Technology Matters

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...
Agency spending & DATA Act obligations

Agency spending & DATA Act obligations

Christina Ho, deputy assistant secretary at the Treasury Department, discusses how agencies are required to report spending data, following the...
IG Report: NASA’s plans for human exploration of Mars

IG Report: NASA’s plans for human exploration of Mars

NASA Inspector General Paul Martin discusses the three main challenges facing NASA as the agency works to meet its goal...
FedRAMP aims to bridge the gap between government and industry

FedRAMP aims to bridge the gap between government and industry

FedRAMP director Matt Goodrich discussed the purpose behind FedRAMP Connect, the announcement that seven cloud vendors have received prioritization, and...
NTIS leading data sharing effort between government and industry

NTIS leading data sharing effort between government and industry

Avi Bender, director of the National Technical Information Service, discussed the results of a recent NTIS data meeting and the...
First DATA Act deadline is one week away

First DATA Act deadline is one week away

Hudson Hollister, executive director of the Data Coalition and former counsel for the House Oversight Committee, discussed how agencies can...
Industry prepares for cybersecurity & IT modernization executive orders

Industry prepares for cybersecurity & IT modernization executive orders

Steve Sarnecki, vice president of public sector and federal at OSIsoft and John Wood, CEO of Telos, discuss the impact...
Modernizing Government Technology Act reintroduced in House

Modernizing Government Technology Act reintroduced in House

Pamela Walker, senior director for federal public sector technology at the IT Alliance for Public Sector, discusses the reintroduction of...
Mission delivery as the primary focus of IT teams

Mission delivery as the primary focus of IT teams

Karen Evans, national director of the U.S. Cyber Challenge and a member of President Trump’s Office of Management and Budget...
Former CIOs expect push for shared services, IT modernization to span administrations

Former CIOs expect push for shared services, IT modernization to span administrations

Former U.S. chief information officers Tony Scott and Mark Forman discussed the role of shared services in President Trump’s IT...
I.T. experts highlight priorities for new administration

I.T. experts highlight priorities for new administration

Dave McClure, chief strategist at Coalfire Federal and former associate administrator for citizen services and innovative technologies at the General...
How agencies can embrace “cloud-first”

How agencies can embrace “cloud-first”

Federal Communications Commission CIO David Bray discusses the five barriers slowing down widespread cloud adoption in the federal government, and how agencies can...
Innovation in manufacturing pharmaceuticals

Innovation in manufacturing pharmaceuticals

Kelley Rogers, of NIST’s Material Measurement Laboratory, discusses the mission of the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals.
GAO report: Opportunities for improving acquisitions & operations

GAO report: Opportunities for improving acquisitions & operations

David Powner, director of I.T. issues at the Government Accountability Office, discusses GAO’s report “Opportunities for Improving Acquisitions and Operations.”
White House Office of American Innovation aims to improve government customer experience

White House Office of American Innovation aims to improve government customer experience

Martha Dorris, founder of Dorris Consulting International and former director of the Office of Strategic Programs at the General Services...
GSA working with DHS to streamline cyber procurement

GSA working with DHS to streamline cyber procurement

The General Services Administration is looking to streamline the way agencies are buying cyber solutions. Now, they will have access...
Postal Service’s Inspectors General Office embraces data

Postal Service’s Inspectors General Office embraces data

Kelly Tshibaka, chief data officer in the Office of Inspectors General at the U.S. Postal Service, discusses the way the OIG is...
Office of American Innovation & Federal Government

Office of American Innovation & Federal Government

Phaedra Chrousos, chief innovation officer at the Libra Group and former founder and commissioner of the Technology Transformation Service at the...
NIST looking for some fresh thinking in latest cyber framework

NIST looking for some fresh thinking in latest cyber framework

Comments on the next iteration of NIST’s cybersecurity framework are due on April 10th. It’s a landmark document with national...
Reading the tea leaves on cloud migration and optimization

Reading the tea leaves on cloud migration and optimization

Is it time to stop thinking about federal data centers in terms of consolidation, and start thinking about that effort...
Conversations between government and industry gain momentum

Conversations between government and industry gain momentum

Kymm McCabe, technology principal at Deloitte Consulting, discussed her presentation to the 809 Acquisition Advisory Panel.
IT Modernization a top priority at FEMA

IT Modernization a top priority at FEMA

Adrian Gardner, chief information officer at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, discussed his top technology priorities and FEMA’s strategy for...
Open source driving change in the Intelligence Community

Open source driving change in the Intelligence Community

Ellen McCarthy, president of Noblis NSP and former chief operating officer at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), discussed the...
Cybersecurity challenges at the Transportation Security Administration

Cybersecurity challenges at the Transportation Security Administration

Paul Morris, acting chief information security officer at the Transportation Security Administration, discusses the major cybersecurity challenges he’s facing and...