Health IT

Memo to President Obama: HealthCare.gov Is More Than Just a Website

The botched insurance exchange site shines a bright light on the government's problems with buying technology.

Health IT

Health Exchange Website Failures Were Both Predicted and Predictable

And that’s why the administration’s bungling of HealthCare.gov is so baffling.

IT Modernization

Furloughed Feds May Have to Turn in Cellphones, Other Mobile Devices

Law prohibits government employees from working outside the office in the event of a shutdown.

Ideas

If You Want to Follow Federal Technology News, This App is for You

The Nextgov iPhone app delivers news and more to mobile users.

CIO Briefing

In-Q-Tel Investment Signals Intel Community Focus on Data Sharing

Deal with Socrata could help intelligence agencies share information more efficiently.

CIO Briefing

What Politicians Don't Tell You About Federal Employees

Meet 19 people who will make you rethink what government service is all about.

Ideas

Meet Jennifer Pahlka: She Wants to Reboot the Way You Work

The founder of Code for America will soon become the deputy U.S. chief technology officer.

IT Modernization

Secret Service Explores a Unified System to Manage Smartphones, Tablets

Administrators would be able to remotely wipe employee devices if problems are detected.

CIO Briefing

Timeline: Bold Ideas Well Applied Can Change the World

From the transcontinental telegraph to the Human Genome Project, federal agencies have spurred some of the nation’s greatest breakthroughs.

CIO Briefing

Video: Jon Stewart's 'Progress Report' on VA Claims Backlog

The Daily Show takes on the federal bureaucracy again.

CIO Briefing

Eight Agencies Make Harvard’s Top 25 List for Government Innovation

HUD is recognized for two programs, one to foster economic growth and another to help failing communities.

Emerging Tech

Meet Two Feds Who Made Government Work Better

A little technology smartly applied can move the bureaucracy in a new direction.

Ideas

Got a Problem with IT Reform? Let us Know.

The bill will fundamentally change the way agencies purchase technology.

Emerging Tech

Empowering Innovation One Great Idea at a Time

Richard Boly is on a mission to identify future technology leaders at the State Department.

CIO Briefing

Pentagon Grounds F-35 Aircraft Fleet

Suspension is the latest setback to the troubled Joint Strike Fighter program.

CIO Briefing

To cut costs, Defense and VA scrap plans for new electronic health record

Instead of building a system from scratch, the departments will integrate existing systems.

Cybersecurity Report

Cyber Command’s growth plan raises a lot of questions

For starters, where will the military find enough skilled computer experts?

Cybersecurity Report

Pentagon’s cyber pilot dropout rate signals trouble ahead

Protecting privately-owned critical infrastructure is hugely complicated.

IT Modernization

GSA considers creating a cloud services brokerage

Key issues will be the broker’s neutrality and compliance with FedRAMP.

Ideas

Power Outages, Rabbit Holes and the Importance of Redundancy