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Information Technology News

Red Hat's Gunnar Hellekson on virtualization and the subscription model

Gunnar Hellekson, the chief technolgoy strategist for Red Hat's U.S. public sector group, joined Industry Chatter with Francis Rose to discuss virtualization and the subscription model for agency IT.

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 05:40pm EST
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GSA contest offers free website usability test as prize

Government agencies could win a free assessment of their website by entering the General Services Administration's First Fridays usability contest.

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 10:57am EST
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Chopra unveils Open Innovator's Toolkit

Outgoing federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra spoke to The Federal Drive with Tom Temin about the new toolkit he's rolling out today at a Center for American Progress event.

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 11:06am EST
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Getting help with your common cloud issues

Josh Stephens, vice president of Technology at J&J Solarwinds, joins host John Gilroy to talk about how his company can help you with common cloud issues.
February 7, 2012

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 11:11pm EST
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Say goodbye to inaccurate weather forecasts?

The National Weather Service has developed and tested a more precise forecasting and warning system. Don Berchoff, the science and technology director at NWS, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss how the agency got the program up and running.

Friday - 02/03/2012, 05:25pm EST
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McCormack hired as new CIO at Justice

Luke McCormack will move to the department from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement directorate at the Homeland Security Department. He takes over for Van Hitch who retired in July.

Friday - 02/03/2012, 12:26pm EST

NOAA leans on the lessons of others to move to cloud

The agency moved 25,000 employees to Google apps for email and collaboration in the cloud. CIO Joe Klimavicz said GSA's experience was crucial in making their transition go on time and on budget.

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 08:35pm EST
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Interior employees can now access network on mobile devices

Interior Department launches new portal that allows employees to access the agency's internal network using their own mobile devices. Starting today, employees can use a tablet or smartphone to record time and attendance.

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 12:13pm EST
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Big data and federal IT

Host John Gilroy is joined by Oracle Group Vice President and Chief Technologist Peter Doolan. They will discuss new "Big Data" software developed by the company.
January 31, 2012

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 10:20pm EST
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Researchers link cyber attacks to China

Researchers at Symantec say they found more evidence linking attacks on defense contractors to hackers based in China.

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 07:47am EST

How to combat insider fraud at agencies

Linda Springer, a former controller at the Office of Management and Budget, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss what steps agencies should take to detect and root out insider fraud.

Monday - 01/30/2012, 06:30pm EST
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Feds: Megaupload user data could be gone Thursday

Federal prosecutors say data from users of Megaupload could be deleted as soon as Thursday.

Sunday - 01/29/2012, 11:11pm EST

What does Google's new privacy policy mean for feds?

David Jacobs, a consumer privacy fellow at the Electronic Privacy Information Center, talks to The Federal Drive with Tom Temin about what Google's new policy means for you.

Friday - 01/27/2012, 12:20pm EST
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Federal information sharing hamstrung by technology

Agencies are struggling to keep up with the tremendous amount of data being created every day. DIA deputy director David Shedd said too much information and not having the right IT to sift through it is the biggest remaining challenge the government faces. Kshemendra Paul, the program manager for the Information Sharing Environment, said tagging and standards, such as NIEM, could help solve the data deluge.

Friday - 01/27/2012, 05:09am EST

DHS's Spires defining future state of HR technology

Richard Spires said the Homeland Security Department has more than 130 human resources systems and that's too many. He said an intra agency group recently completed a segment architecture of HR technology to figure out where they can consolidate systems and find savings.
January 26, 2012

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 11:38pm EST
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DISA using cloud to further cyber defenses

The Defense Information Systems Agency created a Defense-wide directory of email addresses in support of their enterprise email system. But the real value in the listing of every military and civilian employee, contractor and retiree email address may be in securing information in a new way through the use of access based identity management. NIST is testing how to best use secure identity cards in the cloud.

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 05:21am EST
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The current state of business intelligence

Guident Executive Vice President Dan Ackerman and Senior Vice President Ken Raffel join host John Gilroy to talk about how business intelligence is changing.
January 24, 2012

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 08:21pm EST
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Tips for protecting your agency from cyber attacks

Karen Evans, former administrator of the Office of Electronic Government and Information Technology at the Office of Management and Budget, offers her insight on how federal agencies can protect themselves in the aftermath of recent cyber attacks.

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 12:04pm EST
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U.S. ranks second on Cyber Power Index

The United Kingdom narrowly edged out the U.S. on the first Cyber Power Index, a list that measures the core strengths of a nation's cyber technology.

Friday - 01/20/2012, 12:10pm EST
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CIOs must learn the soft skills

The University of Maryland's CIO Certificate program focuses on teaching its students to meet the challenges of management and leadership. The certificate program is one of several affiliated with GSA's CIO University.
January 19, 2012

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 10:45pm EST
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