Technology Matters

“Tiger team” established to oversee VA GI Bill software

“Tiger team” established to oversee VA GI Bill software

Sean Kelley, former deputy chief information officer for benefits at the Veterans Affairs Department and executive vice president at Unissant,...
Veterans Affairs launches new Health API to support applications

Veterans Affairs launches new Health API to support applications

Charles Worthington, chief technology officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Drew Myklegard, executive director of Project Special Forces...
New veterans health API to power next generation of Blue Button

New veterans health API to power next generation of Blue Button

Dr. Neil Evans, chief officer of Connected Care at the Veterans Health Administration, discusses how the Blue Button system will...
Agencies look to implement Robotic Process Automation

Agencies look to implement Robotic Process Automation

Katell Thielemann, research vice president at Gartner, details how agencies are planning to use Robotic Process Automation, and where it...
OMB reviews comments submitted on draft data center consolidation policy

OMB reviews comments submitted on draft data center consolidation policy

David Powner, former director of IT Issues at the Government Accountability Office and director of strategic engagement & partnerships at...
Impact of Paperwork Reduction Act on government digital efforts

Impact of Paperwork Reduction Act on government digital efforts

Nick Sinai, former deputy U.S. CTO and venture partner at Insight Venture Partners, discusses how tech modernization efforts could be...
OMB issues update to Trusted Internet Connections policy

OMB issues update to Trusted Internet Connections policy

Tim Young, principal at Deloitte, and Colin Soutar, senior manager for cyber risk at Deloitte, discuss the Trusted Internet Connections...
Takeaways and next steps for FITARA Scorecard 7.0

Takeaways and next steps for FITARA Scorecard 7.0

Mark Forman, former Federal CIO, and Simon Szykman, former CIO at the Commerce Department, discuss the latest FITARA scorecard, and...
HHS obtains first blockchain ATO in federal government

HHS obtains first blockchain ATO in federal government

Jose Arrieta, associate deputy assistant secretary of acquisition at HHS, Oki Mek, chief product officer at the Division of Acquisition...
Authorization Act’s potential impact on federal CIO shop

Authorization Act’s potential impact on federal CIO shop

Mike Hettinger, president of Hettinger Strategy Group, and Rich Beutel, principal at Cyrrus Analytics, discuss the Federal CIO Authorization Act,...
Cutting edge tech at the Bureau of the Fiscal Service

Cutting edge tech at the Bureau of the Fiscal Service

The Bureau of the Fiscal Service is researching how new technologies can aid their mission. In this Quick Cut, Colby...
Plan to elevate federal CIO passes in the House

Plan to elevate federal CIO passes in the House

Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) details why the role of the federal CIO needs to expand, and why he believes the...
DHS releases list of research areas to pursue with small businesses

DHS releases list of research areas to pursue with small businesses

Reggie Brothers, former under secretary of science and technology at the Department of Homeland Security, and executive vice president &...
Issues with the VA’s electronic health records program

Issues with the VA’s electronic health records program

Ed Meagher, former chief technology officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, discusses why he believes that the current VA...
Pentagon’s formal Space Force proposal due to OMB Dec. 1

Pentagon’s formal Space Force proposal due to OMB Dec. 1

Jacqueline Klimas, national security reporter at Politico, discusses what a Democratic House means for the Space Force proposal, and what’s...
Impact of the Cloud Smart Strategy on industry

Impact of the Cloud Smart Strategy on industry

George Young, vice president of public sector at Elastic, and Paul Wilkinson, executive vice president of the 1901 Group, discuss...
Using the cloud to support mission of the State Department

Using the cloud to support mission of the State Department

Brian Merrick, deputy director of cloud program management at the State Department, discusses the agency’s cloud priorities, and how they...
Gartner releases its Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends

Gartner releases its Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends

Katell Thielemann, research vice president at Gartner, discusses the tech trends that the government could pursue in the future, and...
DHS Science & Tech Directorate overhauls organization model

DHS Science & Tech Directorate overhauls organization model

William Bryan, senior official performing the duties of the under secretary for Science & Technology at DHS, discusses the directorate’s...
Pentagon continues to expand its bug bounty programs

Pentagon continues to expand its bug bounty programs

Marten Mickos, CEO of HackerOne, details the benefits of bug bounties, and why their success at the Defense Department is...
VA Deputy CIO outlines 5 strategic priorities

VA Deputy CIO outlines 5 strategic priorities

Dominic Cussatt, deputy chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, discusses top modernization priorities, and how the rollout...
Treasury’s Bureau of Fiscal Service tackles cross-agency priority goals

Treasury’s Bureau of Fiscal Service tackles cross-agency priority goals

John Hill, director at the Office of Financial Innovation & Transformation in the Bureau of Fiscal Service, discusses using technology...
Common themes in the second round of Technology Modernization Fund awards

Common themes in the second round of Technology Modernization Fund awards

Tony Scott, former federal CIO and managing partner at Ridge-Lane Limited Partners, discusses the TMF board’s latest awards, and what...
Companies file protests over DoD’s JEDI cloud contract

Companies file protests over DoD’s JEDI cloud contract

Lauren Brier, associate attorney at the Federal Practice Group, discusses how the bid protests against the JEDI contract selection process...