IT Modernization

Survey: Government Faces Increasing Threat from Stolen Accounts

But agencies may not be taking the right steps to mitigate the account takeovers.

DOD's Commercial Virtual Remote Environment Officially Sunsets

The environment for collaboration that supported telework during the pandemic expired.

ICE Is Consolidating IT Systems to a Single Vendor Platform

Immigration and Customs Enforcement is looking for a vendor to help with app development and shifting existing tools to the ServiceNow platform.

GAO: Tech, Automation Improved Decennial Census Productivity

More than half of the Americans self-responded to the decennial census using the internet in 2020.

FDA Tells NIST Securing ‘Critical Software’ Extends Beyond Devices

Two federal agencies were among those who submitted comments to the National Institute of Standards and Technology for shaping deliverables under a recent executive order.

Pentagon Releases Cloud Strategy for Operations Outside U.S.

The strategy emphasizes the need to deploy software quickly and securely to the tactical edge.

FBI Seeks a Vendor to Help with Multiyear IT Modernization Project

The Office of the Chief Information Officer is creating a new contract to help with the IT Modernization Initiative and other major efforts.

Defense Officials Tout Proposed Tech Investments But Senators Focus on Divestments

Senate Armed Services Committee lawmakers focused on the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.

GSA Needs an IT Vendor to Help Manage Its Lease App: G-REX

The Public Buildings Service’s app undergoes biweekly maintenance updates and occasionally ships major enhancements.

Government’s Contract Spending Reached Record High in Fiscal 2020

Fiscal 2020 is the fifth straight year of increased government contract spending, according to Bloomberg Government.

Joint DOD-VA Medical Center Will Be Major Test for Electronic Health Record Interoperability

Officials said they are preparing to deploy the new records system at “the most integrated facility” in the Defense and Veterans Affairs health care networks.

COVID-19 Messages Make Emergency Alerts Just Another Text in the Crowd on Your Home Screen

Many people still react to such messages with uncertainty, irritation and intense emotion.

Digital Engineering Could Speed Wartime Arms Production

It could also allow contractors to build and modernize weapons they did not create.

Where’s the DOD IT Budget Breakdown?

The previous two administrations released separate DOD IT budget documentation going back to at least 2013, but the Biden administration has not yet done the same.

DHS Faces Rising Costs as Planned Biometrics Cloud Gets Pushed Back

Three years behind schedule, the move from legacy IDENT to the new Amazon-hosted HART system is now slated for the end of 2021.

How the Pandemic Impacted Government’s Cloud Migration Plans: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

While federal, state and local agencies remain firm believers in hybrid environments, they face several obstacles.