OMB changed the reporting structure of the U.S. Digital Service, taking it out from under the federal CIO. Current and former government sources say the organization grew too big and powerful, and needs to be better controlled by the new administration.
For more than 20 years we’ve had administrations keeping the pressure on moving government into the online age.
The Veterans Affairs Department soft-launched a new online tool that lets veterans search for VA medical facilities and their average wait times within a specific mile radius. VA said it’s a significant step in showing accountability and transparency efforts three years after wait time scandals in Phoenix shook up the agency’s leadership and organization.
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.
Experts within the Defense Department are urging their fellow feds to follow the example of the entire government and understand that it’s ok to fail.
Now a new map from SBA and the U.S. Digital Service makes it easier to determine if a particular address qualifies as a HUBZone.
Oracle called the government’s efforts to modernize technology “out of sync” and filled with “false narratives.”
Joel Minton, the director of the Login.gov platform, said they are starting small and building on their successes to create a single sign-on for citizen services.
Eddie Hartwig, the acting deputy administrator of U.S. Digital Service, said his office has changed its approach over the past year.
The White House wants to bring experts in cloud, user design and analytics in to help agencies replace legacy systems.