Management & Budget

CDM — a pilot for a central IT modernization fund?


The Department of Homeland Security’s governmentwide Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation cybersecurity task orders can serve as pilots to show the effects a centralized IT fund could have on bolstering agencies’ modernization efforts, officials working on the program said.

OMB offers Trump a playbook for continued tech progress in exit memo


Shaun Donovan lays out the technology initiatives he believes the incoming Trump administration and 115th Congress should focus on.

2016 in review: Capitol Hill’s big year in tech legislation


The MEGABYTE Act, U.S.-Israel Advanced Research Partnership Act of 2016 and the BOTS Act all became law this year.

Introducing the Gov Actually podcast


Welcome to Gov Actually, the podcast that explores how the federal government actually works.

U.S. CIO developing ‘State of IT Report’ to complement IT modernization legislation


While the latest IT modernization bill that quickly passed the House has taken a bit of a pause in the Senate, U.S. CIO Tony Scott is planning for "a set of predicate activities ... that have to take place" whether federal agencies get a $3 billion kickstart fund or nothing at all, he said Thursday.

Pentagon moving $100M to hunt for cyber bugs in weapons systems


​The Pentagon is reprogramming $100 million allocated for cyber research and development, to use on hunting for vulnerabilities in large weapons systems instead, according to budget documents.