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Hacks, CDM continue to push cyber to forefront of CIOs' priorities

A new Federal News Radio survey of federal chief information officers and deputy CIOs found cyber above all else is the top priority. Charlie Armstrong, the CIO for Customs and Border Protection, said his focus is to protect the data first and foremost and his systems a very close second.

Tags: technology , Charlie Armstrong , CBP , cloud computing , cybersecurity , mobile computing , big data , CIO survey , CXO Surveys , exclusive , Ask the CIO

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 03:39pm EDT
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Online Chat: Ask the CIO with CBP's Charlie Armstrong

Charlie Armstrong, the chief information officer at Customs and Border Protection, joins Federal News Radio to discuss his IT priorities, cloud computing, securing networks and systems, and workforce and morale issues, among other topics.

Tags: Charlie Armstrong , CBP , DHS , CXO Surveys , Ask the CIO , online chat , cloud computing , cybersecurity , mobile computing , workforce , morale

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 01:00pm EDT

GSA's 18F applies agile approach to hiring as part of growth strategy

The 7-month-old innovation lab will launch three pilots this fall as part of its new consulting services. Greg Godbout, the executive director of 18F, said the organization now has 100 employees, up from 14 in March, and cut the time to hire down to about eight weeks.

Tags: management , technology , workforce , GSA , 18F , Greg Godbout , innovation , hiring reform , agile development , TechAmerica Foundation ,

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 09:59am EDT
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Moving Agency Applications to the Cloud with PaaS

There has been little discussion of open source and application rationalization over the years. But a growing acceptance of open source is giving agencies the reason to look more closely at how cloud, open source and application rationalization efforts can be better integrated.

Tags: Red Hat , Carahsoft , cloud , PaaS , Joel Jackson , Frank Konieczny , Daniel Massey

Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 01:57pm EDT

DOD asks leaders to grade RFPs earlier in acquisitions

Katrina McFarland, the assistant secretary of Defense for acquisition, said senior officials review solicitations before they get Milestone A approval to move into the technology development phase. This type of analysis had been missing previously or only done after it was too late.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , DoD , Katrina McFarland , TechAmerica Foundation , Better Buying Power , Gerry Robbins ,

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 04:33am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department is requiring senior officials to review major acquisitions before they receive approval to move into the technology development. That's the phase commonly known as Milestone A. This change is part of the rigor of the Better Buying Power initiative. Federal News Radio's Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the current and future impact of BBP.

Tags: Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Milestone A , DoD , Better Buying Power , acquisition

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 10:48am EDT
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Government Perspectives on Mobility and the Cloud

Mobile technology and anytime, anywhere access to information is changing how we work in live. In government it's impacting overall operations, from how citizens are engaged to how employees remain productive. In our first panel discussion, Government Perspectives on Mobility and the Cloud, we'll discuss what's driving decisions around adopting mobile technologies and how cloud-enabled solutions can serve as the key for unlocking potential in our leaders, personnel and citizens while also ensuring the data created and shared remains in the right hands.

Tags: Microsoft , One Cloud , Susie Adams , Sylvia Burns

Monday - 09/29/2014, 03:46pm EDT

Energy rebounds from cyber attack thanks to new IT asset tracking tool

The Energy Department developed a new tool to ensure outdated software doesn't remain on its network to create cyber vulnerabilities. Rick Lauderdale, Energy's chief architect, said business and mission leaders receive a dashboard view of potential problems.

Tags: technology , Energy , Rick Lauderdale , Mike Rosen , IDC , enterprise architecture , IT asset management , cybersecurity ,

Friday - 10/24/2014, 04:13am EDT
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Former Commerce CIO Szykman lands in the private sector

Simon Szykman is joining Attain as its chief technology officer of the federal services division.

Tags: people , industry , technology , Commerce , Simon Szykman , Attain ,

Friday - 10/24/2014, 09:38am EDT

Leap Ahead program keeps DHS cyber offerings on cutting edge

The Homeland Security Department has reviewed about 18 new or improved cybersecurity tools or technologies that may be added to the continuous diagnostics and mitigation program (CDM). John Streufert, the director of Federal Network Resilience at National Protection and Programs Directorate in DHS, said CDM is not delayed and on track to deliver results.

Tags: technology , acquisition , contracting , cybersecurity , DHS , John Streufert , continuous diagnostics and mitigation , continuous monitoring , Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board , FISMA , critical system resilience , Leap Ahead program ,

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 04:55am EDT
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