IT Modernization

Social Security

As SSA IT modernization hits its stride, leadership launches a reorg of the CIO’s office

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FILE - In this May 18, 2020 file photo TSA officers wear protective masks at a security screening area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash. Federal safety officials are investigating people who took part in last week's riot at the U.S. Capitol to decide whether they belong on the federal no-fly list. The move is one of several that officials outlined Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

TSA plans to set up ‘data mesh,’ coordinate efforts through cloud center of excellence

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An industry perspective on CISA’s latest plan to get more software security assurances from vendors

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The same problems continue to plague OPM’s retirement services

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Digital transformation in civilian services sparks demand for new agency role

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(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2020, file photo a U.S. Department of Homeland Security plaque is displayed a podium as international passengers arrive at Miami international Airport where they are screened by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Miami. The damned-if-you-pay-damned-if-you-don’t dilemma on ransomware payments has left U.S. officials fumbling about how to respond. While the Biden administration “strongly discourages” paying, it recognizes that failing to pay would be suicidal for some victims. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

DHS’ move to agile development to buoy customer experience too

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American Rescue Plan Act funding continues to pay dividends for GSA’s TTS

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U.S. Navy/MC1 Byron C. LinderSOUTH PACIFIC (July 9, 2017) Operations Specialist 1st Class Charles Hammond, from Kansas City, Missouri, monitors tracks aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) during an air defense exercise comprised of Sterett, amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD 20), amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48), Royal Australian Navy frigate helicopter HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155), Royal Australian Navy guided missile frigate HMAS Darwin (FFG 04), and Royal Australian Navy frigate helicopter HMAS Toowoomba (FFH 156) as part of Talisman Saber 17. Sterett, part of a combined U.S.-Australia-New Zealand expeditionary strike group (ESG), is undergoing a series of scenarios that will increase proficiencies defending the ESG against blue-water threats so amphibious forces can launch Marine forces ashore in the littorals. Talisman Saber is a biennial U.S.-Australia bilateral exercise held off the coast of Australia meant to achieve interoperability and strengthen the U.S.-Australia alliance. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Byron C. Linder/Released)170709-N-ZW825-895

Navy charts massive transformation in shipboard IT as commercial 5G, satellite links join the fleet

The Navy sees a not-too-distant future in which sailors aboard ships have the same level of connectivity they have on shore, thanks almost entirely to…

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TSP participants gain access to new tracking feature for loan applications

The new TSP loan tracker should help answer questions from participants about the progress of their loan applications, and show them what’s still missing…

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Army turning lessons learned from 11 software pathway pilots into new policies

Gabe Camarillo, the undersecretary of the Army, said to create a culture of continuous improvement, the Army needs to institutionalize how it buys, develops and continually improve its applications.

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