Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Connected Government: How to Build and Procure Network Services for the Future
- Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal Tech Talk
- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Moving to the Cloud. What's the best approach for me
- Navigating Tough Choices in Government Cloud Computing
- The New Generation of Database
- Satellite Communications: Acquiring SATCOM in Tight Times
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- Value of Health IT
Shows & Panels
The Homeland Security Department's CIS is using a continuous delivery model where it automates reviews of software code to ensure security and quality. DHS is using a similar approach for mobile apps called the Carwash, where it's checking the code to compliance with specific requirements.
Kevin Kelly, CEO of LGS Innovations, will discuss how his company can help improve network security at your agency.
December 17, 2013
For the past two years, agencies have been making the jump to the cloud. Many first made the jump to the cloud for back-office systems, such as email or Web hosting. But more recently, agencies are seeing value in putting mission critical IT systems in the cloud.
At the same time, federal chief information officers still are coming to terms with how cloud providers secure their public and private cloud services. The General Services Administration's FedRAMP is helping to alleviate some of those cyber concerns. Progress has been slow and steady.
There are other initiatives such as the Federal Cloud Credential Exchange that also is beginning to show promise.
This panel discusses what agencies need to consider as they move more and more of their systems to the cloud--security, identity management and ease of use.
You've heard of email and snail mail - but what about jail mail? It is something that will soon be on the way to some inmates at the Pasco County Jail in Florida. Sheriff Chris Nocco says 77 kiosks are being set up in the jail housing units. The set-ups will let inmates read and send email to those who have approved accounts. The sheriff says there will be no cost to taxpayers for the service. While inmates will be able to get email and photos, they will only be able to send email, not photos. And - as is the case with regular mail, deputies will be monitoring inmates email.
A longtime adviser to the U.S. Director of National Intelligence has resigned after the government learned he has worked since 2010 as a paid consultant for Huawei Technologies Ltd., the Chinese technology company the U.S. has condemned as an espionage threat. Theodore H. Moran, a professor at Georgetown University, had served since 2007 as adviser to the intelligence director's advisory panel on foreign investment in the United States. Moran also was an adviser to the National Intelligence Council, a group of 18 senior analysts and policy experts who provide U.S. spy agencies with judgments on important international issues.
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An interagency review group determined having one leader for both organizations makes the most sense to get the mission done.
The Air Force's Service Development and Delivery Process aims to deliver data hosting, enterprise management, security and other IT functions as standards-based services to be used by the entire organization.
Crunch time: Health care sign-ups picked up in November but still far short as deadline nears
Bernie Mazer, the Interior Department's chief information officer, said among his top priorities are data center consolidation, cloud hosting, cybersecurity and strategic sourcing. He said the goal is to let the bureau level IT executives focus on mission and not worry about commodity IT.
December 12, 2013
The annual policy legislation also doesn't merge the DoD CIO and deputy chief management officer.
Government agencies are challenged to reduce the cost of government while maintaining constituent level of service. With security, privacy and performance requirements at an all-time high, complying with OMB mandates to consolidate 800 datacenters by 2017 is requiring agencies to balance risks of reduced cost and the reliability of delivering a secure and predictable solution. Traditional legacy systems supporting mission-critical applications deliver the security, predictability and reliability today and agencies are challenged to maintain the same attributes in a new consolidated model.
Employees at the departments of Treasury, Homeland Security and State can use their HSPD-12 smart cards to log onto the intelligence community's unclassified sharing platform. Most recently, the departments of Health and Human Services, Veterans Affairs and the Justice Department's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will have access to the tools and applications through their smart identity cards.
Paul Christman, vice president Public Sector at Dell Software, discusses how his company can help you solve identity management issues at your agency.
December 10, 2013
More than a dozen industry technology and business groups are asking the House to adopt language in the Senate's Commerce, Justice, Science appropriations bill that would focus on risk when buying technology products and services from companies that have connections to China.
Seven months after the White House issued a new policy and executive order, some agencies have met the requirements to release their data inventories and create a "/data" page. But many agencies have yet to follow through on the milestones.
Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller joins host Mark Amtower to talk about a number of Federal IT issues.
December 9, 2013
Inside the Reporter's Notebook: Labor pinched by poor cloud contracting; Financial shared services progresses
News and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed this week.
The 'Needipedia' project is designed to stay within federal procurement law, but it short cuts some of the steps that cause agencies to wait months or years to solve current-day problems. DIA releases RFPs connected to an ongoing Broad Agency Announcement to give contractors a path to offer technology more directly.
The Obama administration's second Open Government National Action Plan introduces 23 new or expanded commitments to open government, including measures to strengthen whistleblower protections and improve the declassification process.