Tag Archives: digital technology

Maria Roat: IT Changes During Pandemic Give Agencies Opportunity to Further Advance Modernization

Maria Roat

Maria Roat, deputy federal chief information officer at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said federal agencies’ move to cloud-based telework arrangement and adoption of new digital tools during the COVID-19 pandemic to facilitate continuity of operations highlighted the potential for modernization that agencies must continue in 2021. 

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Air Force Develops Prototype of Next-Gen Fighter Aircraft; Will Roper Quoted

Will Roper

The U.S. Air Force has built and flown a prototype of a new fighter aircraft using virtual tools as part of the Next Generation Air Dominance program. The report said the service developed a virtual prototype and a physical aircraft using data from the T-7 trainer and F-35 fighter jet programs under the NGAD program.

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Suzette Kent: Federal Agencies Can Now Reconsider Physical Needs, Future Digital Roadmap

Suzette Kent

Suzette Kent, federal chief information officer and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, said there has been an expanded use of digital tools as more federal employees telework due to the coronavirus pandemic and that agencies can now begin to reassess their physical requirements, Federal Times reported Thursday.

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Anil Cheriyan on How GSA’s TTS Helps Address Agencies’ Digital Needs During COVID-19 Pandemic

Anil Cheriyan

Anil Cheriyan, director of the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Technology Transformation Services, said his team has seen a significant increase in the demand for its services as agencies address their digital technology requirements during the coronavirus pandemic, FedScoop reported Monday.

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Army Employs Digital Methods to Recruit Younger Troops

The U.S. Army placed its recruitment focus on younger individuals and has now exceeded the enlistment record of last year's first quarter through the use of digital methods. The service branch said Monday that it employed digital advertising, esports events and virtual recruiting methods to engage younger potential soldiers.

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Brookings Institution Report: Global Internet Disruptions Cost at Least $2B Over 12-Month Period

A study released by the Brookings Institution has found that the economic cost of temporary internet shutdowns that occurred in various parts of the world between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 reached at least $2.4 billion. Darrell West — vice president and director of governance studies and founding director of the Brookings Institution’s …

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Deloitte: 70% of Gov’t Leaders Say Private Sector Ahead on Digital Transition

Deloitte has released a new report that says 70 percent of government officials worldwide believe their digital transformation initiatives are behind those in the private sector. The study analyzes the impact of digital technology on how governments worldwide serve their citizens and manage operations, Deloitte said Tuesday. Of the more than 1,200 government officials …

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