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DoD pushes for 2011 spending increase

Military officials detail the impact of a full-year continuing resolution on DoD. Defense Deputy Secretary Lynn said the department would meet payroll and medical bills, but have to cut acquisition and training programs.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , DoD , William Lynn , Robert Hale , Senate Appropriations Committee , continuing resolution , budget , medical benefits ,

Wednesday - 03/02/2011, 07:16am EST
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Will budget cuts be easier on heels of new GAO report?

The Government Accountability Office released its first annual report required by Congress to examine overlap among federal programs. Auditors found agencies have redundant programs in everything from contracting to food safety to literacy education.

Tags: management , Tom Coburn , GAO , DoD , federal spending , program evaluation ,

Tuesday - 03/01/2011, 12:44pm EST

OPM's new cyber worker definition to improve hiring

The agency and the CIO Council creates a list of the competencies cybersecurity workers need. OPM's Kichak said agencies will have a common understanding of the skills and abilities these employees need.

Tags: technology , management , Nancy Kichak , OPM , CIO Council , cybersecurity , cybersecurity workforce , hiring authorities ,

Monday - 02/28/2011, 07:03am EST
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SSA getting caught up in budget unrest

AFGE plans to protest on Wednesday the possible spending cuts to the Social Security Administration in more than 20 states. SSA Commission Astrue tried to alleviate spending concerns with an e-mail to employees. Meanwhile, SSA and AFGE are negotiating a new contract.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , Michael Astrue , SSA , AFGE , union contract , Witold Skwierczynski , government shutdown , House Ways and Means Committee , continuing resolution ,

Monday - 02/28/2011, 04:42pm EST

OPM defines IT security worker

The Office of Personnel Management has officially defined what it means to be a federal IT security worker.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , Nancy Kichak , OPM , IT security worker , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 02/25/2011, 03:42pm EST
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Agencies figuring out how to take network vitals

OMB mandated departments implement continuous monitoring of their cyber networks by 2012. Part of meeting that goal is understanding what hardware and software currently reside on the computing backbone.

Tags: technology , contracting , Roger Baker , Bobbie Stempfley , Mike Krieger , Donna Dodson , Army , VA , DHS , State , NIST , GSA , cybersecurity , continuous monitoring , Cyberscope , SmartBUY ,

Friday - 02/25/2011, 07:58am EST
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Jackson brings wealth of IT experience to EPA

Ten months into his term as chief information officer of the EPA, Malcolm Jackson tells Federal News Radio about his priorities and his transition from the private sector.
February 24,2011(Encore presentation May 19, 2011)

Tags: Malcolm Jackson , EPA , CIO , technology , collaboration , IT , Ask the CIO

Thursday - 02/24/2011, 11:45am EST
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Pentagon to make building access easier

The Defense Department is making the Pentagon's physical access control system accept Common Access Cards. Currently, people who work at the Defense headquarters and other facilities must carry two secure identity cards. The Army also will test giving smart cards to retirees.

Tags: technology , DoD , Mary Dixon , Pentagon Force Protection Agency , Defense Manpower Data Center , Army , Interagency Smartcard Advisory Board , secure identity card , Common Access Card , physical access control , identity management , HSPD-12 ,

Thursday - 02/24/2011, 07:40am EST
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10 years later, CAC is securely part of DoD

The military issued its first secure identity card just about 10 years ago and now it's a part of the department's culture. The Pentagon is looking at how to expand the use of the Common Access Card to include transit benefits and electronic purse capabilities. The card, however, almost didn't get past the first pilot.

Tags: technology , DoD , Mike Butler , Defense Manpower Data Center , secure identity card , HSPD-12 , Common Access Card , identity management , PKI ,

Wednesday - 02/23/2011, 07:06am EST
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DISA struggles to ensure freedom in cyberspace

DoD is trying to figure out how to keep risks that one part of the organization takes from affecting the rest of the military's networks. DISA addressing other security goals by adding PKI to secret network.

Tags: technology , Richard Hale , DISA , cybersecurity , AFCEA , public key infrastructure , DMZs ,

Monday - 02/21/2011, 05:08pm EST
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