The White House kicked off tech week by hosting 18 private sector technology leaders from companies such as Amazon, Apple and Google at the American Technology Council meeting.
DHS is planning to hold its fourth reverse industry day on June 28 while three other agencies are following in their footsteps by holding similar events with vendors.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s fourth hearing focusing on the implementation of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) offered some insights into what lawmakers will expect from agencies next.
New data from Bloomberg Government shows more than 2,600 multiple award contracts across government, which is a drop of 8 percent over the last five years.
Adriane Burton, the chief information officer at Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in HHS, said the department’s incident response planning paid off during the WannaCry vulnerability.
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney issued a memo detailing 59 data reporting and other requirements that either are no longer necessary, modified or paused as the first step to making the government more efficient.
Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee say the Pentagon pulled $15 billion worth of spending on technology projects under the national security system umbrella leading to less transparency and a poor FITARA grade.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will release the fourth Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) report card June 13 detailing agency progress in implementing the 2015 law.
Tom Sharpe, the FAS Commissioner, and Kevin Youel Page, the deputy FAS Commissioner, have told staff they are leaving.
Industry experts reacted with optimism and surprise to the decision by the General Services Administration to merge the Technology Transformation Service into the Federal Acquisition Service.
New data shows agencies bought $120 million more worth of agile services in 2016 than in 2015 as part of the growing demand for these capabilities.
The Homeland Security Department wants to align its procurement and technology organizations to change the culture from buying to acquisition.
Benjamin Bergersen, the chief information officer of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, said the agency uses a combination of NIST documents, FedRAMP information and other data to understand and mitigate risk to their IT systems.
Mark Schwartz, the chief information officer at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service in the Homeland Security Department, is the second high-profile CIO who announces plans to leave government in the coming month.