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Census begins stretch run vowing not to make same mistakes

GAO warns the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee that the bureau needs to simplify its IT plans for the 2020 count. Census to finalize operational plan by September detailing technology and processes for the decennial population calculation.

Tags: Technology , Oversight , Congress , Census Bureau , Commerce Department , John Thompson , GAO , Carol Cha , Robert Goldenkoff , James Lankford , Decennial Census , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , mobile computing , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/22/2015, 04:32am EDT
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Brig. Gen. Sarah Zabel, Cyberspace Strategy & Policy, U.S. Air Force

Chief information officers are engaging more than ever in agency mission delivery. Part of the problem, at least in the military, is historic and structural, according to Brig. Gen. Sarah Zabel. She's director of cyberspace strategy and policy in the Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Air Force. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained the history behind the separation between mission and IT, and how to bring them together to help fight wars.

Tags: In Depth , Brig. Gen. Sarah Zabel , U.S. Air Force , cybersecurity

Wednesday - 04/22/2015, 04:30pm EDT
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With online learning for feds, OPM sees narrowed skills gap

Following up on the success of its first continuing education program, the Office of Personnel Management on Monday announced its partnership with Champlain College, a 137-year-old private college based in Burlington, Vermont. Federal workers and their spouses will be able to enroll in degree or certificate programs before the start of the summer 2015 semester. The admission deadline is June 5.

Tags: OPM , Champlain College , cybersecurity , Workforce , Katherine Archuleta , Jory Heckman

Tuesday - 04/21/2015, 11:26am EDT

Cyber award to Booz Allen begins CDM's value-chain evolution

DHS and OMB says the continuous diagnostics and mitigation program will begin to show 'intrinsic value' to the government as more and more agencies benefit from the cyber tools and services. GSA's $39 million award to Booz Allen is the second of six awards for tools and services under the program.

Tags: Technology , cybersecurity , Contracting , DHS , GSA , OMB , Grant Schneider , Mark Kneidinger , continuous diagnostics and mitigation program , Booz Allen Hamilton , Symantec Government Symposium , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/16/2015, 04:22am EDT
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House lawmakers alarmed by VA's overseas network access

On the heels of another Veterans Affairs Department inspector general report showing departmental cybersecurity practices falling short, House Veterans Affairs Committee lawmakers are pressing for more answers about just how secure the data of millions of veterans are in the agency's network.

Tags: Technology , cybersecurity , VA , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Oversight , Stephen Warren , VA cyber on the hot seat , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/20/2015, 04:04am EDT

Naval Academy takes trophy at CDX 2015

Midshipmen defeat service academy rivals for top cyber prize.

Tags: Navy , Navy Academy , Cyber Defense Exercise , NSA , cybersecurity , Technology , Lauren Larson , DoD

Friday - 04/17/2015, 02:39pm EDT

Nate Lesser, Deputy Director, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, NIST

The National Institute of Standards and Technology wants the government and private industry to be on the same page when it comes to cybersecurity. The agency that issues hundreds of pages of cyber guidance for federal agencies also invited businesses from banks to restaurants to share best practices for public-facing web applications. Nate Lesser is the deputy director of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at NIST, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain with what they discussed, and where things go from here.

Tags: Nate Lesser , NIST , cybersecurity , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Friday - 04/17/2015, 09:13am EDT
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DIA doubles training budget for IT workers in face of growing challenges

Janice Glover-Jones, the Defense Intelligence Agency's chief information officer, said she brought in a training expert from the CIA to help create courses to meet the agency's need for soft and technical skills.

Tags: Technology , DIA , Janice Glover-Jones , Workforce , cybersecurity , training , Defense , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Friday - 04/17/2015, 09:10am EDT
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DHS defends FY 2016 cyber budget before Senate subcommittee

The total request for cyber programs at DHS adds up to $1.4 billion. That's just part of the total White House budget request for cyber, which is up 11 percent for FY 2016, or $13.9 billion.

Tags: cybersecurity , DHS , Andy Ozment , Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee , Luke McCormack , Senate , Sean McCalley , budget , Einstein 3

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 06:05pm EDT
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