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Technology

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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NDU's iCollege helps future CIOs understand success factors

The National Defense University's Information Resources Management College offers 12 certificate courses and a master's of science degree in government information leadership to help current and future CIOs sharpen their technology and management skills.
January 23, 2014

Thursday - 01/23/2014, 03:06pm EST
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Agencies 'open the door' to innovative uses of social media

More than 60 social media apps are now available to agencies, allowing them to select the best method to meet their missions. One of the areas that's most ripe for innovation is in emergency management.

Thursday - 01/23/2014, 07:40am EST
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12 ways to better merge cloud services with ongoing cyber initiatives

A new white paper from SafeGov recommended ways for agencies to move to an integrated cloud and cyber approach and away from one that is fragmented and ad hoc in many respects. Karen Evans, a co-author of the report and a former Office of Management and Budget administrator for e-government and IT, said agencies need a clearer picture of how this integration could happen.

Thursday - 01/23/2014, 04:09am EST
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DISA's commercial cloud strategy remains a work in progress

The Defense Information Systems Agency says an eventual commercial cloud buy probably won't be bundled into a single contract vehicle, but in the meantime, DoD needs to work through challenges involving security, approval policy and network operations.

Wednesday - 01/22/2014, 04:30am EST
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Instructional design: Technology from a different angle

Dolly Oberoi, CEO of C2-Technolgies, will discuss online training and how the federal government can use it to reduce costs and improve benefits.
January 21, 2014

Tuesday - 01/21/2014, 08:17pm EST
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E-Gov Fund continues to stand alone, gets boost to $16M

Senate lawmakers won out over the debate about whether or not to merge the E-Government Fund with the Federal Citizen Services Fund. DHS also receives $166 million for cybersecurity programs in the fiscal 2014 spending bill.

Tuesday - 01/21/2014, 03:56am EST

Federal scientists crying foul over DATA Act's conference restrictions

A group of federal scientists is concerned that proposed restrictions on federal employees attending conferences could put scientific research behind the curve. The Assembly of Scientists wrote to the two top senators on the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee last week, arguing that the Digital Accountability and Transparency (DATA) Act would likely lead to a "decline in the productivity, creativity, morale, recruitment and retention" of many of the government's top scientists.

Monday - 01/20/2014, 03:27pm EST
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3 takeaways from HealthCare.gov cyber hearing

HHS and CMS cyber officials tell House lawmakers the Affordable Care Act portal is meeting or exceeding industry best practices for information assurance.

Friday - 01/17/2014, 03:22pm EST

DHS awards $60 million in cyber awards

GSA made the first set of awards under the continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) contract.

Friday - 01/17/2014, 02:44pm EST

Health care website passed recent security test

Concerns about health care website security easing as recent testing successfully completed

Friday - 01/17/2014, 04:40am EST

DHS' McCormack named vice-chairman of CIO Council

McCormack will help bridge the political and career technology managers, especially as the Obama administration and Congress take on IT and acquisition reform in the wake of the HealthCare.gov debacle.

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 03:08pm EST

CyberSecurity "Progress & Best Practices" Defense & Homeland 2014

Listen Tuesday January 28th @ 12pm
Program will discuss the following: Progress Report on CyberSecurity in Government, Profiles of Successful Cyber Programs, Top Priorities, Challenges still to overcome, and A Vision for The Future in CyberSecurity.

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 02:58pm EST

Agencies get specific instructions to improve information sharing, safeguarding

The White House and the Information Sharing Environment released the Strategic Implementation Plan for the President's National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding. The plan details 16 initiatives that span federal, state, local and tribal governments as well as private sector and international partners.
January 16, 2014

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 02:07pm EST
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AFCEA Answers - The Best of 2013

As we begin the new year, we thought this would be a good time to recap some of our conversations from the first six months of "AFCEA Answers" broadcasts. From cloud to tactical radios, mobility to cybersecurity, and even a friendly debate about big data in the intelligence community, we'll have it all for you. Including top guests from government, industry and academia.

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 03:59pm EST
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