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Federal News Network: When it comes to digital modernization, the need to be competitive...

“Karen Evans, the former chief information officer at the Department of Homeland Security, has been at the heart of high-level federal government IT decisions for nearly two decades. ‘I was the CIO at DOE when they elevated that position to a direct report to the secretary,’ Evans said on Federal Monthly Insights – Digital Modernization: Automation month. ‘Then I had […] The post Federal News Network: When it comes to digital modernization, the need to be competitive is constant appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

VA/VBA Seeking Chief for Digital Strategy and Design Staff

Responsibilities: “The incumbent will supervise subordinate staff and employees’ work relating to developing, coding, organizing, analyzing, safeguarding, and promoting VBA products and services within a web environment. Plans and develops a national VBA wide annual web strategy in compliance with web standards and oversight to ensure the web content effectively communicates benefit information to service […] The post VA/VBA Seeking Chief for Digital Strategy and Design Staff appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Senate Issue Causes $9B Cancellation in Technology Modernization Fund

“Congress members have canceled a $9 billion boost in the next planned COVID-19 relief package for the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF). The cancelation follows petitions made in January by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., and Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., for TMF increases in support of cybersecurity and information technology projects…” Read the full article here. Source: Report: […] The post Senate Issue Causes $9B Cancellation in Technology Modernization Fund appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Nextgov: OMB Nominee to Prioritize Efficient, Tech-Savvy Government

“President Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden, prioritized federal IT modernization and more efficient, secure and customer-friendly government service delivery Tuesday. Speaking during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee, Tanden spoke at length about the government’s aging IT infrastructure, and the inefficiencies and security concerns promulgated by […] The post Nextgov: OMB Nominee to Prioritize Efficient, Tech-Savvy Government appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Congressman bashes Senate’s ‘short-sighted’ decision to kill TMF funding mid-pandemic

“Rep. Gerry Connolly criticized the Senate’s ‘short-sighted’ decision to kill $9 billion for IT modernization in the latest COVID-19 relief package as ‘dereliction’ on Tuesday. Connolly, a Democrat from Virginia, thought the House and Senate had reached a consensus agreement to fund the Technology Modernization Fund at around $5 billion or $6 billion. Prior to taking power, the Biden administration […] The post Congressman bashes Senate’s ‘short-sighted’ decision to kill TMF funding mid-pandemic appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

News Release DHS S&T Awards $198,600 to Develop Security and Privacy Testing of COVID-19...

“The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded $198,600 to AppCensus, a start-up based in El Cerrito, California, to develop testing and validation services for digital contact tracing applications (apps). The phase 1 award was made under S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) Emerging Needs: COVID-19 Response & Future Mitigation […] The post News Release DHS S&T Awards $198,600 to Develop Security and Privacy Testing of COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps appeared first on FedHealthIT.

IRS recruits industry leader Heather Maloy to lead Taxpayer First Act Office, drive modernization...

Heather Maloy, armed with more than a decade of leadership experience during two previous stints with the IRS, has returned to the Internal Revenue Service as the Director of the Taxpayer First Act Office. The Taxpayer First Act of 2019 is part of an IRS Modernization effort that provides specific requirements for the IRS IT organization, including the appointment of […] The post IRS recruits industry leader Heather Maloy to lead Taxpayer First Act Office, drive modernization efforts appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

FedScoop: Biden calls for tech modernization to boost workforce at national security, foreign policy...

“Agencies with foreign policy and national security missions must modernize to ensure officials performing those roles have the latest technologies at their disposal, according to a new memo from President Biden.” “Modernization is one of the six principles that should guide the revitalization of the workforce, the institutions and the partnerships at those agencies, the memorandum says. The others are […] The post FedScoop: Biden calls for tech modernization to boost workforce at national security, foreign policy agencies appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

GSA Deputy CIO Beth Killoran on increased pace of IT Modernization

“Think about technology from a restaurant perspective – every Federal agency is a pizzeria, providing citizens with one service. The goal – pivot from pizzeria to GrubHub – allowing citizens to identify essential technology, while agencies serve as the enabler, or ‘delivery service.’ Being a positive digital disruptor will enhance the customer experience, IT experts said Feb. 3 during MeriTalk’s […] The post GSA Deputy CIO Beth Killoran on increased pace of IT Modernization appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Federal News Network Newscast: Money for IT Modernization is available, if you know where...

“The Partnership for Public Service’s chief information officers’ SAGE program details how current agency technology leaders can use existing policies and funding to accelerate modernization and digital transformation. Mark Forman, the former administrator for e-government and IT at OMB, said there are three ways agencies can invest in new technologies without having to ask for or wait for Congressional funding…” […] The post Federal News Network Newscast: Money for IT Modernization is available, if you know where to find it appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

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