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DHS S&T offers outlet to commercialize cyber research

The Science and Technology Directorate is giving more than 50 companies a chance to show off their DHS-funded cyber innovations. The cyber showcase is the first of its kinds from S&T.

Tags: technology , DHS , Doug Maughan , research and development , cybersecurity , FDA , medical devices , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 12/10/2014, 04:07am EST
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OFPP's Rung rolls out 3-pronged acquisition improvement plan

Office of Federal Procurement Policy administrator Anne Rung has released a memo detailing a road map to create a new model for federal contracting. The administration will expand the concept of category management across the government, while also developing a cadre of IT acquisition experts and revamping the government's relationship with its vendors.

Tags: acquisition , OFPP , Anne Rung , industry , category management , GSA , DoD , acquisition workforce , digital services , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 12/04/2014, 06:00am EST
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White House to hold federal managers accountable for employee engagement

Senior managers soon may have more to fret about when it's time to discuss their performance with the boss: Are they engaging employees and creating inclusive work environments?

Tags: SES , employee engagement , OMB , OPM , Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey , Bill Dougan , SEA , Beth Cobert , John Palguta , National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations , Emily Kopp , exclusive

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 02:03pm EST

OMB to seed digital services teams across government

The U.S. Digital Service team is working with VA and other agencies to hire and train employees to apply the agile development approach to projects. Mikey Dickerson, USDS director, said the goal is two-fold: to create lasting agile development capacity in agencies and to ensure agencies think about citizens' needs first and foremost.

Tags: technology , workforce , OMB , Lisa Schlosser , Mikey Dickerson , digital services , agile development , training , hiring , Veterans Affairs Department , CIO Council , GSA , 18F , Jason Miller , exclusive

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 06:06pm EST
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Agencies delivering IT capabilities 20 days faster by using agile, OMB says

The Office of Management and Budget says PortfolioStat data is proving the positive impact agile development is having on IT projects. The U.S. Digital Service is providing both help and training to expand the understanding and use of agile development.

Tags: technology , OMB , Lisa Schlosser , Mikey Dickerson , Haley Van Dyck , agile development , U.S. Digital Service , PortfolioStat , Smarter IT Delivery Agenda , acquisition , Marina Martin , VA , Jason Miller , exclusive

Friday - 11/21/2014, 04:23am EST
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Goode out, Toler promoted as DHS cyber roles churn

Brendan Goode, the director of the Network Security Deployment division in the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C), is leaving for the private sector. Danny Toler, deputy director of Federal Network Resilience division, will replace him.

Tags: people , DHS , cybersecurity , Brendan Goode , Danny Toler , Andy Ozment , Jason Miller , exclusive

Friday - 11/07/2014, 12:14pm EST

DHS' SWAMP helps clean software of cyber flaws

The Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP) is a new initiative from DHS Science and Technology Directorate's cybersecurity division to test apps for security vulnerabilities before they are installed on agency networks. S&T also sponsored the HOST program to promote the use and security of open source tools.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DHS , open source , mobile computing , research and development , SWAMP , HOST , software assurance , Jason Miller , exclusive , Doug Maughan

Friday - 10/31/2014, 03:09pm EDT
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Hacks, CDM continue to push cyber to forefront of CIOs' priorities

A new Federal News Radio survey of federal chief information officers and deputy CIOs found cyber above all else is the top priority. Charlie Armstrong, the CIO for Customs and Border Protection, said his focus is to protect the data first and foremost and his systems a very close second.

Tags: technology , Charlie Armstrong , CBP , cloud computing , cybersecurity , mobile computing , big data , CIO survey , CXO Surveys , Jason Miller , exclusive , Ask the CIO

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 03:39pm EDT
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Acting management head Cummiskey to leave DHS

Chris Cummiskey, the acting undersecretary for management at the Homeland Security Department, announced he's leaving government after 24 years on Oct. 31.

Tags: people , DHS , Chris Cummiskey , Russell Deyo , management , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 02:00pm EDT

Communication, transparency key to successful procurements

Like virtually everything in the federal government, the relationship federal agencies and industry organizations is complex. Contracts, buying and selling are just a small piece of the pie. Communication and collaboration are key factors that must exist in the pipeline between the public and private sectors. As part of our special report, the Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform, Federal News Radio hosted a panel with acquisition experts.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Jeff Koses , GSA , Jim Blades , Millennium Challenge Corporation , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , Shefali Kapadia , exclusive

Friday - 10/17/2014, 09:49am EDT
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