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10:28 am, September 16, 2014

Ethan McMahon, Project Manager, International Space Apps Challenge, NASA

In just a couple weeks, two science agencies launch a global code-a-thon focusing on coastal flooding. NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration provide the raw data. Participants will develop mobile apps, software and other solutions that fit with the agencies' goals in space and on Earth. Ethan McMahon, project manager of NASA's International Space Apps Challenge, talked about the code-a-thon with Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp

Monday - 03/31/2014, 11:57am EDT
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AMD betting on cloud-mobility convergence

The cloud of the future will handle larger workloads and a higher density of virtual machines per server, yet with less space and power consumption.

Monday - 03/31/2014, 03:19am EDT

Pentagon to triple cyber staff to thwart attacks

The Pentagon plans to more than triple its cybersecurity staff in the next few years to defend against Internet attacks that threaten national security, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said. By 2016, the Pentagon should have 6,000 cyber professionals.

Saturday - 03/29/2014, 05:00am EDT

Clinton aides pursued legacy in his 2nd term

Documents: Clinton aides began pursuing a presidential legacy as soon as he won 2nd term

Friday - 03/28/2014, 06:08pm EDT

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: DoD taking own path with cloud security, Treasury's Reger joins OMB

In this week's Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller explores how DoD is developing its cloud security standards and Treasury is filling a financial management void.

Friday - 03/28/2014, 02:31pm EDT

DHS turns to mentors to strengthen cyber workforce

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) is trying to promote cyber skills across several disciplines.

Friday - 03/28/2014, 03:49am EDT
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Industry Chatter: Shawn McCarthy, IDC Government Insights

The popularity of big data is helping your agency earn more money for its information technology budget. IT spending across the federal government rose about half a billion dollars over the past two years. A third of the overall spending goes to the IT infrastructure that keeps the big data flowing. Shawn McCarthy, research director for IDC Government Insights, was Francis Rose's guest for Industry Chatter.

Thursday - 03/27/2014, 05:03pm EDT
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NIST, DHS push for more engagement around cyber framework

Federal officials say they need help from Congress to ensure companies are protected under the law for sharing cyber information with the government. Officials also say building up the cyber workforce is a top concern.

Thursday - 03/27/2014, 04:18am EDT
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Agencies see cloud, mobile computing as a path to interoperability

As agencies strive to make legacy applications available on any device, NIST is providing help by developing metrics and focusing on portability.

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 01:33pm EDT
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Managing Change At The Pentagon

At a time when spending reductions, winding down two decade-long wars, and new threats from new adversaries is the "new normal"; one of the Defense Department's challenges is managing amidst all this change. In this edition of "AFCEA Answers," we'll talk to Kevin Scheid, Acting Deputy Chief Management Officer with DOD about new initiatives to manage the largest federal agency. Hear how a shift in responsibility for business system IT has changed the job of one top DOD official. Plus: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, working on a roadmap to improve management of the Department of Defense.

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 01:22pm EDT
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Convergence in storage systems

Dave Gwyn and Chris Howard from Nutanix will discuss how their company can help you design and manage your agency's data centers.
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Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 09:35pm EDT
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Lauren Larson, Coordinating Producer, Federal News Radio

The National Institute of Standards and Technology brought agency and industry experts to its Gaithersburg headquarters to discuss cloud computing this week. Federal News Radio's Lauren Larson was there. She spoke with NIST Cloud Technical Program Manager Robert Bohn about the key word of the event — interoperability. Read Lauren's related story.

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 06:34pm EDT
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Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.)

Congress will try again this session on cybersecurity legislation, but some of the problems that prevented it from passing the last several years are back again. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, talked to In Depth with Francis Rose about cyber legislation in his office on Capitol Hill today. He says the landscape looks a little different for the legislation this time around.

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 05:58pm EDT
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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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