IT Modernization

'Mixed progress' so far for Office of Federal Student Aid's modernization push

A new report from the Government Accountability Office says that the Office of Federal Student Aid doesn't have reliable cost and schedule estimates for the project.

Tech woes still trouble OPM, watchdog says

While a solution appears to be in play for the agency's budget shortfall, deficiencies in the tech workforce remain a cause for concern.

VA adds 6 months to health record deployment pause

The delay is designed to give the Department of Veterans Affairs and Cerner Oracle more time to iron out serious performance issues in the multibillion dollar software upgrade.

NOAA looks to transition ground-based radio processing to the cloud

The agency plans to offer industry and academia the chance to demonstrate how cloud solutions could enable their radio processing objectives.

TMF announces $36.4M in awards

The Army, the Office of Personnel Management and the Federal Housing Authority are the latest recipients of awards from the Technology Modernization Fund.

State Department issues $3.5B in EIS task orders

Verizon and BT Federal secure awards worth more than $1 billion each for work in overseas locations.

VA official has 'deep concerns' about agency's electronic health record project

But leadership at the agency pushed back against projected cost overruns and delays moving forward.

Feds prep $500M program for transportation tech

States and localities are among those eligible for the grants, which are aimed at funding projects focused on innovations like autonomous vehicles and roadside sensors.

Treasury chief: IRS modernization is coming soon

Janet Yellen laid out workforce and modernization priorities for the IRS during remarks on Thursday as the IRS looks to spend the $80 billion infusion from Congress over the next decade.

FAA again extends deadline for $2.4B IT services contract

The Federal Aviation Administration is still working through 450 questions from companies interested in the multiple-award vehicle.

Audit finds trouble in SSA's agile software development

A new report said the Social Security Administration failed to implement key best practices in agile development.

GAO will investigate the troubled TSP recordkeeper transition

Officials at the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program said nearly 2 million participants have successfully set up their new online account access, and call center wait times are down to around 10 minutes.

VA names functional champion to help streamline embattled EHR rollout

The selection of Dr. David Massaro to the senior role fills out the leadership team of the VA office tasked with “processing and resolving patient care concerns” related to the agency's new electronic health record system

Senate committee approves AGILE Procurement Act for IT and communications tech

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs advanced the AGILE Act of 2022 in an effort to help improve the federal government’s IT procurement process.

Averting the next pandemic with real-time health data

The Center for Public Health Data would aggregate federal, state and local health data and make it accessible in real time so it can be used for decision-making as health threats unfold.

TMF announces over $26 million for three projects

The Technology Modernization Fund is making good on its promise earlier this year to support projects focusing on improving public-facing digital services.

CBP’s facial recognition program at airports is expanding but concerns remain

The facial recognition program for international arrivals in airports is rolled out in all international airports in the United States.