IT Modernization

DOD to Debut Virtual Desktops for Certain Highly Classified Programs

The effort, which sunsets "Chinstrap" desktop hardware, has been a key priority in the Pentagon's CIO shop.

$13.5M in New TMF Awards to NARA, USDA

An award to the National Archives appears designed to reduce a pandemic-era backlog in veterans records processing.

Nuclear Agency Needs to Improve Evaluation of Research Portfolio

The National Nuclear Security Administration is otherwise following leading practices for managing federal research and development funding.

Senators Push for $300M Boost to TMF

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are urging appropriators to back a Biden administration request to add $300 million to the Technology Modernization Fund.

GPO Says Improved Bill Processing Hinges On New Tech, Gov’t Employee Enthusiasm

Government Publishing Office Director Hugh Halpern testified during a hearing on modernizing the legislative process and highlighted his office’s plans to streamline the production of bills.

GAO: VA’s Multibillion-Dollar Financial System Overhaul Needs Hard Goals

User satisfaction seems to be rising with new deployments but auditors say it’s hard to measure using current metrics.

SSA Beta Launches Redesigned Website

The Social Security Administration is collecting feedback on a website redesign before using it to replace the agency's current website later this year. A major goal: making it all less confusing.

Biden Requests Significant IT, Cyber Investment Increases for 2023

Tech and cybersecurity spending would receive major boosts under President Joe Biden’s proposed 2023 budget.

Senate bill would push replacement of legacy IT systems

A new bipartisan bill would effectively force agencies to identify and replace their critically outdated legacy information technology systems while drafting new modernization plans with the help of the Office of Management and Budget.

Congressional Publishing Arm Plans for New Software to ‘Take Over’ Print Documentation

Director Hugh Halpern said the agency wants to bring more efficient documentation software to Capitol Hill and other public agencies.

GSA's DUNS Replacement Set to Go Live

The General Services Administration is ready to flip the switch in early April on the non-proprietary entity identifier that is replacing the old DUNS number in federal contracting systems.

TSA to Overhaul its Credentialing System with $199 Million Contract Award

The Transportation Security Administration partnered with Accenture to modernize its security reporting and credentialing systems.

TMF Announces Two New Awards

The U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission and the Selective Service System are in line for IT modernization funding boosts.

IRS announces new office focusing on taxpayer experience

One of several lines of effort at the IRS to improve customer experience is digital services, which will include efforts ranging from digital signatures to expanded online payment options.

Federal Agencies Take Mitigating Steps To Protect Internet Infrastructure

A new report examines public agency practices to prevent the exploitation of vulnerabilities within the modern internet framework.

Modernized IT Dashboard Set to Launch mid-March

The legacy 2009 website containing schedule, spending and risk data for federal IT projects is offline while a modernized replacement is finalized.

Cost Overruns and Delays for OPM's Trust Fund Modernization

OPM is working to modernize the legacy financial system that manages retirement, health benefits and life insurance programs, but it's behind schedule and over budget.