Carol Harris


Expensive software licenses still snare too many agencies

Every federal agency uses software. Too many pay through the nose. Technically, you don’t buy software, you license it. When you end up with more licenses…

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(Getty Images/iStockphoto/Kiyoshi Tanno)Washington DC/USA Mar 25 2019/Signboard of United States Department of Veterans Affairs(VA).The VA stands in front of Lafayette Square Park in the north of the White House.

Is the authority of the CIO of Veterans Affairs simply symbolic?

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GAOSocial Security Administration federal data center

New data center journey must include optimization, modernization, hybrid cloud

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FITARA 13 scorecard brings truce to data center consolidation debate

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USPS delivers 100M mail-in ballots, authorizes ‘extraordinary measures’ to local management

The Postal Service has already handled 523 million pieces of election mail — including 100 million ballots — and those figures will continue to climb…

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Federal IT projects continue to be difficult for agencies to finish

The government has trouble acquiring information technology on budget and according to what it hopes to accomplish. When a project starts to go off the…

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CIO reporting, working capital funds remain outliers in agency IT modernization progress

The House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on government operations released the 10th Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) scorecard and no agency received a “F” or “D” grade for the first time.

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