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Online Chat: Ask the CIO with Commerce's Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper, the Commerce Department's CIO, joins Federal News Radio for a free online chat on Feb. 5 to discuss his IT priorities around operational excellence, enterprisewide services and infrastructure modernization.

Tags: Steve Cooper , information technology , technology , online chat , Symantec

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The FirstNet mission

What are the strategic priorities for FirstNet? How is FirstNet pursuing its outreach strategy with key stakeholders? What is FirstNet doing to use collaboration and partnership to meet mission? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with TJ Kennedy, Acting General Manager, First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), U.S. Department of Commerce.

Tags: IBM Center for the Business of Government , Business of Government Hour , Michael Keegan , TJ Kennedy , FirstNet

Monday - 01/19/2015, 01:48pm EST

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 , OMB , Attain , 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 McIntyre, U.S. Public Sector Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers

PricewaterhouseCoopers Public Sector Practice has won a Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award. It's the first services provider to win a Baldridge in 15 years. Since 1987, the Commerce Department has been authorized by Congress to make up to 18 awards each year across six categories. PwC's U.S. Public Sector practice leader, Scott McIntyre, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to provide with more on what it takes to make it through the selection process.

Tags: Scott McIntyre , PricewaterhouseCoopers , Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award , Tom Temin , Federal Drive ,

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 10:12am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The departments of Commerce and Labor have quietly reconfigured the position of their respective Chief Information Officers. In many respects, the agencies are headed in opposite directions. In his biweekly feature, Inside the Reporter's Notebook, executive editor Jason Miller tells us about the changes. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss.

Tags: Jason Miller , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Labor , CIOs , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Monday - 01/05/2015, 11:01am EST
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Commerce takes bigger oversight role in its bureaus' cybersecurity

Cybersecurity within the Commerce Department has traditionally been overseen and managed by its 14 individual bureaus. Those agencies will still operate their own IT systems, but a new Commercewide oversight center will aggregate all information about the department's vulnerabilities into a single dashboard to be used by senior management.

Tags: continuous monitoring , GSA , SEC , Roger Clark , Tom Bayer , Jim Piche , FedInsider , Jared Serbu , technology

Monday - 12/01/2014, 03:33am EST
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The beginning of a HSPD-12 rewrite?

Rumors have been circulating over the last few months about a possible reconsideration of the identity management technologies agencies are implementing under Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12).

Tags: technology , HSPD-12 , identity managment , GSA , NIST , OMB , Jim Sheire , Grant Schneider , Mike Maraya , Paul Grant , DoD , Deb Gallagher , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Monday - 11/03/2014, 04:45am EST

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 , Simon Szykman , Attain , Jason Miller

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

Improved online and mobile security the focus of federal grants

Three million dollars in federal grants will go to four national mobile communications companies to figure out a way to get rid of passwords. The grants come from the Commerce Department's National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace program, or NSTIC. The goal of NSTIC is to give consumers better security options with their mobile and online transactions. Commerce hopes that funding research to get rid of passwords will eventually minimize the risk of identity theft.

Tags: NSTIC , federal grant , cybersecurity , GDIT Enterprise Center

Friday - 09/19/2014, 05:23pm EDT
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