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Agencies finally figuring out how HSPD-12 cards can improve security

More than eight years after the White House issued Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 requiring the issuance of secure identity cards, governmentwide and agency-specific initiatives provide hope the smart cards can be more than "glorified ID cards." NIST and GSA are developing an identity exchange in the cloud. DHS and IRS are putting their cards to use at a local level for both building and computer access.

Tags: technology , acquisition , identity management , Tom McCarty , DHS , Kshemendra Paul , Information Sharing Environment , Sharon James , IRS , Naomi Lefkovitz , NIST , cloud computing , information sharing , back-end attribute exchange , GSA , PortfolioStat , HSPD-12 , ACT-IAC , standards based acquisition model , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/11/2012, 06:01am EDT
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Industry group raises money for children's charity

Rob Guerra, a partner in Guerra Kiviat, chairs this year's AFCEA Bethesda's Children's Inn Gala. He joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the event.

Tags: contracting , industry , NIH , Rob Guerra , Guerra Kiviat , In Depth , Francis Rose , AFCEA Bethesda Children

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 06:13pm EST
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Contract will help small businesses reap health IT rewards

Ed Wilgus, senior contracting officer with the National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center, discusses new health IT contract.

Tags: HHS , Ed Wilgus , health IT , Health IT Day , NIH

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 01:54pm EDT
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GSA riding to the rescue of agencies on Open Government

Agencies across the federal government face looming deadlines connected with the Open Government Initiative.

Tags: management , technology , Web 2.0 , Open Government Directive , Bev Godwin , GSA , Ideascale , Max Cacas

Friday - 01/22/2010, 06:40pm EST
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IT reforms moving to optimization stage

Nine months since OMB issued its 25-point plan to improve how agencies oversee technology, the tone is changing. Lisa Schlosser, the federal deputy CIO, said the goal is to make sure agencies are using their people, money and other resources as best as possible. Agencies are finding some early success with the IT reforms, especially around acquisition.

Tags: technology , workforce , contracting , Lisa Schlosser , OMB , Ken Rogers , State , cloud computing , IT reform , data center consolidation , Commodity IT , Jason Miller , FedRAMP , cybersecurity , service level agreements

Friday - 09/23/2011, 06:14am EDT
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Navy, DHS, State make strides in the cloud

When it comes to reducing costs and wasteful spending at agencies, IT managers are being leaned on heavily to get the job done. The Navy is moving ahead with its technology efficiency and consolidation initiative by putting the brakes on spending for new servers, server upgrades and data centers. “We are reevaluating what all of [...]

Tags: cloud computing , data center consolidation , DHS , IT , Navy , State , Virtualization

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 06:17pm EST

AFCEA Bethesda hosts 2nd Annual Energy IT Day

Steve Krauss, president of AFCEA Bethesda, talked to Federal News Radio about the event and some of the big issues that were to be discussed.

Tags: AFCEA IT Day , Steve Krauss , Green government , IT , technology ,

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 01:41pm EDT
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State's Amin presses for expanded use of biometrics

One of the top IT officials at the State Department wants to push the boundaries of using biometrics to determine who gets visas and passports in the United States.

Tags: management , technology , State Department , Bureau of Consular Affairs , Kirit Amin , GAO , iris scanning , facial recognition , DoD , e-passports , Max Cacas

Thursday - 11/04/2010, 07:22am EDT
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