Software Development

Report: Code Responsible for Equifax Breach Downloaded 21 Million Times Last Year

The situation highlights the challenge of securing open source software, which underlies virtually every IT system in government.

NIST Asks for Input on Building Secure Software

The draft framework is intended to both instruct developers on building safe tech and help IT buyers, like the government, know which companies they can trust.

The President’s Office Is Hiring An App Developer

The single-award contract will cover the entire lifecycle of development and maintenance for all apps used by the Executive Office of the President.

Russia’s Would-Be Windows Replacement Gets a Security Upgrade

For sensitive communications, the Russian government aims to replace the ubiquitous Microsoft operating system with a bespoke flavor of Linux, a sign of the country's growing IT independence.

The Pentagon Wants to Automate Software Assurance

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working to build tools that determine what security criteria certain systems must meet and check whether they hit that threshold.

VA Won’t Delay Launch of Private Care Software Tool Despite Reported Flaws

The tech will go live on June 6 even if it’s operating “at 70 percent or 50 percent,” said Secretary Robert Wilkie.

Lawmaker Wants VA to Explain a Software Tool USDS Flagged as Flawed

A ProPublica report exposed serious issues in a Veterans Affairs Department software tool.

Kamala Harris's $15 Million Proposal to Fix Local Government Tech

The 2020 presidential candidate introduced a bill to help local governments modernize their digital services. Is this the lifeline cities need?

Why Federal IT Projects Fail (and How to Ensure Success)

As it turns out, projects are often derailed from the beginning.

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Want to Work with Air Force’s Kessel Run? Better Move Fast.

The experimental lab is looking for partners to supply “the best software developers in the world.”

Census’ Big Data Innovation Program Infects HHS with Promising Results

Officials at Health and Human Services took an idea from their colleagues at Census to use big data and public-private collaboration to design systems that can save lives.

Moving to the Cloud? You Need to Monitor Application Performance.

When a smartphone app doesn't work it's annoying. But when an agency app doesn't work, there can be consequences.

White House CIO Needs Contractor to Help with App Development

The Office of the CIO put out a notice on a new five-year contract to assist with all sorts of application management needs.

Understanding Today’s Mobile Software Supply Chain Risks

The reality is that supply chain risk is also a concern in the software frontier.

Dispelling DevSecOps Myths and Maximizing the Potential

For starters, federal agencies don’t need to rush out and hire “super developers.”

Air Force Turns to GSA Pilot for DevOps Platform

The Air Force is using GSA’s Commercial Solutions Opening pilot program to speed through the acquisition process.