IT Modernization

Industry Awaits Potential Congressional Resolution to 'Extremely Difficult' Procurement Process

Though the AGILE Procurement Act faces several rounds of votes before it can be enacted, experts view it as a step in the right direction.

IT Modernization

Industries Embracing Automation Also Face Widening Skills Gaps, Report Finds

The Government Accountability Office noted that all education levels have important skills for in-demand jobs, but higher education levels provide workers with more in-demand skills.

IT Modernization

DHS Tests New Tech that Could Bring Emergency Alerts to Vehicle Screens

The technology works with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Integrated Public Alerting System to display hazard and evacuation alerts on the center console. 

IT Modernization

House Lawmakers Say Energy’s Scientific Research Arm Needs More Funding

The request from nearly 20 Democratic lawmakers comes as the CHIPS Act hands down billions for technological innovation.

IT Modernization

NIST Redesigns Platform for Reporting Federally Funded Inventions

The National Institute of Standards and Technology upgraded the iEdison platform to include new features and an improved interface.

IT Modernization

The CHIPS and Science Act Became Law, Now What?

Signing the CHIPS and Science Act was just the start for enhancing U.S. economic strength and national security. 

IT Modernization

DHS Research Arm Seeks Science, Tech Capabilities to Protect U.S. Agriculture

The agency issued a request for information to support its Food, Agriculture and Veterinary Defense program.

IT Modernization

Over 20,000 Veterans Received VHA iPads but Never Used Them for Virtual Care

An inspector general review found that the agency was also slow to get devices back so they could be redistributed.

IT Modernization

Senate Committee Approves AGILE Procurement Act for IT and Communications Tech

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs advanced the AGILE Act of 2022 in an effort to help improve the federal government’s IT procurement process.

IT Modernization

5G Presents a Need for Spectrum Coordination Among Federal Agencies

A Senate hearing underscored the need for federal telecommunication agency teamwork surrounding 5G spectrum deployment.

IT Modernization

US-Japan will Set Up Next-Gen Semiconductor Research Hub

The United States and Japan will create an international research hub for next-generation semiconductors as part of ongoing efforts to secure the semiconductor supply chain and have greater security over the vital component.

IT Modernization

Lack of Oversight Continues to Harm Accessibility of Federal Websites, Senators Say

DOJ has not issued reports on federal agencies’ compliance with accessibility standards in a decade, despite many federal websites still remaining inaccessible.

IT Modernization

U.S. Courts Still Suffer Poor IT Management Following 2020 Breach, Watchdog Finds

A U.S. Government Accountability Office’s report indicates insufficient IT workforce planning and management at the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, following the office’s 2020 system breach.

Policy

Bill Aims To Reclassify Broadband As Essential To Promote Net Neutrality

Two Democratic senators unveiled a new bill to codify broadband as an essential service and prevent discriminatory practices.

IT Modernization

Top Republican to 'Seriously Consider Pulling the Plug' on VA's New EHR System

The ranking member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee plans to introduce legislation before the end of the year to address deficiencies in the rollout of the new Oracle-Cerner electronic health record system.

IT Modernization

FITARA 14 Sees Just One Overall A and Stagnant Grades

The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act scorecard did reveal continued struggles in the cybersecurity and Networx transition. 

IT Modernization

Lumen Tapped To Upgrade Customs and Border Protection Comms Network

The Communications company will overhaul CBP’s communications infrastructure and expand its network. 

IT Modernization

VA Touts Improvements But Warns of Challenges for Digital GI Bill Platform

The Veterans Benefits Administration is still relying on "many legacy IT systems” as part of its digital GI Bill platform, which officials said were causing challenges in keeping up with emerging technologies in congressional testimony on Wednesday.

IT Modernization

CBP Built and Deployed an In-House Electronic Health Record System in Under 2 Years

Medical service contractors working for the Customs and Border Protection are using an agency app to record migrants’ medical information instead of just writing it down.

IT Modernization

Internal VA Email Calls Postponement of EHR Rollout to Boise ‘Part of the Process’ 

The message to staff said that "more could be done" to streamline planned deployment of new health record software at Boise VA Medical Center.

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