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Karl Kurz, Defense Collaboration Services, DISA

A new secure online collaboration tool is up and running at the Defense Department. The open source solution enables access card users to chat, message and conference securely with others around the world. Karl Kurz is the program manager for Defense Collaboration Services at the Defense Information Systems Agency. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain more about the new tool and what came before it.

Tags: Karl Kurz , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , collaboration , information sharing

Monday - 03/09/2015, 09:15am EDT
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CIO Council to approve one standard for mobile app vetting

The Defense Department's National Information Assurance Partnership's (NIAP) protection profile will be the governmentwide standard for agencies to use when ensuring the security of mobile apps. The Mobile Technology Tiger Team recommended the NIAP approach because of the collaboration and coordination across government and with industry.

Tags: technology , mobile computing , Derived credentials , cybersecurity , Rob Palmer , DHS , Jeanne Peterson , National Information Assurance Partnership , NIST , Tom Karygiannis , Greg Youst , DoD , Mike McCarty , HSPD-12 , MobileGov , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/19/2015, 04:02am EST

In Pentagon's belated march to the cloud, DoD CIO looks to spark 'national dialogue' on cloud security

Pentagon CIO sees renewed vigor in DoD's cloud migration path as an opportunity to raise the bar for the nation's overall cybersecurity, telling vendors he wants a much closer partnership with commercial cloud providers.

Tags: DoD , technology , cybersecurity , industry , cloud computing , Terry Halvorsen , Alan Lynn , Jared Serbu

Friday - 01/30/2015, 12:17pm EST
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Next step for DoD cybersecurity: Ditch passwords once and for all

The Pentagon led the way for the rest of the government by implementing two-factor authentication across many of its systems. But plenty of important IT infrastructure still relies on a "reckless" system that depends on passwords alone for authentication.

Tags: Mark Orndorff , On DoD , Jared Serbu , DoD , cybersecurity , Cyber Command , online chat , cloud computing , mobile security

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 09:44am EST

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Earlier this month, the Defense Information Systems Agency announced a major reorganization. It says the changes would help drive cybersecurity into everything the agency does. But DISA will never have unlimited resources, so it's now moving toward a "risk management" approach to cybersecurity: Accepting risk in some areas so that it can make sure that what really matters is highly secure. The risk management executive is a new position within the agency's organizational chart. DISA Risk Management Executive Mark Orndorff talked about the new cyber philosophy with Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu.

Tags: Jared Serbu , In Depth ,

Tuesday - 01/27/2015, 04:38pm EST
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Online Chat: Mark Orndorff, risk management executive & CIO, DISA

Mark Orndorff, risk management executive & chief information officer for the Defense Information Systems Agency, joins Federal News Radio for a free online chat to discuss his agency's new risk management organization and DoD's evolving approach to cybersecurity.

Tags: Lockheed Martin , Mark Orndorff , Reorganization , cybersecurity , Risk management , online chat , Jared Serbu , On DoD , DoD

Tuesday - 01/27/2015, 11:00am EST

DoD loses key IT exec; two formers are lured back to government

Long-time and well-respected cybersecurity executive Mark Orndorff is calling it a government career on Jan. 31.

Tags: people , Mark Orndorff , GSA , Kelly Olson , State Department , Bev Godwin , David Bray , FCC , Phaedra Chrousos

Monday - 01/19/2015, 02:46pm EST

Agencies not seeing dollar signs in the cloud

Transportation and DISA CTOs say cloud computing may not deliver the savings many expected. Instead, the value of moving to the cloud is the ability to modernize apps, scaling up and down on demand and taking advantage of the agility and speed to get services to market.

Tags: technology , cloud computing , Maria Roat , DoT , Dave Mihelcic , FedSummits , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/16/2015, 04:25am EST
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DoD rewrites cloud security rules in move toward risk acceptance

New security guide places more trust in governmentwide FedRAMP program to secure unclassified data in commercial clouds, but retains tougher restrictions for more sensitive information.

Tags: DoD , technology , cloud computing , cybersecurity , FedRAMP , Mark Orndorff , Dave Mihelcic , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 11:07am EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Information Systems Agency is no longer the Defense Department's exclusive buyer of cloud computing services, but it is still in charge of security standards. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports DISA's new cloud security revamp is all about the idea of informed risk.

Tags: Jared Serbu , In Depth , DoD ,

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 04:15pm EST
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