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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Testing and evaluating federal programs earlier in the process is gaining support as the answer to systemic problems. The Defense Department and Homeland Security Department are pushing project managers to test technology or weapons systems sooner in the acquisition lifecycle. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the emerging trend. Read Jason's related article.

Tags: technology , acquisition

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 04:09pm EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Testing and evaluating federal programs might be an old idea, but it's getting a new lease on life. Agencies are using testing and evaluation earlier in the process, and that's gaining support as a potential fix for longstanding problems. For instance, the Defense and Homeland Security departments are pushing project managers to test weapons and other new technology early in the acquisition lifecycle. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss this emerging trend. Read Jason's related article.

Tags: acquisition , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 07/23/2014, 08:38am EDT
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DoD, DHS see more, earlier testing as a possible fix to troubled programs

The Defense and Homeland Security departments are pushing project managers to test technology or weapons systems earlier in the acquisition lifecycle to understand and solve potential roadblocks sooner. DoD submitted recommendations to Senate leaders for how to better integrate testing and evaluation into the acquisition lifecycle.

Tags: management , DHS , DoD , Steve Hutchinson , Michael Gilmore , project management , acquisition , NDIA ,

Wednesday - 07/23/2014, 08:48am EDT
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Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps

The Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program was created to provide agencies visibility into their networks to identify any cyber flaws and remediate them in a swift and streamlined approach. Though many agencies have already implemented a number of security tools, they still may lack a method for aggregating and analyzing the collective data for a holistic picture of their security posture. The CDM initiative is aimed at getting all civilian agencies the proper tools to improve vulnerability management, manage hardware and software assets, and ensure the proper security configurations are in place.

Tags: Symantec , CDM , Ken Durbin , Chuck McGann , Melinda Rogers , Rod Turk

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 09:00am EDT

HHS Buyers Club opens door to innovative approaches to IT projects

The Department of Health and Human Services isn't following in the footsteps of the Oscar winning movie, Dallas Buyers Club. Rather, HHS is trying to help contracting officers recognize agile and iterative approaches to buying and managing technology programs.

Tags: technology , acquisition , contracting , HHS , Bryan Sivak , DHS , Mike Pozmantier , Mark Naggar ,

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 08:39am EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Health and Human Services Department tech staff is saying, there's got to be a better way when it comes to technology projects. It's not just the sour taste of HealthCare.gov, but also the long history of failed IT programs. Federal News Radio's executive editor, Jason Miller, spoke with Tom Temin on the Federal Drive. Read Jason's related article.

Tags: HHS , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 09:44am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Department of Health and Human Services is taking on the simple premise of "there's got to be a better way" when it comes to technology projects. It's not just the sour taste Healthcare.gov left in their collective mouths, but the long-history of failed IT programs. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose the details on a new approach to IT projects by HHS.

Tags: In Depth

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 04:29pm EDT
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GSA, DHS about ready to turn the spigot on for a new set of cyber tools

The General Services Administration and the Homeland Security Department are putting the final touches on the next set of contracts that will truly kickstart the federal move toward dynamic cybersecurity protections of agency networks and computers. The two agencies will release six task orders under the $6 billion CDM program in the coming year to implement tools and services across more than 40 agencies.

Tags: technology , DHS , GSA , Jim Piche , cybersecurity , industry , contracting ,

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 04:08am EDT
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State on path toward recovery after harsh IG report on cyber

Bill Lay, the State Department's chief information security officer, said his budget for cybersecurity doubled in 2014 to help address the recommendations outlined by the agency's inspector general.

Tags: State Department , technology , Bill Lay , cybersecurity , continuous diagnostics and mitigation , Ask the CIO ,

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 02:07pm EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The General Services Administration and the Homeland Security Department are putting the final touches on the next set of contracts under the $6 billion continuous diagnostics and mitigation program. Jim Piche, a group manager at GSA's FEDSIM office, oversees the management and administration of the CDM contract. He tells Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller what's on tap for the CDM program. Read Jason's related article.

Tags: In Depth

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 05:41pm EDT
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