The House Oversight and Government Reform and Homeland Security committees released oversight plans for the 115th Congress, both of which included cybersecurity and IT modernization.
President Donald Trump decided not to sign a new cybersecurity executive order on Jan. 31, but more specifics of the plan to secure federal and private sector networks emerge.
Rob Klopp, the Social Security Administration’s out-going chief information officer, said by taking over the management of the Disability Case Processing System, applying an agile or dev/ops approach and listening to their customers at the state level, the agency made more progress in 14 months than it did in the previous four years.
Tony Scott, the federal chief information officer, said in an exit interview that the update to Circular A-130 and the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) are among the most significant accomplishments during his almost two-year tenure, which will end Jan. 17.
Terry Milholland, the former chief information officer and chief technology officer at the IRS, who retired in June, said by becoming world class in managing and overseeing technology, the bureau is seeing real improvements in its operations.
The Office of Personnel Management's CIO says modernizing legacy IT systems at civilian agencies like OPM is more than just updating software.
Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, Lohfeld Consulting's Lisa Pafe and Washington Technology's Nick Wakeman join host Mark Amtower for a wide ranging discussion of what contractors are facing during the transition to a new administration. November 21, 2016
The election may be over, but federal employees still face uncertainty on a number of key issues, not least of which is how the government will be funded.
Federal IT experts say it’s unclear what a Trump administration will focus on when it comes to technology policies and programs.
The Lohfeld Consulting group ranked upcoming civilian and DoD contracts that meet three criteria: a likely 2017 request for proposal, likelihood of funding and awards next fiscal year, a significant pool of contenders.
The Office of Management and Budget unveiled its guidance for IT modernization, which includes four implementation phases for agencies.
The Treasury Department's Bureau of Fiscal Service merged five legacy IT systems together to develop a new, modern post-payment application. With data consolidated in one place, the Fiscal Service helped the department's inspector general uncover $20-30 million in improper payments.
Dawn Leaf, the former chief information officer of the Labor Department who retired on Sept. 30, said the agency is working toward a more centralized and consolidated technology oversight and management structure.
David Bray, the Federal Communications Commission’s chief information officer, said the agency has moved toward the concept of IT as a shared responsibility across all senior executives and that has helped it reduce spending on old technology.