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Information Technology News

Federal shared services takes hold through Uncle Sam's List

Lisa Schlosser, the federal government's deputy chief information officer, said the website lists more than 100 shared services and more are on the way.
August 1, 2013

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 07:30pm EDT
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SEC investigates IBM's cloud computing revenue

IBM says SEC looking into how it reports sales for its cloud-computing business

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 06:10am EDT

FBI launches iGuardian to standardize cyber threat data sharing

The FBI hopes a new portal, iGuardian, will enable the FBI to help companies protect themselves against malware by creating a repository of cybersecurity breaches.

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 06:15am EDT
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Electronic identification for veterans

Blake Hall, co-founder of ID.me, will discuss how his company's electronic identification process, is helping veterans get the benefits they have earned.
July 30, 2013

Tuesday - 07/30/2013, 09:38pm EDT
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VanRoekel signals tepid support for Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act

Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel offered the administration's first public comment since the major IT reform bill passed the House as part of the 2014 Defense Authorization bill. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) offered a blunt warning to the White House if it does not support the legislation.

Friday - 07/26/2013, 05:44am EDT
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How to optimize the use of data centers

Tony Celeste, director of Federal Sales at Brocade, will discuss best practices for designing a data center, and making it flexible enough to meet your agency's needs.
July 23, 2013

Monday - 07/22/2013, 10:54pm EDT
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Supplier quality management for federal agencies

Steve Charles, one of the co-founder of the immixGroup, will give listeners insight on how electronic problems can impact federal security.
July 16, 2013

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 11:24pm EDT
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HHS pacing its move to the cloud

The Department of Health and Human Services will release a solicitation for email-as-a-service this summer.
July 11, 2013

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 09:45pm EDT
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FedRAMP, IT security, and the cloud

Alex Grohmann and John Dyson from the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Informations Systems Security Association, join host John Gilroy to talk about what you can do to make your agency more secure.
July 9, 2013

Monday - 07/08/2013, 06:47pm EDT
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Web site design for federal agencies

Aquilent's Mark Pietrasanta and Sean Fitzpatrick, join host John Gilroy to discuss what federal agencies can do to make their websites more user friendly.
July 2, 2013

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 07:23pm EDT
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GSA to decide if cloud broker services work

Mark Day, GSA's director of the Office of Strategic Programs in the Federal Acquisition Service, said the Homeland Security Department and one other large agency have signed up for the short-term pilot.
June 27, 2013

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 08:42pm EDT
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Digital analytics for federal agencies

Phil Kemelor, senior manager, Enterprise Intelligence for Digitial Analytics at Ernst and Young, talks about how digital analytics can help you track website performance at your agency.
June 25, 2013

Tuesday - 06/25/2013, 11:27pm EDT
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The Dell Cloud for the U.S. Government

Dell's George Newstrom and Jeff Lush join host John Gilroy to discuss security and the federal cloud.
June 18, 2013

Tuesday - 06/18/2013, 11:46pm EDT
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GAO: Agencies should expand TechStat reviews to all high-risk projects

Federal agencies need to step up their use of TechStat sessions, the Government Accountability Office concluded in a new report. The face-to-face meetings of IT officials and agency leaders have been put to use by the Office of Management and Budget and individual agencies to turn around or terminate dozens of failing IT projects. But only about a third of the agency projects deemed most at risk of cost overruns or schedule slips have undergone the reviews, GAO reported.

Friday - 06/14/2013, 07:49pm EDT

Managing your data in the cloud

Dan Juengst, senior cloud strategist for Red Hat discusses how his company is helping federal agencies with their cloud computing needs.
June 11, 2013

Tuesday - 06/11/2013, 10:52pm EDT
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VA's security shortcuts put millions of veterans' data at risk, former VA cyber official alleges

The Veterans Affairs Department denies claims that systems or data are in danger. But Jerry Davis, the former deputy assistant secretary for information security in VA's Office of Information and Technology, asserts in documents that he was bullied into signing security certifications that were deficient as a condition of his departure from VA for a new job at NASA.

Monday - 06/03/2013, 06:01am EDT
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Marine Corps prepares to cut cord on NMCI

The Marine Corps will transition on Saturday to a government-owned, government-operated IT network, ending its 12-year reliance on the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI). The Navy said it expects to award the follow-on contract to NMCI by June 30.

Friday - 05/31/2013, 05:47am EDT
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Handling large data sets in a secure environment

Kerry Weems, the vice president and general manager for Health Solutions for General Dynamics Information Technology will discuss data collection and IT security.
May 28, 2013

Tuesday - 05/28/2013, 09:32pm EDT
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Smaller IT budget doesn't stop FDIC from modernizing

Russ Pittman, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's chief information officer and director of the Division of IT, said he asked for a technology budget that is eight percent less in 2013 because the agency completed several large scale projects.
May 23, 2013

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 10:37pm EDT
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DoD chooses interoperability over integration for new e-health record system

Frank Kendall says many different factors played into the Pentagon's decision to go with a competitive bidding process to develop its integrated electronic health record system, instead of adopting VA's VistA program. He said DoD wants to ensure its system is interoperable not just with VA hospitals but with civilian health facilities as well. In addition, Kendall cited cultural differences between the two large agencies.

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 06:42am EDT
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