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6:52 pm, March 1, 2015

3 incentives to encourage the adoption of the cyber framework

Michael Daniel, the White House cyber coordinator, said to encourage adoption of the critical infrastructure cyber framework, the government would focus on streamlining regulations, cybersecurity research and development and federal procurement policies and practice.

Tuesday - 02/03/2015, 10:10am EST

Alan Chvotkin, Executive VP and Counsel, Professional Services Council

While the 2016 budget was crashing into the news yesterday, a quiet change took place in the contractor community. The TechAmerica Foundation became part of the Professional Services Council. The Council got TechAmerican from the trade group CompTIA, which acquired the foundation just last May. Although the name will change, you can still count on the annual events you've come to expect each year. Those include the Vision Forecast and Conference, the CIO survey and the American Technology Awards. Alan Chvotkin is executive vice president and counsel at the Professional Services Council. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on the acquisition.

Tuesday - 02/03/2015, 09:51am EST
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Stephen Welby, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering

The Defense Department is starting a new long-range research and development initiative. It's intended to deliver technologies capable of providing the next generation of dominance on the battlefield. A similar initiative in the 1970s resulted in the creation of technology offsets like smart munitions and stealth aircraft. Stephen Welby is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he explained what separates this initiative from the department's existing R&D testing.

Monday - 02/02/2015, 09:53am EST
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IT budget request rises to $86B, including $105M for digital services

President Barack Obama is asking Congress for additional funding to set up digital services offices in the 25 largest agencies and create idea labs to promote employee innovation.

Monday - 02/02/2015, 09:09am EST
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Obama's budget proposal gives feds 1.3 percent pay raise

President Barack Obama sent Congress a $4 trillion budget Monday that aims to keep the federal government on the cutting edge of technology when it comes to public services.

Monday - 02/02/2015, 07:15am EST

IT Job of the Week

The Secret Service is looking for a new CIO.

Monday - 02/02/2015, 05:08am EST

Building a highway of data in the cloud

Wanted: A cloud infrastructure where the vendor is responsible for not only the technology, but moving petabytes of data from legacy systems and making it all available on multiple form factors.

Monday - 02/02/2015, 05:01am EST

FTC looking for a new CIO; DISA finds a replacement

Bajinder Paul, who spent the last 17 months as the Federal Trade Commission's chief information officer, now is with the Federal Reserve Bank.

Monday - 02/02/2015, 04:44am EST

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: Trends on GSA's Alliant that make you go, hmmm; FTC looking for a new CIO, DISA finds a replacem

In this week's Inside the Reporter's Notebook, the Alliant governmentwide acquisition contract for IT services widely has been considered one of the most successful multiple award contracts over the last decade. Two recent blogs highlight some interesting trends. Bajinder Paul, who spent the last 17 months as the Federal Trade Commission's chief information officer, now is with the Federal Reserve Bank.

Monday - 02/02/2015, 04:10am EST
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Trends in the clearance jobs market

Evan Lesser, founder and director for ClearanceJobs.com, will discuss the state of hiring in the clear community in 2015.
January 30, 2015

Friday - 01/30/2015, 07:45pm EST
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In Pentagon's belated march to the cloud, DoD CIO looks to spark 'national dialogue' on cloud security

Pentagon CIO sees renewed vigor in DoD's cloud migration path as an opportunity to raise the bar for the nation's overall cybersecurity, telling vendors he wants a much closer partnership with commercial cloud providers.

Friday - 01/30/2015, 12:17pm EST
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Commerce's ITA getting out of IT business

Joe Paiva, the International Trade Administration's CIO, said he wants to outsource the agency's network, device management and printing to the private sector.

Friday - 01/30/2015, 08:46am EST
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The ultimate 'Holy-You-Know-What' moment at the office?

Have you ever done something really, really stupid at the office? Or work- related? Something so dumb, so bad, so off the wall that it's a miracle you still have a job? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know.

Friday - 01/30/2015, 03:00am EST

Stempfley leaving DHS for private sector position

Bobbie Stempfley is heading to the private sector after five years at the Homeland Security Department. She worked in a variety of senior executive cyber positions.

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 04:43pm EST

Phil Carter, Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security

The Department of Defense is making another push for an electronic health record system. One factor is interoperability with the system at the Department of Veterans Affairs. EHRs, and a functional, interoperable system, may become a national security asset. Phil Carter is senior fellow and Director of the Military, Veterans & Society Program at the Center for a New American Security. He participated in a CNAS event called A Conversation About Healthcare Technology as a National Security Asset and Improving Outcomes. Dr. Karen Guice -- the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs -- was one of the speakers. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained what his takeaways were from the event.

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 04:14pm EST
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Robot door greeters first step toward robot Marines?

The Navy is funding robotic door greeters to learn more about potential futuristic training options for the Marine Corps.

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 03:49pm EST

Next step for DoD cybersecurity: Ditch passwords once and for all

The Pentagon led the way for the rest of the government by implementing two-factor authentication across many of its systems. But plenty of important IT infrastructure still relies on a "reckless" system that depends on passwords alone for authentication.

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 09:44am EST

Federal CTO Smith wants tech experts who speak the language

Megan Smith, the federal chief technology officer says agencies need employees with a high technical quotient to help build digital services. Four months into the job, Smith said digital services, policy and innovation, and STEM are her top priorities.

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 04:54am EST
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Government innovation? It gets an 'A' for effort

Federal Drive host Tom Temin reports that agencies and companies at a recent technology conference are betting on innovation.

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 03:56am EST

Adobe: putting the "portable" into the PDF

John Landwehr, Public Sector CTO at Adobe, explains how his company can assist federal agencies with their IT challenges.
January 27, 2015

Tuesday - 01/27/2015, 07:18pm EST
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