Modernizing Government IT Starts with Data

When thinking about IT modernization, organizations too often think at an application level.

Lawmakers Unveil Plans for Agency Telework and Cloud Security

Plus the annual defense authorization bill is poised to pass.

House Panel Passes Grant Reporting Bill; Federal Contracting Could Be Next

Two members of the House Oversight committee are working on a follow-up to the GREAT Act that would extend the same data reporting requirements to government contractors.

Survey: Open Data is Making Feds’ Jobs Easier

The biggest benefits are increased public transparency and improved agency management, participants say.

Love Him or Hate Him, Darrell Issa Changed Government Technology

The man behind some of the government's most important tech efforts in recent decades announced his retirement.

IG Calls Out Homeland Security for ‘Questionable’ Spending Data

Auditors said more than 60 percent of transactions had errors, but Homeland Security officials disagree.

Tech Industry Insiders Want to Standardize Data Scientists

A few companies are creating a Data Science Standards Board that Booz Allen Hamilton thinks could help government hire better.

The Pentagon’s Spending Data Doesn’t Add Up

The DATA Act was supposed to create financial transparency, but a watchdog found plenty of inaccuracies.

Agencies Continue to Struggle With Accurate Spending Reports, Underreporting by Billions

Months after they were required to make their financial data public, their reports are rife with errors.

White House Officials: To Manage the Government, Open Its Data

Though there are hurdles, White House officials continue to push for better, more accessible federal data.

OMB To Congress: DATA Act Could Advance Trump's Agenda

A pilot that gathers spending data directly from contractors and grant recipients could also help agencies better assess spending.

How a Transparent Process Made Federal Spending Transparency Possible

The leaders behind DATA Act implementation share what they think made this governmentwide reform effort successful.

DATA Act: Agile's First Governmentwide Win

Governmentwide projects are particularly complicated, but here's one that ends on time and under budget.

Is a Cabinet-Level CIO the Future of Government I.T.?

That person would lead “a legion of people” who could support the technology needs of other agencies.

4 Possible Agency Responses to the DATA Act

Some agencies compiled with spending data requirements, but others are unleashing powerful decision-making analytics.

Federal Spending Data is Due: Is Anyone Making Deadline?

Not all agencies are expected to meet a crucial deadline for financial transparency.