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Dave McClure, Chief Strategist, Veris Group

Federal agency inspectors general are submitting annual reports to meet the requirements of the Federal Information Security Management Act. But your agency's networks may not actually be more secure because of that compliance, and those reports. Dave McClure is chief strategist of the Veris Group and former associate administrator of the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies at the General Services Administration. He also performed IT oversight at the Government Accountability Office. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained whether FISMA compliance for cybersecurity is counter intuitive.

Tags: Dave McClure , Veris Group LLC , In Depth

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 04:33pm EST
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Roger Waldron, president, Coalition for Government Procurement

The General Services Administration isn't taking advantage of two key opportunities that could make a big difference on the quality of its Schedules program. That's according to Roger Waldron -- he's president of the Coalition for Government Procurement. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the two opportunities GSA's missing out on.

Tags: Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , In Depth

Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 05:00pm EST
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Commerce takes bigger oversight role in its bureaus' cybersecurity

Cybersecurity within the Commerce Department has traditionally been overseen and managed by its 14 individual bureaus. Those agencies will still operate their own IT systems, but a new Commercewide oversight center will aggregate all information about the department's vulnerabilities into a single dashboard to be used by senior management.

Tags: continuous monitoring , SEC , Roger Clark , Tom Bayer , Jim Piche , FedInsider , Jared Serbu , Commerce , technology

Monday - 12/01/2014, 03:33am EST
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FedRAMP developing a FISMA high baseline in 2015

The Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program will send a draft baseline standard for FISMA high systems around the government for comment in the next month. Matt Goodrich, the acting director of the FedRAMP program, said the high-impact baseline would apply only to non-classified technology systems as characterized under the Federal Information Security Management Act.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , FedRAMP , Matt Goodrich , DoD , DHS , Trusted Internet Connections initiative , Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program , Joint Authorization Board , cloud computing , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/28/2014, 07:33am EST
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White House crowdsources open-government playbook

In writing a new tipsheet for agencies about engaging the public, the White House is practicing what it's preaching.

Tags: open government , Justin Herman , Corinna Zarek , crowdsourcing , Daniel Schuman , Sean Vitka , CREW , Sunlight Foundation , transparency , Emily Kopp , technology

Wednesday - 11/26/2014, 01:07pm EST

Miguel Garrido, Quantitative Analyst, Bloomberg Government

Agencies spend more and more each year on professional services. Now the General Services Administration is hatching a plan to round up all of the professional services contractors and herd them into one big multiple award schedule. It'll be called the Professional Services Schedule. Miguel Garrido, a quantitative analyst with Bloomberg Government, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain the impetus for the move, how it will work, and who the new schedule will benefit.

Tags: agencies , professional services , Professional Services Schedule , Miguel Garrido , Bloomberg Government , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 11/26/2014, 09:32am EST
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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 , 18F , Jason Miller , Exclusive

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 06:06pm EST
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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 , Anil Karmel , GDIT , GDIT Enterprise Center

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

Larry Allen, President, Allen Federal Business Partners

The General Services Administration is tightening up its Integrated Technology Service, the organization that manages all of the agency's IT contracts. The news comes on the heels of GSA's plans to consolidate some of its largest professional services contracts, too. Larry Allen is president of Allen Federal Business Partners and author of the Week Ahead newsletter. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said all of this consolidation feels like déjà vu all over again.

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Thursday - 11/20/2014, 03:03pm EST
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Public Buildings commissioner wants to help agencies consolidate, modernize workspace

Commissioner Norman Dong sees the Public Buildings Services' role as helping other agencies cut administrative costs and creating more collaborative places to work.

Tags: Norman Dong , Public Buildings Service , FEMA , FBI , management , federal buildings , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 11/19/2014, 05:19pm EST
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