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Connect.gov is latest attempt to get buy-in to online ID management

The General Services Administration launched the Connect.gov portal in November and awarded two vendors contracts to provide secure electronic credentials. VA and USDA are among the first agencies to put applications on the cloud credential exchange. USPS is developing the technology infrastructure to allow this shared service to happen.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , identity management , GSA , Jennifer Kerber , Verizon , ID.me , connect.gov , Federal Cloud Credential Exchange , Forrester

Monday - 12/22/2014, 06:52pm EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Agencies have a new tool to make online services easier and safer for citizens. The General Services Administration officially launches Connect.gov with two private sector vendors providing identity management services. Jennifer Kerber, director of Connect.gov in the GSA's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller what the launch of the the new service means to agencies.

Tags: Francis Rose , In Depth , GSA , connect.gov , technology , Jennifer Kerber

Monday - 12/22/2014, 04:45pm EST
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Lockheed, Iron Mountain pay millions to settle overbilling allegations

The Justice Department settled two different cases with large contractors, both of which allegedly overcharged the agencies under the False Claims Act.

Tags: industry , contracting , oversight , Justice Department , False Claims Act , Lockheed Martin , Iron Mountain , GSA

Monday - 12/22/2014, 12:19pm EST

One year later, House lawmakers dissatisfied with VA's handling of eBenefits cyber breach

Reps. Jackie Walorski and Mike Coffman wrote separate letters to VA Secretary Bob McDonald asking for details about how the agency is addressing ongoing cyber challenges. Walorski asked VA to answer four questions about how it's protecting the identity of veterans using the eBenefits site.

Tags: technology , Veterans Affairs , cybersecurity , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Mike Coffman , Jackie Walorski , eBenefits portal , Mandiant , Deloitte ,

Monday - 12/22/2014, 12:26pm EST

DHS Secretary Johnson: Fundamental change needed at the Secret Service

The Homeland Security Department released the executive summary of suggestions of an expert panel for how to reform the Secret Service. Secretary Jeh Johnson said the Secret Service is in need of some change. He also offers an update on his Unity of Effort initiative.

Tags: management , DHS , Jeh Johnson , cybersecurity , Secret Service , unity of effort , Congress , Jason Chaffetz , Elijah Cummings , Professional Services Council ,

Friday - 12/19/2014, 04:07am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

If federal agencies aren't already serious about cybersecurity, the Sony saga ought to set everyone straight. The Defense Information Systems Agency has been a leader in cybersecurity for a while now. Its service catalog has a long list of cyber services available tor DoD agencies. Now DISA is launching a new cybersecurity methodology called the continuous monitoring risk scoring system (CMRSS). Dave Bennett is DISA's chief information officer. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he told executive editor Jason Miller about the new approach.

Tags: cybersecurity , DISA , CMRSS , DoD

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 11:27am EST
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VA bringing latest cyber tools to bear to improve network defenses

Steph Warren, the Veterans Affairs Department chief information officer, said the agency is the first to implement advanced cyber capabilities from DHS known as Einstein 3A, and is expanding its continuous monitoring capabilities.

Tags: Steph Warren , Ask the CIO , technology , Veterans Affairs , cybersecurity , DHS , Einstein 3A , CenturyLink , House Veterans Affairs Committee ,

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 02:55pm EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

A higher level of accountability, zero-based budgeting and more, better trained people are among the recommendations from an expert panel to improve the Secret Service. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson releases the panel's suggestions Thursday after a two-month study. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose details on the report and other areas Johnson is focusing on.

Tags: In Depth

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 04:59pm EST
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DoD unties services' hands when buying commercial cloud

A new memo from acting CIO Terry Halvorsen removes the requirement for DISA to be the main path to buy cloud computing services.

Tags: technology , DoD , DISA , Terry Halvorsen , cloud computing , cybersecurity , industry ,

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 10:51am EST

DISA takes cyber temperature of computer networks with CMRS

Dave Bennett, DISA's chief information officer, said the agency is beginning to implement a new approach to cybersecurity. He said the continuous monitoring risk scoring system (CMRS) looks at a variety of factors to give the agency a score based on a set of predetermined analytics.

Tags: technology , DISA , DoD , Dave Bennett , cybersecurity , AFCEA Bethesda , continuous monitoring , JIE , JRSS ,

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 03:54am EST
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