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Disaster Resilience for America - March 3, 2015

On the first edition "Disaster Relief for America", hosts Tim Karney and Tom Moran interview Bob Kolasky, the Director of Strategy and Policy for the DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection, and Harriet Tregoning, the Director HUD's Office of Economic Resilience, about their office's current initiatives.

Tags: Disaster Resilience for America , All Hazards Emergency Network , Tim Karney , Tom Moran , General Dynamics Information Technology , Harriet Tregoning , Bob Kolasky

Monday - 03/02/2015, 09:38am EST

FedRAMP's promising future

The future of FedRAMP looks bright as it enters the next phase of development. Agencies can expect a new two-year roadmap to help them stay FedRAMP compliant.

Tags: FedRAMP , GSA , Anil Karmel , GDIT Enterprise Center

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 03:39pm EST

The VA fails another cybersecurity audit

The Veterans Affairs Department failed its 16th cybersecurity audit in a row, so it still can't properly protect the private health data of veterans. The VA Inspector General sees about 6,000 cyber weaknesses in the agency's IT networks, and says it falls short of complying with the Federal Information Security Management Act.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , GAO , FISMA , cybersecurity , GDIT Enterprise Center

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 11:56am EST

NIST draft document solicits cloud users' input

The National Institute of Standards and Technology needs your help with its guide to user experiences on cloud systems. NIST has a draft document out to explain what users expect from a cloud-based network, which should be a foundation piece for your agency's cloud computing plans. The framework NIST is suggesting has 5 main attributes to a cloud's user experience and 21 examples of what those involve. They're meant to serve as a guide to explain what most people expect when they try to use a cloud system. It's going to be part of the next volume of the agency's Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap, the third installment of that particular series. NIST expects that roadmap to come out in the next six months.

Tags: NIST , Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap , GDIT Enterprise Center

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 12:05pm EST

Open enrollment now available for

The open enrollment period for is now open. It runs until February 15th, 2015. The Health and Human Services Department is doing things a little bit differently this time around to try to mitigate the problems from last year.

Tags: , HHS , HHS OIG , GAO , GDIT Enterprise Center

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 09:56am EST

DISA seeking efficient cloud computing hardware

Cloud computing hardware should be more efficient, at least when it comes to plugging it into a network. . That's according to the Defense Information Systems Agency. DISA just wrapped up a request for information on easier ways to plug the hardware into different places.

Tags: DISA , Cloud computing , On-Premise Container Model , Data Center Leasing Model , GDIT Enterprise Center

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 04:44pm EST

Cybersecurity a priority in the HHS OIG 2015 work plan

Cybersecurity will be top of mind in 2015 for the Inspector General of the Health and Human Services Department. In its work plan for next year, HHS OIG says it will heavily focus on federal oversight policy for medical devices and electronic health records.

Tags: HHS OIG , work plan , FDA , Medicare , GDIT Enterprise Center

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 03:42pm EST

NASA Ames exploring a shift to the cloud

NASA Ames Chief Information Officer Jerry Davis says he's working with agency headquarters to set up a cloud service office that will help the agency start a transition to a commercial government-only cloud system.

Tags: NASA Ames Research Center , Jerry Davis , cloud , GDIT Enterprise Center

Monday - 11/03/2014, 03:51pm EST

Subpoena issued for former HHS CTO

House Republicans issue a subpoena for Todd Park, former CTO of HHS, to testify about his role in launching Park has already refused to testify before the House Science Committee five times, according to committee chairman Lamar Smith. The White House says it has the subpoena and will not stop Park from testifying.

Tags: Health IT , Todd Park , , Lamar Smith , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , GDIT Enterprise Center

Monday - 11/03/2014, 03:08pm EST

The roadmap to more cloud computing

Federal agencies are accelerating towards a future of more cloud computing and a roadmap is available to help them stay on a path of security. The final version of the US Government Cloud Technology Roadmap is out. The National Institute of Standards and Technology has two volumes for agencies to reference. The first one helps agencies decides which cloud options they might want to use and how to safely adopt the technology. The second volume offers conceptual models for federal cloud business options and technical situations.

Tags: US Government Cloud Technology Roadmap , NIST , GDIT Enterprise Center

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 03:58pm EDT
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