President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget request suggests personnel cuts at the majority of the 24 largest federal agencies. But the Homeland Security Department is one of the few that could undergo a bit of a hiring spree next year.
Bill Eggers, executive director of Deloitte’s Center for Government Insights said that automation and artificial intelligence could free up billions of man-hours worth of paperwork. He tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin about some of the research to support that claim.
The players have taken their seats. They’re tuning their instruments. Now where’s the Trump administration’s IT conductor?
Internal Revenue Service watchdogs say the agency could do more in terms of taxpayer services if it had more human and financial resources. The White House proposed a fiscal 2018 budget of $10.9 billion, a cut of roughly $300 million from 2017 funding levels.
The Veterans Affairs Department may get a big budget boost in fiscal 2018 under the president’s proposal. Most of the additional funding will go toward health care, both in and outside the department. But the budget proposal does suggest cuts, and lawmakers said they’re concerned by possible spending reductions to VA information technology and medical research.
Avi Bender, NTIS director, says his agency’s partnership with the private sector is opening doors for other agencies to solve data service issues, in part by helping them realize what problem it is that they’re actually trying to solve.
President Donald Trump’s budget request sent to Congress May 23 calls for an increase of $1.6 billion for federal technology programs and projects.
The OCC uses bank statement data, loan level data, financial market data, economic and legal data to provide the government with both holistic, macroeconomic views and the ability to dive deep into a particular subject.
The recent WannaCry ransomware attack might have been the umpteenth wake-up call. Critical infrastructure is still critical and it’s still vulnerable. A piece of legislation in the Senate could help with critical infrastructure to become more resilient, and it could spur industry to make devices more secure. James Scott, senior fellow at the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget will request money for the central IT modernization fund and outline more specifics about how agencies can apply for money.
John Jolly, president and CEO at Syncurity, joins host John Gilroy to explain how his company can help federal IT professions avoid ransomware attacks like “WannaCry”. May 23, 2017
Let’s start by asking a simple question: Where does your agency want to be from a technology perspective, from a citizen services perspective by 2020?
The Office of Management and Budget and the Department of Homeland Security led a much more coordinated and informed defense against the WannaCry cyber attack that began May 12.
Senate appropriators continue to be concerned about the Modernizing Government Technology Act, particularly letting each agency have a working capital fund.
Booz Allen Hamilton’s Brian Abbe, Troy Abbot and Eric Billies join host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the government’s growing use of unmanned systems. May 23, 2017
Each week, Jason Miller interviews federal agency chief information officers about the latest directives, challenges and successes.