Paper federal tax returns increasingly are a relic of the time before ubiquitous Internet, shows Internal Revenue Service preliminary filing data.
The nationwide ground infrastructure necessary for air traffic controllers to see airplanes according to their GPS-transmitted location is now complete, says the Federal Aviation Administration.
The System for Award Management is operational but it's not what the future of acquisition should look like, said Sonny Hashmi, chief information officer at the General Services Administration. Commonly called "SAM," the consolidated acquisition system launched in August 2012 to bring together three previously separate systems.
Private sector cloud computing providers will have a changed set of security controls to adhere to when selling to federal agencies starting later this summer.
The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency did a first for a U.S. intelligence agency by opening an account on open source site GitHub earlier this month. The NGA uploaded two related projects to the online repository and version tracking system in early April – one for geographic tasking system web app developed with the Django web framework, and the other a set of installer software for running the web app on a virtualized platform.
In the early days of Twitter, it was easy and common to dismiss the infant social network as a simplistic tool that served a whimsical and nerdy niche. Much like we pooh-poohed Twitter in those early days, GitHub, in its early crawl, is today dismissed simply as a tool for the diehard developer.
Recently, FierceGovernmentIT spoke with David Peters, assistant deputy chief information officer for enterprise development, about what the department is currently doing in open source, and about the role that the Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance plays in modernization of the VA electronic health record, known as Vista.
The U.S. role today in managing the domain name system that underpins the Internet is symbolic rather than real – and is a symbol worth jettisoning, officials told a somewhat skeptical panel of lawmakers.
The Office of Management and Budget plans to revamp its TechStat agency information technology oversight methodology, said Beth Corbet, deputy director for management at OMB.
Anyone anticipating a formal follow-up to the Digital Government Strategy should stop doing so, senior federal information technology officials told a March 7 conference audience.