Mia Jordan, the CIO at the Agriculture Department’s Rural Development bureau, is leaving after 10 years to become the CIO at the Education Department’s Federal Student Aid Office.
Five of 10 agencies responded to Sen. Maggie Hassan’s (D-N.H.) request for details and plans for how they will modernize outdated systems and what Congress can do to help.
A panel of former federal technology executives offered the House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations suggestions for improving the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) scorecard after five years.
CISOs have to approach their job differently since the pandemic forced vast amounts of the federal workforce outside of the traditional network perimeter.
Elizabeth Warner is an economist at the Institute of Educational Sciences. Her work is credited with creating all sorts of best practices.
The Education Department, SBA and GSA are releasing new software capabilities every two weeks to help modernize major programs.
Education Department CISO Steven Hernandez said the agency has been "tremendously productive" with a workforce that has largely worked from home during the pandemic.
Deltek's Kevin Plexico continued his fiscal 2021 state, local and education IT forecast with a focus on Texas and New York, plus the crucial role federal funds play in state and local IT budgets.
Eligibility in federal telework programs dipped slightly in 2018, while participation experienced a small bump. The latest data from the Office of Personnel Management sheds light on the state of telework across government -- before agencies were forced to quickly "maximize" it during the current pandemic.
GSA and DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) told agencies that the Zoom for Government platform, which runs on a government community cloud and has received a Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) moderate level approval under the cloud security program known as FedRAMP, is an agency’s best option.
Federal agencies have requested an additional $45.8 billion in funding for 2020 alone, which the White House said is necessary for its governmentwide response to the coronavirus. Extra telework support is at the top of the list.
As the Trump administration urges agencies to expand telework to employees at “higher risk” of exposure to coronavirus, the Education Department has taken steps to relax limits on how often employees can work from home.
Recently the Federal Labor Relations Authority turned down a request from the departments of Education and Agriculture to issue a policy statement clarifying what's a condition of employment and a working condition.
Jason Gray, the Education Department’s chief information officer, said fixing long-standing problems like laptops that took 20-to-40 minutes to boot up and log in and printer sprawl helped lay the groundwork for the next set of initiatives.