Digital transformation is happening across the government. Citizens are driving the rate of change through their expectations. What we’ve seen over the past few years with the growth and acceptance of the cloud, mobility, application programming interfaces (APIs) and the ability to understand user behavior like never before through data analytics, those agencies which are taking advantage of the evolutions of technology are doing a better job meeting their customers’ needs.
Alan Thomas became the fourth commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at the General Services Administration June 26.
A USAID official said the CIO’s office worked directly with GAO to understand the exact nature and intent behind each metric, and prioritized and accelerated updates to address previous gaps.
The 2016 federal contractor survey sponsored by Grant Thornton found vendors are optimistic about working in the public sector, despite facing more competition and lower profit margins.
Former federal CIO Tony Scott and former SSA CIO Rob Klopp are both launched new companies while Mark Schwartz, the outgoing CIO at USCIS, announced he’s heading to Amazon Web Services.
The General Services Administration’s inspector general issued a notice saying former Administrator Denise Turner Roth made “statements and taking actions that threatened the complainant with transfer to another position.” Sources say out-going FAS Commissioner Tom Sharpe is the whistleblower.
In just over seven years, agencies have submitted more than 149,000 data sets to the data.gov portal. Of those, the Commerce and Interior departments account for more than 110,000 of them.
The Veterans Affairs Department’s inspector general said in its annual Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) report that the agency’s cybersecurity efforts remain troublesome and puts data and systems at risk.
Greg Hall, the assistant director and chief information security officer in the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys in the Justice Department, said the office hired Okta to provide a cloud service to federate its identity management capabilities.
The White House kicked off tech week by hosting 18 private sector technology leaders from companies such as Amazon, Apple and Google at the American Technology Council meeting.
DHS is planning to hold its fourth reverse industry day on June 28 while three other agencies are following in their footsteps by holding similar events with vendors.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s fourth hearing focusing on the implementation of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) offered some insights into what lawmakers will expect from agencies next.
New data from Bloomberg Government shows more than 2,600 multiple award contracts across government, which is a drop of 8 percent over the last five years.
Adriane Burton, the chief information officer at Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in HHS, said the department’s incident response planning paid off during the WannaCry vulnerability.
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney issued a memo detailing 59 data reporting and other requirements that either are no longer necessary, modified or paused as the first step to making the government more efficient.