March 06, 2015
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Commentary: The U.S. is dead last when it comes to replacing magnetic stripe payment cards with advanced chip-based cards. What's taking so long?
Adam Sedgewick, the agency's senior IT policy adviser, spoke at a U.S. Telecom panel Friday about how companies have been adopting NIST's cybersecurity framework.
The Interior and Agriculture departments announced plans to host a hackathon next month following criticisms of a solicitation the federal government was preparing for its public lands booking site Recreation.gov.
The new chief information officer, Michael Johnson, is the first political appointee to fill the position.
By Whitney Blair Wyckoff
By Billy Mitchell
March 05, 2015
Transportation CIO Richard McKinney and Nuclear Regulatory Commission CIO Darren Ash assumed roles as co-chairs of the committee early last year. In 2015, the two have big plans to for the Workforce Committee, starting with sparking conversation about the current IT workforce with the results of a recent survey.
At the request of the council's Workforce Committee and the Chief Acquisition Officers Council, the CIO Council is looking to tap "rising stars within the IT and IT acquisition communities" to address the big policy and procedural challenges within their agencies.
Federal Communications Commission CIO David Bray, traveling in a personal capacity, reflects on meetings with government in Taiwan and Australia regarding cyber strategies for the Internet of Everything.
A bipartisan Senate foursome introduced an Internet of Things resolution Thursday in support of the massive interconnection of devices, sensors and networks, and the economic benefits it could bring the U.S.
By Greg Otto
The Federal Trade Comission wants the public to come up with a way to trap robocallers before they ever get to your phone. Twenty-five thousand dollars will be award to the winner in August.
By Dan Verton
The military isn't waiting for young men and women to turn 18 before introducing them to a potential career in cybersecurity.
March 04, 2015
The Education Department head asked House members on an appropriations subcommittee for more money to better equip students with workforce skills.
The Commerce Data Advisory Council will help guide "America's Data Agency" further forays into data management, analysis and dissemination.
Originally set to expire in 2017, Networx contracts will now likely run through 2020, according to a blog post from Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of GSA's Office of Integrated Technology Services.
The parades of high school class trips, cherry blossom enthusiasts and families on spring break who will soon descend upon D.C. this spring may want to leave their selfie sticks at home. The Smithsonian's museums are the latest institutions to ban visitors from using the devices.
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta is banking on tech initiatives this year to help a skeptical Congress see the value of the agency's modernization efforts.
March 03, 2015
The Office of Federal Procurement Policy will take a more prioritized approach to its work around IT acquisition in the coming months, Administrator Anne Rung said Tuesday.
Open government advocates say recent reports that Hillary Clinton conducted business as secretary of State using a personal email account could point to an intrinsic problem within the upper echelons of federal government.
A job listing on USAJobs.gov points to NASA looking for a data scientist to oversee agencywide data strategy.
March 02, 2015
Two former officials who were in charge of the Veterans Health Administration's Chief Business Office violated federal appropriations law by channeling $92.5 million in medical support funding toward the development of a new health care claims processing system, according to a report released Monday by the Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general.
The General Services Administration released a draft request for proposals over the weekend for the telecommunications and network system to succeed its Networx contract.
A new law in Louisiana strengthens language around student privacy procedures and gives parents more control over their children's information.
The former deputy chief information officer at the White House lands at Stryker Corp.
February 27, 2015
The legislation could make it difficult for agencies to adhere to the Americans with Disabilities Act, said Frederick Sadler, a former FOIA Officer for the FDA.
GitHub's Chief Legal Officer discusses how the FCC's new net neutrality rules will shape the Internet economy and how Congress could intervene if the law gets stuck down.
A new wave of tech disruptors is descending upon the nation's capital, bent on changing government. But what's really behind this movement?
Cyber intelligence firm ThreatConnect Inc. claims evidence links Chinese state-sponsored hackers to multiple high-profile attacks.
Harvard and M.I.T. serve as examples of a widespread problem across industries and sectors that do not close caption their online content, advocates say.
By Wyatt Kash
Government agencies continue to move to the cloud, according to new client usage figures released by Microsoft.
February 26, 2015
Just weeks after suddenly stepping down as administrator of the General Services Administration, Dan Tangherlini has taken a position with a private real estate firm based in Washington, D.C.
DARPA showcased Plan X, a futuristic interface that makes cybersecurity much more achievable in real time.
Representatives from the software industry and intellectual property law sector told House lawmakers that the office needs restructuring.
The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved Michelle Lee's nomination to serve as the director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
The new rules allow the FCC to reclassify broadband as a utility under Title II of the Communications Act. The rules are expected to spur multiple lawsuits.
By FedScoop Staff
March 18, 2014
February 25, 2015
A Social Security Administration website topped the list in a new e-government services satisfaction report, and several of its other domains landed in the top 10, outranking some well-known consumer brands.
A new report from an independent expert panel evaluates how technology and innovation can improve peacekeeping.
By David Bray
Commentary: Just as disease control requires collective action, the Internet of Everything needs similar private and public sector partnerships to address privacy and resiliency by design.
A panel told the Senate Commerce Committee Wednesday the world is ready for a multistakeholder model to oversee the organization that runs the Internet's domain name system.
The Federal Technology Convergence Commission Report makes recommendations for how the federal government can use different areas of technology to achieve their various missions.
February 24, 2015
Since last fall, Deloitte Director of Public Research Bill Eggers has been piloting a research project called Gov2020. As the name suggests, Eggers — who is said to have coined the term Government 2.0 in his book of the same name — is developing a forecast of what government five years down the road should look like.
April 01, 2015
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Gov IT leaders share best practices for enhancing the mobile workforce
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December 01, 2014
The pending nomination of Ashton Carter to be the next Defense secretary is unlikely to have an impact on the Defense Innovation Initiative or the third offset strategy — both of which are being led by Robert Work, the No. 2 official at the Pentagon and an enterprise visionary who's played a key role in the military's postwar transition strategies.
Government Accountability Office
February 12, 2015
As information technology investments in the federal government continue to fail at an abysmal rate, OMB this week added IT acquisitions to a list of high-risk federal programs.
By Corinne Lestch
September 15, 2014
By Scott Maucione
February 04, 2014
February 19, 2015
Smith, along with a number of other female leaders, wants to rework the nation's education system to drive more diversity into the tech sector.
United States Postal Service
By Jake Williams
December 31, 2014
After a cyber intrusion compromised the data of 800,000 of its current and former employees earlier this year, the Postal Service has made a number of relatively major infrastructure and account management changes.
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