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Office space consolidation inspires HHS IT upgrades

Frank Baitman, the Department of Health and Human Services chief information officer, said moving to an open office floor plan drives the agency to be more mobile and take more advantage of cloud services.

Tags: technology , Frank Baitman , HHS , Cloud computing , Mobile computing , Office space consolidation , workforce , Training , Ask the CIO ,

Thursday - 05/28/2015, 04:24am EDT

Treasury primes e-invoicing platform ahead of OMB policy

A new memo from the Office of Management and Budget is expected to require agencies to use an established electronic invoice processing platform by a certain date. About 80 agencies already use the IPP to process about 500,000 invoices a year.

Tags: Financial management , Treasury , OMB , JFMIP , John Hill , James Beall , Interior Business Center , Peter Moore , Invoice Processing Platform , Shared services , exclusive

Thursday - 05/28/2015, 04:37am EDT
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VA plans for 'doomsday' cyber scenario

With its networks and systems facing upwards of 1 billion attacks a month, the Veterans Affairs Department is bringing together cyber and mission owners to discuss its courses of action if the situation becomes worse. The agency also is looking to its digital services team to make across-the-board improvements to its online applications.

Tags: technology , Cybersecurity , Veterans Affairs Department , Steph Warren , Greg Ambrose , Dan Galick , Digital services ,

Wednesday - 05/27/2015, 03:51am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Veterans Affairs Department already faces more than 1 billion attempted cyber attacks a month. But as the complexity and volume of cyber threats increases across the government, VA's IT officials are starting to prepare for a worst case scenario. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on how VA hopes to keep its mission services going in the face of 2 billion or 3 billion attacks a month.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Veterans Affairs , Cybersecurity

Wednesday - 05/27/2015, 09:02am EDT
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VA turns up its 'intensity' to solve long-standing cyber challenges

Stephen Warren, the Veterans Affairs Department's chief information officer, said he's brought in extra vendors to deal with a backlog of cyber challenges. VA's inspector general found more than 9,000 outstanding system security risks in its annual Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) report.

Tags: technology , Cybersecurity , Veterans Affairs , Stephen Warren , Dan Galick , Jeff Miller , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Oversight , FISMA , ASM Research , Accenture , exclusive

Friday - 05/22/2015, 03:42am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Having failed its cybersecurity audit for the sixteenth year in a row, Veterans Affairs is taking several steps to address long-standing cyber deficiencies to quicken the path toward a better grade under the Federal Information Security Management Act. Steph Warren is the VA's Chief Information Officer; Dan Galick is the associate deputy assistant secretary for security operations. They tell executive editor Jason Miller why they're optimistic after a long-string of poor audits.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Veterans Affairs , Cybersecurity , FISMA

Friday - 05/22/2015, 09:15am EDT
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TSA IT budget cuts spur innovations in cloud, risk management

Stephen Rice, the TSA chief information officer, said the agency is figuring out how to modernize its IT infrastructure despite seeing a $65 million budget cut over the last three years.

Tags: technology , Stephen Rice , TSA , DHS , budget , innovation , cloud , Data center consolidation , Risk management , Ask the CIO ,

Friday - 05/22/2015, 04:31am EDT
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OFPP, USDS throw down a $360k challenge for digital services training

The "Digital Service Contracting Professional Training and Development Program" challenge asks industry to help federal contracting officers improve how they buy in-demand services.

Tags: Acquisition , OFPP , U.S. Digital Service , Training , workforce , challenge ,

Thursday - 05/21/2015, 02:28pm EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Homeland Security is about to launch a new approach to make cybersecurity information sharing easier. In the next couple of months, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (U.S. CERT) will begin using two new technical specifications called STICKS and TAXI. Both will help DHS automate how cyber information is shared between federal agencies and business. Brad Nix is the deputy director of U.S. CERT. He tells executive editor Jason Miller how DHS is putting these two standards to work to improve cybersecurity information sharing.

Tags: Tom Temin , Federal Drive , DHS , STIX , TAXII , Cybersecurity

Thursday - 05/21/2015, 08:25am EDT
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DHS to launch STIX, TAXII service for cyber

The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team will begin using two emerging technical specifications to automate how cyber threat information is shared with the public and private sectors.

Tags: technology , Cybersecurity , Information sharing , Brad Nix , DHS , US-CERT , STIX , TAXII , Cyber Information Sharing and Collaboration Program ,

Thursday - 05/21/2015, 04:01am EDT
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