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9:32 am, December 22, 2014

Kymm McCabe, President and CEO, ASI Government

The first problem with IT procurement reform is that nobody has a clear idea of what it should look like. But a movement called Acquisition of the Future is trying to frame that vision of the future. That's according to Kymm McCabe -- she's CEO of ASI Government. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she shared a quote from Alice in Wonderland she thinks perfectly sums up the challenges facing IT procurement reform.

Tuesday - 12/09/2014, 04:40pm EST
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Tim Fullerton, Director of Digital Strategy, Department of the Interior

If you're searching for ways to improve your agency's social media game, look no further than the Interior Department. The DOI has racked up 247,000 Twitter followers and 382,000 Instagram followers. It's finding creative ways to use other platforms. Interior's photos of Alaskan bears and Texan bobcats don't hurt, but there's more to it than fuzzy animal pictures. Tim Fullerton, Interior's director of digital strategy, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to talk about his agency's social media success.

Monday - 12/08/2014, 08:36am EST
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Trey Hodgkins, Information Technology Alliance for Public Sector

The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act is still attached to the 2015 Defense authorization bill the House passed and the Senate will debate this week. The latest version of FITARA looks a bit different than the original. Still, the new bill would hand civilian agency CIOs more authority, prioritize hiring of specialty IT experts and maximize use of data centers. Trey Hodgkins is Senior Vice President of Public Sector at the Information Technology Alliance for Public Sector, a division of the Information Technology Industry Council. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss what we can expect from the compromise version of FITARA.

Monday - 12/08/2014, 08:30am EST
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Pentagon, Congress make changes to DoD CIO's role

The Pentagon is making some adjustments to the role of its chief information officer, intended in part to help lay down where the CIO's role begins and ends with respect to DoD's still-developing cyber doctrine.

Monday - 12/08/2014, 04:12am EST

What's ahead for federal CIOs and CTOs?

Jenny Mattingley hosts a roundtable discussion with federal CIOs and CTOs, about how their jobs have changed over the years, and the future opportunities and challenges they see on the horizon.
December 5, 2014

Friday - 12/05/2014, 08:00pm EST
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Susie Adams, CTO, Federal Business Practice, Microsoft

New cybersecurity standards for cloud systems are on the way. The FedRAMP office at the General Services Administration is drafting a new set of rules this month to qualify cloud systems for use with FISMA high specifications. Susie Adams is chief technology officer for federal business practice at Microsoft. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she described the evolution of cloud in the government.

Thursday - 12/04/2014, 04:32pm EST
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HUD turns up the HEAT for IT transformation

Rafael Diaz, the Department of Housing and Urban Development's chief information officer, said he canceled the old approach to improve the agency's technology infrastructure, called HUDNet, and is embarking on a new plan.

Thursday - 12/04/2014, 03:53pm EST
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"Profiles in Excellence" 2014: Top Federal IT Success Stories & Best Practices

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Thursday - 12/04/2014, 02:44pm EST

Cloud-Driven Data Insights in Government

Thursday - 12/04/2014, 09:16am EST

Pentagon casts wide net to build its next long-range technology strategy

New request for information kicks off DoD's long-range R&D planning initiative, an effort to regain technological superiority that Defense officials fear is rapidly eroding.

Thursday - 12/04/2014, 03:47am EST
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Richard Stiennon, Founder, IT Harvest

Adm. Mike Rogers, commander of the U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency, told the House Intelligence Committee that China, and perhaps other countries, will be able to shut down and damage critical infrastructure in the United States by 2025. Richard Stiennon is executive editor of the Security Current blog and founder of IT Harvest. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said only one part of Rogers' comment seems off the mark.

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 04:28pm EST
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IT reform bill overcomes toughest hurdle on path to become law

The House and Senate Armed Services committee members agreed to keep a pared down version of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act in the final National Defense Authorization Act.

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 04:19pm EST

The Business of Cloud

WTOP and Federal News Radio Director of Custom Media Jason Fornicola's interview series from the FY 15 Budget and Procurement Summit, part of the Potomac Officers Club Distinguished Speaker Series.

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 10:33am EST

Cheap IT, dwindling maintenance leave Navy vulnerable to cyber threats

Defense Department doctrine makes clear that cyberspace is a military domain, just like air, land, space and sea. But the Navy's top cyber officer said the procurement system hasn't yet caught onto that notion.

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 04:33am EST
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Kevin Jackson -- from one cloud to another

GovCloud Network CEO Kevin Jackson joins host John Gilroy to discuss his perspective on challenges that agencies face when they attempt to move to the cloud.
December 2, 2014

Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 08:55pm EST
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Better public-private relationship key to preventing next cyber attack

The threat of a major cyberattack could expose the sensitive information of millions of Americans - whether breach happens at a retailer like Target or at a government agency like the Postal Service. Two former DHS officials offer their advice on making industry and government better prepared for the next breach.

Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 12:05pm EST
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Transform to Modern Mission Critical: Modernizing Your SAP Landscape

Many federal agencies recognize the need to modernize their mission-critical data centers to gain greater agility for more interdependent real-time applications while addressing the proliferation of anytime-anywhere mobile data access. To do so, organizations must find a way to move their current SAP applications from dedicated, legacy environments. However, for many, this means sacrificing mission-critical security and reliability to achieve the benefits of flexibility and cost efficiency. Learn how agencies can achieve the best of both worlds as Unisys and SAP experts discuss key strategies and solutions for transitioning SAP environments.

Monday - 12/01/2014, 04:42pm EST

Joshua Kneifel, Research Economist, NIST

When architects and engineers design buildings, they have to meet local building codes. But, simply meeting those codes won't ensure you have the most efficient design for the long haul. Joshua Kneifel is a research economist in the engineering laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he told Federal News Radio's Lauren Larson about a new tool NIST engineers developed that lets builders measure the economic and environmental impacts of everything from the floor to the roof.

Monday - 12/01/2014, 09:55am EST
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Cherry-picking OSTP experts for new jobs

Harvard, the Commerce Department and the Office of Management and Budget are stealing away three senior executives from the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Monday - 12/01/2014, 04:34am EST

Wishful FISMA thinking

What could be the last set of the mostly dreaded annual Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) reports are arriving from agency inspector generals.

Monday - 12/01/2014, 04:23am EST
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