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Information Technology News

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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Moving to the cloud

Host John Gilroy will talk cloud computing with David Blankenhorn, the chief cloud technologist at DLT Solutions.
January 17, 2012

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 10:21pm EST
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Can commercial satellite services help your agency?

Kay Sears, president of Intelsat General Corporation, will talk about how the federal communications marketplace is changing.
January 17, 2012

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 06:15pm EST
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CIOs influence growing around mission, budget, survey finds

More than half of the CIOs and deputy CIOs who responded to an exclusive online Federal News Radio survey about their 2012 priorities said the recent Office of Management and Budget memo giving them oversight over commodity IT spending either will improve how they manage IT spending or codifies their existing authorities. More than two-thirds of the respondents said their agency's senior decision-makers value their input and 80 percent said those same leaders understand the value information technology brings to the mission.

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 04:24pm EST
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CIOs education evolves over time

Carnegie Mellon University's CIO Institute helps train the next generation of senior technology managers.
January 12, 2012

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 06:30pm EST
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