Data

Defense Electronic Health Records Program Seeks Help Organizing Influx of Data

The Defense Health Agency wants to know if a vendor can help match all the new data it’s collecting with the old.

IT Modernization

Management Chief: Workforce Must Change to Reach IT Modernization Goals

The Office of Management and Budget’s Margaret Weichert shares how the administration's “holistic approach” to management can fix the government’s technology woes.

IT Modernization

Technology Modernization Fund Board Picks First Projects to Advance

The field has narrowed from nine projects to four, according to board chair Suzette Kent.

IT Modernization

Federal Cloud Leaders Say Lift-And-Shift Migrations Can Leave You ‘Sorely Disappointed’

Agency experts said it’s often better to start over with legacy systems than try to force them into the cloud.

IT Modernization

IRS’ 60-Year-Old IT System Failed on Tax Day Due to New Hardware

Congress and watchdogs have been warning the IRS to upgrade its systems for years.

CIO Briefing

IRS Says Online Tax Systems Are Back In Business

Agency teams worked through the night to restore services, the acting administrator said.

CIO Briefing

The Gatekeepers of the Government's Other Transaction Deals

Agencies don’t always know which companies have the bleeding-edge technology they seek. That’s where consortia come in.

IT Modernization

Defense Official: Cloud Adoption Would Look Very Different Without DISA

Cloud adoption throughout the Defense Department would be far more decentralized without DISA, according to the agency’s cloud chief.

Cybersecurity

Taxpayers Get Extra Day To File After IRS Online Tools Go Down

The IRS extended Tax Day to midnight April 18 after unidentified outages took down key online tools Tuesday.

Podcasts

Critical Update: Flying Cars, Valley of Death and Innovating with Intrapreneurs

In episode two, Nextgov talks with National Geospatial-Intelligence Chief Ventures Officer Christy Monaco about the business of innovation in government.

Cybersecurity

Audit: Veterans Affairs IT Security Officials Have A Lot Of Work To Do

The annual FISMA report includes 29 recommendations to fix significant security weaknesses in eight areas.

IT Modernization

FBI Considering One $5 Billion Contract For All IT Supplies, Services

A request for information sheds light on the FBI’s upcoming IT Supplies and Support Services contract, including the bureau’s preference to include all such services in a single contract.

IT Modernization

$1.65 Trillion Federal Health Market Will Be Boon For IT Industry

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments' electronic health records programs will be the largest spending areas, according to analysts.

Emerging Tech

Americans Say They’re Ready For Robots To Deliver The Mail

A survey conducted by the Postal Service Inspector General polled citizens on how they would feel if a robot delivered the mail with—or instead of—a human.

IT Modernization

Coast Guard to Adopt Defense Department’s Electronic Health Records

The U.S. Coast Guard will go with the Defense Department’s MHS Genesis health records program, the same option currently being considered at Veterans Affairs.

CIO Briefing

Pentagon Picks Former JP Morgan Executive To Be CIO

Dana Deasy brings considerable private-sector experience to the Defense Department’s efforts to transform its IT operations.

CIO Briefing

GSA May Replace Slack For Workplace Collaboration

The agency is seeking information on a tool that “extends beyond” Slack’s current capabilities.

Data

Treasury Builds Data Lab To Inspire ‘Better Data, Better Decisions, Better Government’

The Data Transparency Office went beyond the DATA Act mandate to build visualizations showing where agencies’ $500 billion in contract spending goes each year.