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Obama to push spectrum development for first responders

The White House will push Congress to "finish the job" on spectrum policy, Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra said. First responders still are using analog communications to talk to each other during emergencies.

Tags: Technology , Congress , D-block , spectrum , emergency responders , public safety , 9/11 , NIST , Emily Kopp , Politico Pro , White House

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 05:09am EST

White House concerned over online piracy bills

The Obama administration expressed concerns over bills it says would undermine "the dynamic, innovative global Internet."

Tags: Victoria Espinel , Howard Schmidt , cybersecurity , piracy , White House , OMB , Technology , Congress , Senate

Saturday - 01/14/2012, 02:37pm EST

White House begins comprehensive cybersecurity quest

The new plan spells out a research and development program aimed at improving trustworthiness on the Internet.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , White House , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 09:04am EST

Cyber czar Schmidt details priorities

WFED's Jason Miller has details; plus a preview of this week's Federal Security Spotlight program.

Tags: Technology , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Howard Schmidt , cyber czar , White House , Vivek Kundra , Federal Security Spotlight , Sean McGurk

Wednesday - 01/27/2010, 03:59pm EST

The future of transparency and how to successfully develop trust

Kim Kobza, President and CEO of Neighborhood America, explains that it isn't just the federal government that has to be more open; state and local governments need to get in on the action, too.

Tags: management , Technology , Vivek Kundra , Peter Orszag , White House , Open Government Directive , transparency , Neighborhood America , Kim Kobza , Dorothy Ramienski

Tuesday - 12/08/2009, 07:45pm EST

New federal cookie policy coming soon?

Federal chief technology officer Aneesh Chopra says a 15-member working group is close to coming out with a report. It's been nearly six months since OMB ended the public comment period on whether to allow software to track users' habits.

Tags: Technology , management , Dave McClure , Vivek Kundra , Cass Sunstein , OMB , OIRA , OSTP , GSA , EPA , DHS , education , Anil Dash , American Association for the Advancement of Scienc , Open government , Federal cookie policy

Monday - 02/15/2010, 06:58am EST

Fed IT gurus tout potential of IT and government openness

Just days after the President announces his Open Government Initiative, members of the White House staff are fanning out to discuss what it will take to achieve more transparency and openness in government. Two of the President's top IT disciples traveled to Capitol Hill Thursday to talk about the role of technology in government openness with one of the Senate's top technology advocates.

Tags: Technology , management , Senate Budget Committee , Mark Warner , Vivek Kundra , government performance , IT Dashboard , Max Cacas

Friday - 12/11/2009, 07:09am EST

Chopra, Kundra speak out on technology and government

Almost ten months into the Obama White House, the President has made a commitment to make more use of technology to fundamentally change the way government does business. Two of his top technology officials paused to offer some ideas of how -- and why -- they plan to leverage technology to improve government.

Tags: newsstand , management , Excellence in Government , Vivek Kundra , Open Government Directive , President Barack Obama , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 10/06/2009, 06:44am EDT

Justice's Painter replaces Hathaway as acting cyber coordinator

Painter came to the White House 'shortly' after Hathaway left. He has been the deputy assistant director in the FBI's cyber crime division.

Tags: Technology , management , Christopher Painter , White House , DoJ , FBI , Melissa Hathaway , O'Reilly Media , TechWeb , cybersecurity , cyber coordinator

Wednesday - 09/09/2009, 03:41pm EDT

CTO Chopra: technology is the key to opening the government

The White House expects agencies to make major changes to how they make information accessible and meet the public's needs.

Tags: management , Technology , Open Government Initiative , CTO ,

Friday - 12/11/2009, 10:08am EST
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