IT Modernization

Why the Pentagon’s JEDI Saga Is Far From Over

The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure procurement may be grounded until at least February, according to a new timeline agreed to by the government and Amazon Web Services. 

To Connect with Other, Call Instead of Texting

Many people embrace texting to avoid awkwardness.

Air Force to Demo Updating Software on a Jet in Flight, Official Says

The demonstration would showcase the efforts of the service’s DevSecOps initiative and its ability to deliver updates to warfighters in real time. 

18F Says 6 Core Concepts Can Reduce Risk in Federal Tech Projects

The new De-risking Government Technology Field Guide looks to educate officials on how to merge modern software design with traditional government bureaucracy.

Bipartisan House Bill Targets Improving Digital Identity Verification

Lawmakers aim to help confront and curb identity theft through strategic modernization.

Hackers Connected to China Have Compromised U.S. Government Systems, CISA says

Using publicly disclosed code and vulnerabilities, attackers appear to be winning a crucial race against defenders.

The Air Force’s ‘Connect Everything’ Project Just Had a Big Success

The simulated cruise missile intercept harnessed widely dispersed systems — all supervised by tablets in a flight-line hangar.

How and When GSA’s New Central Contracting Portal Will Lose the ‘Beta’

The next major transition to beta.SAM—the FPDS contract award data reporting tools—is coming next month, with the legacy SAM.gov next on deck.

USDA Makes New Move in Broad Effort to Bring Innovative Tech to America’s Farmers

The agriculture-focused agency wants public input on potentially disruptive, existing assets to consider.

Report: Government Employee Experience is Hindering Government Performance

But public sector organizations can take some easy steps to improve employee experience.

It’s Time to Shore up the Universal Service Fund So It Can Live up to Its Name

Congress needs to create a solution that reflects how Americans actually use telecommunications services rather than how we once did.

GSA Provides Some Clarity on Section 889 Implementation

The General Services Administration emphasized the importance of outreach but declined to address questions around confusing language in Section 889.

How the Pentagon’s JAIC Says It’s Prioritizing Ethics In Its AI-Driven Pursuits

Joint Artificial Intelligence Center officials stay connected with stakeholders through an executive steering group and other working groups. 

Library of Congress Touts New Enhancements, More to Come for Congress.gov

The central portal for legislative data—including bills, hearings and historic documents—has been getting a continual makeover since 2016, with a host of new improvements rolling out this year.

New Pentagon Initiative Aims to Help Allies, Contractors Work Together on AI

New tools are planned to help various militaries and defense companies cooperate and interoperate on artificial intelligence.

Pentagon Acquisition Chief Hints Section 889 Supply Chain Waiver May Be Extended

The Defense Department’s Undersecretary for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen Lord spoke briefly about Section 889 Part B implementation Wednesday.