Keeping the TMF relevant

The Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) is an innovative funding vehicle that gives agencies additional ways to deliver services to the American public more quickly, better secure sensitive systems and data, and use taxpayer dollars more efficiently. It was authorized by the Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2017. Investments receive incremental funding and technical expertise to ensure project success. To date, the TMF has received $175 million through the annual budget process and $1 billion through the American Rescue Plan to fund modernization projects.

Three Things to Keep in Mind When Implementing Open Source Software in Defense

Guest Blogger:  David Egts, Chief Technologist, RedHat

This article first appeared in GovConWire.

Weekly Roundup March 21-25, 2022

Blockchain: Emerging Technology Offers Benefits for Some Applications but Faces Challenges. NEW GAO Report: Blockchain combines several technologies to provide a tamper-resistant record of transactions between parties without a central authority, such as a bank. Although cryptocurrency is the best-known use, blockchain has potential non-financial uses. This report also highlights potential benefits and challenges of blockchain. GAO presents policy options for oversight, standard-setting, and more.

Adding Agility as a Core Element of Public Affairs Education

The National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) established the Agile Government Center (AGC) in November 2019.

Agile Government: The Role of Public Affairs Education

The National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) established the Agile Government Center (AGC) in November 2019.

Government Ethos Can be Just as Important as Statutes

In fact, over the decades of observing the ebb and flow of management efforts in state and local governments, we’ve seen that often the ethos of an organization is just as important as the statutes it puts on the books.

Data and the cyber workforce

I recently had the opportunity to discuss the new report, "A Call to Action: The Federal Government’s Role in Building a Cybersecurity Workforce for the Nation" with Federal Computer Week. We discussed this recent report from the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA).  Text of the interview with FCW reporter Natalie Alms follows.

Weekly Roundup March 14-18, 2022

USDR Leaders Reflect on State of Government Digital Services. The United States Digital Response (USDR) group, which was formed as a volunteer response to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, is celebrating its second anniversary, as it continues to expand the scope and focus of its work.

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