Technology Matters

White House Office of American Innovation lays out priorities

White House Office of American Innovation lays out priorities

David McClure, chief strategist for Coalfire Federal, discusses the White House Office of American Innovation’s top priorities, and biggest potential...
Industry weighs in on IT priorities during White House ‘Tech Week’

Industry weighs in on IT priorities during White House ‘Tech Week’

The Trump Administration called this past week “Tech Week.” Monday featured a meeting of the American Technology Council with leaders...
Few bright spots on FITARA Scorecard 4.0

Few bright spots on FITARA Scorecard 4.0

The fourth round of grades are out for the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act. The results are not very...
VA prioritizing the digitization of records

VA prioritizing the digitization of records

The Department of Veterans Affairs will use the Pentagon’s electronic health records system — just one of several major modernization...
White House groups push for change in I.T. thinking

White House groups push for change in I.T. thinking

Chris White, CIO and Jeremy Wilcox, managing director federal public sector at ClearEdge Partners, discuss the White House’s approach to...
Legislation aims to improve government customer service

Legislation aims to improve government customer service

Martha Dorris, founder of Dorris Consulting International, discusses the customer experience legislation introduced by two members of the Senate Homeland...
State Department improves to C- on latest FITARA scorecard

State Department improves to C- on latest FITARA scorecard

Frontis Wiggins, CIO at the State Department, discusses how he and his team improved the State Department’s FITARA score by...
NASA directorate enables next generation of space exploration

NASA directorate enables next generation of space exploration

Robert Pearce, deputy associate administrator for strategy at NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, discusses the mission of his directorate, and...
Modernizing the government customer experience

Modernizing the government customer experience

Mike Hettinger, president of Hettinger Strategy Group, and Rich Beutel, principal at Cyrrus Analytics, LLC., discuss what we know about...
VA to adopt same commercial health records platform as DoD

VA to adopt same commercial health records platform as DoD

Frank Konkel, senior technology editor at Government Executive, and Adam Mazmanian, executive editor of FCW, discuss Veterans Affairs  Secretary David...
Common themes in White House’s management agenda

Common themes in White House’s management agenda

Richard Spires, CEO of Learning Tree International, discusses the common themes emerging from the multiple executive orders and policy items...
GSA explores Intelligent Personal Assistants

GSA explores Intelligent Personal Assistants

The General Services Administration’s Justin Herman discussed the agency’s pilot project to make public service information available on personal assistants...
How open source is changing the IC

How open source is changing the IC

Lt. Gen. Mary Legere (USA, ret.), managing director for the national and defense intelligence business at Accenture, discussed the proliferation...
NOAA CIO: “Our vision is about agile”

NOAA CIO: “Our vision is about agile”

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has a slew of IT projects advancing simultaneously. Today, the agency is both a...
Agencies approach I.T., workforce modernization

Agencies approach I.T., workforce modernization

Michael Whitaker, vice president of emerging solutions at ICF, discussed the I.T. modernization initiatives that have come out of the...
I.T., workforce & acquisition priorities at HUD

I.T., workforce & acquisition priorities at HUD

At ACT-IAC’s Management of Change Conference Kevin Cooke, acting CIO at the Department of Housing & Urban Development, discussed the...
USDA looks inward for customer experience improvements

USDA looks inward for customer experience improvements

Rory Schultz, client executive in the office of the CIO at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, discussed how the USDA...
Digital transformation at agencies enabled by cloud, big data technology

Digital transformation at agencies enabled by cloud, big data technology

Susie Adams, chief technology officer at Microsoft Federal, discussed the digital transformation at federal agencies and how cloud technology can...
NARA’s mission makes for a singular cloud strategy

NARA’s mission makes for a singular cloud strategy

Marc Busby, chief technology officer at the National Archives, discussed his agency’s cloud and IT modernization priorities. Busby sat down...
TTS and the future of federal cloud adoption

TTS and the future of federal cloud adoption

Jay Huie, cloud portfolio manager at the General Services Administration, discussed the future of cloud adoption in government and how...
New White House policy prioritizes shared services

New White House policy prioritizes shared services

Beth Angerman, executive director of Unified Shared Services Management at the General Services Administration, discusses efforts so far by the White...
Challenges to government-wide shared services adoption

Challenges to government-wide shared services adoption

Nick Nayak, president of Green Light Acquisition and former chief procurement officer at the Homeland Security Department, discusses the biggest...
Trump administration’s I.T. modernization efforts

Trump administration’s I.T. modernization efforts

Kathy Conrad, director of digital government at Accenture Federal Services, discusses the White House’s I.T. modernization efforts, like the Office...
GAO warns of challenges ahead on 2020 Census

GAO warns of challenges ahead on 2020 Census

Robert Goldenkoff, director of strategic issues at the Government Accountability Office, discusses the challenges facing the 2020 Census, following the...