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Top priorities & projects at the U.S. Digital Service

Top priorities & projects at the U.S. Digital Service

Matthew Cutts, acting administrator of the U.S. Digital Service, details the new acquisition certification, discusses how they keep projects on...
Applying drone technology to Interior Department challenges

Applying drone technology to Interior Department challenges

Mark Bathrick, 2018 Sammies finalist and director of the Office of Aviation Services at the Department of the Interior, discusses...
White House executive order strengthens agency CIO authority

White House executive order strengthens agency CIO authority

Rick Holgate, research director for federal government at Gartner, discusses the president’s executive order granting CIOs more authority over agency...
House Committee forwards legislation for State Dept. bug bounty

House Committee forwards legislation for State Dept. bug bounty

Jonathan Alboum, former USDA CIO and Veritas Public Sector CTO, discusses the “Hack Your State Department” bill and how regular...
Top IT priorities for next VA Secretary, CIO

Top IT priorities for next VA Secretary, CIO

Scott Blackburn, former acting CIO at the Department of Veterans Affairs, discusses what VA initiatives should be prioritized and what...
Federal Data Strategy includes four key components

Federal Data Strategy includes four key components

Jake Bittner, CEO of Qlarion and Sonny Kakar, founder & CEO of Sevatec, join the program to discuss the Federal...
Groundwork for administration’s IT modernization efforts

Groundwork for administration’s IT modernization efforts

Daniel Chenok, executive director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government, discusses the history of federal IT modernization,...
House GOP considers limits on JEDI cloud funding

House GOP considers limits on JEDI cloud funding

Nick Wakeman, editor of Washington Technology, discusses Congress threatening to cut JEDI funding unless the Pentagon can provide info on...
Uncertainty in industry over DoD JEDI cloud contract

Uncertainty in industry over DoD JEDI cloud contract

Katell Thielemann, Research Vice President at Gartner, discusses the reactions to the Department of Defense’s cloud program, and Deputy Secretary...
Bureau of Fiscal Service launches spending data visualization tool

Bureau of Fiscal Service launches spending data visualization tool

Data Transparency Director Renata Maziarz and Senior Policy Analyst Justin Marsico from the Treasury Department’s Bureau of Fiscal Service discuss...
Lessons learned in 4 years of the DATA Act

Lessons learned in 4 years of the DATA Act

Hudson Hollister, Executive Director of the Data Coalition, discusses how data collection and reporting has progressed at agencies since the...
Advice for agencies still submitting for Technology Modernization Fund

Advice for agencies still submitting for Technology Modernization Fund

Dave McClure, Principal Director of CIO Advisory Services at Accenture Federal Services, discusses what agencies will face as TMF proposals...
Pentagon acquisition office appoints software czar

Pentagon acquisition office appoints software czar

Frank Kendall, senior adviser at the CSIS International Security Program and Former Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics,...
Agencies await selection for IT modernization funding

Agencies await selection for IT modernization funding

Mike Hettinger, former congressional chief of staff and president of Hettinger Strategy Group and Rich Beutel, principal at Cyrrus Analytics,...
Innovation efforts at USAID’s Global Development Lab

Innovation efforts at USAID’s Global Development Lab

Alexis Bonnell, chief of Applied Innovation & Acceleration at the USAID Global Development Lab, discusses using large amounts of data...
OSC releases new Hatch Act social media guidance

OSC releases new Hatch Act social media guidance

Government Matters looks at the Office of Special Counsel’s new Hatch Act guidance, and how it could affect the way...
Amazon in spotlight as Pentagon’s cloud contract approaches

Amazon in spotlight as Pentagon’s cloud contract approaches

Angela Styles, partner at Bracewell LLP, discusses the competition for Defense Department cloud contracts, and how Amazon has been faring...
Exclusive: U.S. CIO Suzette Kent announces new details in Technology Modernization Fund Board awards

Exclusive: U.S. CIO Suzette Kent announces new details in Technology Modernization Fund Board awards

In this special two-part interview, Francis Rose sits down with U.S. Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent to discuss her top...
Agencies collecting data as pilot AI programs advance

Agencies collecting data as pilot AI programs advance

Kirke Everson, managing director of the Federal Advisory Practice at KPMG, discusses lessons learned from agency AI pilot programs.
IRS develops new information sharing model

IRS develops new information sharing model

Mallory Barg Bulman, VP of research & evaluation at the Partnership for Public Service, details the IRS’s new way of...
GSA considers change to EIS program’s 2020 deadline

GSA considers change to EIS program’s 2020 deadline

Jim Williams, former acting administrator at the General Services Administration and partner at Schambach & Williams Consulting, discusses shared services,...
How to write a successful proposal to the TMF Board

How to write a successful proposal to the TMF Board

Tony Scott, former federal CIO and senior data privacy & cybersecurity adviser at Squire Patton Boggs, discusses what a successful...
HHS using data to improve user experience, healthcare for citizens

HHS using data to improve user experience, healthcare for citizens

Department of Health and Human Services Chief Technology Officer Bruce Greenstein, and HHS Chief Data Officer Mona Siddiqui, discuss how...
Modernization priorities for the VA Digital Service team

Modernization priorities for the VA Digital Service team

Marcy Jacobs, executive director of Digital Service at the Department of Veterans Affairs, discusses how the department is modernizing the...