Creating IT Start-Ups in Government

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 - 9:13
The current White House leaders of these offices have also inherited a capacity first created in the prior Administration that can turn the good ideas of these two offices in to action – the U.S.

Digital Service Teams: Challenges and Recommendations for Government

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 - 8:52
The British government successfully pioneered the use of a national, semi-independent “surge team” to tackle large-scale technology-driven challenges facing it. The U.S. federal government adapted this approach to improve the success of its own operations in 2014, titling its top-level team as the “U.S. Digital Service.”  It then created a small internal software development and service organization, dubbed “18F,” to support both USDS and individual agencies.  And individual agencies are creating their own internal digital service teams, as well.

Weekly Roundup: May 22 - May 26, 2017

Friday, May 26th, 2017 - 13:14
Michael J. Keegan GSA chief: Central IT fund is a start, not a remedy. While President Trump's budget proposal includes a $228 million investment for a general IT modernization fund, the head of the agency overseeing the fund sees the initial investment as more of a proof of concept than a panacea.

Weekly Roundup: February 20-24, 2017

Friday, February 24th, 2017 - 16:15
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 15:09
Regulation Elimination SWAT Teams.  Government Executive reports: “President Trump signed an executive order on Friday creating new task forces at every federal agency that will identify regulations for elimination or modification.”

Two Years Later: The Future of Government Digital Services

Friday, September 30th, 2016 - 15:00
One thing is certain, digital is not simply a side project of the White House, but a booming industry and an expected condition of business. The real question becomes not if, but how the government can mature and scale digital services – whether at USDS, across agency digital services teams, out of the 18F program now housed in GSA’s Technology Transformation Service, or elsewhere.

Weekly Roundup for July 29, 2016

Friday, July 29th, 2016 - 15:57
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Weekly Roundup March 11, 2016

Friday, March 11th, 2016 - 19:00
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Strengthening Connective Links in Government

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 - 13:46
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 13:34
 The evolution of technology tools and the use of social media has dramatically lowered the technical and bureaucratic barriers to working more collaboratively.  In the first days of his administration, President Obama publicly placed a premium on the use of collaboration.

Weekly Roundup May 1, 2015

Friday, May 1st, 2015 - 14:24
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 14:19
U.S. CIO Tony Scott: OMB's draft FITARA guidance aims to advance IT reform. OMB released the much-anticipated guidance to reform how agencies buy and manage information technology for public comments. The comment period will remain open until May 30, but federal CIO Tony Scott, in an exclusive Federal News Radio interview, said OMB wants to move on the comments and refinements with a sense of urgency.