Stephanie Kanowitz

Articles by Stephanie Kanowitz

Contracting officer to join GSA's newest technology service

As 18F settles into its new home as part of the General Services Administration's Technology Transformation Service, or TTS, the innovation team is preparing for a new contracting officer.

Clinton email hacker to plead guilty

The hacker who says he broke into Hillary Clinton's personal email server while she was U.S. secretary of state will likely plead guilty to criminal charges this week.

DISA plans cloud-based enterprise software for better DoD collaboration

The Defense Information Systems Agency is working to replace its successful enterprise email service with a cloud-based software as a service enterprise product called the Defense Enterprise Office Solution.

Audit finds some New Mexico agencies take weeks to respond to records requests, some don't respond at all

It can take government offices in New Mexico many weeks to fulfill public records requests, and in some cases no response was provided at all, an audit found.

USPTO releases beta version of its open data portal

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has released a beta version of its open data portal, created in response to the popularity of the PatentsView app.

OPM cybersecurity strong a year after hack, official says

Almost a year after the announcement that hackers had breached the Office of Personnel Management, the agency's cybersecurity approach looks very different, an OPM official said this week.

Experts debate need for National Hurricane Center app to track hurricanes

With the start of hurricane season less than a month away, weather experts are wondering why the National Hurricane Center does not have a smartphone app that can track a storm's progress or monitor forecasts.

Microwave system offers backup to Texas 911 service

The emergency 911 phone service in southeast Texas is getting more reliable with a new microwave backup, according to a new report.

DOT opens documents from secret drone registration meetings

Under pressure from a Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, lawsuit, the Department of Transportation has opened documents, including a final report, from closed meetings of the Federal Aviation Administration's drone task force.

GAO: FEMA suffers from weak IT management

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, must address management weaknesses in its information technology systems, an audit by the Government Accountability Office found.