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The Trump Administration’s IT Challenge: Do More with Less

September 6, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow IT workers feared President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget request would arrive with deep cuts, and many were relieved when the White House proposed a 1.7 percent increase in IT spending. Still, the plan is not without its pain points. Remove the boosts for defense spending and cybersecurity, and most agencies...

IT Modernization Under Trump: Clear Goals, but Funding Worries Linger

June 12, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Editor’s note: This is the first article in a series examining how the federal IT landscape will evolve during the Trump administration. Federal IT leaders face an uncertain mandate under President Donald Trump: They know the administration’s modernization priorities, but not how much money they’ll get from Congress or if...

A Chatbot Is Here to Help

March 1, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Citizens who crave a cigarette or are struggling to kick a nicotine habit could find an unexpected ally on their phones: Facebook. The National Cancer Institute is finalizing a Facebook chatbot that visitors can go to for help quitting smoking. By simply messaging a few phrases, the user could receive...

Road Testing the Newest Wave in Taxi Hailing Apps

April 23, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Internet-linked phones have been changing the way we travel through big cities for some time now. Mobile sites and apps combined with GPS allow us to see real-time arrival estimates for trains and buses. If your city has bike-share, you can even use your phone to find out just how...