Carten Cordell

Senior Tech Reporter

Carten Cordell is a Senior Technology Reporter for FedScoop. He is a former workforce and acquisition reporter at Federal Times, having previously served as online editor for Northern Virginia Magazine and Investigative Reporter for, Virginia Bureau. Carten was a 2014 National Press Foundation Paul Miller Fellow and has a Master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He is also a graduate of Auburn University and promises to temper his passions for college football while in the office.


64 percent of IRS IT hardware beyond its useful life, report says

by Carten Cordell • 2 days ago

The agency estimates the cost to replace its aged IT systems would run $430 million.


Q&A: DXC CTO Dan Hushon talks federal IT modernization

by Carten Cordell • 2 days ago

Five months since its creation of DXC, Chief Technology Officer Dan Hushon talks about the company’s early days and the future of federal IT.


U.S. Digital Service taps 8(a) to help agencies ‘fail fast’

by Carten Cordell • 6 days ago

Leveraging SBA’s 8(a) program, USDS created an initiative for agencies to looking to learn skills like agile development or build a minimum viable product.


4 IT modernization moves SBA is making right now

by Carten Cordell • 7 days ago

CIO Maria Roat likes moving fast, which is one reason why the SBA is currently moving through several IT efforts at a rapid clip.


Postal Service needs to capitalize on API user data, report says

by Carten Cordell • 1 week ago

A new report has found that while the agency offers several APIs for its customer base, it isn't analyzing user data from them.


Evidence-based policy report calls for secure data service

by Carten Cordell • 2 weeks ago

The report lays out recommendations for the establishment of a National Secure Data Service to oversee transparent and privacy-protected information.