U.S. Digital Services

  • Federal arbiters to cut down leave, telework days for HHS employees

    In today’s Federal Newscast, the Federal Services Impasses Panel sides mostly with management in a disputed between labor groups and the Health and Human Services Department.

  • VA digital service team not resting on laurels, plans to continue to simplify online experience

    Marcy Jacobs the executive director of the digital service at the Veterans Affairs Department, was the first member of the U.S. Digital Service to win a Service to America Medal.

  • End-to-end dev/op automation critical for cloud success, DHS officials say

    The Homeland Security Department is hoping by year end to launch Cloud Factory, a platform offering shared services capabilities to provide a fully automated provisioning and delivery lifecycle for cloud services.

  • Only the beginning for agencies’ push toward agile

    Half of federal agencies earned a failing grade from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on their use of incremental development, as part of their implementation of FITARA. But agencies are still learning how to navigate an often confusing field of agile.

  • Michael Fischetti: Innovation is primarily a people issue

    Better Buying Power at the Pentagon is only one example of attempts to innovate in the acquisition space. The new acquisition corps that’s set up like the U.S. Digital Services office is another one, but it’s focused on policy and process. Michael Fischetti is executive director of the National Contract Management Association. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose that government spends too much time thinking about process — and not enough about people.

  • Tom Shoop, Editor in Chief, Government Executive

    President Barack Obama wants to spend his last 18 months in office turning government technology on its head. Obama says government’s procurement systems are broken, but he believes organizations like the U.S. Digital Service can change the way people develop, buy and use new technology. Tom Shoop is editor-in-chief at Government Executive magazine. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the likelihood of a major systemic change in the way government buys and implements new technology.

  • White House taps former Facebook executive for new IT role

    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.