The federal government has been given its “permission slip to innovate,” U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel said Thursday when discussing the 1-year anniversary of the Digital Government Strategy.
The federal government celebrated the 1-year anniversary of the Digital Government Strategy on Thursday, highlighting the initiatives and programs developed over the past year. To help make sense of the different projects, FedScoop has created a guide that sums up the progress following the release of the framework.
The federal Chief Information Officers Council, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security, will soon publish a concept of operations to implement continuous monitoring in the federal government, Deputy U.S. CIO Lisa Schlosser told Management of Change conference attendees.
U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel has been asked by Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Burwell to lead OMB’s management team on an interim basis until a new deputy director for management is confirmed, a White House official confirmed to FedScoop.
Developers are already heading to Project Open Data, the White House’s public repository hosted on GitHub intended to foster collaboration and promote the continued improvement of the recently released open data policy.
Close to a week after the White House unveiled its open data policy, a congressman has released a new discussion draft of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2013, which would unlock and standardize federal spending data.
In an effort to promote interoperability and openness within the federal government, White House officials this morning released a new policy that requires agencies to make open and machine-readable data the new default for federal information.
The federal information technology budget has remained effectively flat the past four years while government spending continues to be cut in different areas shows the Obama administration’s belief in the power of technology to be transformative.
For the first time since 2009, the federal IT budget is seeing a modest increase. But far from all agencies can expect an influx in their IT dollars.
U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel took to Twitter on Wednesday afternoon to explain the federal government information technology budget request to his followers.
U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel and Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Jeff Zients issued a memo on Wednesday creating a second round of PortfolioStat review sessions with some noted improvements.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski is expected Friday to announce he will step down from his position, The Wall Street Journal reports.
With sequestration and looming budget cuts, it’s hard to know what the future of federal government IT will look like.
Social coding platform startup GitHub announced Wednesday that former White House Presidential Innovation Fellow Ben Balter will join its team to focus on state, local and federal awareness and integration.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Cloud Computing and Big Data Conference held January 15-16 at NIST’s Gaithersburg headquarters is now available on video.
The White House is accepting applications for the second round of Presidential Innovation Fellows who will work on projects centering on disaster recovery, cybersecurity, financial systems and innovation, along with continuing the open data projects of the initial fellows.
In a memo from U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel, the Office of Management and Budget outlined 11 goals to ensure Section 508 technology accessibility regulations are being adhered to.
FedScoop looks at some of the key issues discussed during the hearing and where both sides stand on them based on their testimony.
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform extended its campaign on federal government technology spending to YouTube with a new video that calls for an “IT revolution.”
U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel spoke to the federal government’s spending on information technology during House testimony on Tuesday, outlining the steps the Obama administration has taken to more effectively purchase and use information technology.