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Agencies eager to understand benefits of cloud credential exchange

The Postal Service will kick off its pilot to provide identity management services in the cloud in early 2014. The IRS and DHS also are pursuing complimentary initiatives to authorize and authenticate users.

Tags: technology , DHS , Donna Roy , Naomi Lefkovitz , NIST , USPS , identity management , IRS , Sharon James , Federal Cloud Credential Exchange , cloud computing , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/15/2013, 04:01am EST

Air Force turning to a service-oriented approach for IT applications

The Air Force's Service Development and Delivery Process aims to deliver data hosting, enterprise management, security and other IT functions as standards-based services to be used by the entire organization.

Tags: DoD , technology , Air Force , Kimberly Crider , Michael Basla , Jared Serbu , cloud computing , IT infrastructure

Friday - 12/13/2013, 04:45am 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.

Tags: DoD , technology , cloud computing , DISA , Tony Montemarano , Dave Mihelcic , Martin Gross , acquisition , FedRAMP , cybersecurity , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/22/2014, 04:30am EST
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NSA testing how to handle classified data over unsecured networks

A pilot project is part of NSA's push to layer commercial technologies and standards on top of one another to achieve security goals more quickly. This approach would replace the government-specific IT solutions that can take years and millions of dollars to develop.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , mobile computing , NSA , Debora Plunkett , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 11/27/2013, 03:45am EST
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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.

Tags: AFCEA Answers , critical infrastructure , Max Cacas , Suzanne Spaulding , Jill Singer

Tuesday - 01/28/2014, 09:40am 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.

Tags: AFCEA Answers , technology

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 03:59pm EST
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Identity management standards help DHS build networks of trust

The Homeland Security Department upgraded its Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) last year with new security and identity management features. The growing acceptance and use of standards is making it easier for state, local, tribal government and other partners to securely access law enforcement data.

Tags: technology , Donna Roy , DHS , information sharing , identity management , Homeland Security Information Network , two factor authentication , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/03/2014, 08:12am EST
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AFCEA Answers - Big Data Point-Counterpoint

America's Intelligence Community depends on timely, accurate information to help national leaders make important decisions every day. And yet, increasing use of drones, remote sensors, satellites and a plethora of digital data sources threatens to overwhelm analysts abilities to sort out needles of useful information in the big data haystack. In this edition of "AFCEA Answers", Mark Lowenthal from the Intelligence and Security Academy, and Lewis Shepherd with the Microsoft Institute, continue a debate started in the pages of SIGNAL Magazine on whether or not an emphasis on Big Data in the IC should be a top priority at this time.

Tags: AFCEA Answers , Max Cacas , Lewis Shepherd , Mark Lowenthal , Point-Counterpoint

Friday - 12/06/2013, 01:57pm EST
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DoD tackles mobile device authentication through several pilots

As the Defense Department builds out a technology infrastructure that's designed to be the latest generation of commercial mobile devices into users' hands, it's still unsure how to meet a key security requirement: identity management systems that comply with the military's existing requirements for secure user authentication.

Tags: DoD , technology , mobile computing , Bring your own device , identity management , Common Access Card , public key infrastructure , DISA , DMDC , Marine Corps , Greg Youst , Michael Butler , Rob Anderson , Jared Serbu

Monday - 11/25/2013, 04:04am EST
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AFCEA DC Mobile Technologies Symposium 2013

The Defense & Security MOBILE Symposium hosted by AFCEA DC focuses on the potential that mobile and wireless technologies offer for meeting the operational mission of the military, security community and DHS, as well as for improving business operations and training. Listen to Federal News Radio's interviews with conference speakers.

Tags: technology , Federal Drive , Van Baker , Bob Day , Debora Plunkett

Friday - 11/22/2013, 12:17pm EST
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