Michael Sarich, FOIA director for the Veterans Health Administration, said “FOIA programs are going to be fine if our people are fine."
Officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs were enthusiastic about the recent go-live of the new electronic health record, which VA deployed to the Mann Grandstaff Medical Center in Spokane, Washington, two weeks ago.
This week on Federal Tech Talk, Arash Rahnama, head of Applied AI Research at Modzy, joins host John Gilroy to talk about artificial intelligence, data security, data filtering, and federal IT.
New data collected by Federal News Network demonstrates that the agencies which took loans are moving faster, modernizing legacy systems and — hold on to your hats — paying back the loan to the TMF Board.
OMB says it's not worried about agencies' ability to pay back Technology Modernization Fund project loans as proposals were considered based on their ability to be repaid.
The Department of Housing Urban Development is modernizing three legacy systems in the Federal Housing Administration.
The Energy Department is using the loan to migrate 18,560 mailboxes to the cloud.
The EEOC is modernizing its nearly 20-year-old Integrated Mission System (IMS), the primary tool used to carry out the agency’s mission.
The Labor Deparment is using its $3.5 million from the TMF to supplement the modernization of the Foreign Labor Application Gateway (FLAG) system.
The Agriculture Department received three loans from the TMF for website, cloud and application initiatives.
The General Services Administration received almost $27 million for two IT modernization projects from the Technology Modernization Fund.
Mike Sydla, the division director for Information Management Resources at Naval Sea Systems Command’s Industrial Operations, said the coronavirus pandemic helped accelerate some parts of the IT modernization journey.
Ryan Cote, the agency’s CIO, has his sights set on the next set of network capabilities to make remote working easier and even more secure.
Despite its reputation for operating old systems, the IRS is also a leader in technology modernization. In conjunction with the nonprofit ATARC, the IRS recently hosted a technology day.