The White House-led U.S. Digital Service is seeking to swell its ranks with more IT professionals, designers and project managers, said Mikey Dickerson, USDS administrator and federal deputy chief information officer.
The United States and the United Kingdom are strengthening their digital partnership with plans to work more closely on delivering digital services, expanding open government efforts and increasing information technology training and Internet access.
The General Services Administration is seeking feedback from industry and government stakeholders on a proposed blanket purchase agreement that would feature vendors who specialize in Agile Delivery Services, or the development of software through a faster, more interactive acquisition process.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is piloting a program that will allow the bulk download of public companies' financial statement data, which will be presented using the machine-readable eXtensible Business Reporting Language.
Slightly more than half of Internet experts polled by the Pew Internet Research Project said they don't believe that a secure and trusted framework protecting online user privacy will be developed over the next decade.
The General Services Administration, which oversees and manages the federal government's open data hub, has released a document to help more agencies publish their datasets to the platform for public use. Because the platform called Data.gov doesn't actually host the data, but instead aggregates metadata about open data assets in one place, the metadata is only as good as agencies' data, writes the agency in a DigitalGov blog post Dec. 10.
The Navy Department's new Acting Chief Information Officer John Zangardi is reviewing his office's operations to identify areas where administrative burdens can be eliminated or reduced, he said in his first address since taking the position Oct. 24.
Federal retirement claims processing will eventually be fully automated, at least that's the vision of one Office of Personnel Management official. In the interim, OPM is focused on procuring a process and case management system to track business workflows that increase transparency and efficiencies, said Kenneth Zawodny, assistant director of retirement services at OPM.
Members of AARP, a nonprofit group that serves adults 50 years or older, are testing technology to help them better manage their digital identities in a simple, but more secure way using biometrics. It's just one of 15 federally funded pilots that was recently highlighted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Using an application programming interface, the Commerce, State and Treasury departments have created the searchable Consolidated Screening List that contains names of more than 8,000 company and individual names – and their aliases – restricted from conducting business with American companies as a result of U.S. export regulations, sanctions or other conditions.