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Mobile News

CBP brings automated services to more than just travel elite

Building on the success of its Global Entry program for pre-enrolled travelers, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has developed a self-service kiosk that anyone can use. John Wagner, executive director for Admissibility and Passenger Programs at CBP, tells Agency of the Month about this and other new technologies coming to an airport near you.

Tuesday - 02/05/2013, 04:23pm EST
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FAA's deputy CIO Cooper to leave government

Steve Cooper will head back to the private sector to his former management consulting business.

Friday - 01/25/2013, 06:35pm EST

VA moves mobile from concept to reality with veteran homelessness app

The Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development departments created a mobile app in two weeks to improve the process for counting homeless veterans. The successful development effort puts the notions detailed in the Digital Government Strategy into practice.

Thursday - 01/24/2013, 07:07am EST
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What's new at Microsoft?

Susie Adams, Microsoft's chief technical officer for Federal Sales joins host John Gilroy to discuss four surprising facts about Microsoft and the federal government.
January 22, 2013

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 09:37pm EST
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Navy reducing IT spending ahead of schedule

The Department of the Navy is finding real dollar savings by moving to enterprise software licenses, managing mobile devices and services better and reducing the number of printers and the amount printed. Terry Halvorsen, the DoN CIO, said they are on track to meet the goal of cutting 25 percent of their IT budget in five years.
January 17, 2013

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 05:21am EST
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Agencies tackle cloud, mobile, big data convergence

OMB and NIST are seeking help from industry and academia on how to integrate cloud computing and the large amount of information that is created from mobile computing. The goal is not just to know what data agencies have, but the value the data brings. With all this focus on cloud and big data integration, could agencies be on the hook for a new "big data" strategy?

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 05:22am EST
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Designing web apps for federal agencies

Don Bruns, managing director at Navigation Arts, will discuss best practices for designing web apps.
January 15, 2013

Tuesday - 01/15/2013, 08:03pm EST
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NIST's IT Lab well-heeled to answer agencies' expanding calls for its services

IT Lab Director Charles Romine said the organization collaborates with an ever-growing number of agencies on technology challenges. He said the Lab also is focusing on questions around cloud, cybersecurity, mobile computing and big data.
January 10, 2013

Thursday - 01/10/2013, 09:56pm EST
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2013: When "health" changes to "mHealth"

Rick Swanson, principal and mHealth Federal Health Lead from Deloitte, joins host John Gilroy to talk about mobile healthand how it can help cuts costs at your agency.
January 8, 2013

Tuesday - 01/08/2013, 10:00pm EST
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CBP turns inward to modernize IT infrastructure

Charlie Armstrong, the agency's assistant commissioner for the Office of Information and Technology and chief information officer, said a new cloud initiative is the target environment for mission support systems. CBP recently moved all of its employees to email-in-the-cloud.
January 3, 2013

Thursday - 01/03/2013, 07:13pm EST
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How to improve federal security

Karen Evans, partner at KE&T Partners LLC, and Julie Anderson, chief operating officer and managing director for the Civitas Group discuss what you can do to reduce the risk of cyber attacks at your agency.
January 1, 2013

Tuesday - 01/01/2013, 09:35pm EST
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Living With Gadget Creep

Are electronic gizmos and communications aides making work life better and more productive or do you find yourself distracted, tired and nervous in the civil service? Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know your thoughts.

Thursday - 12/27/2012, 02:05am EST

Energy modernizing IT in layers with mobile at the top

Bob Brese, the agency's CIO, said cloud service and security operations center will help make the move to smartphones and tablet computers easier.
December 20, 2012 (Encore presentation January 31, 2013)

Thursday - 12/20/2012, 06:48pm EST
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Honeystick Project? Zero Day? BYOD?

Gigi Schumm, vice president and general manager Public Sector of Symantec, talks about computer security.
December 18, 2012

Tuesday - 12/18/2012, 09:56pm EST
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Online Chat: Charlie Armstrong, CIO, CBP

Federal News Radio hosted an online chat with Charlie Armstrong, assistant commissioner and chief information officer at Customs and Border Protection. If you missed it live, view an archived version of the chat here.

Tuesday - 12/18/2012, 01:36pm EST

Agencies describe roadblocks to wider mobile adoption

The federal government is on a quest to provide high-quality agency data to the public through a variety of digital avenues. But standing in the path of agencies' ability to provide government data "anytime, anywhere and on any device" are a number of potential roadblocks, according to a series of new reports from the Federal Chief Information Officers' Council.

Monday - 12/17/2012, 08:35pm EST

As move to mobile grows, federal workforce adapts to new normal

The mobile revolution isn't new to many agencies. Laptops and BlackBerrys have been standard issue for many government executives for the last decade. What is different, however, is the widespread use of smartphones and tablet computers. Both agencies and citizens hold new and more immediate expectations because of these devices, and the government must adapt to this technololgy. In our special report, Gov 3.0: It's Mobile, Federal News Radio explores how some agencies are meeting the demand internally and externally for mobile devices and apps. The challenge, like any new technology, is ensuring these devices actually help meet mission goals and don't become just another shiny toy.

Friday - 12/07/2012, 12:12pm EST

Mobile-minded CIOs point to importance of business case

Federal agencies across the government have dipped their toes in the mobile pond. While agencies have implemented the new technology for a variety of reasons, there are a couple of common lessons learned shared by the early adopters. Two federal chief information officers who have overseen their agency's mobile transitions shared best practices and compelling use-cases in a panel discussion as part of Federal News Radio's special series, Gov 3.0: It's Mobile.

Friday - 12/07/2012, 11:02am EST
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Column: Confessions of a BlackBerry lover

Starting a new relationship can be hard, especially if it begins with the breakup of a long-time companion. As more federal agencies dump their old BlackBerry smartphones and transition to the iPhone or Android-based devices, some managers are finding it difficult to make the switch.

Friday - 12/07/2012, 05:48am EST

Budget pressures force EEOC to shift gears

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission needed to find savings after its IT budget received a 15 percent reduction in 2012. Kim Hancher, the EEOC CIO, decided to reduce spending on mobile devices and instituted a BYOD policy to cut spending by almost 50 percent.
December 6, 2012

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 07:47pm EST
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