Digital Government

Farrell O'Neill Proffitt

This RIVA Solutions vice president used social media monitoring and engagement to transform the Education Department's aid application process.

IT Modernization

Federal cloud spending projected to soar -- just not quite yet

Deltek's latest report forecasts a sharp increase in cloud investments by FY 2019, but lingering concerns will likely hinder spending until FY 2016.

IT Modernization

Moving to the cloud (or finding reasons to wait)

A new survey of federal cloud efforts finds a number of pitfalls, both real and perceived, as agencies migrate to a cloud services provider.

IT Modernization

What we've got here is failure to communicate ...

At EA 2014, enterprise architects from across government grappled with the challenge of getting outsiders to understand what they do.

Workforce

Agencies' declining use of performance data

The government's use of performance information is down from 2007, despite GAO's attempts to promote its long-term operational benefits.

Digital Government

'Social as an enterprise strategy'

GSA CIO Sonny Hashmi offered attendees at a Digital Government Institute cloud and data conference insight into the evolving nature of government-citizen relations.

Cybersecurity

The burdens of data for IGs and auditors alike

The results are in for AGA & Kearny’s latest survey for federal IGs and state auditors, listing data analytics and cybersecurity at the forefront of their concerns.

Digital Government

What do 800,000 people have to say on net neutrality?

The Sunlight Foundation has teased patterns and sentiments from the FCC's massive data set of net neutrality public comments.

Cybersecurity

Defective by design?

IEEE's Computer Society Center for Secure Design has identified a number of security concerns for software architects to recognize and avoid.

IT Modernization

Naval center seeks information assurance assistance

The Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona is looking for training, IT support and other help to maintain certification and accreditation status for its networks.

Digital Government

When agency websites outshine Amazon and Apple

The latest E-Government Satisfaction Index finds solid performances across government, and a few agencies that are particular standouts.

IT Modernization

SAMHSA seeks input on IaaS solutions

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is exploring the possibility of transitioning to a government community cloud -- and perhaps to one provider in particular.

The long-term budget outlook

When the Congressional Budget Office reassured agencies that no last-minute sequesters are needed for fiscal 2014, it also revisited the long-term targets. The forecast: Steady growth, but slowly.

Cybersecurity

Before CyberVor: A dozen key federal breaches

As 1.2 billion internet logins are compromised, FCW revisits the most notable agency cyber-breaches of the last four years.

IT Modernization

13 things that are about to change at VA

With a new secretary in place and reform legislation headed for the president's desk, Department of Veterans Affairs IT and management practices have some big revisions ahead.

Acquisition

Are the spending floodgates about to open?

New analysis from Deltek suggests that fourth-quarter agency spending could be especially strong this year.

Cybersecurity

Senate panel approves IT, cyber legislation

FITARA, FISMA updates and a cybersecurity consolidation bill now move to the full Senate, as does the nomination of Shaun Donovan to head OMB.

IT Modernization

Which technologies really matter?

SolarWinds surveyed public sector IT professionals on the technologies having the biggest impact in their agencies -- and on how often their expertise is sought by top management.

People

Four join PSC's Technology Policy Council board

Kay Kapoor, Teresa Carlson, Greg Baroni and Steven Roth were added to the executive advisory board of the council, which was launched in March.

Cybersecurity

Information security incidents by agency

The Office of Management and Budget's annual report to Congress on the Federal Information Security Management Act details which agencies are getting hit and how.

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