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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The hopes and expectations for Homeland Security's continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program haven't diminished as the cyber program has rolled out over the past year. Nothing has stymied the program. But two recent agency procurements indicate people are tired of waiting. Executive Editor Jason Miller writes about this, among other topics, in his bi-weekly feature "Inside the Reporter's Notebook." He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on CDM's progress.

Tags: Jason Miller , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , DHS , CDM ,

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 09:49am EDT

Marine Corps CIO Nally to retire

After 34 years in the Marine Corps, Brig. Gen. Kevin Nally is retiring.

Tags: people , Marine Corps , Kevin Nally , GSA , Dan Twomey , Category management , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/18/2015, 04:37am EDT

Navy: A glutton for RFP punishment

The Department of the Navy plans to release the first of two requests for information this summer for the follow-on to NGEN, which could be worth $3.5 billion over five years.

Tags: Acquisition , Navy , Marine Corps , Industry , AFCEA , NGEN , contracting , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/18/2015, 04:29am EDT

TSA, HHS speed up move to cyber dashboards

Is patience running short among agencies over the Homeland Security Department's continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program?

Tags: Technology , Acquisition , Industry , DHS , continuous diagnostics and mitigation program , HHS , TSA , Cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/18/2015, 04:16am EDT

Work officially sets up Pentagon reservation IT shared services

The Joint IT Single Service Provider-Pentagon is a much better name than the Pentagon Defense Information Service Agency Field Activity. But in the end, no matter what this new shared service office is called, Defense Deputy Secretary Bob Work signed off on the consolidation of redundant IT services options across the Pentagon Reservation and in the National Capital Region.

Tags: Technology , DoD , Pentagon , Shared services , Bob Work , Val Henderson , Joint IT Single Service Provider-Pentagon , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/11/2015, 05:16am EDT

Vendors call GSA's estimates for data reporting rule 'irrational'

Contractor associations are raising red flags over the General Services Administration's proposed rule for vendors to report 11 transactional data elements. And they are using data and expertise to make their case.

Tags: Acquisition , Industry , Coalition for Government Procurement , Professional Services Council , GSA , Transactional data , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/11/2015, 05:27am EDT

Cyber desktop standard gets wakeup call from CIO Council

The Chief Information Officer's Council held a sťance, pulled out its Ouji board and asked for the approval from Rip Van Winkle to raise the United States Government Configuration Baseline (USGCB), otherwise known as the Federal Desktop Core Configuration, from its long slumber.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , OMB , CIO Council , Industry , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:39am EDT

OMB starts DATA Act implementation in high gear

Executive editor Jason Miller says that for all of the Obama administration's reluctance and push-back against the Data Transparency Accountability Act as it was going through Congress, give them credit for meeting the first major statutory deadline of the law on May 7.

Tags: management , data transparency , DATA Act , OMB , Treasury , David Mader , David Lebryk , Hudson Hollister , Mark Warner , Data Transparency Coalition , Congress , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:29am EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

House Veterans Affairs lawmakers want more details on why the Veterans Affairs Department let 14 contractor employees telework from countries like China and India. The latest VA Inspector General report on the agency's cybersecurity once again calls into question VA's actions and reactions to the potential problems. In the latest edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the latest concerns from members of Congress on VA's cybersecurity.

Tags: Jason Miller , Veterans Affairs , In Depth

Monday - 04/20/2015, 04:24pm EDT

Military associations embrace some compensation and retirement recommendations

Five military associations are calling on the House Armed Services Committee members to take a closer look at several of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission's recommendations.

Tags: pay and benefits , DoD , House Armed Services Committee , Air Force Association , Jason Miller , National Guard

Monday - 04/20/2015, 04:25am EDT
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