DHS looking to evolve biometrics systems
The department issued a sources sought and request for information seeking to build out the forthcoming Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology system.
Congress wants military to upgrade exit form to be machine-readable
Congress wants to inch the process of digitizing the DD Form 214 along in a provision tucked into the 2020 NDAA.
Coast Guard needs help with IT infrastructure, cloud consolidation
The U.S. Coast Guard is looking for input from the private sector on consolidating its global IT infrastructure.
The silver lining in GSA’s 2020 deadline to replace outdated TDM networks
Agencies must soon replace TDM technologies but will benefit from lower costs and greater agility using open, software-defined networks, says new report.
OPM IT holding back retirement application processing, GAO says
OPM has not been consistently meeting its goals for speeding up its retirement application process, which still relies on paper.
Congress wants to give DOD a top IT workforce recruitment official
The House and Senate are each proposing a new assistant secretary (or higher) position to boost recruitment of a digital workforce in the DOD.
The 2020 NDAA takes up a common cause: acquisition reform
The latest version of the NDAA contains several provisions about acquisition reform, a cause commonly taken up by Congress.
IC needs to share talent, innovation with private sector, ODNI’s Gordon says
The IC needs talent and so does the private sector — so a top ODNI official said they should share.
GAO: Some agencies with decades-old IT systems still have no plans for upgrades
Three agencies still don't have plans to update critical legacy systems, even though they self-reported security risks to be high in several cases.
DOD IG: Cybersecurity upgrades are not being properly implemented
The DOD's IG is not pleased with the way the department is consolidating its IT networks and trying (but not always succeeding) at increasing its cybersecurity.