GPO’s Chief Information Officer Chuck Riddle told FedScoop in a phone interview that despite the fact that the agency does not have to follow mandates established by the executive branch that the models established are good ones.
IT operations staff and information security staff at federal agencies should communicate to ensure damage mitigation systems are are simple as possible, Chris LaPoint, vice president of public sector at SolarWinds, said.
The General Services Administration’s launch of a common acquisition platform to reduce wasteful practices in government procurement is well into its beta stage, but GSA officials leading the program’s rollout said there’s no grand and official unveiling scheduled.
In a year plagued by the hangover from sequestration and the government shutdown, the 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey shows that federal workforce morale isn’t getting any better, and negative feelings for senior leadership might be the lead culprit as it has dropped to a five-year low.
Several suburban Washington, D.C., schools are slated to receive $1 million from a local chapter of a defense trade group for STEM education programs targeting women and minorities.
In the shadow of the Air Force Research Laboratory, more than 100 civic hackers will spend their weekend at the military branch’s first ever hackathon.
The national coordinator for health IT, Karen DeSalvo, is stepping down from her role to take over as acting assistant secretary for health in the Department of Health and Human Services.
The United States Postal Service can now officially start delivering groceries to your door, according to an order authorizing customized delivery from the Postal Regulatory Commission.
The Department of Veterans Affairs provided representatives of some of the nation’s leading veterans service organizations Thursday with a demonstration of the agency’s emerging telehealth system and clinical video telehealth scheduling software, both of which are designed to improve access to VA health services for veterans.
Patient-focused health care is about quality not quantity. So the Department of Health and Human Services is offering $840 million over the next four years to clinicians who focus more on quality care than volume using various tools and strategies, including some rooted in IT, to ensure more positive patient outcomes.
Samsung announced earlier this week that a suite of its mobile devices can handle the full range of classified information for the U.S. government.
Just three years after the launch of the platform, which allows citizens to gather signatures on a petition for a certain cause, from the development of a Death Star to action on gun control, the White House announced Thursday the launch of an application programming interface to enable petitions to be embedded on other websites.
The Health Data Consortium, noted for throwing annual Health Datapaloozas, has appointed Chris Boone as its new executive director.
The U.S. Agency for International Development jumped on the open data wave last week, announcing its first-ever policy to share its datasets and tools with the public on a central repository.
A carefully orchestrated campaign led by the FBI to dismantle the most damaging botnets on the Internet continues to register notable successes in the effort to put an end to a cybercrime problem that drains $113 billion a year from economies around the world.
More than $190 million in advanced communication infrastructure, including broadband, is headed to several states and territories, the Agriculture Department announced Wednesday.
Why have the majority of federal agencies missed the mandatory deadline for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, known as FedRAMP? The GSA’s acting FedRAMP director says his office just can’t keep up with the workload.
An audit of the FDA’s computer network immediately after a cybersecurity breach last year detected vulnerabilities in the agency’s system.
The Federal Trade Commission has hired privacy and technology expert Ashkan Soltani to serve as the commission’s chief technology officer.
What’s behind the alarming increase in cyberattacks on point-of-sale systems? The Secret Service and the FBI say it’s pretty simple: POS systems are easy to hack and they hold all the money.