Ideas

The Logical Next Step in the Technical Evolution

Military services are already embracing IT as a service. Will civilian agencies follow suit?

Data

6 Citizen-Focused Steps Census is Taking to Improve the 2020 Count

Officials hope improving the customer experience for citizens will boost the participation rate for the Census Bureau’s biggest undertaking.

IT Modernization

Oracle Makes More Allegations in JEDI Lawsuit

Oracle filed a 125-page amended complaint with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Ideas

The Citizen is Always Right

How to regain trust through a focus on customer experience.

IT Modernization

Innovation From Within: How One Employee-Built Tool is Revolutionizing VA  

An open source tool called LEAF is saving the Veterans Affairs Department time, resources and perhaps millions in taxpayer dollars.

IT Modernization

Only 11 Percent of Federal IT Runs on the Cloud, Watchdog Says

The Government Accountability Office found the tech’s adoption at civilian agencies has been significantly higher than in the Defense Department.

IT Modernization

The Pentagon’s Software Buying Has Been Outdated Since 1987

The Defense Department needs to rethink how it buys and develops software, according to Defense Innovation Board report.

IT Modernization

Watchdog: OPM CIO Isn’t Exercising Enough Authority Over IT Budgets

Department IT leadership was given significant budgetary authority under FITARA, but the government’s human resources department hasn’t been applying them properly, according to the inspector general.

IT Modernization

FBI Starts Over On Enterprise IT Recompete With New Draft Solicitation

Contracting officials made some small but significant changes to the latest draft solicitation for ITECS.

Data

DATA Act Collection Effort Worked Better for Grants Than Contracts

Watchdog found documentation gaps in pilot plan for creating central portal.

Policy

Shifting the Pentagon’s Employee Training to OPM Could Save Millions

The move also establishes the Defense Department as a petri dish for OPM to obtain more data on how employees learn and where more training is needed.

IT Modernization

Survey: Agencies Still Rely Largely on Manual Business Processes

A recent survey found agencies’ efforts to modernize business processes are immature.

Policy

Senate Reintroduces Federal Agency Customer Experience Act

The bill, which cleared the Senate in 2017 and the House in 2018, again has House sponsors.

Ideas

The Transformative Potential of Hybrid Cloud Within Government Agencies

Here are three ways government agencies can facilitate and accelerate their move to hybrid cloud.

IT Modernization

Government Offering Prizes for Best Ideas to Stand Up GEAR Center

Challenge.gov is offering up to $300,000 to teams or individuals who submit the best proposals.

IT Modernization

GSA Unveils Key Tenets of Governmentwide E-Commerce Pilot

The implementation plan outlines three major policies that will inform their initial version of the portal, which is scheduled to launch in late 2019.

IT Modernization

What’s Hot In Federal Tech, Per GSA’s IT Category Lead

Bill Zielinski, head of the Information Technology Category, shares the trends he’s seeing in federal IT through thousands of ongoing acquisitions governmentwide.

IT Modernization

Air Force Awards $76 Million to Fund Device Management and IT Support

Unisys Corporation was selected to help consolidate multiple toolsets and service desks into a single entity.

IT Modernization

DHS Tries Again to Build a Contract for Agile Development

The department is pushing components to buy more off governmentwide contracts—except when it comes to the cloud and agile development.