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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...
Report: Lessons learned from recruiting, hiring tech talent at the U.S. Digital Service

Report: Lessons learned from recruiting, hiring tech talent at the U.S. Digital Service

Mallory Barg Bulman, vice president of research & evaluation at the Partnership for Public Service, discusses how the United States...
One-on-one with OMB Deputy Director for Management & Acting OPM Director Margaret Weichert

One-on-one with OMB Deputy Director for Management & Acting OPM Director Margaret Weichert

In this two-part interview, Margaret Weichert, deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget and Acting Director...
Role of data in USDA’s Centers of Excellence initiative

Role of data in USDA’s Centers of Excellence initiative

Ted Kaouk, chief data officer at the Department of Agriculture, discusses the agency’s dashboard systems, and how data plays into...
OMB’s ‘Cloud Smart’ public comment period comes to a close

OMB’s ‘Cloud Smart’ public comment period comes to a close

Mike Herrinton, U.S. Government & Public Sector leader and partner at Ernst & Young, discusses what takeaways OMB could have...
Role of electronic records in move toward digital government

Role of electronic records in move toward digital government

Courtney Anderson, senior electronic records policy analyst at the National Archives and Records Administration, discusses how the FERMI initiative will...
TBM links financial management, IT communities at NASA

TBM links financial management, IT communities at NASA

Sheena Burrell, IT business manager in the Office of the CIO at NASA discusses how Technology Business Management is helping...
DOE CIO outlines cybersecurity priorities

DOE CIO outlines cybersecurity priorities

Max Everett, chief information officer at the Energy Department, discusses how the agency plans to modernize their email using money...
Top modernization, customer & management priorities at the General Services Administration

Top modernization, customer & management priorities at the General Services Administration

GSA Administrator Emily Murphy provides an update on the Centers of Excellence IT modernization initiative, and discusses lessons learned from...
Lessons learned from USDA’s Centers of Excellence model

Lessons learned from USDA’s Centers of Excellence model

Scott Finke, IT specialist for the Centers of Excellence at the Department of Agriculture, discusses moving to the next phase...
GSA using data to drive customer experience improvements

GSA using data to drive customer experience improvements

General Services Administration chief customer officer Anahita Reilly, and deputy chief customer officer Matt Ford detail how GSA is using...
Industry presents cutting-edge tech at AUSA 2018

Industry presents cutting-edge tech at AUSA 2018

The defense industrial base came to the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual meeting in full force. Government Matters’ Charis...