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Pentagon looks to upgrade its aging videoconferencing infrastructure

The Pentagon has been relying on teleconferencing for decades. The downside is that much of the equipment and technology DoD relies on for video teleconferences (VTCs) has been around for decades.

Monday - 11/24/2014, 04:57am EST

DISA to overhaul DoD's voice, video, data services

The Defense Information Systems Agency will issue several contracts under a unified capabilities initiative to move virtually all of DoD's communications onto Internet Protocol-based networks, and to better integrate voice, video and data services.

Monday - 08/12/2013, 05:56am EDT
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Agencies preparing for next evolution in telecom services

The General Services Administration is preparing the Network Services 2020 program that would move the government to a standardized telecommunications network infrastructure. Other agencies, such as VA and ATF, are building on their experiences with the cloud to create an agile network infrastructure.

Friday - 06/21/2013, 05:58am EDT
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Increased transparency at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Mary Givvines, deputy director of Information Services at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, joins host John Gilroy to talk about how the agency's open government initiatives.
March 5, 2013

Wednesday - 03/06/2013, 12:50am EST
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Shriek! Texts on missing kids startle cell users

The next time a child is abducted near you, your cellphone may shriek to life with an alert message.

Friday - 02/01/2013, 02:24pm EST

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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GSA changes its model for the next generation telecom effort

The Network Services 2020 initiative will not be a large worldwide contract as the Networx and FTS procurements were over the past 20 years. GSA still is developing the overall strategy, but plans to use a similar approach it used with DISA on the recent satellite communications contract.

Friday - 01/04/2013, 05:24am EST
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Agencies fan out en masse to help recovery efforts

FEMA pre-positioned people and equipment along the East Coast before Hurricane Sandy arrived. The FCC, which is monitoring communications networks, said about 25 percent of all cell sites were down.

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 08:32pm EDT
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Q & A with Dan Chenok

Dan Chenok, executive director of the IBM Center for the Business of Governor will talk about a survey conducted by the center.
October 9, 2012

Tuesday - 10/09/2012, 10:45pm EDT
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TSA analyzes mobile needs before deployment

Dr. Emma Garrison-Alexander, TSA's chief information officer, said the goal is to make sure employees have the right device to match up with their mission requirements.
September 20, 2012

Thursday - 09/20/2012, 09:29pm EDT
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Agile software development

Tony Barrett, senior management consultant for Management Concepts, talks about the benefits of agile software.
September 18, 2012

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 10:07pm EDT
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SSA to upgrade data network under $233M deal

The Social Security Administration awarded CenturyLink a follow-on deal under the Networx telecommunications contract.

Friday - 06/15/2012, 04:19pm EDT

Designing applications for mobile devices

Doug Brashear from Navigation Arts joins host John Gilroy to discuss design options for the mobile platform.
June 12, 2012

Tuesday - 06/12/2012, 10:26pm EDT
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VanRoekel says IT reform plan 'shocked' system into change

OMB highlights successes of 25-point strategy on its 18-month anniversary. Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel said agencies saved $100 million from moving email to the cloud. There now are more than 1,000 qualified program managers in the new job series. The IT reform plan helps institute culture change from CIOs on down.
June 7, 2012(Encore presentation July 5, 2012)

Friday - 06/08/2012, 12:27am EDT
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Army network upgrades set roadmap for smaller, agile force

CIO Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence said better systems at posts, camps and stations will let soldiers train on the same equipment as they use in the field. The move to the cloud, data center consolidation and enterprise email are pushing the Army toward a data-centric approach.
May 31, 2012

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 10:34pm EDT
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IT upgrades highlight MSPB's innovations in how it meets its mission

CIO Tommy Hwang said the agency is receiving more documents electronically from agencies and law firms than ever before. He also is moving the email system to the cloud and developing a BYOD policy.
May 17, 2012(Encore presentation June 28, 2012)

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 09:46pm EDT
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Virtual worlds

National Defense University's Dr. Paulette Robinson will talk about the upcoming "Inspire the Future" conference in Washington D.C.
May 11, 2012

Friday - 05/11/2012, 09:07pm EDT
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Engraving and Printing ready to build on ERP success

The BEN Enterprise brings together the Treasury Department bureau's data about finances, procurement and printing. Now Peter Johnson, BEP's chief information officer, wants to add business and analytics tools.
May 10, 2012

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 10:07pm EDT
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GPO using model to launch FDSys with a series of new projects

Chuck Riddle, the Government Printing Office's chief information officer, said he's focused on innovation around five areas. The agency is piloting several new technologies, including mobile apps and a virtual desktop.
May 3, 2012

Thursday - 05/03/2012, 08:30pm EDT
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Q & A with Aneesh Chopra

Host John Gilroy will talk federal IT issues with former White House Chief Information Officer Aneesh Chopra.
April 24, 2012

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 11:28pm EDT
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