IT Modernization

Survey: 1 in 3 Experience Slow Service Engaging With Government

Despite progress, a recent survey indicates agencies still have room to improve service delivery.

Modernizing Container Security Is Essential to Secure Application Development

Most traditional security tools agencies rely on aren’t designed to effectively show what’s going on inside of a container.

Pentagon Publishes Five Data Decrees

Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks also mandated assessments of certain data efforts in a May 5 memo.

Lawmakers Say It’s Past Time OMB Issued IDEA Act Guidance

After two years in limbo and a pandemic forcing more adoption of digital services, House lawmakers want to see real guidance issued in the next 45 days.

Justice Official Recommends Supreme Court Reject Oracle’s JEDI Petition  

Oracle has not won at any level of court despite numerous bid protests against the Pentagon’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract.

3 Companies Settle Over Millions of Fake Comments on FCC’s Net Neutrality Rollback

Broadband companies funded an effort responsible for 8.5 million fraudulent comments supporting the repeal, according to a New York attorney general report.

Coalition Urges Congress to Boost Funding for Census Modernization

A group of Census experts and data users are asking appropriators to provide $2 billion in funding to the Census Bureau in fiscal 2022.

How Design Thinking Can Improve Public Sector IT

With its push to provide faster, more predictable and higher quality software, public sector IT organizations may have discounted the need for design.

Army to Equip First Unit With Augmented Reality Headsets By Fall

Top Army officials told Congress the first unit will be equipped with the Integrated Visual Augmentation System headsets by the first quarter of fiscal year 2022.

How the Army Software Factory Preps Soldiers for Future Battlefields

Program lead Maj. Vito Errico said the project is focused on helping the Army figure out how to organize product teams for the future force.

Why We Remember More by Reading – Especially Print – than from Audio or Video

Learning is generally more successful when it’s on paper than onscreen.

OMB Prioritizes Cyber, COVID Tech For New TMF Payback Model

Officials urged agencies to pitch projects that focus on hack cleanup, COVID-19 response or economic recovery by June 2 for maximum repayment flexibility from the Technology Modernization Fund.

Critical Update: What Platform One Brings to the Pentagon’s Software Game

Air Force Chief Software Officer Nicolas Chaillan and industry experts explain how Platform One is eliminating barriers to entry for DevSecOps teams.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Highlights Modernization, Innovation Activities as Budget Priorities

Kathleen Hicks also suggested DOD still needs the cloud capabilities JEDI is supposed to provide.

Intel Community Needs Next-Gen Microelectronics for Future of AI

IARPA wants “seedling” ideas that use a multidisciplinary approach that extends beyond traditional technological and scientific fields.