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GovernmentCIO: How VA is Conquering the Digital Divide

“The Department of Veterans Affairs is working to pair its recent advances in telehealth capacities with aid programs to bridge the digital divide in rural areas and provide assistance to veterans who might not be able to personally afford new technology.” “To accomplish this, the agency has worked to provide mobile devices to both patients […] The post GovernmentCIO: How VA is Conquering the Digital Divide appeared first on FedHealthIT, a service of MileMarker10.

SSA RFI: HSPD-12 and FICAM program Support, Maintenance and Modernization

Notice ID: 28321321RI0000041 SSA requires Contractor support services to assist with the development, maintenance, modernization, and implementation of the agency-wide applications that automate the SSA HSPD-12 and FICAM program. This includes numerous SSA subsystems with complex interdependencies. The necessary software and equipment for this effort are owned or licensed by SSA, and are located in SSA and Disability Determination Services […] The post SSA RFI: HSPD-12 and FICAM program Support, Maintenance and Modernization appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Nextgov: GAO: Only 2 of the 10 Most Critical Legacy IT Systems Have Full...

“Nearly two years after the Government Accountability Office identified 10 legacy federal systems most critical to the respective agency’s mission and most in need of updating, eight of those agencies have yet to produce workable modernization plans. The 10 systems range from 8 to 51 years old ‘and, collectively, cost about $337 million annually to operate and maintain,’ according to […] The post Nextgov: GAO: Only 2 of the 10 Most Critical Legacy IT Systems Have Full Modernization Plans appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

FCW: $2.1 billion in UI modernization comes with oversight

“The Labor Department is asking for $100 million in fiscal year 2022 to back the development of information technology for states to administer unemployment insurance, on top of $2 billion already committed in the American Rescue Plan Act for the same purpose. Agency chief Marty Walsh stressed the seriousness of the problem and the importance of oversight and measuring success […] The post FCW: $2.1 billion in UI modernization comes with oversight appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Press Release: Alpha Omega and Dynamo win $3.3M USDA Forest Service contract to modernize...

“Alpha Omega Integration and their partner Dynamo Technologies have won a $3.3 million, contract with the USDA Forest Service Procurement & Property Services. The Forest Service will utilize Alpha Omega Integration’s and Dynamo’s agile software development, DevSecOps capabilities and Robotic Processing Automation expertise to improve the agency’s contracting and data management process. ‘The Forest Service Procurement & Property Services performs […] The post Press Release: Alpha Omega and Dynamo win $3.3M USDA Forest Service contract to modernize IT infrastructure appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

MHS PEO D2D discusses How to Prepare the Military Health System for Modernization, Standardization,...

“The Military Health System (MHS) is in the midst of a historical healthcare transformation to improve patient care for 9.6 million beneficiaries comprised of active service members, veterans, and their families. This initiative required significant enhancements to infrastructure, processes, and operations at more than 400 medical treatment facilities (MTFs) worldwide in order to deploy the […] The post MHS PEO D2D discusses How to Prepare the Military Health System for Modernization, Standardization, and Interoperability appeared first on FedHealthIT, a service of MileMarker10.

EPA CIO on building cybersecurity-aware culture along with IT modernization

“Where IT modernization is concerned, the Environmental Protection Agency’s information leader said, ‘everything is fair game.’ As EPA CIO Vaughn Noga said, historically the agency has evaluated IT systems and applications continuously, rather than just when something becomes obsolete. He said his organization is routinely looking for more efficient and cost-effective solutions…” “The CIO’s office is also ensuring that data […] The post EPA CIO on building cybersecurity-aware culture along with IT modernization appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

GovExec Daily Podcast: The Major Changes In Federal Digital Operations and Acquisition

“The year-plus of the coronavirus pandemic isolation period has forced government to heed the call of modernization with speed unseen before it. The necessity of telework made the federal government switch to a more agile tech and workforce situation, including IT contracting and operations. The Biden administration came into office against that backdrop and, according to our guest today, has […] The post GovExec Daily Podcast: The Major Changes In Federal Digital Operations and Acquisition appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Former US Deputy CTO on IT Modernization goals of Federal agencies

“President Biden’s new “skinny budget” request includes $500 million for the Technology Modernization Fund. That money would be on top of the $1 billion the fund got in the last coronavirus stimulus bill. Jennifer Pahlka, former United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer, said agencies must set specific goals for what they are trying to achieve through IT modernization, as it […] The post Former US Deputy CTO on IT Modernization goals of Federal agencies appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

GAO: Federal Agencies need IT Modernization plans for critical legacy systems

“Fast Facts The U.S. government plans to spend over $100 billion this fiscal year on information technology. Most of that will be used to operate and maintain existing systems, including aging (also called ‘legacy’) systems. These systems can be more costly to maintain and vulnerable to hackers. This testimony discusses our work in this area. We analyzed 65 federal legacy […] The post GAO: Federal Agencies need IT Modernization plans for critical legacy systems appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

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