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6:44 am, August 20, 2014

Technology

Build a Better Business Model for Government IT

March 27, 2014: Today, Jason Miller, WTOP and Doug Bourgeois, VMware, talk about building a better business case to transform and manage IT in government. In the current budgeting environment, it's more important than ever to have a clear line of sight into the true costs of owning, maintaining and delivering IT services, so that data-based decisions and investments can be made. Listen in to the discussion, and see what they have to say about the intersection of technology and transformation.

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 04:24pm EDT
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Lee Holcomb, President, Cyber Security Research Alliance

The "white hats" can never let up in the drive to stay ahead of cyber mischief makers. The Cyber Security Research Alliance recently announced its teaming up with Drexel and George Mason University to research some of the big cyber and physical security problems in the country. Lee Holcomb, president of the alliance and deputy of Technical Operations at Lockheed Martin's Information Systems and Global Solutions, spoke with Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp, about the work the group is doing. Lockheed Martin is a founding member of CSRA.

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 01:47pm EDT
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West sets strategy to modernize PBGC's IT environment

Barry West, the chief information officer of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, outlined five strategic goals, including cybersecurity, cloud computing and mobility, in a new IT strategic plan.

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 11:13am EDT
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Bill Noonan, Cyber Operations, U.S. Secret Service

Data breaches happen in both the private and public sector. The latest victims include the IRS, Veteran Affairs and Target. So, whom do you call when your agency is under attack? The Secret Service might not initially come to mind, but it has a long history of protecting the nation's financial infrastructure from threats. Bill Noonan, the deputy special agent in charge of cyber operations for the Secret Service, recently testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the agency's experience in the cyber arena. He joined Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp to further discuss the agency's role in cyber.

Monday - 03/24/2014, 01:51pm EDT
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Carl Eschenbach, Chief Operating Officer, VMware

Every week it seems as if federal chief technology officers and chief information officers gather to discuss the latest trends cloud computing, virtualization, big data, and mobility to name a few. Each has transformed how agencies operate. VMware has been a major supplier of virtualization technology and now it's branching out. Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with Carl Eschenbach, VMware's chief operating officer, at a recent conference.

Monday - 03/24/2014, 12:59pm EDT
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Navigating Tough Choices in Government Cloud Computing

Federal agencies looking to move to the Cloud have a number of tough choices to make when evaluating cloud service provider offerings. They are looking for trusted partners to help them get there securely and help ease the migration challenges that lie before them as the make this transition. This panel explores some best practices that have been implemented by agencies that have already made the move. The panel will also examine, given the unique security needs of Federal agencies, the stringent security guidelines set forth by FedRAMP and the DISA Cloud broker and explore best practices for deciding which cloud deployment model private, public, government community and hybrid best meets agencies requirements for their mission critical enterprise applications.

Sunday - 03/23/2014, 04:19pm EDT
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Dr. Peter Squire, program manager for Human Performance Training and Education,, Office of Naval Research

The Navy takes pointers from Google Glass to create the next generation of military training.

Friday - 03/21/2014, 11:04am EDT
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DoD accelerates cybersecurity upgrade in Europe

The Pentagon will complete the Joint Regional Security Stacks in the European theater by the end of this year, two years earlier than planned. DoD already has begun to construct this regional cyber approach in the U.S. as part of its Joint Information Environment program.

Friday - 03/21/2014, 05:07am EDT

OJP kick starts workplace initiative with wireless network launch

Angel Santa, the deputy CIO at the Office of Justice Programs, said an acquisition is possible in the coming months for a wireless network as part of an effort to make employees more mobile ready.
March 20, 2014

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 05:52pm EDT
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Joanne Woytek, program manager, NASA SEWP

NASA delays a new governmentwide acquisition contract for IT equipment and software.

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 09:52am EDT
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Col. Chris Cross, director, Science and Technology Division in the Army's Capabilities Integration Center

An update about how robotic, unmanned vehicles will augment brigades of the future.

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 09:37am EDT
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Cyber dashboard award initiates a deeper continuous monitoring push

GSA awarded a $47.3 million contract to Metrica Team Venture to provide software and services under the continuous diagnostics and mitigation program. DHS expects the dashboard to offer a more insightful view of the cyber health of agency networks starting this fall.

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 04:48am EDT
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NSA collects all phone calls in a foreign country

New Snowden document reveals NSA collects all phone calls in a single foreign country

Wednesday - 03/19/2014, 03:58pm EDT

GSA envisions 18F will be the new hub of digital innovation

GSA launched the digital government program, called 18F, with the goal of accelerating innovation among agencies and building on federal Chief Technology Officer Todd Park's vision for the government to act as a lean start-up.

Wednesday - 03/19/2014, 03:26pm EDT

Border Security Expo showcases high-tech wares

Border Security Expo ongoing with discussion of transparency and exhibits of high-tech wares

Wednesday - 03/19/2014, 11:50am EDT

A preview of ACT-IAC's Excellence.gov awards

Al Sloane program manager from the Department of Labor's benefits.gov site, and Atacan Donmez, senior director at eGlobal Tech, discuss this year's excellence in government awards.
March 18, 2014

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 07:09pm EDT
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US lags as commercial drones take off around globe

Commercial drones take off around the globe, but are grounded in the US for now by government

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 05:22pm EDT

Five cyber tips for small businesses

Technology has made it a lot easier for small businesses to function over the past few years. But with that ease comes many cybersecurity concerns.

Monday - 03/17/2014, 12:26pm EDT

Lt. Commander Keith Benson, program director, Naval District Washington

The Naval District Washington creates a new culture of energy consumption.

Monday - 03/17/2014, 10:10am EDT
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U.S. goes high-tech to help oversee Afghan aid work

The main U.S. foreign assistance agency wants to step up use of smartphones, satellite imagery and GPS cameras to oversee tax-funded development projects in Afghanistan that aid workers no longer will be able to observe firsthand as American troops leave the country.

Sunday - 03/16/2014, 11:50pm EDT
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