IT Modernization

Pentagon Hints It Could Abandon the JEDI Cloud Effort

The department still urgently needs an enterprise cloud and indicates it may consider other options.

CIO Briefing

House Dems Push for $9B for Tech Modernization Fund in Next COVID Package

The funding would come from President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan.

CIO Briefing

IRS Appoints Chief Taxpayer Experience Officer

The IRS announced its first senior leadership position under the Taxpayer First Act.

Cybersecurity

FTC Warns ‘U.S. Trading Commission’ Website Is a Scam

Whoever is behind the site is using the Federal Trade Commission's logo and address.

Cybersecurity

IG: DHS Lacks Effective Privacy Oversight

While the agency had six major privacy incidents, the privacy office fell short in numerous areas.

CIO Briefing

Biden Appoints Acting Chairs at FCC, FTC

The appointments position the regulatory agencies to take a more aggressive stance against the tech industry.

CIO Briefing

Biden to Elevate Top Science Adviser 

The Biden-Harris administration announced a slew of new science- and cybersecurity-related appointments over the weekend.

IT Modernization

Indian Health Service Seeks Input on Modernization Plan

The agency’s current IT work is guided by a strategic planning document that dates back to 2016.

CIO Briefing

FBI Opens 160 Cases on Capitol Riot with More Expected

The bureau is combing through more than 100,000 pieces of digital media and expects to open more cases for a range of crimes including murder, sedition and theft of national security information.

Cybersecurity

Lawmakers Criticize State Department’s ‘Misguided Cyberspace Reorganization’

A bipartisan group of four lawmakers said the State Department’s proposed realignment would only serve to reinforce existing silos.

CIO Briefing

What Democratic Control of Government Could Mean for Biden’s Tech Policies 

Though the margins are tight, the incoming president may nominate more progressive candidates for certain positions, experts say.

Cybersecurity

State Department Approves Creation of Cyber Bureau

The Cyberspace Security and Emerging Technologies Bureau will address national security- and diplomatic-related tech issues.

IT Modernization

IT Panel Makes Recommendations for Social Security’s Tech Modernization

The recommendations come as the Social Security Administration embarks on a years-long IT modernization.

IT Modernization

House Passes Bill to Codify and Revamp FedRAMP

The bill would provide $20 million in annual appropriations for the federal cloud security program.

CIO Briefing

GAO: Bid Protests Down 2% in 2020

For a second straight year, the Government Accountability Office dealt with fewer bid protests.

Policy

The Federal CX Moves that Mattered in 2020

Experts expect momentum in improving service delivery and customer experience to continue under the coming Biden administration.

CIO Briefing

Biden Reveals White House Digital Team

The team will be in charge of communicating with Americans once Biden takes office on Jan. 20.

IT Modernization

Defense, Intelligence Agencies Made Major Moves in Cloud in 2020

After bid protests and litigation, some of the largest cloud contracts the government has attempted can get underway. 

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