• Oversight
    magnifying glass on process (robuart/Shutterstock.com)

    Key agencies still lack confirmed watchdogs

    Expert says lack of confirmation sends message that inspectors general are undervalued, ineffective 02/03/2020

  • People
    James Byrne presides at a ribbon coutting of the Federal Health Care Center March 2019  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob Waldrop/Released)

    Deputy secretary Jim Byrne out at VA

    The number two official at the Department of Veterans Affairs was fired Feb. 3 by Secretary Robert Wilkie as the agency faces down a key milestone in a $16 billion tech project. 02/03/2020

  • Acquisition
    Shutterstock ID: 1993681 By Jurgen Ziewe

    Bureau of Indian Affairs wants new computer contract

    The agency that provides services to hundreds of Native American tribes wants a multivendor computer hardware contract that allows its agencies to comply with set-aside goals and unite sometimes fragmented buying. 02/03/2020

  • Open Gov
    email archive

    Fighting bots and comment spam

    Experts are divided about what constitutes abuse of the comment process during federal rulemaking. 01/31/2020

  • Acquisition
    shutterstock ID 179052941 by Sorbis

    How data drives IT delivery at State

    The State Department is almost a year into a program that uses data analysis to set IT capabilities at its posts worldwide, according to its CIO. 01/28/2020

  • Acquisition
    Eisenhower Executive Office Building (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

    OMB seeks input on acquisition, supply chain

    The Office of Management and Budget is looking outside government for ideas to advance federal acquisition and supply chain processes. 01/28/2020

  • paths (cybrain/Shutterstock.com)

    Does strategic planning help organizations?

    Steve Kelman notes growing support for strategic planning efforts -- and the steps agencies take to keep those plans relevant. 01/23/2020

  • Defense
    cloud computing (ranjith ravindran/Shutterstock.com)

    Night court and the cloud

    The Army's zero-based budgeting approach is said to turn up extra money for tech modernization. 01/22/2020

  • Defense
    Shutterstock ID: 1993681 By Jurgen Ziewe

    DIU seeks tech to support fast patching, inventory management

    The Defense Department's innovation arm is looking for companies with existing solutions that will help revamp its inventory management system. 01/17/2020

  • Defense

    DISA pushes on Fourth Estate network modernization

    The DOD's central IT organization is leading a migration to a new single service network and will bring on the first agency later this year. 01/16/2020

  • Management
    Federal CIO Suzette Kent presents opening remarks for the Women in Federal IT & Cyber event on March 29, 2018. (USDA photo by Tom Witham)

    CDO Council, TBM updates

    Federal CIO Suzette Kent said that work is happening behind the scenes to launch the Chief Data Officers Council and make progress on Technology Business Management. 01/15/2020

  • Comment
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    What to watch in federal IT in 2020

    This will be the year when IT governance practices drive a new wave of mission benefits, rather than just better control over IT infrastructure spending. 01/15/2020

  • Cybersecurity
    secure network

    CISA looks for input on new, 'less prescriptive' TIC

    Agencies can use new guidance documents on Trusted Internet Connections 3.0 to jumpstart their own pilot programs and suggest improvements to the policy. 01/15/2020

  • Cybersecurity
    HUD HQ By Mark Van Scyoc Shutterstock photo ID: 260703998

    Watchdog warns on HUD's PII risks

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development is failing to safeguard and manage more than 1 billion records containing personally identifiable information, according to a management alert from the agency's internal watchdog. 01/13/2020

  • Cloud
    cloud (vs148/Shutterstock.com)

    State looks to the cloud for building management services

    The State Department's building administration agency is investigating software-as-a-service solutions for its site managers as an alternative to an existing shared services platform. 01/06/2020

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