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House lawmakers lose patience with VA, introduce prescriptive cyber bill

Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) introduced the Veterans Information Security Improvement Act that would explicitly require VA to take steps to repair operational and procedure holes in its network and computer security processes.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , VA , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Jackie Walorski , Greg Wilshusen , GAO , VA cyber on the hot seat , Congress ,

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 03:23pm EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The FBI and inspectors general from EPA and GSA are investigating an 18-month scam targeting vendors on the GSA schedule. The bad actors are spoofing federal employee emails to buy toner cartridges with stolen credit cards. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller was a guest on In Depth with Francis Rose. to provide details about the scam and information about how you should protect yourself. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

Tags: In Depth , GSA , contracting , fraud , spear phishing , FBI

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 04:00pm EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

House Veterans Affairs Committee members are no longer asking the Veterans Affairs Department to improve their cybersecurity. They want to tell them how to do it. A new bill introduced Wednesday would be among the most perspective cyber bills that any agency has seen in almost a decade. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller was a guest on In Depth with Francis Rose. In Depth with details on the bill and reaction to it. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

Tags: House , Veteran Affairs , In Depth , cyber

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 05:03pm EDT
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For GSA, virtual desktop opens the door to more cost savings

Sonny Hashmi, acting CIO at GSA, said his goal is to have at least half of all employees using VDI in 2014 and 75 percent by the end of 2015. VDI, along with application rationalization and other initiatives, is part of how GSA is looking to reduce IT spending further.
April 3, 2014

Tags: technology , VDI , GSA , Sonny Hashmi , AFCEA , cloud computing , mobile computing , BYOD , Dan Tangherlini , application rationalization , Ask the CIO ,

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 03:43pm EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The next version of cloud security standards is under development, even as agencies race to comply with current ones. The General Services Administration and the departments of Defense and Homeland Security are kicking off FedRAMP 2.0 by incorporating new NIST guidance. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp to explain how the agencies are keeping different standards aligned. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , GSA , DHS , DoD , cybersecurity , cloud computing

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 10:26am EDT
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Version 2 of cloud cybersecurity standards coming soon

DoD CIO Teri Takai clarifies the Pentagon plans to use the FedRAMP baseline. DHS and GSA are working together to ensure the continuous diagnostics and monitoring program and FedRAMP are aligned. But questions remain around how other cyber initiatives fit into the cloud security program.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , cloud computing , FedRAMP , DHS , DoD , Teri Takai , GSA , Matt Goodrich , Intel Security , Scott Toulsey , Scott Renda ,

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 04:35am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Your agency faces a deadline to implement the current set of cloud security standards. But the next version is already under development. The General Services Administration, and the Defense and Homeland Security departments are kicking off FedRAMP standards 2.0 by incorporating new NIST standards. Federal News Radio executive editor Jason Miller offers details on this effort.

Tags: In Depth

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 06:09pm EDT
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Better trained supervisors key to improving morale

Federal News Radio's survey of agency chief human capital officers and deputy CHCOs finds that employee engagement and supervisor training are among the most common ways they are improving the morale of the workforce. NASA CHCO Jeri Buchholz said training of these supervisors is key to making agencies run more smoothly.

Tags: workforce , human resources , OPM , NASA , Jeri Buchholz , CHCO survey , employee morale , management , In Depth with Francis Rose , exclusive

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 06:14am EDT
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From morale to training, NASA CHCO answers your HR questions

NASA Chief Human Capital Officer Jeri Buchholz joins Federal News Radio for a free online chat. View an archived version of the discussion now.

Tags: Ask the CHCO , online chat , Jeri Buchholz , NASA , workforce , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 04:30pm EDT
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GSA declares end to cube farms, unveils new approach to office space

DHS, HHS, Interior and USDA all are on board to try out the Total Workplace initiative that focuses on open spaces, hotelling and mobile employees. GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini said a new approach to office space will save money and improve how agencies meet their missions.

Tags: management , workforce , GSA , DHS , Dan Tangherlini , Jeff Orner , HHS , Interior , USDA , total workplace , real property , telework ,

Friday - 09/20/2013, 05:44am EDT
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