More than 3,800 government websites across 37 agencies have used the analytics program since it was introduced in 2012. Agencies can use web analytics and customer satisfaction tools and get performance metrics guidance, metric benchmarks and training at no cost.
What began as an effort to improve governance and assess the security risk of the Federal Communications Commission's information technology systems quickly became an opportunity to consolidate and reduce costs through IT modernization.
Big data will be the most critical component to moving their agencies forward, said three federal IT officials June 17 at the Brocade Federal Forum in Washington, D.C.
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.
Agile is an approach that federal agencies are increasingly using to develop software in increments, typically in a few weeks to a few months, rather than wait two to three years until such a project is delivered.
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.
The Defense Department's chief information officer signed new guidance for the management of information technology services.
The federal government wants to know how best to train and develop the contracting workforce that supports government's Digital Service teams.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is putting the finishing touches on a new interagency report that will advise federal agencies on assessing and mitigating the privacy risks associated with their digital services.