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FERC's Sardar adds citizens' needs to his tech repertoire

Sanjay Sardar's job as deputy chief information officer at FERC has many of the same responsibilities as other technology managers across government. But he also adds another leg to his job's stool.
February 10, 2011

Tags: Sanjay Sardar , technology , cloud computing , mobile computing , Jason Miller , Ask the CIO

Thursday - 02/10/2011, 01:24pm EST
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Lawmakers give DHS role in protecting electric grid

FERC also would receive increased oversight authorities to mandate utility companies fix cyber vulnerabilities in their infrastructure.

Tags: technology , mngt , Rep. Bennie Thompson , Rep. Peter Kind , Sen. Joseph Lieberman , Rep. John Barrow , Rep. Ed Markey , Rep. Henry Waxman , DHS , cybersecurity , electric grid

Friday - 05/01/2009, 07:07am EDT
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Smart grid changing FERC's work

We caught up with Commissioner Philip Moeller at a recent conference. He described how the smart grid initiative is affecting FERC and the kind of expertise it needs.

Tags: mngt , tech , Federal Energy Regulatory Commission , Philip Moeller , Smart Grid

Wednesday - 11/25/2009, 10:37am EST
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This week in the cloud

NIST cloud guidelines address security, privacy concerns We told you last week about the two draft cloud documents NIST published. This week, Federal News Radio spoke with NIST computer scientists Lee Badger and Tim Grance about those docs. Federal News Radio host Chris Dorobek also discussed how agencies can take advantage of the costs and [...]

Tags: cloud computing , NIST , Sanjay Sardar

Sunday - 02/13/2011, 05:38pm EST

Snowmageddon without the snow

DC power outage leaves teleworkers flying the COOP.

Tags: technology , Telework Center , telework , Polycom , Suzanne Kubota , management , ATFE , GSA , COOP

Monday - 06/06/2011, 04:00am EDT

Outages continue, closing some federal offices

PEPCO's underground power network has failed again. Power was restored briefly last night. Then failed. Affected agencies will each make their own call on whether to open to this morning.

Tags: management , power outage , telework , EEOC , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 06/02/2011, 08:22am EDT
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ATF, FERC, GSA offices closed due to power outage

About 3,400 customers in the Washington region are without power amid a heat wave. Among them, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and ATF, prompting them to close for the day. Employees are encouraged to telework as possible.

Tags: management , ATF , Pepco , power outage , telework , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/01/2011, 11:38am EDT
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Lawmakers mull new cyber powers for FERC

The House is preparing to once again take up legislation that would grant the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission new authority to order private electrical grid operators to take emergency action in the event of a cyber attack or a new vulnerability. The power would extend to bulk electric systems and parts of the grid that supply electricity to Defense infrastructure that is critical to national security.

Tags: Congress , technology , cybersecurity , DoD , critical infrastructure , National Electric Reliability Corporation , White House , Energy and Commerce Committee , Paul Stockton , Joseph McClelland , Franklin Kramer , Stuxnet , Barry Lawson , National Rural Electric Cooperative Association , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 06/01/2011, 07:07am EDT
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Cyber jurisdiction of grid in dispute

There are some concerns about which agency has cybersecurity oversight of state-jurisdictional electric lines. NERC's Gerry Cauley explains what they are, and what he thinks should be done.

Tags: Federal Drive , cybersecurity , NERC , Gerry Cauley

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 10:08am EDT
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