IT Modernization

DHS Silicon Valley Program Makes Two Awards for Digital Credentials Management

The department is working to digitize the process for issuing, verifying and managing credentials like travel documents and employment authorizations.

Democratic Candidates Need to Learn to Play the Long Game on Broadband

Putting monopoly-style regulations from the 1930s on the competitive broadband sector won't work.

Doctors Give Electronic Health Records an 'F'

Clunky systems may contribute to medical professionals' burnout.

Hunt Begins for New 18F Director

The current executive director will be leaving by February.

Amazon Cites ‘Political Influence’ in Coming JEDI Protest

Amazon will fight over the $10 billion cloud contract that the Pentagon awarded to Microsoft in October.

Officials: Shared Services Implementation Begins But Journey Will Be Long

Three of the four initial focus areas are ready to move beyond the standards-setting phase to implementation, with GSA’s payroll program leading the way.

Senator Urges Cybersecurity Review of Mobile Voting App

West Virginia and local governments in Colorado, Utah and Oregon have all piloted mobile voting applications developed by Voatz.

State Wants to Recruit More Young, Diverse IT Pros

The Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship Program would offer 15 students mentoring, financial aid and guaranteed employment.

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Users Had to Wait a Little Longer for GSA’s FedBizOpps Replacement

FedBizOpps migrated to SAM.gov Contract Opportunities over the weekend but a slow site and data migration issues made for some disgruntled users.

Defense Secretary Says to Expect ‘Trimming, Reducing, Some Eliminations’ in 2021 Budget

Esper touts "good progress" in high-level review intended to cut fat and find funds for projects to counter China and Russia.

Digital First

Federal agencies are ditching paper processes to better serve citizens—and each other. 

New Center for Agile Government Collaboration Coming Soon

It will serve as a hub for a broad network of public, private and academic stakeholders.

Report: Cyber Workforce Must Grow 145% to Meet Global Demand

In the U.S., there are only enough cybersecurity pros to fill about 60% of the available jobs, according to industry researchers.

More Vets Are Taking Advantage of Digital Services Through New VA.gov

One year in, the relaunch of VA.gov seems to have resulted in more veterans access digital services.

DISA Previews Big Tech Opportunities for 2020

The Pentagon’s IT shop released a list of next year’s contracting opportunities, including 12 worth more than $100 million.