Passport Services also plans on rolling out push notifications for application renewals, as part of its efforts to reduce the burden on customer service phone lines.
Dave McClure, a former Government Accountability Office and General Services Administration executive and now chief strategist for Coalfire, said the company studied the six-year-old program and found costs, usage and time to get through the process are much better than the general perception.
The spending package gives the Homeland Security Department about $1.5 billion for border security activities for the remaining five months of the fiscal year. For civilian agencies, here are six other areas to take note of in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017.
How can federal IT professionals innovate in a constantly changing environment with a shrinking budget? Find out this week, when Larry Katzman, vice president of Business Development at Applied Information Services, joins host John Gilroy on Federal Tech Talk. May 2, 2017
President Donald Trump signed an executive order establishing the American Technology Council to transform and modernize the federal government’s information technology and how it uses and delivers digital services.
George Fallon, a 30-year veteran of IT auditing, explains why agencies need to re-evaluate the protection of e-mail, document and business systems.
OMB is revamping the capital planning and investment control (CPIC) process and asking agencies break down commodity IT spending in more specific terms than ever before.
Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas) is getting closer to introducing a bill to create a stand-alone cybersecurity agency in DHS, while the agency also is conducting an internal review of current capabilities and future needs.
The Office of Personnel Management was the sixth agency to achieve final operating capability on an insider threat program. But OPM is among the few agencies who have set up such programs. Small agencies say cultural barriers, lack of resources and legal and privacy questions are among the obstacles preventing them from meeting the goal, but insider threat experts say those problems aren’t unique.
The Modernizing Government Technology Act will let agencies keep savings for up to three years to reinvest in IT transformation projects.
In this week’s edition of On DoD, Peter Kim, the Air Force’s chief technology officer, Alex Rice, the CTO at HackerOne, and Reina Staley, the chief of staff of the Defense Digital Service join is to talk about the latest of DoD’s bug bounties: Hack the Air Force. We’ll also talk about changes in how the Army buys cloud computing services as part of a broader effort to shut down expensive, government-owned data centers.
Army says commands have already issued several RFPs under new contract vehicle for cloud services, migration.
Ken Georgi and Curt LeMar with General Dynamics Health Solutions join host Roger Waldron to discuss current trends in cloud computing and best practices for federal agencies so they can make a successful migration to the cloud. April 25, 2017
The Food and Drug Administration is saving time on cyber incident responses by integrating its watch desk and engineers within a single command center, and integrating its tools to provide more holistic views of its systems.
George Young, vice president, US Public Sector at Elastic, joins host John Gilroy on this week’s Federal Tech Talk to discuss open source software and the challenges federal IT officials face in managing all the data produced by their agencies. April 25, 2017