Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Connected Government
- Consolidating Mission-critical Systems
- Constituent Servicing
- Continuous Monitoring: Tools and Techniques for Trustworthy Government IT
- The Data Privacy Imperative: Safeguarding Sensitive Data
- Eliminating the Pitfalls: Steps to Virtualization in Government
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal Tech Talk
- Government Cloud Brokerage: Who, What, When, Where, Why?
- Government Mobility
- Mission-critical Apps in the Cloud
- Mobile Device Management
- The Modern Federal Threat Landscape
- The Path from Legacy Systems
- Understanding the Intersection of Customer Service and Security in the Cloud
Shows & Panels
Inside the Reporter's Notebook: DATA Act substitute minus accountability provisions; OFPP testing prices paid portal
News and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed this week.
Data center consolidation paving the way for JIE.
Obama claims 'full responsibility' for health care website fixes as security concerns surface
Scott Armstrong, chief strategy officer at INADEV, joins Francis Rose on Industry Chatter.
Army Research Lab is partnering with universities and scientists to explore the psychology behind cybersecurity.
In a message to senior executives, Secretary Eric Shinseki said that Stephen Warren now will hold the title of executive in charge, Office of Information and Technology and chief information officer. The title change comes as the House Veterans Affairs Committee is turning up on the heat once again on the agency's ability to secure its systems and protect data.
In his first public comments since the portal launched, federal CIO Steve VanRoekel said agencies and contractors can learn from the problems the website encountered. He said many times big failures provide the opening for major changes.
Obama official blames insurers for wave of policy cancellations, apologizes for website woes
Terry Verigan, vice president of CompuCure, will discuss best practices for small businesses that do work for the federal government.
October 29, 2013
With the partial government shutdown behind them, members of Congress are working on several bills that impact the federal workforce, including a resolution that supports ending the federal pay freeze and a bill that tackles the claims backlog at Veterans Affairs.
Virtualization is at the heart of these programs, and government's failure rate has been high due to unwieldy, expensive and complicated infrastructure. The ramp-up of virtualization efforts in government requires agencies to take into account infrastructure-related challenges such as scalability, complexity, cost, performance and more. And more agencies are rolling out virtualization solutions that allow Bring-Your-Own-Device users to stay productive no matter where, or how, they work.
Israel's military chief Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz says computer sabotage is a major concern and he warned a sophisticated cyber-attack could one day bring the nation to a standstill. In fact, a month before his address, a major artery in Israel's national road network in the northern city of Haifa was shut down because of a cyber-attack by a Trojan horse. Key operations were knocked out of commission for two days causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage.
The Army still doesn't know whether its new and growing force of soldiers dedicated to cyber missions is large enough for the task. But it's certain it doesn't have the legal authorities it needs to attract and retain the talent it wants.
Obama taps private company to oversee dozens of fixes to health insurance website
The House Energy and Commerce Committee called representatives from four contractors — including prime contractor CGI Federal — to the committee to investigate the bumpy launch of the health care website. Contractors responsible for key parts of the website told lawmakers that the federal government was responsible for comprehensively testing the site and that a late decision to require logging into the system before browsing for insurance plans created bottlenecks that crippled the site.
Listen Wednesday November 13th @ 12pm
Program will discuss the following: Progress Report on Defense Cloud Computing Initiatives, Key Benefits with Cloud Computing, Key Challenges to Overcome, Addressing Security Concerns in a Cloud Strategy Environment, Lessons Learned & Best Practices, and A Vision for The Future.
As business practices, information technology and cybersecurity threats become more industry-agnostic, competition across and between industries for cybersecurity professionals will remain fierce, says Earl Crane, former member of the White House National Security Staff. Though professionals will be in short supply for years to come, increased mobility among industries and government will bring a leveling of common cybersecurity skills across the profession.
Brigadier General Brian Dravis, director of the Joint Information Environment Technical Synchronization Office, says he was skeptical of the JIE initiative at first but, after four months on the job, he's now very confident the department is getting it right.
Insiders who worked on US health website describe high stress, complaints about major problems
Assuming sequestration continues, the Army's near-term procurement plans are in severe jeopardy. But leaders say long-term investments in science and technology are a must.