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NIST, DHS to partner with financial industry on cybersecurity

The agencies sign a MOU to work more closely on research and development on new technologies to protect the financial services sector's critical infrastructure. This agreement follows a pilot DHS and DoD have been working on to share threat information.

Tags: technology , industry , Howard Schimdt , Office of Science and Technology Policy , White House , DHS , DoD , NIST , financial services sector , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 12/07/2010, 01:13pm EST

Commerce's Locke promises changes

A new advisory council will provide Commerce and other agencies with ideas for how the government can help push federally-funded technologies into the commercial marketplace. Locke said his agency will do its part by speeding up the patent process to one year and get certain grant funding out in 30 days. Commerce also is working with NIH and NSF on the i6 Challenge where $12 million is available for companies to commercialize technologies.

Tags: technology , Gary Locke , Rahm Emanuel , Ginger Lew , White House , Commerce , National Economic Council , National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrep , NIH , NSF , PTO , Mike Morse , Mike Crow , Tom Albert , Holden Thorp , Steve Case , Mary Sue Coleman , University of North Carolina , AOL , University of Michigan , Madrona Venture Group , Arizona State University , innovation , i6 Competition , entrepreneurship , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 09/08/2010, 07:24am EDT
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Sophomore slump for Open Government?

One of the Obama administration's biggest partners when it comes to the use of technology for open government, the Sunlight Foundation, is questioning whether the push for gov 2.0 is running out of steam. Ellen Miller, Sunlight's executive director, calls the open data plans disappointing because 12 of 30 agencies didn't list any data sets for release. Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra said he welcomes the criticism.

Tags: management , technology , open government , USASpending.gov , Recovery.gov , Sunlight Foundation , Ellen Miller , Gov 2.0 summit , White House , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 09/08/2010, 06:53am EDT
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White House recognizes 8 agencies for leadership in transparency

EPA, NASA and Transportation receive two honors each in different categories. Overall 17 agencies received all green scores on the Open Government dashboard.

Tags: management , Cass Sunstein , White House , EPA , NASA , DoT , HHS , Interior , GSA , Treasury , open government , Transparency , open government dashboard , Jason Miller

Monday - 08/16/2010, 02:38pm EDT

US CTO Chopra describes the work to be done on openness

Assessments show that we are off to a good start--but have much more work to do as we transition our overall efforts towards effective agency implementation. U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Aneesh Chopra explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , mngt , Open Government Directive , CTO , open government dashboard , OSTP , OMB , HHS , Transportation , NASA , best practices

Monday - 05/03/2010, 10:58am EDT
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2009 Revisited: Aneesh Chopra on the Open Government Directive

A look back at our conversation with President Obama's technology czar on the administration's efforts to increase transparency.

Tags: management , technology , Federal Chief Technology Officer , Open Government Directive , Transparency

Tuesday - 12/29/2009, 09:10am EST
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Analysis: Does Congress understand cybersecurity, technology use?

When members of Congress weigh in on cybersecurity, do they know what they're talking about? How about the use of technology in government? Some of the top names in the federal government on both these topics were questioned on Congressional expertise by Federal News Radio during recent conferences and news events.

Tags: technology , management , cybersecurity , International Spy Museum , Mike McConnell , Excellence in Government , Open Government Directive , President Barack Obama , Congress , Max Cacas

Monday - 10/12/2009, 06:33am EDT
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Lawmakers press White House on naming permanent cyber czar

Reps. Langevin and McCaul send letter to President Obama urging him to name a coordinator as soon as possible. Federal CIO and federal CTO say one could be named soon.

Tags: technology , management , Rep. Jim Langevin , Rep. Mike McCaul , President Barack Obama , Vivek Kundra , Christopher Painter , White House , House Cyber Caucus , Melissa Hathaway , Commission on Cybersecurity for the 41st President , cybersecurity

Monday - 09/14/2009, 04:44pm EDT

CTO looks to technology to clear VA backlog

But first, say federal CTO Chopra and VA CTO Levin, Veterans Affairs will focus on good ideas.

Tags: tech , mngt , best practices , Peter Levin , VA , CTO

Friday - 08/21/2009, 03:55pm EDT
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