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Congress joins the fray as protests mount over strategic sourcing

Reps. Grace Meng and Tim Walberg introduce a provision in the Defense authorization bill to require GAO to study the impact of strategic sourcing on small businesses. GSA also is facing more than two dozen protests over its current and future office supplies contracts and now OASIS.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , Congress , Grace Meng , Tim Walberg , Sam Graves , House Small Business Committee , strategic sourcing , GAO , bid protests , GSA , Office Supplies 3 , OASIS , Sam Bornstein ,

Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 01:29pm EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Rob Carey spent 31 years in federal technology, but his "wow" moment came toward the end of his tenure. Carey recently retired from the Defense Department, becoming at least the ninth senior technology official to leave government since November. Carey is the former principal deputy CIO at the Defense Department and now is the vice president and general manager for cybersecurity at CSC. He tells executive editor Jason Miller on Ask the CIO about the moment when he knew technology had changed government. Listen to the full show.

Tags: Ask the CIO , Rob Carey , cybersecurity

Monday - 06/02/2014, 10:29am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Marines Corps is making it harder for cyber viruses to sneak from computers and laptops onto its networks. It's new approach to cybersecurity goes beyond continuous monitoring. Ray Letteer is the chief of the Marine Corps' cybersecurity division. He tells Federal News Radio executive editor Jason Miller about the initiative called comply-to-connect. Read Jason's related story.

Tags: Federal Drive

Friday - 05/30/2014, 12:42pm EDT
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IG concludes VA's systems, data remain at risk

The 2013 FISMA report to Congress shows the Veterans Affairs Department continues to struggle with cybersecurity and has more than 6,000 items on its plans of actions and milestones and continued weaknesses in access and configuration management controls. VA CIO Stephen Warren details several initiatives to address many of the 35 recommendations.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Veterans Affairs , oversight , FISMA , Congress , Stephen Warren , VA Cyber Efforts in the Hot Seat ,

Friday - 05/30/2014, 04:11am EDT

DoJ files False Claims Act lawsuit against CA Technologies

The Justice Department alleges CA has violated since 2002 terms of its GSA schedules contract and over-charged the government for IT hardware and software.

Tags: contracting , industry , Justice Department , GSA , CA Technologies , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , False Claims Act , oversight ,

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 05:38pm EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The success or failure of the continuous diagnostics and mitigation program or CDM, comes down to a simple premise: Will the right people in each agency use the data to solve their most pressing cyber threats immediately or will the information languish with the wrong people? The Homeland Security Department is betting on the former by taking specific steps to ensure the right people have the right data to protect federal networks. John Steurfert is the director of federal network resilience at DHS. He tells Federal News Radio executive editor Jason Miller how DHS is making sure CDM pays off in the biggest way possible.

Tags: In Depth

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 06:29pm EDT
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Linking Technology to Transformation: The Case for Hybrid Cloud

May 29, 2014:Today, Jason Miller, WTOP and Doug Bourgeois, VMware, and Stuart Fleagle, Carpathia discuss the case for Hybrid Cloud. Major transformation is underway that affects how we live and work. This transformation is enabled by technological innovation, particularly by Cloud Computing and the Mobile Internet. For Federal IT organizations to successfully deliver this Transformation, they need to fully embrace their existing investments to leverage a hybrid cloud. A carefully architected hybrid cloud approach that leverages previous private cloud investments will help drive compatibility across a multi-cloud environment, and minimize the ‘silos of clouds' that are popping up today. Listen in to the discussion, and see what they have to say about the intersection of technology and transformation.

Tags: The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation , Doug Bourgeois , Stuart Fleagle , VMware , Carpathia , hybrid cloud

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 01:37pm EDT
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Former DoD deputy CIO Carey sees future of cyber in identity, data

Rob Carey, who recently retired after 31 years in government, said the government must focus on identity management and information assurance as computer threats become more complex and sustained.

Tags: technology , Rob Carey , DoD , CSC , cybersecurity , mobility , Ask the CIO ,

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 11:36am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Agency information security staff are supposed to monitor their agency networks, looking for cyber threats. It's called the continuous diagnostics and mitigation program. Success depends on a simple question: Will the right people use the data to head off cyber threats or will the information languish with the wrong people? The Homeland Security Department is taking steps to ensure the right people have the right data. John Streufert is the director of federal network resilience at DHS. He spoke with Executive Editor Jason Miller about how DHS is making sure continuous monitoring pays off. Read Jason's related article.

Tags: Federal Drive

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 09:47am EDT
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Treasury's Gregg to retire after 41 years in federal financial management

Richard Gregg, the Fiscal Assistant Secretary, will step down in June. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew tapped Dave Lebryk, currently the commissioner of the Bureau of the Fiscal Service, to replace him.

Tags: people , financial management , Richard Gregg , Dave Lebryk , Jacob Lew , Sheryl Morrow , Treasury Department ,

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 11:11am EDT
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