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Scam targets GSA schedule holders using spoofed federal email addresses

The FBI, and the EPA and GSA IGs have been investigating spear phishing attacks using real federal employee email addresses and stolen credit card numbers to buy toner cartridges online. GSA said scammers so far have targeted employees of the EPA, Interior Department's Fish and Wildlife Service, the Commerce Department's Census Bureau, the Department of Health and Human Services' National Institutes of Health.

Tags: contracting , industry , FBI , EPA , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , Scott Orbach , EZGSA , Rick Vogel , Coast-to-Coast Computer Products , fraud , spear phishing , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 01:06pm EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The FBI and inspectors general from EPA and GSA are investigating an 18-month scam targeting vendors on the GSA schedule. The bad actors are spoofing federal employee emails to buy toner cartridges with stolen credit cards. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller was a guest on In Depth with Francis Rose. to provide details about the scam and information about how you should protect yourself. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

Tags: Jason Miller , In Depth , contracting , fraud , spear phishing , FBI

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 04:00pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department has just made a pretty significant change to the way it's going to buy products and services from GSA's schedules program. Instead of relying on GSA's determination that the government's already getting a good deal from the vendors in the program, the new rules appear to require DoD's own contracting officers to do the same thing. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu was a guest on In Depth with Francis Rose. to talk about that change.

Tags: DoD , In Depth , Jared Serbu , contracting ,

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 03:41pm EDT
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For GSA, virtual desktop opens the door to more cost savings

Sonny Hashmi, acting CIO at GSA, said his goal is to have at least half of all employees using VDI in 2014 and 75 percent by the end of 2015. VDI, along with application rationalization and other initiatives, is part of how GSA is looking to reduce IT spending further.
April 3, 2014

Tags: technology , VDI , Sonny Hashmi , AFCEA , cloud computing , mobile computing , BYOD , Dan Tangherlini , application rationalization , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 03:43pm EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The next version of cloud security standards is under development, even as agencies race to comply with current ones. The General Services Administration and the departments of Defense and Homeland Security are kicking off FedRAMP 2.0 by incorporating new NIST guidance. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp to explain how the agencies are keeping different standards aligned. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

Tags: Jason Miller , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , DHS , DoD , cybersecurity , cloud computing

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 10:26am EDT
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Version 2 of cloud cybersecurity standards coming soon

DoD CIO Teri Takai clarifies the Pentagon plans to use the FedRAMP baseline. DHS and GSA are working together to ensure the continuous diagnostics and monitoring program and FedRAMP are aligned. But questions remain around how other cyber initiatives fit into the cloud security program.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , cloud computing , FedRAMP , DHS , DoD , Teri Takai , Matt Goodrich , Intel Security , Scott Toulsey , Scott Renda , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 04:35am EDT
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What is a Presidential Innovation Fellow?

Over the past two years, 61 talented and diverse individuals from the private sector teamed up with federal agencies to develop solutions to some of the nation's toughest challenges. Watch the video to learn more about the Presidential Innovation Fellows program.

Tags: Presidential Innovation Fellows , Lena Trudeau , Adam Dole , Derek Frempong , Jacqueline Kazil , Shefali Kapadia , workforce

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 04:00am EDT

GSA declares end to cube farms, unveils new approach to office space

DHS, HHS, Interior and USDA all are on board to try out the Total Workplace initiative that focuses on open spaces, hotelling and mobile employees. GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini said a new approach to office space will save money and improve how agencies meet their missions.

Tags: management , workforce , DHS , Dan Tangherlini , Jeff Orner , HHS , Interior , USDA , total workplace , real property , telework , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/20/2013, 05:44am EDT
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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: DoD taking own path with cloud security, Treasury's Reger joins OMB

In this week's Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller explores how DoD is developing its cloud security standards and Treasury is filling a financial management void.

Tags: Teri Takai , FedRAMP , DoD , Keith Alexander , Edward Snowden , cloud , cybersecurity , Mike Rogers , Robert Work , Treasury , Mark Reger , Danny Werfel , Norman Dong , OMB , Anne Rung , Dennis VanderTuig , Dan Gordon , OFPP , Lesley Field , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Friday - 03/28/2014, 02:31pm EDT

A procurement potpourri

Carolyn Alston, executive vice president and general counsel for the Coalition for Government Procurement will talk about the top procurement issues in the federal market.
March 25, 2014

Tags: acquisition , contracting , procurement , multiple award contracting , strategic sourcing , contract duplication , innovation , Price Reduction Clause , bid protests , Carolyn Alston , Coalition for Government Procurement , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 09:04pm EDT
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