Despite the Justice Department showing some leadership in DATA Act implementation, the department’s inspector general says there are some areas of full roll out that have the watchdog concerned about meeting a May 2017 deadline.
Kerry Long, program manager, IARPA, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, joins host John Gilroy on this week’s Federal Tech Talk to discuss the lengths the federal government is taking to foster innovation. December 27, 2016
With six months to go before the deadline set by Congress, agencies have a lot of work to do in regards to implementing the Data Act. That’s according to two studios (study 1, study 2) from the Government Accountability Office. Paula Rascona GAO’s director of financial management and assurance issues, talked about the DATA Act deadline on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The latest scorecard for the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act revealed progress and lingering problems for government agencies. Department CIOs say at its heart the law is a good thing, but the scorecard could use some improvement of its own.
The Army says it’s becoming the first of the military services to launch a digital service “outpost” and wants a dedicated team of technology experts from outside the government to tackle its own problems.
HumanGeo Group CEO Al Di Leonard and company CTO Abe Usher join host John Gilroy to discuss how federal information technology professionals should handle geospatial data. December 20, 2016
Nathan Kielman, tactical mobility lead in the weapons division at the Naval Air Warfare Center, has an idea that takes a new approach to the issue of mobility vs. slow defense acquisition. Why not reclassify mobile technology, treating it like less expensive equipment meant to be used up and disposed?
Federal IT Dashboard data compiled exclusively for Federal News Radio shows the average time it takes an agency to complete an IT program to is 1,018 days and the average cost is $23.2 million per program. Both of these data points demonstrate the need to change how CIOs and mission owners measure project success.
Anthony Calamito, the chief evangelist of Boundless, joins host John Gilroy on this week’s Federal Tech Talk to discuss how his company helps federal IT professionals use open source geospatial information to solve complex problems. December 13, 2016
Beyond the federal scorecard, DHS and State provide details on how IT reforms are impacting their respective agencies.
The Unified Shared Services Management Office at GSA released a new 10-year vision for federal back-office shared services that relies on a subscription or as-a-service model to deal with the needs for upfront spending.
Unified communications involves making sure everyone gets the message, no matter how it was sent. At the National Institutes of Health, it means combining phone, video, text and more to link doctors, administrators, researchers and patients with each other and outside organizations like universities.
Federal agencies are using artificial intelligence to do everything from cataloging milk prices to monitoring immigration status. Department leaders say the technology helps cut costs and improve accuracy, but machines are also impacting the human workforce.
Kristy McKnight, the general manager of Veritone Politics, makes the case for how artificial intelligence will impact how agencies and organization find, understand and use data.
Chris Howard, vice president of Federal at Nutanix, joins host John Gilroy on this week’s Federal Tech Talk to discuss virtualization and how it can help agencies reduce cost and improve security. December 6, 2016