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Shared services success depends on culture change

Shared services can mean anything from infrastructure consolidation to expanding operations services across a department or between agencies, sid Commerce Department's Chief Information Officer Simon Szykman in an interview with The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

Friday - 04/27/2012, 12:53pm EDT
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NIST altering view of technology to focus on customers

CIO Del Brockett said he's taking a two-pronged approach to provide better service to employees and the public. He said innovation through pilots with the labs show the value of emerging technologies.
April 26, 2012

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 09:43pm EDT
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Looking ahead: M&As, Defense approps and 2013 IT projects

Guests on this week's show include defense finance analyst Sopen Shah, congressional analyst Loren Duggan, and technology analysts Afzal Bari and Allan Holmes.

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 04:05pm EDT
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Army IT agency head departs for Energy

Donald Adcock, who served from 2010 until this month as the executive director of the Army Information Technology Agency, has left the Pentagon to become the associate CIO for IT services at the Department of Energy.

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 12:16pm EDT

Q & A with Aneesh Chopra

Host John Gilroy will talk federal IT issues with former White House Chief Information Officer Aneesh Chopra.
April 24, 2012

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 11:28pm EDT
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Shared services is new 'default' for federal CIOs

Shared IT services include virtualized services, cloud computing, object reuse, security controls and continuous monitoring, Klimavicz writes in a blog post.

Monday - 04/23/2012, 12:44pm EDT
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IT professionals least prepared for social media leaks, survey says

Federal IT professionals are worried most about organized cybercrime and hack-tivism, but said they were least prepared to cope with social media leaks.

Monday - 04/23/2012, 09:52am EDT

FISMA update grabs bipartisan support in House

The House of Representatives is expected to take up several cybersecurity bills next week, one of which is aimed at updating the Federal Information Security Management Act. So far, the bill has earned bipartisan support.

Friday - 04/20/2012, 08:54pm EDT

GSA cancels one of Oracle's IT schedule contracts

The software company received more than $357 million in sales from its schedule contract in 2011. GSA's decision affects Oracle's professional services offerings under the IT Schedule 70 Program.

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 06:28pm EDT

Datapalooza, the Data Navigator, and more

Niall Brennan, director for Policy and the Data Analytics Group at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will talk about how to process large volumes of data.
April 17, 2012

Tuesday - 04/17/2012, 10:24pm EDT
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Adapting to changing technology

Appian Chief Technology Officer Mike Beckley talks about the business strategies that have helped his company grow.
April 10, 2012

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 10:33pm EDT
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Microsoft warns of security risks during tax season

Microsoft has found several critical security risks in its Office and Internet programs that may leave people open to hackers this tax season. The biggest problem is in Internet Explorer software, because every single version of the program is at risk, the company said.

Monday - 04/09/2012, 05:16pm EDT

Automated security a recipe for disaster, experts say

The experts said too many chief information security officers have a compliance mentality. It's more important to understand the organization's mission and focus on protecting its most important data.

Friday - 04/06/2012, 10:00am EDT

Military Health System must balance old, new health IT

Karen Guice, the acting CIO for the Military Health System, said her office is working the Veterans Affairs Department to ensure the transition to the new electronic health record from legacy systems is as seamless as possible. She said DoD and VA are working on a data taxonomy.
April 5, 2012(Encore presentation June 14, 2012)

Friday - 04/06/2012, 12:54am EDT
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Contractors chart path for 'bring your own device' programs

Federal agencies may be behind the times when it comes to "bring your own device" programs for employees, but federal contractors have been doing it for years. Sheila Jordan from Cisco told the Federal Drive about her company's program, security concerns and benefits beyond savings.

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 01:48pm EDT
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Secure app store, more mobile devices coming to DoD

The Defense Department says it's fast-tracking the construction of an infrastructure that will support future mobile devices in the military. A network that can securely support Apple and Android devices should be fully up and running by next year, while a secure app store will be online within a couple months.

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 05:12am EDT
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Cutting, investing aren't mutually exclusive, federal CIO says

Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel wants agencies to cut spending and invest in new capabilities at the same time. Savings from outdated or inefficient IT projects can be plowed into new innovations, he said.

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 05:26am EDT
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Meeting your cloud computing needs

Latisys CEO Peter Stevenson explains how his company can help your agency or business move to the cloud.
April 3, 2012

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 10:28pm EDT
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Media use by feds

Market Connections President Lisa Dezzutti joins host Mark Amtower to discuss how federal agencies are using traditional and social media in their marketing efforts.
April 2, 2012

Monday - 04/02/2012, 10:01pm EDT
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OMB launches PortfolioStat to reduce commodity IT spending

Agencies have to meet a series of milestones starting in June to eventually migrate two commodity IT functions to shared services or strategic sourcing contracts. VA, GSA, Interior and Patent and Trademark Office have tested the concept of managing by portfolios as well as vendor management organizations.

Monday - 04/02/2012, 05:22am EDT
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