IT Modernization

IT Spending Holds Steady in Trump’s Budget

Civilian agencies would get more and the Defense Department less in the president’s budget proposal.

Lawmakers Want to Protect Security Clearances from Politics

A bill introduced in the Senate would prevent federal leaders from revoking clearances as “retaliation for political activities.”

Proposed Rule Would Force Health Care Providers to Share Records Electronically

For millions of Americans, accessing their health records is an onerous task. A new rule could change that.

Silicon Valley Mayor to Feds: ‘Get Out of the Way’ of Innovation

The federal government could do more to promote innovation at the state and local levels by doing less, according to San Jose’s mayor.

What DOD Plans To Do With $9.6 Billion in Cyber Funding

Defense Department cyber leaders explained the 2020 budget request and offered insight into how U.S. Cyber Command is using its new acquisition authority.

2018 Midterm Elections Were ‘the Most Secure’ in U.S. History, DHS Cyber Chief Says

Government cybersecurity is also improving, CISA Director Chris Krebs said, but legacy IT is holding agencies back.

Miscategorized Tech Jobs May Hinder Agency Efforts to Fill Critical Vacancies

The Government Accountability Office found agencies assigned a non-IT code to more than 15,000 IT positions.

Upgrading IT Could Address Tech Hiring Challenges, Bring About AI, Experts Say

Sluggish tech makes the government a less attractive place to work for talented IT specialists, experts said at SXSW.

GSA Chief: Leadership Must Protect Workforce to Drive Innovation

Things can go wrong when employees are taking risks. That's where senior officials step up, GSA’s Emily Murphy said.

More Agencies, New Focus Areas Coming to GSA’s Centers of Excellence This Year

Officials at the fore of the administration’s Centers of Excellence IT modernization program break down the major changes coming this year.

Trump Budget Request Seeks $150 Million for Tech Modernization Fund

The president’s fiscal 2020 budget proposal asks for lots of IT spending in defense, border surveillance tech and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

House Veterans Affairs is Having Trouble Hiring Tech Experts

The group’s struggle reflects the growing shortage of tech talent on Capitol Hill.

Why Federal IT Projects Fail (and How to Ensure Success)

As it turns out, projects are often derailed from the beginning.

Helping Police Divert Mental Health Patients From ERs

A start-up wants to use a mobile app to allow clinicians and case workers to do remote patient evaluations when law enforcement officers respond to mental health calls.