The federal government already has a great deal of talent in data science, but agencies aren't organized to best leverage it for their programs, said Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott.
Anne Rung, administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, outlined several initiatives underway now that would help agency IT contracting and acquisition officers better use shared services, become more innovative and strengthen relationships with vendors.
Digitization is forcing the public and private sectors to "re-imagine everything," and this means applying new design techniques, business models and workflows, Tony Scott said.
The House Oversight and Government subcommittees on information technology and government operations held a June 10 hearing on the role that the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act can play in reducing IT acquisition risk.
The Office of Management and Budget has officially given federal chief information officers more clout in the government. By releasing the final draft of implementation guidance for the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, OMB awards CIOs bigger IT governance and personnel management roles.
A new National Research Council report says the State Department needs to take greater advantage of science and technology capabilities to promote U.S. foreign policy, economic and national security interests and address complex global challenges.
The federal government wants to know how best to train and develop the contracting workforce that supports government's Digital Service teams.
Traci Walker talks about her experience in the "Behind the Buy" podcast that features stories from federal contracting officers about using effective IT contracting strategies to help agencies get what they need.
The agency announced the founding class of data scientists will seek new insights from the exponentially growing repository of NASA data that includes technical and scientific datasets, records, reports, simulations, videos, images and other information.
OMB laid out its plan for implementation of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, which gives CIOs a greater role in IT program governance, personnel processes and improves the transparency into IT investments.