Federal Drive interviews - Sept. 5

Wednesday - 9/5/2012, 9:29am EDT

Mark DayDirector of Office of Strategic Programs, GSA

Meeting the Office of Management and Budget's cloud-first mandate is a little easier now, thanks to a new blanket purchase agreement from the General Services Administration. Last week GSA awarded contracts to 20 companies for cloud e-mail, office automation, electronic records management and migration services. GSA estimates transitioning to a cloud solution lowers the cost of email by up to 50 percent annually and saves $1 million for every 7,500 email boxes.

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GSA now offering cloud email services to agencies


H. Brandon HallerChairman, local Federal Coordinating Committee for Combined Federal Campaign for the National Capital Area

Federal employees: It's time to open your wallets. This year's Combined Federal Campaign is now underway. It's the world's largest workplace fundraiser and benefits thousands of organizations. The National Capital Region kicks off its season today.

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Federal Advisory Committee report on Combined Federal Campaign


Pat CalhounSenior Vice President and General Manager of Network Security, McAfee

Like camp followers or rock band groupies, malicious hackers are targeting mobile devices in a big way. And why not? Sales of smartphones are reaching hundreds of millions per year. More of them are being used for both personal and work purposes. Just last week, the Office of Management and Budget released its toolkit for bring-your-own-device to work. How bad is the security threat getting?

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McAfee Second Quarter 2012 Threat Report


Pete KasperowiczStaff Writer, The Hill

Say goodbye to your nice parking spot. Congress comes back to town next week...and they have an overflowing plate in front of them. Much of the agenda could affect fedsm from cybersecurity to postal reform, the continuing resolution and, of course, sequestration.