As GSA’s DigitalGov enters its third year of existence, it aims to make socialgov “bigger, badder, better and bolder.”
The Federal Communications Commission plans to distribute $2 billion in the next two years to modernize America’s schools’ with Wi-Fi connectivity through a continuation of its E-Rate program. To do so, the commission entered a partnership with the General Services Administration to deliver on that goal using the agencies’ purchasing power to reduce the cost of modernizing classrooms and libraries throughout the country.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee took a major step this week toward overhauling the aging Federal Information Security Management Act, lessening agencies’ static reporting requirements and striking a balance between FISMA’s checklist approach and the emerging concept of continuous monitoring.
Use of Networx, GSA’s telecommunications program, is growing among federal agencies, while taxpayer savings have exceeded the agency’s estimate.
The federal workforce is getting old. By 2017, more than a third of career federal workers will be eligible to collect retirement benefits. And that means the government needs to start thinking about how it will attract and retain the next generation of IT workers.
As of last Friday, the USA.gov blog will no longer accept comments on its posts, according to the DigitalGov blog.
Sonny Hashmi, who has been serving as the acting chief information officer at the General Services Administration since January, has been named CIO.
The DigitalGov Citizen Services Summit hosted Thursday at the General Services Administration building explored many of the tactics federal organizations are using to bring their online presence and operations up to speed, but a resounding number of the representatives at the event referred to the customer as their main focus during this time of digital revolution in government.
TechAmerica’s first cloud buyer’s guide for federal agencies, released just three years ago, is already obsolete.
In effort to reduce waste in acquisition spending, the General Services Administration today awarded its long-awaited first round of contracts for the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services program. Through the initiative, dubbed OASIS, GSA delivered 74 awards to professional services vendors, including Booz Allen Hamilton, Deloitte and Lockheed Martin.
Matt Goodrich, program manager of FedRAMP at the General Services Administration, talks to FedScoopTV about his career path in the government.
Federal agencies perform “very well” when using social media to service citizens, a newly released study said.
Lawmakers want to know how it’s possible the federal government can spend upward of $80 billion a year on information technology and still not be on the cutting-edge of digital services.
The General Services Administration, the country’s largest property owner, is targeting real estate as part of an effort to cut costs and reduce the government’s carbon footprint.
One method agencies have been using to find innovative solutions is by taking their biggest challenges to the public. Several agencies have had major success by offering prizes to the public for the best solutions to pressing problems.
David McClure, associate administrator of the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies at the General Services Administration, is leaving government.
FedScoop’s Colby Hochmuth appeared on NewsChannel 8′s “Government Matters” this past Sunday to discuss the latest endeavor from the General Services Administration: a startup called 18F.
After their time in government ended, several second-round participants in the Presidential Innovation Fellows program came together with an idea: make the projects they had launched stick and give them a place to land. From there, 18F was born.