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What does the future federal workforce look like?

Executives from Deloitte Consulting LLP explain the company's vision for the future of the federal workforce, sharing details from their Fed Cloud plan.

Monday - 10/17/2011, 05:27pm EDT
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Shifts in the information technology market

Host Roger Waldron is joined by Ed O'Hare, senior vice president, Technology Business Sector, at Koniag Development Corporation.
October 11, 2011

Tuesday - 10/11/2011, 07:35pm EDT
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Administration assures Congress of aggressive cloud launch

David McClure, the associate administrator for GSA's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, told the House Subcommittee on Cybersecurity that cloud security problems are no worse than any other IT risks.

Monday - 10/10/2011, 11:37am EDT

Lawmakers concerned about cloud security pitfalls

During a cybersecurity subcommittee hearing, lawmakers expressed concern about control of agency data, data portability, and whether cloud vendors will be targeted by cybercriminals.

Friday - 10/07/2011, 01:06pm EDT

What does a cloud-based workforce look like?

Imagine the future federal workforce consisting of a group of "free agents" feds who were ready at a moment's notice to help across government agencies on special projects.

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 05:57pm EDT
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DHS picks CGI to provide cloud Web services

The $1.8 million dollar deal is the first under GSA's governmentwide infrastructure-as-a-service contract.

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 04:15pm EDT

Panel: Cloud computing 'new way of doing business'

Fred Whiteside, project manager for the cloud computing program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Wolf Tombe, chief technology officer, Customs and Border Protection joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris for a panel discussion on cloud computing in government.

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 01:02pm EDT
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Managing mobile technology at your agency

Host John Gilroy will talk about different mobile operating systems, and how to manage them with MaaS360's Jeff Ward and Josh Lambert.
September 27, 2011

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 09:20pm EDT
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Google, Onix withdrawal protest of Interior cloud email award

The two protestors said in court documents Interior has agreed to take steps to fix potential contracting issues. But the Justice Department disputed Google and Onix's claims saying no agreement has been reached. Interior hired Softchoice to provide Microsoft software for email and collaboration in the cloud almost a year ago.

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 06:57pm EDT

IT reforms moving to optimization stage

Nine months since OMB issued its 25-point plan to improve how agencies oversee technology, the tone is changing. Lisa Schlosser, the federal deputy CIO, said the goal is to make sure agencies are using their people, money and other resources as best as possible. Agencies are finding some early success with the IT reforms, especially around acquisition.

Friday - 09/23/2011, 06:14am EDT
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With email migration done, GSA turns to other cloud services

Agency CIO Casey Coleman said the move to Google's gmail went smoothly and is 99 percent complete. GSA recently hired another cloud service provider to host collaboration tools. Coleman said the agency now is looking at legacy business systems.
September 22, 2011

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 09:41pm EDT
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NIST releases latest cyber guide for agency networks

The Commerce Department has issued the latest word on how to spot cybersecurity weaknesses in federal computer systems: It's called the "Guide for Conducting Risk Assessments," and it's been published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 11:30am EDT

OPM moving out of IT status quo

Matt Perry is making wide-ranging effort to improve the Office of Personnel Management's technology infrastructure. This includes data storage and analytics to make processing HR information easier.
September 15, 2011

Thursday - 09/15/2011, 08:09pm EDT

What will next generation of office software, tools look like?

Greg Myers, Microsoft's vice president for federal sales, joined the Federal Drive to discuss the next generation of office tools.

Wednesday - 09/14/2011, 10:02am EDT
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Using moblile apps to help your agency reach its goals

Host John Gilroy is joined by Kim Taylor, director of web services at the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service and Kevin Paschuck, public sector vice president for RightNow Technologies. They will talk about a new app being used at FSIS.
September 13, 2011

Tuesday - 09/13/2011, 09:00pm EDT
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HP report: Security officers should focus on more than network perimeter

Tom Reilly, vice president and general manager of HP Security, said security officers should focus two things besides just the network perimeter, such as keeping a bead on data throughout the network and better monitoring user activity.

Tuesday - 09/13/2011, 10:18am EDT

Technology in the federal government

CISCO Senior Technical Manager John Carney and Senior Solutions Marketing Manager Tim Simon join host Bill Bransford to talk about the how to solve government's biggest technology issues.
September 9, 2011

Friday - 09/09/2011, 11:51pm EDT
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Navy to take right risks to find IT savings

Department of Navy CIO Terry Halvorsen said business systems and infrastructure are two main areas to reduce the cost of the service's technology.
September 8, 2011

Thursday - 09/08/2011, 09:36pm EDT
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Cloud computing could break up 'IT cartels'

Mark Forman, the first e-gov administrator at the Office of Management and Budget, is currently working on cloud- related programs at government Transaction Services, a firm he co-founded. He explains the extent of the "IT cartel" problem and how the cloud can help.

Wednesday - 09/07/2011, 04:31pm EDT
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GSA's Davie offers cloud computing tips

Mary Davie, Assistant Commissioner at the Office of Integrated Technology Services at the General Services Administration, has some tips to help you successfully make that change.

Thursday - 09/01/2011, 05:04pm EDT
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