Tags IT Modernization

CIO Council report recommends improvements to federal IT hiring

by Billy Mitchell

The report's top recommendation is to create a comprehensive special pay system for IT jobs across government.

Despite old mainframe, Oklahoma's unemployment system holding up

by Colin Wood

Oklahoma officials said they didn't have time to replace the 1980s-era mainframe that its unemployment system relies on, but they were able to layer in cloud-based software to streamline claims approvals.

Navy looking for tech to plug gaps in its IT workforce

by Jackson Barnett

The Navy is looking for technology that will help thinly-staffed IT shops by providing "automated management" and troubleshooting to sailors and Marines.

Senators want USDS to aid state and local government's IT modernization rush

by Colin Wood

In a letter to congressional leadership, a group of senators requested funding and waivers on barriers preventing collaboration between levels of government.

For federal CIOs, telework boom shows how existing IT investments pay off in new ways

by Billy Mitchell

It's no secret: IT modernization investments are paying off in a big way, say tech leaders at federal agencies.

Battlefield tech, but for teleworking: How the Air Force is adjusting in a pandemic

by Jackson Barnett

The Air Force is adapting existing technology and changing its attitude on distributed working, a top acquisition official says.

IBM launches COBOL tools as coronavirus slams unemployment systems

by Ryan Johnston

As states look for COBOL programmers to nurse their aging unemployment systems along, IBM steps in with several new tools to help connect them.

USDA places focus on reskilling after Centers of Excellence modernization

by Billy Mitchell

A major challenge "that doesn't get discussed is how you prepare your workforce to be able to support this new environment" after modernization, said USDA CIO Gary Washington.

Missouri CIO says creativity is needed to address workforce challenges

by Colin Wood

With not enough funding for new positions or training to keep up with technological changes, state CIO Mike Cheles encourages new tactics.

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