Technology Matters

Sammies finalist led R&D of mine visibility technology

Sammies finalist led R&D of mine visibility technology

Principal Research Engineer John Sammarco from the Pittsburgh Mining Research Division of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health...
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency builds “Data Corps”

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency builds “Data Corps”

Data scientists and analysts from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency discuss their role in the new ‘Data Corps’ workforce and how...
FITARA scores & the direct-report provision

FITARA scores & the direct-report provision

Robert Rovinsky, senior adviser at the Department of Commerce, discusses the importance of communication between agency CIOs and leadership to...
Federal Cybersecurity Risk Determination Report & Action Plan

Federal Cybersecurity Risk Determination Report & Action Plan

Tony Scott, senior data privacy & cybersecurity adviser at Squire Patton Boggs, discusses the new report outlining how agency cybersecurity...
Pentagon AI contract Project Maven dropped by Google

Pentagon AI contract Project Maven dropped by Google

Bob Work, former Deputy Secretary of Defense, discusses the possible fallout from Google not renewing their Project Maven contract and...
NOAA meteorologist develops cutting-edge satellite tech

NOAA meteorologist develops cutting-edge satellite tech

Tim Schmit, satellite research meteorologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and a Sammies 2018 finalist, discusses how his...
National Science Foundation explores Artificial Intelligence

National Science Foundation explores Artificial Intelligence

Dorothy Aronson, Chief Information Officer at the National Science Foundation, discusses the technologies the organization is exploring to improve the...
Agencies’ 2018 FITARA scorecards in review

Agencies’ 2018 FITARA scorecards in review

David Powner, director of IT issues at the Government Accountability Office discusses the reasons for the low FITARA grades, and...
TMF Board awards first round of funding

TMF Board awards first round of funding

USDA Chief Information Officer Gary Washington discusses the funding his agency received from the Technology Modernization Fund to improve Farmers.gov,...
NASA develops first-ever drone air traffic management system

NASA develops first-ever drone air traffic management system

Parimal Kopardekar, 2018 Sammies finalist and senior technologist for Air Transportation Systems at NASA Ames Research Center, discusses the work...
BREAKING: Technology Modernization Fund Board awards first round of funding

BREAKING: Technology Modernization Fund Board awards first round of funding

MGT Act funds will be distributed to the departments of Agriculture, Energy and Housing & Urban Development. Tune in this...
Sixth FITARA scorecard released

Sixth FITARA scorecard released

Richard Spires, former Chief Information Officer at the Department of Homeland Security and CEO of Learning Tree International, discusses the...
GSA issues pre-solicitation notice for payroll modernization

GSA issues pre-solicitation notice for payroll modernization

Elizabeth Angerman, executive director of Unified Shared Services Management at the General Services Administration, discusses how the agency is selecting...
Top priorities & projects at the U.S. Digital Service

Top priorities & projects at the U.S. Digital Service

Matthew Cutts, acting administrator of the U.S. Digital Service, details the new acquisition certification, discusses how they keep projects on...
Applying drone technology to Interior Department challenges

Applying drone technology to Interior Department challenges

Mark Bathrick, 2018 Sammies finalist and director of the Office of Aviation Services at the Department of the Interior, discusses...
White House executive order strengthens agency CIO authority

White House executive order strengthens agency CIO authority

Rick Holgate, research director for federal government at Gartner, discusses the president’s executive order granting CIOs more authority over agency...
House Committee forwards legislation for State Dept. bug bounty

House Committee forwards legislation for State Dept. bug bounty

Jonathan Alboum, former USDA CIO and Veritas Public Sector CTO, discusses the “Hack Your State Department” bill and how regular...
Top IT priorities for next VA Secretary, CIO

Top IT priorities for next VA Secretary, CIO

Scott Blackburn, former acting CIO at the Department of Veterans Affairs, discusses what VA initiatives should be prioritized and what...
Federal Data Strategy includes four key components

Federal Data Strategy includes four key components

Jake Bittner, CEO of Qlarion and Sonny Kakar, founder & CEO of Sevatec, join the program to discuss the Federal...
Groundwork for administration’s IT modernization efforts

Groundwork for administration’s IT modernization efforts

Daniel Chenok, executive director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government, discusses the history of federal IT modernization,...
House GOP considers limits on JEDI cloud funding

House GOP considers limits on JEDI cloud funding

Nick Wakeman, editor of Washington Technology, discusses Congress threatening to cut JEDI funding unless the Pentagon can provide info on...
Uncertainty in industry over DoD JEDI cloud contract

Uncertainty in industry over DoD JEDI cloud contract

Katell Thielemann, Research Vice President at Gartner, discusses the reactions to the Department of Defense’s cloud program, and Deputy Secretary...
Bureau of Fiscal Service launches spending data visualization tool

Bureau of Fiscal Service launches spending data visualization tool

Data Transparency Director Renata Maziarz and Senior Policy Analyst Justin Marsico from the Treasury Department’s Bureau of Fiscal Service discuss...
Lessons learned in 4 years of the DATA Act

Lessons learned in 4 years of the DATA Act

Hudson Hollister, Executive Director of the Data Coalition, discusses how data collection and reporting has progressed at agencies since the...