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House Lawmakers Want Info on Disruption of IRS Student Financial Aid Tool

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers have urged the Internal Revenue Service to provide information about the outage of a tool used to help students apply for federal financial aid. Lawmakers asked IRS commissioner John Koskinen in a letter published Thursday to brief the House Committees on Oversight and Government Reform and Education and the Workforce on a …

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Jason Gray: Cross-Agency Collaboration Key to FITARA Implementation

Jason Gray, chief information officer at the Education Department, has said the federal information technology community should encourage collaboration across agencies through sharing of strategies and lessons learned to fully implement the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act and expand the law’s impact. Gray wrote in a CIO.gov article published …

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Education Dept Launches Online Hub for Developer Resources

The Education Department has unveiled its first developer hub designed to serve as a dedicated space to centralize developer resources, document open government efforts and utilize the department’s data and code. ED created the usedgov.github.io site with the General Services Administration‘s 18F unit in an effort to organize open source projects and application …

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Education Dept Kicks Off Simulation Concept Challenge

The Education Department has unveiled a $680,000 competition that calls upon participants from the virtual reality, video game developer and educational technology communities to design new types of simulations to help boost career and technical skills. The Department said Wednesday that participants of the EdSim Challenge will be asked to …

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White House Announces 29 New Digital Tools Under Opportunity Project

The White House has unveiled 29 new digital tools from nonprofit organizations, companies and students that support national priorities as part of President Barack Obama’s Opportunity Project. The tools use federal and local data to address challenges identified by the departments of Labor, Transportation, Education, Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture and the Office of the Surgeon General, the …

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GAO Study: Agencies ‘Generally Satisfied’ With 18F, USDS Support Services

A survey by the Government Accountability Office has found that agency project managers are “generally satisified” with the information technology support services they have received from the Office of Management and Budget‘s U.S. Digital Service and the General Services Administration‘s 18F organization. GAO said in a report published Thursday it found that 18F provided development and consulting …

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Education Dept Seeks New Deputy CIO

The Education Department has announced a job opening for a new deputy chief information officer who will be responsible for information technology acquisition and information resources management efforts. The deputy CIO will also advise department executives and agency officials in the planning and implementation of IT programs, a USAJobs notice stated …

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GSA Program Adds 10 Agency-Specific Dashboards to Online Analytics Platform

The General Services Administration‘s Digital Analytics Program has introduced 10 agency-specific dashboards to an online tool that works to collect analytics data on Web traffic to government agencies’ websites. An article posted Thursday said the dashboards added to the analytics.usa.gov aim to provide information on the public’s interaction with websites of specific agencies. Tim …

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