A new study showed that federal leaders recognize the value of digital technology in improving their agencies' operations, productivity, capacity to meet goals and ability to better serve their customers. However, many feel government is still lagging behind private-sector adoption.
The Homeland Security Department's Science and Technology directorate announced Dec. 9 the formation of an advisory panel to help ensure radio interoperability among first responders.
The federal government should leverage all of the flexibilities currently provided by the Federal Acquisition Regulation and engage in continuous and open communication with industry, according to four technology associations that jointly issued a whitepaper Dec. 8.
Members of the U.S. Digital Service and the General Services Administration's 18F software development team are working to integrate unified design standards for federal websites into website publishing systems used across government.
Product teams at 18F are finding that lean product design, or lean UX, is so helpful in ensuring products meet user expectations, they have issued a guide for using the approach.
A recent report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology on the technology transfer activities of federal laboratories reveals some encouraging statistics.
In 2015 federal agencies became more customer centric, with a focus on improving customer service as a cross-agency priority goal, digital services, mobility and leveraging big data; however, 2016 could be less homogenous, says Forrester Research.
New research reveals that nearly nine in 10 federal IT executives are concerned about data insecurity at remote or branch offices.
Agencies should interpret an innovation strategy issued by the White House last week as a continued endorsement of the use of federal competitions, said Kelly Olson, senior innovation advisor and director of Challenge.gov.
Last week, 30 acquisition professionals kicked off a six-month journey to learn how to better buy IT products and services. And while the goal of the Digital Service Contracting Professional Training and Development Program sounds simple, the transformation the Office of Federal Procurement Policy hopes to drive with it represents a major cultural shift.