IT Modernization

Official: VA’s Legacy EHR Must Be Maintained, But Not a Long-Term Solution

The official cautioned that “modernization would require VistA be rewritten almost from scratch.”

NTIA Wants Public Insight on How to Disperse Billions in Internet for All Funding

The agency is looking for comments on how it should structure two grant programs that will provide almost $2.7 billion in funding for digital equity initiatives.

VA’s New EHR System ‘Continues to Burn Money,’ Top Republican Says

The U.S. comptroller general told members of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee that VA has spent “over $1.7 billion dollars for failed predecessor electronic healthcare record systems” prior to the new Oracle Cerner EHR system.

Watchdog: Agencies are Close to Clearing All Data Center Recommendations

The Government Accountability Office found that agencies have implemented a majority of its recommendations to optimize data centers, but have 16 remaining that would boost savings.

Good Government Report Details 5 Components of a Successful Cloud Strategy

The report—based on agency use cases—found that a successful strategy includes planning, testing, security, transformation and optimization.

TMF Invests Over $40M to Improve Cybersecurity and Digital Services

The Technology Modernization Fund’s most recent investments will go to the Social Security Administration, the Treasury Department and the U.S. Agency for Global Media.

Top Senator Says Modernizing VA’s EHR 'Is Not Optional'

After leading GOP lawmakers introduced legislation to terminate the deployment of VA’s new electronic health record program, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont.—chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee—said upgrading the system “has to be done.”

NIST Facilities ‘Well Overdue’ for Modernization, Report Says 

A National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine report found the facilities’ conditions hinder researchers’ productivity.

VA Centers Talent Recruitment and Remote Work in Its Operations Revamp 

The agency’s chief people officer described efforts to attract high-skilled workers affected by layoffs across the tech sector and expand telework opportunities to modernize tech-centric operations.

House Republicans Seek to Mandate VA's EHR Program Improve or Face Termination

Leading GOP lawmakers on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee introduced legislation to expand oversight over the VA’s new electronic health record system and, if need be, to terminate the program.

Defense Kicks Off First Series of Global Information Dominance Experiments Program

The program brings together multiple experts within the Defense Department to develop and implement advanced AI and data analytics in warfighting operations.

VA is Working to Add New Features to its Health and Benefits App

The VA’s mobile phone app, which surpassed one million downloads last year, is rolling out new prescription refill and travel reimbursement services for veterans in the coming months.

Microsoft Office 365 Now Available to Customers at Secret Classification

Microsoft’s productivity suite is now available at a more secure classification level.

Veterans Affairs Unveils Draft for $60B T4NG 2 Vehicle

But time is short: comments regarding the VA's go-to technology contract are due Friday.

Air Force Can Do More to Advance Its JADC2 Contribution, Watchdog Says

The Government Accountability Office said that “more needs to be done” to develop plans for the Air Force’s component of the militarywide tactical network.

Asylum-Seekers Can Now Schedule Entry Appointments in Advance via CBP Mobile App

Customs and Border Protection’s mobile application, launched in October 2020 to streamline access to customs services, now includes a function for migrants to schedule appointments at select U.S. ports of entry.

NASA Spent $35 Million on ‘Wasteful’ Software Licenses and Fees, Report Says

NASA’s current software management operations put it years away from achieving a centralized and consolidated enterprise computing model, according to its inspector general.