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IT experts, former leaders say DOD behind with advanced tech

Congress has tried for years to pass legislation to make the Pentagon a smarter buyer of technology. So when members of the House Armed Services Committee met recently with Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google’s parent company Alphabet, what they heard gave them pause Source: IT experts, former leaders say DOD behind with advanced tech — … Continue reading

One agency’s search for data, ‘the new gold’

“Everything we do here is related to data. Data is the new gold,” said Don Cox, SAMHSA’s chief information officer said on Data Analytics month. Continue reading

President signs $1 trillion spending bill, keeps government open

The President signed his first piece of major legislation on Friday, a $1 trillion spending bill to keep the government operating through September. Continue reading

DATA Act advocates reflect on three years of planning, partnerships, predictions for future of spending reports

May 9 is the implementation deadline for the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, and for Christina Ho, Treasury’s deputy assistant secretary for accounting policy and financial transparency, it’s a day to get excited about. Continue reading

NTSB constructing the proper foundation for digital transformation

When Angel Santa moved to the National Transportation Safety Board from the Justice Department about a year ago, he felt like he was going back in time. Continue reading

Can Census deliver 2020 on budget?

Lawmakers and watchdogs are going to stress out over the 2020 Census right up until it’s completed. Continue reading

114 new commercial buying regs since 2009 highlights why federal procurement needs fixing

Since 2009, the number of clauses around commercial items skyrocketed from 16 to 142, according to a preliminary analysis by the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA). Continue reading

In planning for the reorg, Price encourages employees to help him ‘reimagine’ HHS

Previous administrations have acknowledged the oddities of the food safety system. They’ve known for years it’s unnecessarily complicated, but haven’t been able to change it. Continue reading

An ‘Easy Pass’ model for buying cloud services? DISA showing how it could work

Few experts these days say the reason to move applications and systems to the cloud is only for the savings. Continue reading

Recently declassified Pentagon weapons office says rapid prototyping is secret to its success

The secretive Pentagon organization in charge of turning existing weapons systems into new warfighting concepts says it has a perfect track record so far Continue reading