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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: The funny side of strategic sourcing; NSTIC turns 3

In this edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller shares news and buzz about the IT and acquisition communities. GSA and SBA continue their ongoing quarrel over the Office Supplies 3 contract, and April marks the three-year anniversary of NSTIC's release.

Tags: Inside the Reporters Notebook , IT , acquisition , strategic sourcing , GSA , SBA , NSTIC , cybersecurity , cloud computing , FedRAMP , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/28/2014, 04:00am EDT

SEC to look into cyber health of investment advisers

The Securities and Exchange Commission is asking 50 registered investment advisers and broker-dealers for more information about how they protect their systems from cyber attacks.

Tags: SEC , OCIE , cybersecurity , cyber security , National Institue of Standards and Technology , cybersecurity exams

Monday - 04/28/2014, 11:51am EDT

Mark Forman, Vice President for IT Services and Cloud Initiatives, TASC

Verizon's annual data breach report says federal employees cause nearly 60 percent of reported cyber attacks in government. And 34 percent of those breaches come from small mistakes, like emailing documents to the wrong person. Mark Forman, former administrator of the Office of e-Government and IT or the first federal CIO, is vice president for IT services and cloud initiatives at TASC. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose you and your co-workers could be the reason for a cyber breach at your agency.

Tags: Mark Forman , TASC , cybersecurity , information technology , technology , In Depth

Thursday - 04/24/2014, 05:26pm EDT
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Closing the gender gap in government

FEW Washington representative Janet Kopenhaver, will discuss pay inequity and other issues facing women in the federal government, and Andy Medici and Nicole Blake Johnson from the Federal Times will talk about the federal employee morale survey and the Heartbleed hacking.
April 23, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Janet Kopenhaver , Federally Employed Women , Andy Medici , women salaries , pay inequity , GS-15 , employee morale , cybersecurity , Heartbleed , Nicole Blake Johnson , Mike Causey , Your Turn , workforce

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 05:18pm EDT

What's the latest on the federal pay issue?

Federal Managers Association President Pat Neihaus, and Andy Medici and Nicole Blake Johnson from the Federal Times will give us an update on a number of different pay issues affecting feds.
April 16, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , federal pay debate , federal salaries , GS-15 , Combined Federal Campaign , Pat Niehaus , Federal Managers Association , Andy Medici , Nicole Blake Johnson , Federal Times , Heartbleed , cybersecurity , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 05:13pm EDT

Alan Paller, Director of Research, SANS Institute

Federal cybersecurity officials are in knots over the Heartbleed threat. The vulnerability potentially affects a common data encryption system used on internet servers. Homeland Security says federal web servers are OK. Qualys has a free online SSL Server Test that can analyze a web server. Alan Paller, director of research at the cybersecurity education firm SANS Institute, explained the threat to Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Alan Paller , SANS Institute , cybersecurity

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 10:56am EDT
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NASA fixing security holes in oversight of foreign nationals

Changes come in the wake of a NASA-commissioned report on the issue of foreign nationals' access to sensitive information. The study, which has not been released to the public, found the agency had failed to establish a central management structure for those workers' access to data and didn't impose consequences when its policies were violated.

Tags: NASA , Congress , cybersecurity , oversight , Frank Wolf , Richard Thornburgh , Bo Jiang , Jared Serbu

Monday - 04/14/2014, 03:56am EDT
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Joe Thompson, National Academy of Public Administration

A House panel recently held back-to-back hearings: one with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the agency's budget request, and the other with the authors of a report on security at NASA centers. NASA is under pressure to show Congress it's tightening security following a high-profile case of a Chinese spy and other cybersecurity breaches that have flown under the radar. NASA requested a review of its security procedures after spotting some red flags. Joe Thompson, project director of the National Academy of Public Administration, organized the review. He told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the study. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

Tags: Joe Thompson , National Academy of Public Administration , NASA , cybersecurity , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Monday - 04/14/2014, 09:40am EDT
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Deltek suffers cyber attack putting 80,000 employees of vendors at risk

The market research firm says 25,000 customers potentially had their credit card information exposed during the breach. Deltek says there is no evidence that usernames and passwords were misused.

Tags: technology , industry , cybersecurity , Deltek , Patrick Smith , Mike Corkery , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 05:42am EDT
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