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Senate Confirms OSTP Director, VA CIO on Final Day

Nobody has permanently served in either role since the beginning of the Trump administration.

What GovTech Will Look Like in 2019

This year, some agencies might opt to think inside the box.

Hard-Nosed Pentagon Negotiator Removed From Job; Racked Up Huge Travel Costs

Shay Assad also backed a controversial plan to slow payments to defense contractors.

Senate Passes Bill to Make Government Data More Accessible

The legislation would require agencies to publish all nonsensitive information in a machine-readable format.

Transportation Is Consolidating Its IT Contracts into a Single Vehicle

The Enterprise IT Shared Services contract will be available departmentwide but task orders will have to flow through the Office of the Chief Information Officer.

Federal CIO Previews 2019 Priorities

OMB will roll out more reskilling programs, tweak FITARA scoring and is looking at standards for automated decision-making, Suzette Kent said.

Pentagon Needs a Faster Buying Process to Adopt Artificial Intelligence

The Defense Department needs a startup mentality for the emerging tech, agency CIO Dana Deasy said.

Technology Business Management Chair Tapped to Lead Government’s Tech Innovation Shop

Anil Cheriyan will take over as director of the Technology Transformation Service in January.

As Shutdown Looms, House Votes to Empower Federal CIO, Improve Agency Services

And lawmakers have some questions about Amazon’s facial recognition software.

Federal CIO: Artificial Intelligence Initiatives Will Flop Without Quality Data

The government’s AI adoption must go hand in hand with improvements to data management, Suzette Kent said.

OMB Announces Permanent U.S. Digital Service Leadership

The roles will now have two-year term limits and will no longer be presidential appointees.

Emerging Technologies Will Disrupt Government. Here’s What to Do About It.

Forward-thinking government leaders can follow these steps to stay ahead of the curve.

Pentagon, VA Leaders Commit to Boosting Accountability in Health Record Overhaul

Both secretaries pledged to re-examine the multibillion-dollar program’s organization structure and timelines.

Social Security Administration CIO Needs Stronger Authority, Watchdog says

The agency’s top tech official weighs in on budget and information security processes but has little role in other mandated responsibilities.