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Jamie Johnson, Homeland Security Department

The Homeland Security Department's Science and Technology National Labs play a big role in defending the United States against threats anywhere and at anytime. The labs conduct research and tests to evaluate new technologies. Jamie Johnson, director of the Office of National Labs at DHS, told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the latest findings from the labs.

Tags: Jamie Johnson , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Monday - 04/21/2014, 10:05am EDT
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Richard Spires, CEO of Resilient Network Systems

The intelligence community is ready to start deploying shared IT systems. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports all 17 IC agencies will use the Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise or ICITE. It's just one of the big IT programs government agencies are working on. Richard Spires, CEO of Resilient Network Systems and former CIO of the Homeland Security Department, is writing about five elements for managing a successful IT program.

Tags: Richard Spires , IT , technology , In Depth

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 06:18pm EDT
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GSA to swap Fed Triangle properties for developers' services

GSA issued a RFQ that asks developers to restart the renovation of its stalled headquarters program and further DHS headquarters construction. The contractors wouldn't receive payment, but instead two buildings in Southwest Washington, D.C.

Tags: real property , Federal Triangle South , St. Elizabeths campus , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , Ellen Kortesoja , RFQ

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 10:06am EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The next version of cloud security standards is under development, even as agencies race to comply with current ones. The General Services Administration and the departments of Defense and Homeland Security are kicking off FedRAMP 2.0 by incorporating new NIST guidance. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp to explain how the agencies are keeping different standards aligned. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

Tags: Jason Miller , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , GSA , DoD , cybersecurity , cloud computing

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 10:26am EDT
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Version 2 of cloud cybersecurity standards coming soon

DoD CIO Teri Takai clarifies the Pentagon plans to use the FedRAMP baseline. DHS and GSA are working together to ensure the continuous diagnostics and monitoring program and FedRAMP are aligned. But questions remain around how other cyber initiatives fit into the cloud security program.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , cloud computing , FedRAMP , DoD , Teri Takai , GSA , Matt Goodrich , Intel Security , Scott Toulsey , Scott Renda , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 04:35am EDT
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GSA declares end to cube farms, unveils new approach to office space

DHS, HHS, Interior and USDA all are on board to try out the Total Workplace initiative that focuses on open spaces, hotelling and mobile employees. GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini said a new approach to office space will save money and improve how agencies meet their missions.

Tags: management , workforce , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , Jeff Orner , HHS , Interior , USDA , total workplace , real property , telework , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/20/2013, 05:44am EDT
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NIST, DHS push for more engagement around cyber framework

Federal officials say they need help from Congress to ensure companies are protected under the law for sharing cyber information with the government. Officials also say building up the cyber workforce is a top concern.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , cyber framework , workforce , NIST , industry , information sharing , Phyllis Schneck , John McCain , Ron Johnson , Lauren Larson

Thursday - 03/27/2014, 04:18am EDT
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Cyber dashboard award initiates a deeper continuous monitoring push

GSA awarded a $47.3 million contract to Metrica Team Venture to provide software and services under the continuous diagnostics and mitigation program. DHS expects the dashboard to offer a more insightful view of the cyber health of agency networks starting this fall.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , GSA , Jeff Eisensmith , Energy Department , Bob Brese , Jim Piche , continuous monitoring , Metrica Team Venture , industry , contracting , FedInsider , ImmixGroup , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 04:48am EDT
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Ron Marks, Senior Fellow, Homeland Security Policy Institute, GWU

The White House might be Balkanizing the Internet.

Tags: Ron Marks , George Washington University , Homeland Security Policy Institute , In Depth ,

Wednesday - 03/19/2014, 04:52pm EDT
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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: USPS cloud credential exchange almost ready, flood of GSA contract protests

In this week's edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook: USPS' cloud exchange is almost ready to fly; GSA faces a flood of contract protests; and technology chairs shuffle at DHS and GSA.

Tags: USPS , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Doughlas Glair , FICAM , GSA , contracting , GAO , OASIS , Diana Gowen , Mary Davie , OMB , technology , Andy Ozment , Suzanne Spaulding , Phyllis Schneck , Mike Locatis , Bobbie Stempfley , Gregory Touhill , Katie Lewin , Kelly Olson , Sheila Campbell

Friday - 03/14/2014, 03:02pm EDT
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