IT Modernization

DHS Invests in 2 Companies for Data Privacy Tools

The awards are part of the department’s Data Privacy portfolio that focuses on sensors, autonomous systems and other emerging tech.

FBI Issues Timeline for $5 Billion IT Contract Solicitation

The bureau’s ITSSS contract has gone through a lot of changes recently but officials expect to have the draft and final RFPs out early next year.

IG Shines Light On GSA’s Major Management Challenges

Recovering funds, retiring employees and making procurement efficient are just some of the hurdles the agency must clear.

Bypassing Procurement Can Introduce Some Unwanted Visitors

Agencies need to make sure they vet open source code for vulnerabilities before they use it.

As Shutdown Looms, House Votes to Empower Federal CIO, Improve Agency Services

And lawmakers have some questions about Amazon’s facial recognition software.

White House Launches Cyber Reskilling Program

In its trial run, Federal Cybersecurity Reskilling Academy will certify some 25 feds with non-technical backgrounds as cyber defense analysts.

House Passes Bill to Improve Government’s Digital Services

The IDEA Act would require agencies to upgrade their websites to meet basic security and usability standards, but lawmakers did make some changes.

Vendors Challenged More Federal Contracts in 2018

And they got something out of the protest process less than half the time.

FBI’s Counterterrorism Investigations Now Run on Amazon

The FBI is the latest intelligence agency to partner with Amazon Web Services.

VA Is Starting Its GI Benefits Modernization Effort From Scratch

The old system will keep calculating veterans’ housing benefits until 2020.

How HHS Plans to Make Health IT Easier to Use

The agency wants to hear from doctors on how to make the tech more seamless in their day-to-day activities.

Say Goodbye to GSA’s 24 Multiple Awards Schedules

The agency is consolidating the schedules into a single vehicle to make it easier to do business with government.

Federal CIO Wants Your Thoughts on New Data Center Metrics

The draft guidance would extend a prohibition on opening new or expanding existing data centers without OMB’s approval.