As Federal agencies transition to all-Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) systems, having solid security policies and determining how security teams can monitor the IPv6 transition is essential to fully implementing steps to complete the transition, IT industry officials said on June 16.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee today approved by voice vote the Biden administration’s nominees to lead the General Services Administration (GSA), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and to take the role of National Cyber Director.
Major Federal government IT and cybersecurity modernization plans – from the rapid deployment of zero trust architectures and 5G technologies to the adoption of IoT and smart infrastructures – depend upon a scalable, robust and agile network infrastructure as a foundation for such advances. The Federal government has committed to the full transition to IPv6 as its basis for network modernization, and in November 2020, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a policy that outlined the strategic intent for the government to deliver its information services, operate its networks, and access the services of others using only IPv6.
Robin Carnahan, President Biden’s nominee for administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA), sailed through a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee confirmation hearing today while offering commitments to create a more user-friendly GSA and support digital infrastructure investments.
The General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded a five-year, $674 million contract to Booz Allen Hamilton to support the growth of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Advana data analytics platform to improve decision making across the organization.
Keith Nakasone, the General Service Administration’s (GSA) IT Category Deputy Assistant Commissioner, will step down from his post on June 1, GSA confirmed to MeriTalk. In his place, Cheryl Thornton-Cameron will step into his role in an acting capacity.
Dave Zvenyach, director of the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Technology Transformation Services (TTS) organization, said today he is aiming for TTS to help Federal agencies speed technology development in several areas. But he explained that in some cases, TTS assistance also takes the form of less tech-flashy work such as preparing agencies for new deployments by working through governance and policy issues.
The General Services Administration (GSA) announced today that it has completed the integration of beta.SAM.gov and SAM.gov.
The General Services Administration (GSA) May 17 released a blueprint on integrating Grid-Interactive Technologies into building renovation and improvement plans, along with the Department of Energy’s (DoE) National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL).
Democracy Forward and a coalition of public interest organizations wrote to the General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Digital Service (USDS) and requested that they address the reduced transparency of GSA’s Regulations.gov website.
The General Services Administration (GSA) is seeking industry feedback through a request for information (RFI) on a governmentwide cloud acquisition strategy and blanket purchase agreement (BPA).
In a move to better serve individuals with hearing and speech disabilities, the General Services Administration (GSA) is transitioning to the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS), GSA announced May 10.
The Biden administration has loosened repayment terms for at least a portion of the $1 billion of Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) money approved by Congress in March and is asking Federal agencies to submit proposals by June 2 as it looks to quickly parcel the funding out to projects that will improve cybersecurity and modernize high-priority systems, among other aims.
The General Services Administration’s 10X organization has chosen its next 22 ideas that will receive funding and further development work with an umbrella goal of improving how the Federal government uses technology to better serve citizens.
The Application Rationalization Playbook has been around since June 2019, yet not all IT portfolio managers have taken advantage of it. A Federal IT expert encouraged agencies to utilize this playbook, not only to help with cloud migration but also said it can help save costs and get chief information officers (CIOs) on “the same page.”
Five members of the House Oversight and Reform Committee are pressing the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the General Services Administration (GSA) to develop a plan for prioritizing tech projects that are ripe for tackling with the $1 billion provided to the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) under the American Rescue Plan Act.
The Biden administration’s Fiscal Year 2022 discretionary funding request submitted to Congress on April 9 features $1.25 billion of new requests that would be aimed at undertaking further Federal IT modernization efforts.
The General Services Administration’s (GSA) Alliant 2 Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) has had a lot of success in providing IT solutions to both Federal agencies and industry, and GSA experts said today they expect to see increased AI and automation tech going forward.
The White House said today that President Biden intends to nominate Robin Carnahan to become administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA).
The General Services Administration (GSA) released a new report this week that highlights the twenty most search topics across government websites in 2020.
A group of ten tech-sector trade groups led by the Alliance for Digital Innovation (ADI) is asking the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to make some big changes to Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) rules and policies, including those covering repayment obligations.
At the heart of artificial intelligence (AI), robotic process automation (RPA), and other emerging technology implementation for the Department of Energy (DoE), National Science Foundation, and General Services Administration is sharing innovation, considering change management, and understand the business problems at hand, experts from the organizations said today.
Dave Zvenyach, director of the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Technology Transformation Services (TTS) organization, today detailed a range of projects that will benefit from the $150 million of new funding provided for TTS’ Federal Citizen Service Fund under the American Rescue Plan Act that became law last week.
The Federal government has made swift progress in ramping up the use of robotic process automation (RPA) technologies over the past year-plus, and has set the stage to rapidly increase RPA adoption going forward, a senior General Services Administration (GSA) official said today.
A recent report from the U.S. Web Design System (USWDS) – which is run by the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Technology Transformation Services organization – says Federal agencies need to deliver better digital services to provide reliable, user-friendly services and build public trust in the government.
The Board of the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) awarded $9.6 million in funding to the Department of Labor (DOL) for the agency to modernize its enterprise data infrastructure.
The General Services Administration (GSA) indicated in a statement late Thursday that additional funding for Federal government technology included in the American Rescue Plan Act will help improve IT security, infrastructure, and digital experience.
Federal IT leaders discussed how to build mission resiliency and deliver exceptional experiences for employees and citizens by adapting their tools, people, and processes at ServiceNow’s 2021 Federal Forum on March 9.
President Biden signed a March 7 executive order (EO) directing Federal agencies to aid in increasing voting access. The EO directs the Federal CIO to coordinate the modernization efforts of Federal agencies’ websites and digital services that provide election and voter information.