IT Modernization

Survey: Feds View Security as Biggest Hurdle to Cloud Adoption

While agencies are becoming increasingly reliant on cloud services, a survey reveals pain points in getting there.

CIO Briefing

GSA Wants Public Feedback on its eRulemaking Modernization Effort

The agency will accept comments and host two town-hall style meetings to address opportunities and public concerns on a range of related topics.

IT Modernization

After Two Years, JEDI is Finally Underway

The second year of competition for the Pentagon’s controversial cloud contract was as dramatic as the first.

Policy

OMB Finishes Major Tech Policy Overhauls in 2019

The Office of Management and Budget reworked several policies—some of which hadn’t been updated in a decade.  

Ideas

Playing with Old Phones Teaches Children Good Habits and Reflects Our Bad Ones Back at Us

During pretend play, children are often acting at a higher level to practice new skills.

Emerging Tech

How VA Is Tapping Cutting-Edge Tech for Veterans

From artificial intelligence to Walmart telehealth stations, the agency spent 2019 focused on how tech can augment its health services.

Data

Agencies Will Start 2020 With 20 Data Actions to Complete by Year’s End

The administration released the Federal Data Strategy Action Plan for the next year, adding four more action items from the draft released in summer.

Cybersecurity

Homeland Security Releases TIC 3.0 Use Cases with Additional Guidance

The government’s cybersecurity department released a draft set of use cases and other guidance to help agencies build secure networks in the age of cloud and mobile.

Policy

Congress Approves Bill to Crack Down on Scam Robocalls

“There are no blue robocalls; there are no red robocalls — only despised robocalls.”

IT Modernization

GSA’s $50B Telecom Contract Is Now Truly Open for Business

More than two years after awards were announced, agencies can now issue task orders to all nine vendors on the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract.

IT Modernization

Microsoft Gets Temporary Authority to Host Secret Classified Defense Data

A Defense agency has granted Microsoft a temporary provisional authority to host data at Impact Level 6 for the next 90 days.

IT Modernization

App Rationalization Is Not About 'Low-Hanging Fruit'

While agencies often look for quick wins on new administration policies, the application rationalization process is not one of those areas, an official said.

IT Modernization

A More Automated FedRAMP is One Step Closer

The program office seeks public comments on updates to its automation plans.

Ideas

Legacy IT Is Not the Problem

Digital transformation requires architecting an IT organization around something more fundamental to IT organizations than technology: complexity.

CIO Briefing

The Governmentwide Tech Guide to the 2020 Spending Deals

The 2020 appropriations package includes billions for tech upgrades at some agencies, as well as funding for governmentwide modernization projects. In some cases, that money comes with strings attached.

Data

Agencies Can Start Prepping Systems for DUNS Transition

The government will need to prepare for next year’s transition or risk the federal contracting version of Y2K.

IT Modernization

Audit: Cloud Use Up But Agencies Skirting FedRAMP

More than 60% of federal agencies audited by the Government Accountability Office did not always use FedRAMP to authorize their cloud solutions.