in unemployment systems, Labor secretary tells Congress

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh spoke with lawmakers about a week after the Government Accountability Office added the unemployment program to its high risk list of poorly performing government programs.

How TMF is managing its commitment to customer experience projects

Having technologists on the team assessing potential projects and active TMF investments has been a key change over the past year, program leaders told FCW.

House panel passes funding bill with $100M for TMF

The $29.8 billion General Government and Financial Services spending bill was advanced by an appropriations subcommittee on Thursday.

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.