Virtual workspaces boost hiring capabilities, says former SBA deputy CIO
Guy Cavello says the pandemic boosted secure remote work capabilities which can help agencies dip into a larger talent pool to fill IT skills gaps.
Lawmakers question SBA technology investments after loan system outages
The Small Business Administration proposed replacing E-Tran by 2015, but in 2020 the loan system continues to be updated in lieu of modernization.
With telecom modernization in flux, officials encourage modifying EIS solicitations during pandemic
“This is a chance for the agencies to take a look and see where there might be gaps in what they were rolling out and look to expand their EIS solicitations," says one FAS official.
SBA systems fended off foreign adversaries applying for coronavirus loans
Users in North Korea, China and Russia applied for CARES Act loans intended for U.S. small businesses, the agency's deputy CIO says.
SBA pushes forward with modernization under working capital fund
The SBA has a $6 million working capital fund it's using to support seven ongoing IT modernization projects.
Maria Roat officially named deputy Federal CIO
The prominent leader in the federal IT space leaves the Small Business Administration, where she has had first-hand experience with the pressures on federal IT created by the coronavirus pandemic.