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6:58 pm, May 29, 2015

Technology News

Amanda Nguyen, Director of Strategy, CHIEF

The Homeland Security Department is one step closer toward getting its own social media group. The Social Media Working Group Act amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002. It already has approval from the House and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The group would meet twice a year to plan how DHS can use social media in disaster response. Amanda Nguyen, director of strategy at CHIEF and former director of Web communications at the Agriculture Department's Office of Communications, tells In Depth with Francis Rose what DHS group should consider.

Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 04:39pm EDT
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Mabus: Navy needs flexibility to keep technological edge

Cyber is the future of warfare, the Secretary of the Navy said in a new talk. And looking ahead he forecasts unmanned vehicles and submarines could be particularly helpful to his agency, especially as it uncovers underground mines.

Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 02:00pm EDT

Three takeaways from Management of Change 2015

Commentary: One of the major government conferences of the year also could plant the seeds for what government events can be — and should be.

Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 11:04am EDT

Big data and Healthcare IT

Niall Brennan, chief data officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services joins host John Gilroy to discuss big data, healthcare analytics, data storage and data curation.
May 19, 2015

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 07:49pm EDT
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Conversation between agencies and industry evolves beyond sequestration

Sequestration and the government shutdown dominated the focus of agency and business leaders in 2013 when Rick Holgate became president of the American Council of Technology. About to step down, he sees a changed landscape.

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 05:36pm EDT
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IGs given power to subpoena former feds, contractors under new bill

Inspectors general would have the power to subpoena former feds and contractors to testify in cases of fraud or waste of more than $100,000, or when criminal activity is suspected.

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 02:54pm EDT

Draft FITARA policy elicits few comments, but new IT commission to help

The Technology Business Management (TBM) Council launched the Commission on IT Cost Opportunity, Strategy and Transparency (IT COST) May 14.

Monday - 05/18/2015, 04:45am EDT

TSA, HHS speed up move to cyber dashboards

Is patience running short among agencies over the Homeland Security Department's continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program?

Monday - 05/18/2015, 04:16am EDT

The federal hiring market in 2015

Talent acquisition manager Mike Bruni will discuss job trends in the federal government, the kinds of workers that agencies need, and how to land a job in what is a competitive and challenging federal market.
May 15, 2015

Friday - 05/15/2015, 06:41pm EDT
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California man cited for flying drone near White House

The U.S. Park Police have cited the operator of a small drone outside the White House with violating a federal law that prohibits flying unmanned aerial vehicles over Washington.

Friday - 05/15/2015, 11:58am EDT

NASA using carrot, not stick in push for shared services

Larry Sweet, the NASA chief information officer, said he's not mandating the use of enterprise services such as the I3P contract, but rather is making the case by ensuring mission needs are met and the commodity IT is affordable.

Friday - 05/15/2015, 11:50am EDT
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Four ways to make your agency's social media a success story

Most agencies are on at least Facebook and Twitter, and many are dipping their toes into Instagram, LinkedIn, Flickr, YouTube and even Snapchat. But it's not enough to just throw out information on social media -- it has to be a two-way street.

Friday - 05/15/2015, 11:31am EDT

Secure Cloud Computing "Progress & Best Practices" 2015

Listen Tuesday May 19th @ 12pm

Friday - 05/15/2015, 10:42am EDT

Slow progress forces Navy to change strategies for cloud, data centers

The Department of Navy later this summer will move the Data Center and Application Optimization program office under its PEO-EIS group and out of its SPAWAR organization. Acting CIO John Zangardi said the DCAO will create a cloud brokerage hosting program with commercial and federally-approved clouds.

Friday - 05/15/2015, 04:39am EDT
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Cybersecurity, mission areas must integrate to stave off flood of attacks

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is bringing these concepts together in a new document to help improve cyber defense and resilience. Ron Ross, a fellow at NIST, said moving cybersecurity closer to the mission decision-makers will help solve a fundamental flaw in how agencies protect systems and data.

Thursday - 05/14/2015, 04:42am EDT
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FBI delivers on $1.1B biometrics program

The FBI launched the Next Generation Identification System in increments over the last four years to replace a 15-year-old fingerprint system with advanced biometrics. The bureau received an award for its successful program that met cost, schedule and performance goals.

Wednesday - 05/13/2015, 04:22am EDT
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Supply chain risk management & cybersecurity

Emile Monette, senior advisor for Resilience and Cybersecurity at the General Services Administration, joins host John Gilroy to discuss how to make the acquisition process safer and more effective.
May 12, 2015

Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 08:41pm EDT
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Work officially sets up Pentagon reservation IT shared services

The Joint IT Single Service Provider-Pentagon is a much better name than the Pentagon Defense Information Service Agency Field Activity. But in the end, no matter what this new shared service office is called, Defense Deputy Secretary Bob Work signed off on the consolidation of redundant IT services options across the Pentagon Reservation and in the National Capital Region.

Monday - 05/11/2015, 05:16am EDT

Cyber desktop standard gets wakeup call from CIO Council

The Chief Information Officer's Council held a séance, pulled out its Ouji board and asked for the approval from Rip Van Winkle to raise the United States Government Configuration Baseline (USGCB), otherwise known as the Federal Desktop Core Configuration, from its long slumber.

Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:39am EDT

VA reevaluating use of public clouds, new strategy on tap

The Veterans Affairs Department will finalize a strategy to determine how to use public or commercial cloud computing services. VA backed away from public or commercial clouds about three or four years ago because of concerns over records retention capabilities.

Friday - 05/08/2015, 04:03am EDT
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