open source

  • VA’s two-step toward a new patient scheduling system

    VA will release by Nov. 21 a request for proposals for a new commercial scheduling system and integration services for that scheduling software with its VISTA health IT system.

  • DHS’ SWAMP helps clean software of cyber flaws

    The Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP) is a new initiative from DHS Science and Technology Directorate’s cybersecurity division to test apps for security vulnerabilities before they are installed on agency networks. S&T also sponsored the HOST program to promote the use and security of open source tools.

  • White House unveils new open government initiatives

    The White House has unveiled new or expanded commitments to open government. Included are plans to adopt an open source software policy, with a deadline of Dec. 31, 2015, as well as plans to improve delivery of government digital services.

  • GSA CIO calls for open source to be considered first

    Sonny Hashmi issued a memo requiring agency software developers to look at open source before they consider traditional commercial solutions.

  • Online Chat: Ask the CIO with GSA’s Sonny Hashmi

    Sonny Hashmi, chief information officer at the General Services Administration, joins Federal News Radio for a free online chat to discuss everything from mobility to zero-based budgeting and collaboration, among other topics.

  • Data retention & records management

    Kevin Walsh, director of Iron Mountain Government Services joins host John Gilroy to discuss records management in the federal government. July 22, 2014

  • What’s new at Microsoft?

    Susie Adams, the chief technology officer for Microsoft Federal, joins host John Gilroy to discuss some new offerings from Microsoft and what they mean for federal IT professionals. July 8, 2014

  • The cloud, Cloudera, and the federal government

    Mike Olson, board chairman and chief strategy officer of Cloudera, will talk about some of the tools your agency can use to manage its stored data. May 27, 2014

  • GSA plots path ahead for once-troubled acquisition management system

    GSA says its problem-plagued System for Award Management is now working, but its failures have pushed agency officials to pursue a new path to consolidate the government’s approach to procurement data.

  • Issa’s IT reform bill moves through committee, concerns still remain

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) with little debate and no amendments. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the bill’s author and chairman of the committee, said the provisions to give CIOs more budget control and the IT project and program management improvements will have a big impact on how agencies spend money on technology.