GSA’s Centers of Excellence will soon depart ‘lighthouse’ agency USDA

The IT modernization partnership has been "a tremendous success," a USDA spokesperson said, and the agency itself will take it from here.

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RPA is helping with FDA’s drug evaluation and research

by Dave Nyczepir • 2 days ago

The number of repetitive, manual tasks being performed by Food and Drug Administration employees with medical degrees is declining as they're automated.

Citizenship and Immigration Services ramps up SOC automation

by Dave Nyczepir • 3 days ago

CISO Shane Barney is growing his team of 100 developers within the security operations center, which is even testing bots in machine learning.

GSA’s TTS is being restructured into two ‘pillars’ of effort

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 3 days ago

The Centers of Excellence, 18F and the Presidential Innovation Fellows will be under one umbrella, while the Office of Products and Programs (and other assorted digital products) will fall under another.

Air Force issues strategy for artificial intelligence

by Billy Mitchell • 3 days ago

The strategy is meant to be an annex to the Department of Defense's AI strategy in support of its Joint AI Center.

The VA improved public trust by 25% and other agencies can too

by Scott Blackburn • 3 days ago

In this op-ed, former VA CIO Scott Blackburn describes how the department regained public trust and how other agencies can do the same.

While the Office of Technology Assessment awaits comeback, lawmakers already have tweaks for it

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 3 days ago

Bipartisan, bicameral legislation would make tweaks to OTA's existing statute to make the office more "accessible" and "responsive to Members' needs."

Leaders want TIC 3.0 to serve as model for better policymaking

by Billy Mitchell • 3 days ago

The latest Trusted Internet Connections document — the first in a dozen years — sets an example for how OMB can revamp policy to be more iterative and in rhythm with the evolution of technology.

Report: Agencies need better data on the skilled technical workforce

by Dave Nyczepir • 4 days ago

There will be 3.4 million unfilled skilled technical jobs nationwide by 2022, including IT and cybersecurity positions critical to government.

Air Force’s shift to multi-domain operations depends on networks

by Billy Mitchell • 4 days ago

The future of battle in multi-domain operations "will depend less on discrete warfighting platforms and more on the networks, data and IT infrastructure that binds them all together," acting Secretary Matt Donovan said.

Senate spending bill doesn’t include TMF funding

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 4 days ago

The House version of the bill, which passed in June, includes $35 million for the revolving fund.

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