IT Modernization

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.

CISA to Hold Virtual Meeting on $200M IT Support Contract

Eligible vendors can find a sources sought notice on GSA’s eBuy ahead of the pre-solicitation conference to be held later this month.

Governments View Open Source as Critical for Enhancing Digital Services, Experts Say

The U.S. government is “still in the process of organizing and coordinating” its own strategy around the use of open source software, according to a CISA official.

Watchdog: Justice Dept. Lags on Implementing Tech, Supply Chain Recommendations

An inspector general's report issued Thursday noted that as of Nov. 30, the department has more than 700 recommendations that had not yet been fully implemented, some more than three years old.

Defense Logistics Agency to Shift Warehouse Management to Commercial Software

The agency wants to modernize its distribution and warehouse management systems but says it can’t do that with 20-year-old government-built technology.

NLRB Looks to Modernize Its Legal Case Management System

The agency will use responses to a request for information to help form its acquisition strategy.

Commerce Seeks IT Subject Matter Expert Support

The agency is seeking sources to help with IT research and analysis for a potential future contract.

Despite Issues, VA’s EHR Deployment Remains Scheduled to Pick Up in Mid-2023

The Department of Veterans Affairs and Congress are continuing to support the rollout of the agency’s new electronic health record system, even as lawmakers remain concerned about the project’s cost and effectiveness.

Omnibus Funding Bill Includes $50M for TMF, $90M for Citizen Services Fund

Funding levels for the tech modernization vehicles fell short of Biden administration requests.

TMF Announces 2 New Customer Experience Investments

The investments total $14.6 million to improve digital services at two agencies.

Commerce Announces Over $18M in Digital Education Funding

The Biden administration allocated millions to help further technology access and digital literacy skills within five universities.

Thousands of US Telecom Workers Needed to Deploy Broadband, Watchdog Says

The Government Accountability Office found “mixed evidence” that there is a shortage of skilled workers needed to carry out broadband deployment efforts.

DHS Celebrates Digitization, Streamlining Efforts to Improve Customer Experience

The Homeland Security Department’s list of CX improvements comes in response to the one-year anniversary of President Biden’s December 2021 executive order focused on streamlining public-facing services.

Deploying Clean Energy Tech Depends on Cost Efficiency, Officials Say

Leaders in the government’s clean energy efforts discussed the priorities for building a clean energy economy.

Government Officials Optimistic About U.S. Semiconductor Industry

Congressional and White House officials discussed how to best implement and sustain new domestic microprocessor production laws.

Key Cyber and Tech Provisions Included—and Excluded—from the Final NDAA

This year, provisions that were ultimately left out of the massive annual Defense authorization bill—despite in some cases bipartisan agreement across both Congressional chambers—got the most attention.