Todd Simpson, the chief information officer at the Food and Drug Administration, said its cloud advisory board and innovation lab work together to bring new capabilities to bear while also reducing costs and duplication.
Tiffany Hixson, the assistant commissioner for GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service’s Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories, said her office is conducting training and providing help for agencies through a Services Acquisition Workshop (SAW) approach.
Sonny Bhagowalia, the Treasury Department’s chief information officer, has moved to the Bureau of Fiscal Service to work on cyber and IT projects. But some say he may be the first of many career CIOs who will be moved out of their positions in the coming months or year.
The White House hosted a summit to educate agencies on how to implement Technology Business Management standards to improve the line of sight from dollars spent to value obtained.
The General Services Administration announced four long-time members of the OASIS professional services program are moving to FedSIM. The decision caught industry off guard and created concerns about the long-term health of the $4 billion multiple award contract.
Sean Torpey, the acting deputy assistant administrator for Information and Technology and acting chief information officer for the FAA, said the agency is swinging the spending pendulum from legacy IT to newer systems.
Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.) introduced the Federal Employee Pension Act of 2017 to reduce the mandatory 4.4 percent pension contributions by new federal employees.
Ed Harper, the Food and Nutrition Service’s director of the Office of Program Integrity for Child Nutrition Programs, worked with the Presidential Innovation Fellows to create a new online application prototype for free and reduced lunches.
Eric Jeanmaire, the branch chief for the Verification IT Portfolio Modernization at USCIS in the Homeland Security Department, said moving to an agile approach to development delivered capabilities more quickly and more successfully.
The General Services Administration’s inspector general concluded former administrator Denise Turner Roth retaliated against former FAS Commissioner Tom Sharpe after he made protected disclosures about potential waste, fraud and abuse.
Jeanette Manfra, the acting deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity at the Homeland Security Department, offered an in-depth look into the steps DHS and the government took to keep federal agencies safe from WannaCry.
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.