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11:50 pm, September 2, 2014

DHS sees a wave of information sharing as the key to raising all cyber boats

Phyllis Schneck, the deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity in the National Protection and Programs Directorate at DHS, said the department's goal is to further the trust relationship with industry around sharing and understanding cybersecurity threats.
February 6, 2014

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 01:45pm EST
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Mobility Strategies In Government -"Progress & Best Practices" 2014

Listen Tuesday March 11th @ 12pm
Program will discuss the following: Progress Made in Using Mobility in Government, Profiles of Successful Mobility Programs, Mobility Priorities in Government, Challenges or major hurdles to still overcome, and A Vision for The Future.

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 11:34am EST

Agencies experiencing a widening cybersecurity reality gap

The inconsistent way inspectors general review the security of federal networks and computers is causing uncertainty around what is working and what isn't in the federal government. A recent State Department IG management alert is a prime example of this growing disconnect.

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 04:54am EST
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The keys to successful IT managment

Van Hitch, senior advisor for Deloitte's Federal Practice, and former Justice Department CIO, joins host Roger Waldron to talk about how cloud computing, mobile technology, and other IT advances can help your agency become more efficient.
February 4, 2014

Tuesday - 02/04/2014, 08:26pm EST
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A preview of Healthcare Innovation Day

West Health's Kerry McDermott, and the Office of Science and Technology's chief science officer, Dr. Douglas Fridsma, will discuss this week's Healthcare Innovation Day, and new developments in healthcare interoperability.
February 4, 2014

Tuesday - 02/04/2014, 08:04pm EST
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DHS satisfied with privacy safeguards in new data sharing programs

Early pilots in DHS information sharing project appears to show that bureau-level IT systems built decades ago can share information with one another, and also protect against data privacy problems.

Monday - 02/03/2014, 04:02am EST
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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: January 31, 2014

Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller brings you IT news you might have missed.

Friday - 01/31/2014, 03:34pm EST

DHS plan to protect critical infrastructure goes beyond cybersecurity

Last month the Homeland Security Department published its updated National Infrastructure Protection Plan, a governmentwide framework for securing critical infrastructure on a wide scale. The aim of the updated plan is to make all sectors of critical infrastructure more "resilient" -- better able to absorb and recover from natural disasters, terrorist attacks, cyber intrusions and other adverse conditions.

Friday - 01/31/2014, 02:26pm EST
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Are you ready for the next big cyber deadline?

Former federal CISO Pat Howard offers tips to waterproof your agency's information security continuous monitoring strategy.

Friday - 01/31/2014, 12:08pm EST

DHS revs up its part of the cyber executive order

Phyllis Schneck, the deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity at DHS, said the department will release a voluntary cyber program on Feb. 14 as part of the deliverables under President Barack Obama's 2013 Executive Order. Schneck said among her top priorities is to continue to build a trust relationship with the assorted public and private sector stakeholders.

Friday - 01/31/2014, 04:11am EST
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Railroad Retirement Board sets strategy to move off COBOL

Ram Murthy, the RRB chief information officer, is following a four-year IT enterprise roadmap to modernize his agency's back-office systems.
January 30, 2014

Thursday - 01/30/2014, 10:42am EST
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Recommendations attempt to raise acquisition, cyber consciousness

GSA and DoD release six suggestions for how to better integrate cybersecurity in the acquisition progress. The recommendations are one of the deliverables under the cyber Executive Order President Obama signed last February. GSA will release a RFI in the coming weeks to let industry and others comment on how best to begin implementation.

Thursday - 01/30/2014, 04:20am EST
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Agencies settling in on better privacy controls

More agencies are recognizing the growing importance of keeping data private after recent information leaks and cyber breaches. The Federal Trade Commission is among the agencies at the head of the pack and is relying on best practices.

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 03:45am EST
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An expert's view on Healthcare IT

Brian Ahier, president of Advanced Health Information Exchange Resources, discusses the state of the healthcare IT system and how to use technology to improve it.
January 28, 2014

Tuesday - 01/28/2014, 10:22pm EST
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HealthCare.gov drags down satisfaction with federal services

For the first time since 2010, citizen satisfaction with federal government services dropped last year, according to a new report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index. The average overall citizen satisfaction with the government's services fell 3.4 percent in 2013 to a score of 66.1 points (on a 100-point scale). Much of the decline is attributable to a "deterioration in satisfaction" with federal websites, which users found "more difficult to navigate, less reliable, and the information provided less useful" than in years past, according to the report.

Tuesday - 01/28/2014, 04:26pm EST

National Infrastrusture Protection Plan (NIPP)

Most people don't think about critical infrastructure until the power goes out, or fresh drinking water doesn't flow from the tap. But the federal government has mapped out a plan with the help of industry, to safeguard the nation's critical infrastructure. On this edition of "AFCEA Answers", we'll discuss the nuances of the newly-released National Infrastructure Protection Plan with Suzanne Spaulding, the acting Department of Homeland Security Undersecretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate; and Jill Singer, a partner with Deep Water Point consulting in McLean, Virginia.

Tuesday - 01/28/2014, 09:40am EST
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White House calls for major changes to DATA Act

The Office of Management and Budget's markup of the Senate's version of the bill changes language around requiring data standards and how the information should be published. Open government advocates are concerned about OMB's suggestions.

Monday - 01/27/2014, 05:31pm EST
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House Veterans Committee adds latest VA cyber breach to ongoing investigations

Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) wants answers from the Veterans Affairs Department after its latest privacy and cyber breach of the data of more than 5,000 veterans through its eBenefits portal. VA says it has fixed the software defect and its Data Breach Core Team is investigating what happened.

Monday - 01/27/2014, 03:57am EST

IT Alliance for Public Sector sets sights on growing, influencing reforms

The newest industry technology association is recruiting new members and contributing to the discussion to improve federal IT acquisition. But in the short term, ITAPS faces a court decision on Feb. 7 whether the lawsuit filed by TechAmerica against it and three employees goes forward.

Friday - 01/24/2014, 04:48am EST
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Government Cloud Brokerage: Who, What, When, Where, Why?

The Administration's establishment of the Cloud First policy opens the door for agencies to take full advantage of cloud computing in order to maximize capacity utilization, improve IT flexibility and responsiveness, and minimize cost.

As agencies seek to combine different cloud services or legacy systems, they need a seamless form of integration. The result is the exploration of Cloud Computing Brokerage, a means to integrate software-as-a-service economically with the agility and flexibility the agency needs.

Thursday - 01/23/2014, 04:00pm EST
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