GAO: Agencies are missing EIS targets

Federal agencies are slow to adopt the governmentwide $50 billion next generation telecommunications contract vehicle, according to a Government Accountability Office report.

CenturyLink wins $233M Networx award from SSA

Telecommunications company will provide agency with network infrastructure for data, video and voice services.

Is Social Security headed for the cloud?

The agency is looking for comments on how to improve its data storage infrastructure and a private cloud solution is in the mix.

Inside the Social Security Administration

We delve into the budgets, contractors and opportunities coming out of the Social Security Administration.

Potential debt limit fallout paints bleak picture for feds, contractors

If Congress fails to raise the government's debt limit before the Aug. 2 deadline, the federal government would face an unprecedented situation and federal employees are bound to be affected.

Iron Bow scores bull's-eye with $120M Social Security award

Iron Bow Technologies will build a new network infrastructure for the Social Security Administration under a blanket purchase agreement valued at $120 million.

Not everyone was ga-ga over SSA's baby name mobile app

Judging by reader comments, the Social Security Administration's new Baby Name Playroom mobile application should get a time out instead of a gold star, but a GSA official disagrees.

Agencies update progress on transparency plans

Federal agencies are publishing charts, graphics and progress reports on their open government efforts.

Lockheed to lead $200M SSA claims processing upgrade

Lockheed Martin Corp. has been named prime contractor on the Social Security Administration’s six-year, $200 million Disability Case Processing System contract, an IT modernization program to improve the quality and speed of processing disability claims.

White House has a new wiki; NARA, SSA start social media projects

Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra said a new wiki for the ExpertNet project was created as a model for public participation.

Four to compete for $2.8B IT work with Social Security

The Social Security Administration awarded its largest contract of the year for a maximum seven-year term.

Bedbugs invade file cabinets at SSA offices

The Social Security Administration offices in Queens, N.Y., are under siege from bedbugs.

ICF will make Social Security Administration more secure

ICF International Inc. will provide an array of initiatives designed to enhance the nationwide physical security of the Social Security Administration under a five-year contract with SSA’s Office of Protective Security Services worth $10.5 million.

Contractors miscount stimulus jobs, says SSA OIG

SSA contractors overestimated the number of jobs they created with economic stimulus funds, according to a new audit.

E-Verify gets Web site makeover to boost efficiency

The E-Verify system for online employment eligibility verification has received a makeover to improve user experience, ease navigation and enhance security.

Agencies walk a tightrope between cost savings and innovation

Civilian agencies and military services take different paths to making technology investment decisions.

IBM's health exchange pilot generates extra $2M for users, study says

A health data exchange between MedVirginia and the Social Security Administration is generating extra revenue, a new report says.

Guident to help SSA office streamline business processes

Guident has won a four-year, $9.5 million blanket purchase agreement to provide business intelligence support services to the Social Security Administration.

SSA testing Microsoft HealthVault

SSA has made an agreement with Microsoft HealthVault to link to patient medical data to improve the determinations of disability.

RFPs in the works for health exchange networks

The SSA is on track to award $24 million in contracts to help health care providers link to the Nationwide Health Information Network.