IT Modernization

House Modernization Leaders Have High Hopes for Tech Proposals, Even as Committee Disbands

The chair and vice chair of the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress told Nextgov they’re hopeful lawmakers will continue to advance their recommendations for improving congressional operations.

White House, Agencies Still Sorting Out Who Will Pay for Cross-agency Service Delivery Work

OMB’s customer experience lead said Tuesday that more specifics for life experience projects will be made public in coming weeks.

Interior Unveils $1B Cloud Solicitation

Data center consolidation and the movement of more core technology services are top priorities for the department in this acquisition.

Maloney Introduces Presidential Records Reform Bill

Outgoing House Oversight and Reform Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) has a new bill meant to beef up compliance with White House records requirements.

What a Divided Government Could Mean for Tech Policy

Here’s what a split Congress might mean for tech, cybersecurity and governance.

Pentagon on Track to Award $9 Billion Cloud Contract in December

The Pentagon’s Chief Information Officer said the multi-cloud, multi-vendor JWCC contract will be awarded “in about a month.”

TMF Invests $1.78M to Modernize AbilityOne’s ‘Obsolete’ Software

The funding will help to improve the software security of the commission—the largest employer of persons who are blind or have significant disabilities—while bringing the software into a cloud environment.

White House Kicks Off Second International Counter Ransomware Initiative Summit

The gathering, featuring a total of 36 countries, will focus on preventing large scale cyber attacks and money laundering via digital currencies.

Cloud Training for All is Critical to Migration Efforts, Experts Say

Panelists at an ATARC conference highlighted the importance of workers, not just technologists understanding the cloud to enhance its efforts.

New ‘More Flexible’ TSA Screening Systems Debut in Las Vegas

A collaboration between the TSA and Homeland’s Science & Technology Directorate yields compact baggage screening.

Paper-Based Government Forms Cost Federal Agencies $37.8B

A report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce underscored the environmental and consumer need for a digital government services modernization.

Most Government Orgs Fail to Meet Digital Transformation Objectives, Report Finds

The report argued that governments should center digital efforts on workforce skills and enhancing citizens’ experiences. 

NIST Kicks Off CHIPS Act Programs With Requests for Public Input

The requests will help the National Institute of Standards and Technology gain guidance from stakeholders on initiatives to help boost domestic semiconductor manufacturing.

More Than Half of People are Frustrated by Digital Government Services, Survey Finds

The report found that 46% of respondents would be more likely to use digital technology to access government services if the technology was easier to use.

OPM Watchdog Seeks a Background Search Tool to Help Investigations

The Office of Personnel Management’s Inspector General asked industry to offer insights about a potential online search and retrieval service to help with its investigations.