Agencies were scored for how easy it is to find and use email records, established email policies, and employee training. Agencies were also scored on whether there is a low, medium or high risk of not managing email effectively.
To make it easier to buy cybersecurity products, the General Services Administration has been making adjustments to contracts on its Multiple Awards Schedule 70. Bill Zielinski, deputy assistant commissioner for IT category management in GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, provides Federal Drive with Tom Temin with all the details.
The Veterans Affairs Department is only one of many major health care providers that use MUMPS. It could end up spending those billions to replace it with what it has already.
Multiple sources say Chris Liddell, the assistant to the president for strategic initiatives, and Matt Lira, the special assistant to the president for innovation policy and initiatives, brought in CIOs one after another to get a handle on priorities, challenges and opportunities in each agency and governmentwide.
The Commerce Department built a business case detailing how it would centralize all back-office functions — human resources, financial management, technology and procurement — over a three-year period.
FDA Chief Information Officer Todd Simpson has developed an IT cost allocation model so mission areas can pay for what they use, instead of just a flat fee.
The U.S. government has dropped its request for Twitter to produce records that could identify users behind an account opposed to President Donald Trump, the company said Friday
This week on Federal Tech Talk, LGS Innovations CEO Kevin Kelly joins host John Gilroy to discuss innovation in the federal government and how his company is helping agencies solve complex IT problems. April 11,2017
Agencies move to the anywhere, anytime mobile model
The IRS says a “convenience app” on the Education Department’s student loan online application is being used to steal identities and file tax returns. The tax agency is working to notify potential victims and has flagged the accounts to protect against future ID theft attempts.
Homeland Security Department management said they’re now requiring documentation and life cycle cost estimations for all major acquisition programs. It’s a big step for DHS. But while the Government Accountability Office says DHS has improved, it needs to focus on the details.
The Government Accountability Office recently hosted a panel discussion to talk about how organizations could foster collaboration to use analytics to tackle improper payments. Federal News Radio’s Eric White spoke with Vijay D’Souza, director of GAO’s Center for Enhanced Analytics, on Federal Drive with Tom Temin for a recap of the event and some of the topics covered.
Americans say they’re more satisfied with at least one type of interaction they have with their government. Sheri Petras, CFI Group’s chief executive officer, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin that people are more satisfied with federal websites.
Daniel Castro, vice president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation tells Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about why he thinks the government needs to adopt a “responsible disclosure” policy in line with what private-sector security researchers have done.
DJ Kachman, the Veterans Affairs’ director of mobile and security technology transformation lead in the Office of Information and Technology, said the agency will pilot derived credentials later this year.