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Federal News Countdown: Cyber attacks, Teddy out of the pram

Molly O'Neill of CGI Federal and Simon Szykman of Attain count down the week's top federal stories with Francis Rose on Federal News Countdown.

Tags: Molly ONeill , CGI Federal , Simon Szykman , Federal News Countdown , In Depth

Friday - 05/15/2015, 05:45pm EDT
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Szykman: Some of the hardest CIO challenges are cultural

Five agencies score zero on using strong authentication with their IT networks. That's according to the White House's annual compliance review of the Federal Information Security Management Act. Nextgov reports three of those agencies had cybersecurity breaches in recent years. Simon Szykman is chief technology officer for the federal services division at Attain, and former chief information officer of the Commerce Department. He broke down the results from the 2014 FISMA review on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Simon Szykman , FISMA , Technology , In Depth

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 04:44pm EDT
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CIOs on the move: High rate of senior IT executive departures in 2014 cuts both ways

Federal News Radio has been tracking the turnover of CIOs and other senior level IT officials between November 2013 and October 2014. All combined, the 23 total CIOs or senior IT leaders that either left government or changed jobs within government had 96 years of experience and their average tenure was 4.2 years.

Tags: Technology , people , GSA , Commerce , OMB , AT&T , Casey Coleman , Simon Szykman , Karen Evans , Mark Forman , TASC , Jamal Brown , exclusive , CIOs on the Move , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 03:59am EST
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Scott Quehl, Accenture Federal Services, Simon Szykman, Attain

The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act is closer to passage as part of the National Defense Authorization Act. It will empower Chief Information Officers to make more budget decisions, and be more embedded in the strategic directions of federal agencies. Simon Szykman is Chief Technology Officer of Federal Services at Attain, and former chief information officer of the Commerce Department. Scott Quehl is Senior Principal at Accenture Federal Services, and former chief financial officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration at the Commerce Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, they said there was no "one moment" the Commerce team decided to work collaboratively in the C-Suite.

Tags: Scott Quehl , Simon Szykman , Accenture , In Depth

Monday - 12/08/2014, 04:10pm EST
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Simon Szykman, Chief Technology Officer for Federal, Attain

An effort to bring 12 bureau-level IT operations under one umbrella continues at the Commerce Department. Former Chief Information Officer Simon Szykman started that effort. He's now the Chief Technology Officer for Federal at Attain. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the agency still has a way to go to call its consolidation effort a success story.

Tags: Simon Syzkman , In Depth

Monday - 11/10/2014, 05:06pm EST
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Former Commerce CIO Szykman lands in the private sector

Simon Szykman is joining Attain as its chief technology officer of the federal services division.

Tags: people , Industry , Technology , Commerce , Simon Szykman , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/24/2014, 09:38am EDT

Industry Chatter: Greg Baroni of Attain

Improving your agency's procurement process requires some precise steps. Greg Baroni gets you started.

Tags: Industry Chatter , Greg Baroni , contracting , management , Technology , best practices , Cybersecurity , acquisition workforce

Wednesday - 04/14/2010, 08:04pm EDT
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