Technology Matters

Cross-Agency Priority goals around customer service

Cross-Agency Priority goals around customer service

In 2014, the White House released an ambitious set of management- and mission-based priorities designed to help federal agencies work...
Inside the FBI’s Biometrics Technology Center

Inside the FBI’s Biometrics Technology Center

In September of 2014, the FBI retired its old fingerprint system and replaced it with the Next Generation Identification System....
FCC vote could usher in 5G era

FCC vote could usher in 5G era

Bloomberg BNA senior tech and telecom reporter Lydia Beyoud discussed the possible implications of Thursday’s 5G vote at the Federal...
The case for (and against) bimodal IT in government

The case for (and against) bimodal IT in government

Last week, at VMware’s Public Sector Innovation Summit — put on by FedScoop — U.S. chief information officer Tony Scott...
Leveraging FedRAMP to its full potential

Leveraging FedRAMP to its full potential

Casey Coleman, group vice president of federal systems civilian agencies at Unisys, discussed how agency and industry leaders can leverage...
Do all new roads to federal IT lead through category management?

Do all new roads to federal IT lead through category management?

According to the General Services Administration, category management is an approach the federal government is applying to buy smarter and...
FCC’s aggressive move to the cloud

FCC’s aggressive move to the cloud

Federal Communications Commission chief information officer David Bray discussed his agency’s ambitious effort to be 100-percent in the cloud by...
Rule 41: The latest front in privacy versus security

Rule 41: The latest front in privacy versus security

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court approved changes to Rule 41 — a part of the criminal code that governs...
Progress report on the DATA Act

Progress report on the DATA Act

Two years ago, President Obama signed the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act into law. It’s designed to make federal spending...
New tech service designed to improve collaboration

New tech service designed to improve collaboration

Last week, the General Services Administration announced their third service line. Now, in addition to a Public Buildings Service and...
Navigating new FedRAMP security procedures

Navigating new FedRAMP security procedures

Matt Goodrich, director of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program at the General Services Administration, discussed FedRAMP’s new security...
Making protective technology better for government

Making protective technology better for government

Hongwei Hsiao, chief of the protective technology branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discussed the work that...
NASA SEWP prepares for end of fiscal year

NASA SEWP prepares for end of fiscal year

Joanne Woytek, program director of NASA’s Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP), discussed her office’s preparations for the end of fiscal...
Continuity problem with the federal CIO community

Continuity problem with the federal CIO community

U.S. Cyber Challenge national director Karen Evans discussed a ‘continuity problem’ in the federal chief information officer community.
Improving customer service in government

Improving customer service in government

Dorris Consulting International founder Martha Dorris discuss the effort to improve customer service across government.
Use of commercial data in federal programs

Use of commercial data in federal programs

Kathryn Larin, acting director of forensic audits at the Government Accountability Office, discussed the use of commercial data in federal...
High impact rating created under FedRAMP

High impact rating created under FedRAMP

Richard Spires, CEO at Learning Tree International and former CIO at both the IRS and Department of Homeland Security, discussed...
The role of digital services in a new administration

The role of digital services in a new administration

Shawn Kingsberry, head of Global Digital Government for Unisys, talks to Francis about the role of digital services in a...
How to get the most out of government data

How to get the most out of government data

Qlik federal director Monica McEwen discussed visualization and agencies’ efforts to maximize the value of government data.