IT Modernization

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.

GSA Launches Guide for Tech-Curious Agencies

The online resource focuses on practical applications of emerging technologies.

FDA CIO: Agile Is Simply Good Business

One thing agencies need to do is get out of a reactive mode, the agency's CIO Todd Simpson said.

Survey: 42% of Feds Say Increasing Workloads Merit More Automation

More than 75 percent of respondents said they spend at least a quarter of their workday on tedious administrative tasks.

Using Technology to Aid the Opioid Crisis' Innocent Victims

Manual processes are holding back the way governments could support children and families in crisis.

5 Ways Congress Can Grow the Internet of Things

A trade association asked Congress to pass legislation that would advance connected technology in the United States.