President Donald Trump’s budget request sent to Congress May 23 calls for an increase of $1.6 billion for federal technology programs and projects.
Senate appropriators continue to be concerned about the Modernizing Government Technology Act, particularly letting each agency have a working capital fund.
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The Cloud Center of Excellence this week will release a draft best practices guide that will give agency contracting officers, chief information officers and CFOs a new way of thinking about and buying cloud services.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order establishing the American Technology Council to transform and modernize the federal government’s information technology and how it uses and delivers digital services.
OMB is revamping the capital planning and investment control (CPIC) process and asking agencies break down commodity IT spending in more specific terms than ever before.
The Modernizing Government Technology Act will let agencies keep savings for up to three years to reinvest in IT transformation projects.
Contracting trends will likely continue into the next fiscal year. The only difference will be which agencies are spending the money.
Modernization and optimization go hand in hand, but while a federal agency’s path to a 21st century IT system is straightforward, optimization of that system can be a complicated process.
Kevin Nally, the Secret Service’s chief information officer, is focusing on five strategic IT goals, including cybersecurity, the workforce and IT service delivery.
Multiple sources say Chris Liddell, the assistant to the president for strategic initiatives, and Matt Lira, the special assistant to the president for innovation policy and initiatives, brought in CIOs one after another to get a handle on priorities, challenges and opportunities in each agency and governmentwide.
The Office of Management and Budget is developing a new IT capital planning policy that would help agencies measure, manage and budget IT investments. Training is another key component of OMB's strategy during the transition year, as it also will help agencies overcome cybersecurity recruitment and procurement challenges.
A 31 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency's budget in fiscal 2018 would force EPA to cut nearly 4,000 full time equivalent employees, begin cost-saving IT modernization projects and reduce the agency's physical footprint. New budget documents describe funding levels and policy decisions at EPA that would support the President's 2018 budget request.
Darren Ash, the chief information officer of the Agriculture Department’s Farm Service Agency, said over the next eight years, the FSA will make 11 petabytes of data and imagery accessible to its partners.