DHS promotes Danny Toler and brings on GSA veteran Emile Monett to work on the CDM program.
More than a year after agencies first began embedding digital services teams into their organizations, IT leaders are seeing the benefits of adopting a more agile, incremental mentality -- rather than bending to old policies and standard protocols.
Agencies need clearer hiring authorities from the Office of Personnel Management to successfully recruit and hire new tech talent, said Beth Killoran, acting CIO at the Health and Human Services Department. HHS has a 40 percent vacancy rate among its cyber and IT infrastructure workforce.
A new survey from NAPA and ICF found agencies say budget and workforce challenges stand in their way to moving more toward digital services. The administration is trying to address both of those through the 2017 budget request and new training.
President Barack Obama is requesting $89.8 billion for federal IT in 2017, including $51.3 billion for civilian agencies and $38.5 billion for the Defense Department.
Phaedra Chrousos is the first Chief Customer Officer at the General Services Administration. She spoke with In Depth's Francis Rose about a customer-focused web culture, a long-term digital vision for the government, and other agencies' digital service teams.
The Office of Personnel Management is learning how it can use performance appraisal and talent acquisition tools to find the candidates, and do it in the most efficient and accurate ways.
The Veterans Affairs Department launches Vets.gov, a digital doorway to help organize online resources for veterans.
The way to better, more trustworthy government is through fixing broken systems and processes, and funding them adequately, says Federal News Radio's Tom Temin in a new commentary.
Tony Scott, the new federal chief information officer, said in his first public speech his priorities are to ensure existing administration technology efforts are successful. But Scott offered some insights into tweaks and focus areas.
President Barack Obama appointed David Recordon as the director of White House Information Technology. The new position will be responsible for modernizing and securing IT within the Executive Office of the President.
A new initiative from the Chief Information Officer's Council seeks to solve IT acquisition challenges by bringing together small groups of mid-level feds. The groups will try to take a different approach to these long-standing problems.
Joe Klimavicz, the Justice Department's chief information officer, joins Federal News Radio for a free online chat to discuss his IT priorities around shared services, data center consolidation, hiring, and improving and standardizing IT portfolio management.
OFPP Administrator Anne Rung will issue a memo in the coming weeks requiring agencies to rate vendors and for vendors to rate agencies on specific high-dollar IT procurements. Rung said OMB, GSA will hire experts to oversee vendor relationships for IT commodities.