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IT modernization is just the beginning

Modernizing aging IT systems has always been a goal for agency CIOs, but one that’s often pushed out to an indeterminate time in the future. Continue reading

What Technology Contractors Should Expect from Vincent Viola as Army Secretary

Anyone following politics knows by now that President Trump has selected Vincent Viola to serve as Secretary of the Army. Continue reading

Oracle to leave GSA schedule: A signal of broader change?

Let that sink in for a second. One of the largest software vendors in the world is telling GSA, thanks, but we can live without you. Continue reading

FDA plans major IT refresh

FDA Deputy CIO Brad Wintermute detailed the plan at the Appian World 2016 conference and said the agency receives 90 percent of its information electronically, has to communicate efficiently across many intra-agency divisions and faces a constantly increasing workload. Continue reading

DOD slammed on ENCORE III contracting

Two federal contracting groups want changes to the selection criteria in the Defense Department’s upcoming $17.5 billion multiple award IT contract. Continue reading

More modern IT could keep SSA from mailing out Social Security numbers

The government has long advocated that agencies stop using the numbers as personal identifiers, and many large agencies have already done so. Continue reading

DoD overhauling design process for troubled business IT systems

“We don’t have a not-stellar record, we have a horrendous record,” he said. “I think that of all the things the department does badly, that’s one of the things we do the worst.” Continue reading

Navy workforce memo separates cyber from IT

The memo, dated Feb. 10 but released on a public-facing DOD website this week, establishes two workforce categories — Cyber IT and Cybersecurity — around which commanders are supposed to build training and credentialing. Continue reading

Observations On the Upcoming CIO-SP3 Small Business On-Ramp

CIO-SP3 is having its first ever on ramp opportunity. It’s a rare day when you get a second shot at a contract opportunity you did not win or simply were not ready to win. Continue reading

CMS seeks to help states open new paths for Medicaid IT

In a Jan. 11 blog post, Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt said expanding the state-based IT infrastructure that supports Medicaid enrollment is a priority under new funding rules. Slavitt joined CMS after helping lead the private-sector members of the team that fixed HealthCare.gov. Continue reading