Tag: IT Modernization

Cloud Computing, Tech

Four federal departments have not fully implemented cloud security practices, GAO says

May 18, 2023

Via: FCW

A Government Accountability Office report examining the implementation of cloud security practices at four department-level agencies found that none of them have fully applied those practices to date. The report, released on Thursday, describes the efforts at the departments of […]

Cloud Computing, Tech

IRS system doesn’t meet all cloud security requirements, watchdog says

April 4, 2023

Via: FCW

The IRS’s Enterprise Case Management System did not always meet established cloud security requirements, the Treasury’s Inspector General for Tax Administration found. In a new report, the IG found the IRS did not meet every agency guideline for cloud operations, […]

Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

Biden’s IRS Pick Says He Wants to Move Agency’s Systems into the 21st Century

February 16, 2023

Via: Nextgov

During a Wednesday nomination hearing before the Senate Finance Committee, President Biden’s pick to head the IRS, Danny Werfel, fielded questions about how he would spend the $80 billion infusion of cash into the agency promised over the next decade. […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

NASA spent $35 million on ‘wasteful’ software licenses and fees, report says

January 12, 2023

Via: FCW

NASA’s software asset management practices have left the agency exposed to cybersecurity risks and other major operational and financial concerns, according to a new inspector general’s report. The IG report, published on Thursday, said NASA lacks an enterprise-wide software asset […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Virginia behavioral health dept. refreshes data system for young children

June 30, 2022

Via: StateScoop

The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services this week announced the launch of a new data system it says will help case workers collect information from families at their homes, and also relieve some of the administrative burden […]

Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

House panel passes funding bill with $100M for TMF

June 16, 2022

Via: FCW

A House Appropriations subcommittee advanced a 2023 spending bill on Thursday that includes a $100 million plus-up to the Technology Modernization Fund and a $35 million increase to modernization efforts at the IRS. The measure passed the Subcommittee on Financial […]

Cloud Computing, Tech

The Federal Government Must Overcome 2 Challenges to Advance Cloud-Smart Strategies

May 27, 2022

Via: Nextgov

To say the U.S. federal government has made significant digital strides in recent years would be an understatement. As one of the few industries responsible for managing an overabundance of sensitive data and mission-critical applications that hundreds of millions of […]

Emerging Tech & Modernization, IT Policy, Tech

Technology trade groups urge Congress to add $300 million to the TMF

May 2, 2022

Via: FCW

A coalition of technology groups urged appropriators to invest at least $300 million in the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) for fiscal year 2023, along with additional funding to help agencies mature their zero trust capabilities. The Information Technology Industry Council, […]

Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

The Labor Department Seeks $3.4B for Unemployment Insurance Programs, Including IT Modernization

March 31, 2022

Via: Government Executive

The Biden administration is looking for $3.4 billion to “modernize, protect and strengthen” the unemployment insurance system in its budget request for fiscal year 2023 as part of the 18% increase for the Labor Department overall from the 2021 enacted […]

Cloud Computing, Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

A Multi-Cloud Roadmap for Federal Agencies

December 21, 2021

Via: Nextgov

Even before the global pandemic tested governmental resiliency to its utmost, the federal government was moving toward transformation with its Cloud Smart and transformation mandates. But still, there’s much more work to do: The Government Accountability Office has identified 10 […]

Defense, Emerging Tech & Modernization, Industry, Tech

DOD Could Save Hundreds of Millions Annually Through Better IT Asset Management

November 29, 2021

Via: Nextgov

IT asset management (ITAM) presents one of the biggest challenges to the federal government, and the Defense Department is no exception. The lack of visibility into the technology deployed combined with a dearth of actionable data is costing the government […]

Emerging Tech & Modernization, Industry, Tech, Workforce

With $2B, Labor Dept. employs two-part strategy to fix unemployment insurance systems

November 29, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

The Labor Department’s new initiative to modernize the technology that underlies the country’s approach to delivering unemployment insurance is far from your typical IT project. Labor has 50-plus customers, each at varying stages of development and with varying types of […]

Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

The IT Infrastructure Needed to Support Modern Digital Government

June 23, 2021

Via: StateTech Magazine

The ideal vision of government services many IT leaders are moving toward is a digital one, in which residents have a single identity to access government services, which are intelligently linked. Agencies would know that a resident uses multiple government […]

Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

IRS Needs Help Managing and Upgrading Legacy Criminal Investigations Systems

March 24, 2021

Via: Nextgov

The IRS’s criminal investigations team relies heavily on two legacy IT systems that are very much in need of upgrades. The agency is looking for a contractor to manage day-to-day operations and upkeep, as well as multiple new deployments each […]

Policy, State & Local

‘Programming error’ led Wisconsin to overpay $21.2 million in unemployment benefits

July 20, 2020

Via: StateScoop

Wisconsin’s Department of Workforce Development overpaid an estimated $21.2 million in unemployment benefits over a two-day period in April, according to a report published last week by the state’s legislative audit bureau. The July 15 report found that a “programming […]

Emerging Tech & Modernization, Federal, Policy, State & Local, Tech

Senators want USDS to aid state and local government’s IT modernization rush

April 22, 2020

Via: StateScoop

In light of the ongoing failure of many state government unemployment systems to withstand record numbers of claims for financial assistance, a group of 16 Democratic senators asked congressional leadership on Wednesday to approve actions that would make some of […]


Why tracking data centers is so hard

September 6, 2017

Via: FCW

The Office of Management and Budget recently reported that the government has closed about 1,900 data centers since the launch of the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative in 2010, saving almost $1 billion. It also lists the remaining data center […]