Last month, General Services Administration workers made the final move over to their new offices at 1800 F Street. It was a big adjustment for many employees who now have to reserve their workspace in a hoteling system, and an even bigger change for GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini, who traded in the administrator’s office for an open workspace like everyone else. Here, Tangherlini talks to FedScoop’s Colby Hochmuth about the transformation.
When the government shut down in October, more than 800,000 federal employees were furloughed. The Congressional Budget Office estimates if sequestration continues through 2014, that same number of jobs will be lost.
The General Services Administration has a new home on F Street in Washington, D.C. — and a new way to bring employees closer together in an effort to be more efficient and productive. FedScoopTV gets a behind-the-scenes look at the new digs.
On Dec. 2, website traffic on healthcare.gov doubled, launching an upward trend the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services anticipates will continue. In a press call Monday, Julie Bataille, director of communications at CMS, said now that the site’s many technical bugs have been fixed, traffic is expected to grow.
Healthcare.gov may have had a rocky start, but a majority of Americans surveyed for a new poll still feel the Affordable Care Act will work, eventually. A CNN/ORC International poll released Nov. 27 found a majority of respondents think the law will straighten itself out, even though about 60 percent currently oppose it.
James Burch, the Pentagon’s deputy inspector general for investigations and the head of the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, isn’t particularly surprised or concerned about the number of fraud cases. In an exclusive interview with FedScoop, Burch acknowledged larger, systemic problems may be playing a role in the number and types of crimes the department has to deal with, but they don’t tell the whole story.
It was an evening of celebration as Washington’s technology leaders gathered Nov. 21 to honor the extraordinary contributions of the federal IT community.
Policy has gotten in the way of innovation. At least that’s what Paul Brubaker, director of planning and performance management in the Office of the Chief Management Office at the Defense Department, believes government has let happen.
Cuts in defense spending may be threatening readiness and modernization, but they haven’t stopped the Defense Department’s cadre of scientists and engineers from thinking big about the future.
Matthew Burton, deputy CIO at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, discusses with FedScoopTV how his agency has leveraged open source.
The Government Accountability Office reviewed five agencies that were either exploring “hoteling” programs or increasing their telework programs.
Senior intelligence and security officials are studying ways to leverage technology to create a new process of “continuous evaluation” of employees and contractors in an effort to better identify so-called red flags in a person’s behavior, such as run-ins with the law, that can go unnoticed for years until a person’s background investigation is updated.
The plagued rollout of healthcare.gov isn’t so much a technical issue, but rooted in a larger management challenge and failure to adopt private-sector best practices in launching IT projects, according to testimony heard at the Nov. 13 hearing on the Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace.
The Obama administration pledged $200 million in a big data effort in March 2012. Now, a year and half later, the White House announced 28 partnership commitments had been made with the “Data to Knowledge to Action” initiative.
U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park has been subpoenaed by a House committee to speak about the ailing healthcare.gov website.
Two hundred some years after its discovery, the Rosetta Stone still holds the marks inscribed into it and is an important piece of data that traversed military coups, natural disasters and ruthless conquers. Which begs the questions: What will happen to our data today in 2,000 years or even 100 years? Can data last… forever?
Leaders in the technology industry and government gathered Nov. 6 at the Red Hat Government Symposium to discuss the future of open source in open data, security and other issues.
There’s a great scene in the 2007 Hollywood blockbuster, “The Bourne Ultimatum,” in which Jason Bourne tells fictional Guardian reporter Simon Ross to stop texting and focus on the situation at hand because the CIA was about to snatch him out of thin air in the middle of Waterloo Station due to his communications with a leaker of classified information. “This isn’t some story in a newspaper,” Bourne said. “This is real.”
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today outlined the tough choices senior defense leaders are forced to make in the face of massive, across-the-board spending cuts mandated by sequestration.
Congress has given the Department of Veterans Affairs until Nov. 6 to answer more than two dozen questions about the agency’s IT security posture and plans, as part of a continuing investigation into massive, state-sponsored data breaches that may have put at risk the private information of millions of veterans and their family members.