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VA to spend $60 million more on cyber after auditors' continued concerns

Steph Warren, VA's CIO, said he moved money out of projects and into cybersecurity to ensure the agency gets rid of as many material weaknesses as they can. The decision to move money comes as Congress turns back up the heat on VA to correct long-standing and systemic cyber shortcomings.

Tags: technology , oversight , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Veterans Affairs , Steph Warren , GAO , Greg Wilshusen , Sondra McCauley , cybersecurity , VA Cyber Efforts in the Hot Seat , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 12:56pm EST

The benefits of online learning

Georgetown University professor Dr. Pablo Molina joins host John Gilroy to discuss distance learning and the strengths and weaknesses of learning technology.
November 18, 2014

Tags: technology , online learning , online education , online certification , online training , Pablo Molina , Georgetown University , cloud computing , cybersecurity , Coursera , Udacity , EDX , Kahn Academy , Blackboard , Moodle , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 09:00pm EST
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Mark Forman, Vice President for IT Services and Cloud, TASC

The Veterans Affairs Department fails its 16th cybersecurity audit in a row. The State Department shuts down its unclassified email system, and the National Weather Service and the Postal Service report cyber attacks. It's all happening as agencies are deploying their continuous diagnostics and mitigation plans while they maintain their FISMA compliance environments. Mark Forman is vice president for IT services and cloud initiatives at TASC, and former administrator of the Office of e-Government and IT. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained what the latest chain of events may mean for the future of cybersecurity policies.

Tags: Mark Forman , TASC , cybersecurity , In Depth

Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 04:22pm EST
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Rear Adm. Kevin Lunday, Director for Exercises and Training, Cyber Command

U.S. Cyber Command is reviewing the results of its biggest exercise of the year. CYBERFLAG is designed to test out the military forces' ability to keep fighting when an adversary is attacking their networks, and to link up cyber forces with the more traditional air, sea, land and space domains. Rear Adm. Kevin Lunday is Cyber Command's director for exercises and training. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he talked about the exercise -- and the three types of teams involved in it -- with Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu.

Tags: Kevin Lunday , Navy , U.S. Cyber Command , cybersecurity , In Depth

Monday - 11/17/2014, 04:44pm EST
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VA fails cybersecurity audit for 16th straight year

The Veterans Affairs Department will not receive the final results for its 2014 FISMA audit until next spring, but auditors already have informed IT officials that they've identified material weaknesses for the 16th year in a row. Department IT officials say progress on closing IG recommendations and securing their systems and data is real.

Tags: Veteran Affairs , cybersecurity , FISMA , continuous readiness in information security program , Stephen Warren , technology , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Jared Serbu

Monday - 11/17/2014, 03:46am EST
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Army's move to enterprise email kicked culture transformation into gear

Mike Krieger, the former Army deputy CIO/G6, retired after 35 years in government. He says the move to email-as-a-service in the cloud provided the Army the roadmap to change how it looks at shared services.

Tags: technology , Mike Krieger , Army , cloud computing , enterprise email , DISA , Joint Regional Security Stacks , cybersecurity , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 04:41am EST
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Cybersecurity troubles looming

The military is redoubling its efforts to look at cybersecurity.

Tags: cybersecurity , DoD , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 09:29am EST

Deon Viergutz, President, Fort Meade Alliance

It's no surprise that guarding against cyber threats is a priority for agencies. Data breaches at Homeland Security and a computer threat at the White House are just a few of many recent cyber attacks to hit the federal government. Agency officials say security policies are important but so is employee training. The Fort Meade Alliance surveyed government IT professionals and found more than 60 percent agreed cyber training should be a top priority. Deon Viergutz, president of the Fort Meade Alliance, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the survey.

Tags: Deon Viergutz , DHS , cybersecurity , Fort Meade Alliance , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , management , data breaches , training , workforce

Friday - 11/07/2014, 07:50am EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Navy and Marine Corps peg 2017 as the date they'll integrate their public internet connections into a shared cybersecurity architecture. But the services say they still have some unanswered questions about who pays for what. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss this and more in this week's edition of Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Inside the DoD Reporters Notebook , DoD , cybersecurity , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 08:09am EST
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