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6:52 pm, May 29, 2015

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The nature of cyber intelligence

Lance James, head of cyber intelligence at Deloitte, will discuss the evolution of the cyber intelligence field, and how that is forcing the government and private companies to change how they protect themselves from cyber attacks.
May 29, 2015

Updated 24 minutes, 17 seconds ago
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DHS lets out its 'inner MacGyver' in move to agile IT development

Luke McCormack, the DHS chief information officer, said the combination of budget and technology has pushed the department toward a better approach to application development. The most recent example is the Citizen and Immigration Services' major procurement calling for a widespread use of agile development processes across several enterprise support services.

Friday - 05/29/2015, 04:22am EDT
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Peter Morrison, Program Officer, Office of Naval Research, Navy

Naval warfighters have new technology now to help it face a growing body of new threats. Peter Morrison and his team built the laser weapons system. It's faster to install and safer and cheaper to use than other missiles. The Navy says each laser costs less than a dollar a shot. Morrison, a program officer for the Navy Department's Office of Naval Research, is a finalist for a Service to America medal in the national security and international affairs category. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose why the laser is different than other weapons systems.

Thursday - 05/28/2015, 04:30pm EDT
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Richard Stiennon, Founder, IT Harvest

Technology may not be the roadblock to the biggest cyber problems your agency has. The trouble may be in the acquisition shop. Richard Stiennon, chief research analyst for IT Harvest and author of "Surviving Cyberwar." His new book, "There Will Be Cyber War," will be out this summer. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose why there is some good news in the cyber realm, but there's some bad news too.

Thursday - 05/28/2015, 04:25pm EDT
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Roger Waldron, President, Coalition for Government Procurement

Uncertainty in the federal IT market is making industry planning harder. Some of the uncertainty is unavoidable until Congress passes agency funding bills. But some is fixable right away, according to Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose about potential fixes for some of the uncertainty.

Thursday - 05/28/2015, 04:17pm EDT
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Office space consolidation inspires HHS IT upgrades

Frank Baitman, the Department of Health and Human Services chief information officer, said moving to an open office floor plan drives the agency to be more mobile and take more advantage of cloud services.

Thursday - 05/28/2015, 04:24am EDT

Mark Forman, Vice President for IT Services and Cloud, TASC

Federal Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith says she wants the General Services Administration's 18F program and U.S. Digital Service to stick around once the Obama administration leaves. And a new hiring authority from the Office of Personnel Management means tech experts will soon join other agencies, like the Homeland Security and Justice Departments. Mark Forman, vice president for IT services and cloud initiatives at TASC, tells In Depth with Francis Rose why this could be a hard sell for the next administration.

Wednesday - 05/27/2015, 04:31pm EDT
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Government overlooks diamonds in its own back yard

Commentary: Before turning to Silicon Valley for all the answers, government agencies should look to local talent in the D.C. area, says Federal Drive host Tom Temin.

Wednesday - 05/27/2015, 04:27am EDT

VA plans for 'doomsday' cyber scenario

With its networks and systems facing upwards of 1 billion attacks a month, the Veterans Affairs Department is bringing together cyber and mission owners to discuss its courses of action if the situation becomes worse. The agency also is looking to its digital services team to make across-the-board improvements to its online applications.

Wednesday - 05/27/2015, 03:51am EDT
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IRS shuts down Web app after criminal network steals taxpayers' data

A suspected overseas criminal organization tried to get access to the returns of 200,000 taxpayers earlier this year, successfully gaining access to records of 104,000 U.S. taxpayers

Wednesday - 05/27/2015, 03:34am EDT
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APNewsBreak: IRS says thieves stole tax info from 100,000

APNewsBreak: IRS says thieves used online agency service to get access to 100,000 tax returns

Wednesday - 05/27/2015, 03:19am EDT

DMI: Reinventing business through mobility

Sam Ganga, president of Global Mobility Services at DMI, will discuss mobile device management, cloud integration, and app design.
May 26, 2015

Tuesday - 05/26/2015, 08:25pm EDT
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Aviation agency unveils messaging system to reduce delays

Aviation agency showcases electronic messaging system for pilots, controllers to reduce delays

Monday - 05/25/2015, 06:52pm EDT

GAO: Agencies need to keep better tabs on the mobile devices they issue

Inspectors zeroed in on the 15 federal agencies with the highest reported annual telecommunications spending. What they found shows inadequate procedures for monitoring and controlling spending on cell phones.

Friday - 05/22/2015, 04:11pm EDT
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GAO: Most agencies meeting requirements to improve records management

The Office of Management and Budget and the National Archives issued a set of requirements in 2012 for agencies to improve their electronic records management. A new Government Accountability Office report says most agencies are meeting those requirements, but some still have more work to do.

Friday - 05/22/2015, 11:39am EDT
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One size does not fit all: A multi-faceted approach toward the cyber domain

Commentary: Andrea Little Limbago, a principal social scientist at Endgame, argues for a new type of cyber framework to help public and private sector organizations prepare for and better respond to attacks.

Friday - 05/22/2015, 05:42am EDT

TSA IT budget cuts spur innovations in cloud, risk management

Stephen Rice, the TSA chief information officer, said the agency is figuring out how to modernize its IT infrastructure despite seeing a $65 million budget cut over the last three years.

Friday - 05/22/2015, 04:31am EDT
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VA turns up its 'intensity' to solve long-standing cyber challenges

Stephen Warren, the Veterans Affairs Department's chief information officer, said he's brought in extra vendors to deal with a backlog of cyber challenges. VA's inspector general found more than 9,000 outstanding system security risks in its annual Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) report.

Friday - 05/22/2015, 03:42am EDT
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OFPP, USDS throw down a $360k challenge for digital services training

The "Digital Service Contracting Professional Training and Development Program" challenge asks industry to help federal contracting officers improve how they buy in-demand services.

Thursday - 05/21/2015, 02:28pm EDT

DHS to launch STIX, TAXII service for cyber

The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team will begin using two emerging technical specifications to automate how cyber threat information is shared with the public and private sectors.

Thursday - 05/21/2015, 04:01am EDT
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