In a letter to GSA administrator Denise Turner Roth earlier last month, Reps. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) and Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.), the chairman and ranking member of the Small Business Committee, respectively, questioned the implementation of Category Management and the impact it would have on small businesses.
The Defense Information Systems Agency's soon-to-be-complete reorganization comes in response to budgetary challenges.
If the bill came to fruition, the Internal Revenue Service would provide taxpayers with tax forms filled out in advance, making it unnecessary to hire an accountant or use a tax return software.
Halvorsen explained that he believes having employees monitor and maintain servers is a poor use of labor. By installing automation tools at data centers, Halvorsen believes he can achieve savings beyond the $1.8 billion projected for DoD through fiscal 2018.
The Veterans Affairs department is looking to move more aggressively to the cloud, and adopting VA CIO LaVerne Council's "buy first" strategy is an important first step. In a Request for Information the department put out last week, the VA expressed its desire to acquire an enterprise cloud services broker, or ECSB."
The Transportation Security Administration needs to improve its IT controls relating to financial access and management, according to the latest annual audit from the Department of Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector General.
On Tuesday, the Office of Management and Budget released a draft policy for public comment that would give new direction to how the government purchases and manages mobile devices and services. The feedback period will last 30 days, until April 28.
The IRS updated its policies and procedures and designed controls to rein in its conference and event spending following a critical May 2013 report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. However, the agency still has more work to do, TIGTA said in a follow-up report.
The government's "cloud first" strategy turned five years old last month, marking a period when many agencies overhauled services by consolidating their data centers and moving programs to the cloud.
A recent study from ID Agent found thousands of federal contractor emails located on the Dark Web, demonstrating a security fault line than in some cases covered over a third of a contractor's email accounts.