IT Modernization

Critical Update: How the Coronavirus is Changing Federal Work

“Government is traditionally seen as this old, ancient, antiquated system … How [does this change] the future of work for government?”

USDA’s Chad Sheridan Says Goodbye to Government Service—For Now

After driving IT transformation and helping launch Farmers.gov, he’s heading to the private sector to work as a chief innovation officer.

Clock Starts on Naming Leaders, Beginning Work on Evidence Act

Agencies now have official guidance on how to meet the first phase of requirements under the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act.

Shifting Priorities, Metrics Lead To Relatively Flat FITARA Grades

The latest scorecard showed agencies are making progress in key areas. But new metrics and a few backslides brought most grades back down.

Agencies a Step Closer to Open Data, Chief Data Officers

The OPEN Government Data Act, tucked inside the Foundations for Evidence-based Policymaking Act, passed the House.

IT Modernization Bill Heads to President

Congress passes the Modernizing Government Technology Act as part of the defense authorization bill.

Lawmakers to Agencies on FITARA: Get It Together

A House oversight committee pushed IT leaders to set more ambitious upgrade goals after its fifth assessment of federal agencies’ technology.

Agency Scores Fall in Latest FITARA Scorecard

The new metric on software licensing knocked many agencies' grades down.

Watchdog: Agencies Find Old Development Habits Die Hard

Only four agencies had policies and processes in place to develop software in increments.

Farmers to Congress: We Need Broadband, Too

Agriculture and energy companies in rural areas want to find efficiencies with internet of things devices, but lack of high-speed access is a problem

Pentagon: We Want You — to Get Us Into The Cloud Much Faster

We need the private sector's help to vault DOD into the world of elastic computing and machine learning.

Fate of Chief Data Officers Relies on Which Data Transparency Bill Passes

Two different versions of the OPEN Government Data Act are working their way through Congress.

Astronauts Have Been Dealing With the Same Crappy Printers for 17 Years

Even people on the International Space Station deal with paper jams and ink shortages.

Could FedRAMP Approvals Be Used to Buy All Government Technology?

The New Democrats Coalition pushes the government to adopt shared technology certifications and a national breach notification standard.