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11:22 am, May 30, 2015

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Alan Raul, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

No enterprise is safe from cyber attacks these days. Federal agencies, critical infrastructure operators, even movie makers. But today, digital pirates have less to fear from the United States than did the Barbary Coast pirates of the 18th century. Alan Raul is a partner at the law firm Sidley Austin and former vice chairman of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain.

Friday - 01/16/2015, 08:17am EST
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Agencies not seeing dollar signs in the cloud

Transportation and DISA CTOs say cloud computing may not deliver the savings many expected. Instead, the value of moving to the cloud is the ability to modernize apps, scaling up and down on demand and taking advantage of the agility and speed to get services to market.

Friday - 01/16/2015, 04:25am EST
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Jasper Graham, Senior Vice President of Cyber Technologies, Darktrace

Most organizations believe in getting intruders off your network as quickly as possible. But you may be missing out on a chance to learn how hackers operate. Jasper Graham is senior vice president of cyber technologies and anlytics at Darktrace, and former Technical Director at the National Security Agency. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained what a "honeypot" is, and why you might want to use one.

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 04:49pm EST
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Prashant Gaur, President, Credence

A stronger economy is persuading senior executives to leave their jobs in the federal government. Twenty-three federal chief information officers and other senior IT leaders left their positions in 2014. One reason why is more industry job opportunities because of the improved economy. Prashant Gaur is president of Credence, and former Director of Enterprise Integration at the Defense Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained ways to streamline the reintegration of federal executives into the private sector.

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 04:45pm EST
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DoD rewrites cloud security rules in move toward risk acceptance

New security guide places more trust in governmentwide FedRAMP program to secure unclassified data in commercial clouds, but retains tougher restrictions for more sensitive information.

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 11:07am EST
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Does CIO stand for 'chief information officer' or 'career is over'?

With the challenges that chief information officers face today, it is worth asking whether becoming a CIO is worth the work and jeopardy it seems to entail, says former FAA IT leader Bob Woods in a new commentary.

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 05:07am EST

CIOs on the move: High rate of senior IT executive departures in 2014 cuts both ways

Federal News Radio has been tracking the turnover of CIOs and other senior level IT officials between November 2013 and October 2014. All combined, the 23 total CIOs or senior IT leaders that either left government or changed jobs within government had 96 years of experience and their average tenure was 4.2 years.

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 03:59am EST
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Why can't the government dominate in cyber space?

Former DHS Deputy Secretary Jane Holl Lute discusses the difficulty of establishing a strong cybersecurity program within the federal government on this week's Women of Washington radio show.

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 05:49pm EST

Dan Chenok, Director, IBM Center for the Business of Government

Good customer service is just one of President Barack Obama's 15 cross-agency priority goals for agency managers in 2015. Dan Chenok is executive director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government. In his Top 3 for 2015, he tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the expectations agencies will have to provide top notch customer service.

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 03:46pm EST

Karen Evans, Director, U.S. Cyber Challenge

Personally identifiable information for nearly 800,000 Postal Service employees was compromised in 2014. And cyber attacks also left 25,000 employees at the Homeland Security Department at risk last year. Karen Evans is the director of the U.S. Cyber Challenger and former E-Government administrator. In her top 3 for 2015, she tells In Depth with Francis Rose why the time is now for agencies to step up their cyber defense systems.

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 02:53pm EST

Dan Blair, President, National Academy of Public Administration

New chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Jason Chaffetz, is reorganizing his subcommittees. He is expanding the number of subcommittees from five to six. Dan Blair is president of the National Academy of Public Administration. In his Top 3 for 2015, he tells In Depth with Francis Rose why new congressional oversight leaders could stir up some big changes.

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 01:59pm EST

FBI deploys 30,000 Android smartphones to field offices

The FBI rapidly rolled out new devices-the vast majority running hardened Android operating systems-to the bureau's 56 field offices over the last four months. But officials are experimenting with commercial mobile devices for secret and top-secret data too.

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 05:13am EST
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Three perspectives on big data and health analytics

John Gilroy hosts a roundtable discussion of strategies that agencies can use to deal with large healthcare IT data stores.
January 13, 2015

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 08:23pm EST
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In OPM cyber breach, security experts spy fundamental problem

While it's far from a full-fledged cyberattack, the "technical malfunction" that besieged an Office of Personnel Management Web portal Monday underscores a governmentwide problem that's not easy to fix, according to experts.

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 06:20pm EST

Jamie Barnett, Cybersecurity Practice Partner, Venable

CENTCOM's Twitter and YouTube accounts are back up and running after Islamic State sympathizers hacked the sites yesterday. The Defense Department says the attack lasted for about 30 minutes. The sites posted threatening messages about American troops and showed pro-Islamic State images. Retired Navy Rear Adm. Jamie Barnett is a partner for the cybersecurity practice at Venable. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained what the cybervandalism means for CENTCOM and national security.

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 04:10pm EST
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A new era in DoD cyber defense begins

The Defense Information Systems Agency launches reorganization, including the new Joint Task Force-DoD Information Networks. The new cyber organization will reach initial operating capability on Jan. 15, taking over 14-to-19 tasks from U.S. Cyber Command.

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 04:18am EST
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CENTCOM's Twitter, YouTube sites hacked

US military's Central Command's Twitter, YouTube sites hacked, no classified material breached

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 03:56am EST

John Teeter, Federal Advisory Global Center of Excellence for Health

Federal health agencies need help drafting their latest update to the Federal Health IT strategy guide. The Federal Health IT Strategic Plan relies on new research gathered about electronic health records in both the public and private sectors. But those agencies are looking for public input to make it perfect. John Teeter is managing director of the Federal Advisory Global Center of Excellence for Health at KPMG. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared ways to improve the new strategy guide that will inform public health policies until the year 2020.

Monday - 01/12/2015, 04:18pm EST
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OPM disables Web portal after retirees' information potentially exposed

The Office of Personnel Management disabled a Web portal used by federal retirees Monday to address a malfunction that may have left some retirees' personal information exposed.

Monday - 01/12/2015, 04:16pm EST

Shawn Kingsberry, Director of Cloud Services, TASC

More agencies are hiring Chief Data Officers, or at least designating an official to lead data collection and curation efforts. That data may make Congress's oversight job easier. Shawn Kingsberry is director of cloud services at TASC, and former chief information officer for the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said he expects Congress will use a lot more data to oversee Federal agencies this year.

Friday - 01/09/2015, 05:10pm EST
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