IT Modernization

Shoddy Contracting Practices Lead to Overbilling at EPA

A limited review by the inspector general found the agency had paid of unallowable costs.

IT Modernization

Report: Government Wasted More Than $300B by Not Using Commercial Tech

Federal agencies should stop custom-building tech products and services, according to the Alliance for Digital Innovation.

Cybersecurity

Postal Service Warns of Fake Delivery Notices

Be cautious of attempted or intercepted package notices with links and attachments, the U.S. Postal Service’s inspector general said.

Sponsor Content

Cloud Security’s Clear Impact at Google Cloud Next‘19

Thirty new security products announced at Google Cloud Next'19 spurred conversation around how public sector leaders can maintain security expectations and cyber-safety, especially during times of digital migration.

Emerging Tech

NRO Is Offering $500K For Experimental Surveillance Tech

The National Reconnaissance Office revealed six areas for the 2019 cohort of the Director’s Innovation Initiative.

Emerging Tech

The Groups Bringing Forum Culture to Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg’s vision for communities on his platform is very different from how users are gathering together there organically.

CIO Briefing

‘Fairbnb’ Wants to Be the Unproblematic Alternative to Airbnb

The vacation rental industry is mired in claims that it harms neighborhoods and housing markets. Can a nonprofit co-op make the tourist trend a community asset?

IT Modernization

VA To Codify Customer Experience As Part of Core Values

The need to consider ease, effectiveness and emotion in all decisions will become part of the department’s Code of Federal Regulations.

Policy

The U.S. System for ‘Skilled’ Migrants Is Broken

Obtaining an H-1B visa was always complicated. Now it’s even harder to get one.

IT Modernization

GSA Selects OPM for Third Centers of Excellence

Under the program, OPM will work with industry to modernize its IT infrastructure and improve the government’s tech workforce planning.

Policy

Federal Infrastructure Funding is Good, but Local Governments Want Flexibility Too

Accessing federal funds for infrastructure projects is much too difficult, county leaders say. With reauthorization of the FAST Act on the table, they want a bigger say in how money can be spent.

CIO Briefing

Bill Would Stop Government From Paying Dead People

Congress wants to eliminate tens of millions of dollars wasted annually on benefits payments to the deceased.

Ideas

5 Soft Skills That Could Land You a Cybersecurity Career

Soft skills are just as critical as technical aptitude when preparing for a career in this booming field.

IT Modernization

One City’s Journey to Filing Complaints About Police Online

Austin, Texas, debuted an anonymous online feedback form that eases the process for residents to describe interactions they have with police officers

CIO Briefing

White House's OPM-GSA Merger Bill Gives an Unconfirmed Appointee Authority Over Personnel Rules

The Trump administration on Thursday sent lawmakers its proposal to reorganize the Office of Personnel Management.

CIO Briefing

Federal CIO Says OMB is ‘Working Aggressively’ on Automation Policy

The agency is tapping some of the government’s top scientific investigators to help produce the new strategy.

IT Modernization

GSA Launches Online Hub to Make Cloud Adoption Easier

The Cloud Information Center will serve as a one-stop shop for agency looking to expand their use of the tech.

CIO Briefing

To Unleash a Modern Workforce, America Must Revamp Education

Federal leaders say the nation needs to pivot education towards tech-focused training in fields like robotics.