The agency is looking for people to volunteer to be part of the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee, which serves as a public forum for electronic tax issues with the goal of going paperless,
In the early hours of March 31, the Treasury Department pushed out an update to USASpending.gov, one of the federal government's premier open data platforms, but instead of ushering in improvements or new capabilities, changes to the massive database tool stripped the site of critical functionality.
As the new lead for federal information technology, Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott plans to ride "a tide of good trends" that includes realizing savings from TechStat and PortfolioStat activities, consolidating data centers and digitizing government services.
The NRC's inspector general said it found cases dating back to 2010 in which the agency bought items to meet specific needs without using or applying well-defined, standardized criteria or establishing best practices.
The USPS inspector general's audit is one in a series to see how the Postal Service uses data. The agency's general counsel is responsible for corporate and postal business law as well as legal strategy and policy, the report said.
Too often agencies are blindly checking a list of requirements rather than really thinking through how the technology they acquire or develop will serve the user, said Greg Godbout, executive director of the General Services Administration's innovation lab called 18F.
A senior Obama administration official acknowledged that federal purchasing rules are difficult to navigate, especially for information technology projects and services, but they're getting the job done – for now.
A federal online catalog where government agencies can go shopping for services offered by other agencies has opened its doors to industry.
The Government Accountability Office said agencies provided incomplete and inaccurate information about such assistance awards- totaling about $619 billion- on USASpending.gov, a publicly accessible website designed to improve transparency and accountability on federal spending.
NASA is spending more money than it should to maintain one of its software verification and validation facilities, leaving less funding to evaluate the software, a report by the space agency's inspector general found.