Want more women in IT? Change the approach to young girls

A group of federal CIOs — all women — said if the nation is going to be successful in attracting more women to the federal IT field it will have to change the messaging it sends to young girls in grammar school.

Obama announces federal initiatives to help states expand broadband

The executive branch is expanding its role in helping state and local communities get access to high-speed broadband through a variety of sources, President Barack Obama said Wednesday.

Administrator Dan Tangherlini to depart GSA in February

Less than three years after taking control of the General Services Administration, Dan Tangherlini will leave the agency next month.

GSA citizen services IT office gets a new leader

GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini announced in a blog post Tuesday the promotion of Phaedra Chrousos to associate administrator of the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies. Chrousos joined GSA in June 2014 as its first chief customer officer.

Privacy experts laud Obama’s bid to safeguard student data

Obama’s consumer protection proposal included a measure to protect personal student data so technology companies can’t advertise products to kids.

Obama announces data privacy safeguards for consumers, students

President Barack Obama announced several measures Monday aimed at protecting Americans’ data in the wake of stolen data and hacked computer systems that have made headlines in the past year.

IG pushes USPS to create a more flexible workplace

A flexible work-life balance can help employees be more productive, which could translate into more revenue for the cash-strapped Postal Service, a report from the agency’s inspector general said.

GSA pursues agile software acquisition under Schedule 70

The General Services Administration published a request for information Wednesday to explore the possibility of creating a procurement vehicle for agile software development.

Defeat of job bill in House reveals open data failures at SEC

House Democrats rallied Wednesday to block legislation that would have dealt a substantial blow to open data efforts. But the bill’s provisions are far from dead and highlighted some glaring IT challenges at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Postmaster general takes down Congress, unions in farewell remarks

With less than a month left in his term as postmaster general, Patrick Donahoe slammed Congress, the mailing industry and postal workers unions in a farewell speech Tuesday at the National Press Club.

Cummings queries KeyPoint on December background check breach

After a December data breach of contractor KeyPoint Government Solutions Inc. that may have compromised the personal information of nearly 50,000 federal employees, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., is asking for more information on what happened.

GSA adds federal vehicle data to nationwide database

The General Services Administration has added registration data on the entire fleet vehicles owned or leased by the federal government to the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System. Police at the federal, state and local levels can now run routine checks on government license plates and drivers from the field.

FCC releases new consumer complaint website

The commission’s update aims to make it easier for users to select a subject to file a complaint about or find information pertaining to a certain communication category.

Inside the FCC’s risky IT overhaul

The FCC is in the midst of a total IT overhaul designed to replace a wide range of legacy systems have resulted in some very public failures. But can David Bray lead the agency out of its antiquated past?

Desktops, laptops remain primary gateways to agency sites

A GAO report found that between 82 and 94 percent of visitors still accessed the agencies’ websites with a laptop or desktop.

Heading into 2015, USPS looks to tech to reshape model

After a cyber intrusion compromised the data of 800,000 of its current and former employees earlier this year, the Postal Service has made a number of relatively major infrastructure and account management changes.

Federal IT 2015: What to watch

From the White House to the General Services Administration and the Defense Department, the past year was about planning and building foundations. As a result, 2015 has all the makings of a year of action — with any luck.

How an innovation fellow gave Interior’s new portal a boost

When the Interior Department’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue received a presidential innovation fellow, Judith Wilson, the lead of the U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative secretariat didn’t know that it would lead to the launch of the department’s new revenue open data portal.

18F’s Hub pushes tech adoption, transparency

The General Services Administration today launched a new Jekyll-based documentation platform called the Hub. What’s that? FedScoop’s assistant editor, Billy Mitchell, has the latest.

Error forces FCC to rerelease open Internet comments

FCC will re-release the comments after it was found that 680,000 comments were not included in the initial XML release in October.

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