Some leading health IT experts say the key to finding new ideas to modernize the health care industry is to not look in the health care industry. So where are those ideas hiding?
The Defense Department is drafting plans that will give the military services the authority to contract for their own cloud services using a soon-to-be-developed common business case analysis template, the Pentagon’s acting Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen confirmed Tuesday.
From the Digital Government Strategy to bringing increased transparency to IT investments through the PortfolioStat initiative, former U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel is credited with giving the federal government its “permission slip to innovate.” But questions remain about whether the former Microsoft executive was aggressive enough in transforming government.
James B. Comey is only the seventh director in FBI history. And with only a year on the job, he is spearheading a quiet revolution in how the 106 year-old institution recruits, trains, organizes and develops its leadership.
The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction wants to know why the State Department spent millions of dollars on telecommunications towers that were either never used or transferred to the Pentagon as “excess” property.
The effort to move the 17 agencies in the U.S. intelligence community away from stovepiped IT systems and toward a cloud-based shared services environment is well under way. But a new study by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance suggests the private sector may find it difficult to fully support the effort without fundamental changes to the contracting and procurement processes intelligence agencies use to buy applications and infrastructure.
DARPA wants to be able to take things built at a really, really small level and scale them for production in really big systems.
With the nation facing an unprecedented shortage of workers with skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, some women technology leaders would like to see changes in the education system so that children — especially girls — are taught at a younger age that STEM subjects are both cool and important to society.
The Defense Department is launching a new long-range research and development effort designed to ensure the nation’s military can maintain its technological edge over a growing list of potential adversaries, from the traditional high-tech armies of Russia and China to a myriad number of terrorist groups proliferating throughout the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
LTC Bobby Saxon, division chief and program director for G-3/5/7 of the U.S. Army, discusses how his branch is using emerging technology to lower costs.
A new poll scheduled to be released next month by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs shows that American public opinion about the National Security Agency may have shifted. In an increasingly dangerous world, many Americans appear willing to accept a little less privacy for more security.
Officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs used paper waiting lists and manipulated electronic scheduling data at as many as 93 VA medical facilities across the country, but investigators found no conclusive evidence that the resulting delays in care caused any veteran deaths at the VA’s hospital in Phoenix.
David Bennett, chief information officer at the Defense Information Systems Agency, talked to FedScoopTV at last week’s Lowering the Cost of Government with IT Summit 2014 about his career as a public servant and gives advice to those young feds just starting out.
The Defense Department released a long-awaited request for proposals Monday for its multi-billion dollar effort to replace its aging health record systems and enhance interoperability with private health care providers and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The process of securing spectrum for the military is a delicate process for the Defense Information Systems Agency. But that doesn’t mean the process will be slow.
In this episode, FedScoop Editorial Director Dan Verton explores the National Security Agency’s new approach to dealing with the fallout of the Edward Snowden leaks and the media firestorm that doesn’t show any signs of going away. As Verton discovers in interviews with NSA employees, the agency’s new director Adm. Michael Rogers has no plans to allow Snowden and others to define NSA’s history.
The authorization makes Amazon’s GovCloud the first cloud service able to hold every level of unclassified DOD data.
To help organize a defense against a potential outbreak of the Chikungunya virus, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is asking teams to try and come up with an accurate model to forecast the spread of the disease in the United States and the Caribbean, where CHIKV is already becoming widespread.
DISA CIO David Bennett says the agency is ready to look at any and every option available when it comes to procuring commercial cloud services.
The images coming out of Ferguson, Missouri, have put the pentagon on the defensive as mainstream media outlets question the department’s program to transfer excess military equipment to state and local law enforcement agencies. But the so-called militarization of local police departments may have less to do with the Pentagon and far more to do with post-9/11 Department of Homeland Security counterterrorism grant programs.