GSA plans to scale up without facial recognition tech – for now

The General Services Administration isn't ruling out using biometrics in its service, but the agency has concerns about equity and accessibility.

Air Force software factory looks to unleash 'chaos' on civilian IT shops

The Kessel Run group is currently developing a playbook that would make it easier for organizations across the federal government to adopt engineering and security best practices. Can Support 100 Million Users Per Hour Under Air Force, GSA Collab

The tech-savvy Kessel Run division of the Air Force and the GSA’s Technology Transformation Services worked together to improve customer service on the federal government's cloud software platform.

GSA relaunches federal IT dashboard

The federal IT dashboard has officially relaunched after an overhaul intended to modernize the site, which dates back to 2009.

GSA Plans Follow-on to E-commerce Platform Pilot

After 18 months of a pilot program, an acquisition platform first established by a few lines of legislation in a defense bill appears poised for growth.

IRS will pivot to GSA's after this tax season

The tax agency is modifying its use of the identity proofing service for the current tax season, but plans to switch to the federal government's homegrown solution after the 2022 filing deadline.

Legislation to Expand Federal Contracting Opportunities Reaches President’s Desk

The legislation aims to improve government contracting opportunities for small businesses but could have a major impact on governmentwide procurement. 

FISMA Bill Drops in House Amid Confusion Over Federal CISO Role

Rep. John Katko is continuing a campaign to make the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency a central Chief Information Security Office—or CISO— for federal civilian agencies.

GSA Working to Expand on Social Security Administration’s Digital Identity System  

There’s a solid cybersecurity argument for electronic verification, but equity can’t be neglected, observers say.

GSA Seeks Comments on Transfer of .Gov Domain to Cybersecurity Agency

The government’s site for managing government websites—— may temporarily go down for maintenance as officials make the switch.

The ‘Mayor of SAMgov’ Leaves Government After 15 Years of Public Service

Judith Zawatsky talks to Nextgov about her time at the General Services Administration and how building government services has changed over the years.

Leader of SAM Transition Is Leaving Government

Judith Zawatsky will retire from public service after 15 years to take on a new role in the private sector.

Better Collaboration Needed Between 18F, USDS To Reduce Overlap, GAO Says

A GAO audit suggests the two offices need to improve communication of IT guidance to reduce overlap and contradiction for federal agencies.

TMF Continues To Struggle With Covering Costs, Recouping Investments

The Government Accountability Office is encouraging project evaluation.

GSA Names 14 Projects Supported by $150M from COVID Stimulus

The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan enacted at the start of the Biden administration included $150 million to support digital services improvements.

What Google’s New Cloud Security Authorizations Mean for Its Government Customers

Company officials called the updates the result of a significant engineering effort.