Ideas

Agencies Should Embrace Low-Code for Its Speed and Power

Drag-and-drop coding platforms can help agencies that are short on technical staff. 

Ideas

Accelerating Cloud Computing in Government Requires New Management Approach

CIOs must swap magic for real insights on what and how cloud technologies benefit to their agency.

Cybersecurity

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.

Cybersecurity

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.

IT Modernization

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.

Cybersecurity

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.

Emerging Tech

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.

IT Modernization

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.

CIO Briefing

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.

Emerging Tech

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?

IT Modernization

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.”

Data

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.

Ideas

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.

IT Modernization

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.

Ideas

Understanding Today’s Mobile Software Supply Chain Risks

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

Ideas

Dispelling DevSecOps Myths and Maximizing the Potential

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

Emerging Tech

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.