IT Modernization

A State Agency Scraps Its Paper-Based Licensing System

In adopting a digital licensing system, officials at the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission say they moved away not just from stacks and stacks of paper, but also an old mindset.

Congress Reaches Deal to Fight Robocalls

“It’s time to put Americans back in charge of their phones,” lawmakers said.

FBI Unites Traditional Techniques with Tech-Driven Applications to Solve Today’s Crimes

A top official recently reflected on how insiders are transforming old-school approaches to tackle advanced cyber crimes.

DHS Silicon Valley Program Makes Two Awards for Digital Credentials Management

The department is working to digitize the process for issuing, verifying and managing credentials like travel documents and employment authorizations.

Democratic Candidates Need to Learn to Play the Long Game on Broadband

Putting monopoly-style regulations from the 1930s on the competitive broadband sector won't work.

Doctors Give Electronic Health Records an 'F'

Clunky systems may contribute to medical professionals' burnout.

Hunt Begins for New 18F Director

The current executive director will be leaving by February.

Amazon Cites ‘Political Influence’ in Coming JEDI Protest

Amazon will fight over the $10 billion cloud contract that the Pentagon awarded to Microsoft in October.

Officials: Shared Services Implementation Begins But Journey Will Be Long

Three of the four initial focus areas are ready to move beyond the standards-setting phase to implementation, with GSA’s payroll program leading the way.

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Senator Urges Cybersecurity Review of Mobile Voting App

West Virginia and local governments in Colorado, Utah and Oregon have all piloted mobile voting applications developed by Voatz.

State Wants to Recruit More Young, Diverse IT Pros

The Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship Program would offer 15 students mentoring, financial aid and guaranteed employment.

Users Had to Wait a Little Longer for GSA’s FedBizOpps Replacement

FedBizOpps migrated to SAM.gov Contract Opportunities over the weekend but a slow site and data migration issues made for some disgruntled users.

Defense Secretary Says to Expect ‘Trimming, Reducing, Some Eliminations’ in 2021 Budget

Esper touts "good progress" in high-level review intended to cut fat and find funds for projects to counter China and Russia.

Digital First

Federal agencies are ditching paper processes to better serve citizens—and each other. 

New Center for Agile Government Collaboration Coming Soon

It will serve as a hub for a broad network of public, private and academic stakeholders.