HUD stands out as the first agency to pay back the TMF, based on cost savings it achieved under a project to move five of its critical business systems from a legacy Unisys data center mainframe to the cloud.
Suzette Kent gave an overview of some of the lessons the Technology Modernization Fund board has learned investing in IT modernization projects.
In today's Federal Newscast, the General Services Administration re-iterates a policy prohibiting employees from sleeping in their offices or the buildings they work in.
Suzette Kent, the federal chief information officer, said agencies have been lining up internal resources all summer to begin tackling the goals of the Federal Data Strategy.
Federal CIO Suzette Kent said the first agency paid back money to the Technology Modernization Fund and several others returned money after reconfiguring its plans.
Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent, who has overseen some of the administration’s reskilling pilots, said some anxieties about automation aren’t new.
Several recent updates to federal IT policies opened the door for OMB to consider how the concept of agile for federal regulations could work, while the IBM Center for the Business of Government and NAPA are looking at this approach too.
In today's Federal Newscast, Senate Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) says the USDA relocation is delaying implementation of the Farm Bill.
The Agriculture Department is taking over the development and implementation of its Centers of Excellence IT modernization initiatives after learning from contractors and GSA staff over the past 18 months.
Agencies have launched a gamut of successful robotic process automation pilots in recent years, but moving those projects onto the next phase of broader adoption has proven more difficult.
The first cohort of the Cybersecurity Reskilling Academy has helped the administration identify some promising successes and some tough challenges, which federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent said will inform future iterations of the program and other training initiatives.
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) warns that many IT modernization fixes passed already by lawmakers still aren't working as planned.
In today's Federal Newscast, a bill in the House would replace the Windfall Elimination Provision which currently cuts Social Security benefits for federal retirees who worked in a private sector job and also receive a government pension.
Agencies have gotten buy-in from their employees when it comes to automating rote tasks liked data entry. But it’s a tougher sell for data-driven decision-making.