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VA bringing latest cyber tools to bear to improve network defenses

Steph Warren, the Veterans Affairs Department chief information officer, said the agency is the first to implement advanced cyber capabilities from DHS known as Einstein 3A, and is expanding its continuous monitoring capabilities.

Tags: Steph Warren , Ask the CIO , technology , Veterans Affairs , cybersecurity , DHS , Einstein 3A , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 02:55pm EST
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Red tape delayed federal network fixes to Heartbleed vulnerability by several days

DHS says it found out about the Heartbleed vulnerability at the same time everyone else did. But unlike most other organizations, it had to wade through layers of legal negotiations before it could help federal agencies fix the cyber vulnerability in their own systems.

Tags: DHS , technology , Jared Serbu , Heartbleed , cybersecurity , Secret Service , Einstein , Senate Appropriations Committee , William Noonan , Phyllis Schneck , David Mahon

Friday - 05/09/2014, 03:47am EDT
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AFCEA Answers - Enterprise Services

As recently as a decade ago, enterprise services was seen as a way to cut costs and provide more efficient data and telephone services to civilian offices. But now, with the rise of the Pentagon's Joint Information Environment, enterprise services is taking on a new role in providing tactical information advantage to warfighters in the field, and business opportunities to industry capable of providing both the hardware and software to make it happen.

Joining us to talk about it on this edition of "AFCEA Answers" is David DeVries, Deputy Chief Information Officer for Information Enterprise, Department of Defense.

Tags: AFCEA , AFCEA Answers , enterprise services , Max Cacas , Diana Gowen , David DeVries ,

Tuesday - 08/13/2013, 05:27pm EDT
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Interior wins protest of huge cloud contract

The Court of Federal Claims ruled against CenturyLink in its protest of the Interior's Cloud Foundation contract. This was CenturyLink's third unsuccessful protest of the multiple award contract.

Tags: technology , contracting , Interior , bid protest , cloud computing , GAO , Court of Federal Claims , Unisys , Jason Miller

Monday - 08/05/2013, 06:09pm EDT

Contractors confronted with new type of waiting game due to sequestration

A new Federal News Radio online survey shows downward trends in the contracting market this year, and vendors have rising concerns in the out years about what this new normal means. The survey found 57 percent of the respondents have been negatively impacted by sequestration by fewer contract opportunities, and more than 55 percent of the respondents said when it comes to making contract awards over the last six months, the government has been in a state of paralysis.

Tags: industry , contracting , Private Side of Sequestration , sequestration , budget , Govini , Geoff Celhar , Bob Lohfeld , Lohfeld Consulting , Chris Romani , Mary Beth Romani , Integrity Management Consulting , Harold Youra , Alliance Solutions , Paul Fernandes , STG , Diana Gowen , Jason Miller

Monday - 07/29/2013, 05:36am EDT
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Federal 4th quarter spending spree offers contractors hope for return to normalcy

Many federal vendors are wary about what 2014 and beyond will bring when it comes to acquisitions. Vendors say they have to get creative internally and externally to survive further budget cuts.

Tags: industry , contracting , The Private Side of Sequestration , budget , Trey Hodgkins , TechAmerica , sequestration , Govini , Geoff Celhar , Bob Lohfeld , Lohfeld Consulting , Chris Romani , Integrity Management Consulting , Harold Youra , Alliance Solutions , Paul Fernandes , STG , Diana Gowen , Jason Miller

Monday - 07/29/2013, 06:17am EDT
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SSA to upgrade data network under $233M deal

The Social Security Administration awarded CenturyLink a follow-on deal under the Networx telecommunications contract.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , SSA , Networx , telecommunications , Keith BieryGolick

Friday - 06/15/2012, 04:19pm EDT