Technology Matters

DoD CIO hits ‘pause’ on JEDI cloud acquisition

DoD CIO hits ‘pause’ on JEDI cloud acquisition

Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, discusses the halt in the controversial JEDI acquisition process, and how...
Evolution of the DHS Digital Service team

Evolution of the DHS Digital Service team

Stephanie Neill, executive director of the DHS Digital Service, discusses the ways that her team has grown since its formation,...
HUD CFO lays out plans for Technology Modernization Fund award

HUD CFO lays out plans for Technology Modernization Fund award

In this two-part interview, Department of Housing and Urban Development CFO Irv Dennis details how the agency will manage their...
USCIS’ virtual assistant emerges as leading example in government AI

USCIS’ virtual assistant emerges as leading example in government AI

Mariela Melero, Chief of the Office of Citizenship & Applicant Information Services at United States Citizen and Immigration Services, details...
Next phase for GSA’s Centers of Excellence approaching

Next phase for GSA’s Centers of Excellence approaching

Katell Thielemann, research vice president at Gartner, discusses what Phase 2 of the Centers of Excellence will entail and what...
Benefits of modernizing federal grant reporting

Benefits of modernizing federal grant reporting

Hudson Hollister, president of the Data Foundation discusses how data could be used to improve grant reporting at federal agencies.
How agencies can leverage data as a strategic asset

How agencies can leverage data as a strategic asset

Mike Hettinger, president of Hettinger Strategy Group, discusses what data uses could be examples to agencies to accomplish PMA goals...
GSA’s approach to building Technology Business Management framework

GSA’s approach to building Technology Business Management framework

In this special two-part interview, GSA Chief Information Officer David Shive discusses the adoption of Technology Business Management at agencies...
AWS’ Carlson offers her view of federal cloud marketplace

AWS’ Carlson offers her view of federal cloud marketplace

Teresa Carlson, Vice President of Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services, details her outlook on cloud services in the government,...
Cloud initiatives at Navy’s SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific

Cloud initiatives at Navy’s SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific

Richard Jack, C4ISR engineer at the Navy’s Space & Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, discusses the importance of cloud to...
Supporting the Bureau of Fiscal Service mission with analytics

Supporting the Bureau of Fiscal Service mission with analytics

Tony Peralta, data architect at the Bureau of the Fiscal Service, discusses some of his agency’s analytics success stories, and...
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...