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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The federal CIO Council's mobile technology tiger team is climbing a Defense Department tree. It's recommending the DoD standard for vetting mobile application security. The team's goal is to make it easier and safer for agencies to develop and deploy mission-critical apps. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss those recommendations, and why app vetting is the next great challenge in the mobile computing.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , DoD

Thursday - 02/19/2015, 03:15pm EST
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NIST's ID management leader Jeremy Grant to leave government

Jeremy Grant has led the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) program since 2011. His last day will be in April.

Tags: technology , people , NIST , Jeremy Grant , identity management , National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace , Mike Garcia ,

Thursday - 02/19/2015, 12:12pm EST

CIO Council to approve one standard for mobile app vetting

The Defense Department's National Information Assurance Partnership's (NIAP) protection profile will be the governmentwide standard for agencies to use when ensuring the security of mobile apps. The Mobile Technology Tiger Team recommended the NIAP approach because of the collaboration and coordination across government and with industry.

Tags: technology , mobile computing , Derived credentials , cybersecurity , Rob Palmer , DHS , Jeanne Peterson , National Information Assurance Partnership , NIST , Tom Karygiannis , Greg Youst , DoD , DISA , Mike McCarty , HSPD-12 , MobileGov ,

Thursday - 02/19/2015, 04:02am EST

White House hires DJ Patil, jumps into the chief data officer pool

DJ Patil is the first chief data scientist and deputy chief technology officer for data policy.

Tags: people , technology , DJ Patil , Megan Smith , Open data , White House , Chief data officer ,

Thursday - 02/19/2015, 03:48am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

If you've never heard of the Invoice Processing Platform, you're probably not alone. It's a system for handling electronic transactions with vendors. And now the Office of Management and Budget is developing new guidance that strongly encourages agencies to use it and it alone. At the moment, your chief financial officer is commenting on the draft guidance. It's all part of OMB's more aggressive push to shared services in 2015. Executive Editor Jason Miller joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss what he's found out about the draft guidance, and where OMB is heading with shared services.

Tags: Invoice Processing Platform , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , technology , OMB , In Depth

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 10:15am EST
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OMB pushing agencies to use single system for online transactions

The Office of Management and Budget is circulating a draft memo to CFOs to all-but-mandate the use of the Invoice Processing Platform (IPP) run by the Treasury Department. Sources say agencies would have to justify to OMB why they wouldn't use the IPP. It's part of the administration's effort to push agencies toward more financial management shared services.

Tags: management , financial management , shared services , David Mader , Mark Reger , OMB , AGA , Improper payments , Financial Management Line of Business ,

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 04:06am EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The White House is taking a bigger interest in the nuts and bolts of government management these days. One piece of evidence: The General Services Administration's Federal Acquisition Service has visited the Oval Office itself twice over the past few weeks. In his biweekly feature, "Inside the Reporter's Notebook," Executive Editor Jason Miller writes about what's going on. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , GSA , acquistion , In Depth

Monday - 02/16/2015, 08:29am EST
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OMB warns of consequences if sequestration returns in 2016

The Office of Management and Budget tells Congress if it doesn't fix sequestration, discretionary spending across the government would drop by more than $90 billion.

Tags: management , OMB , budget , sequestration , Shaun Donovan , Congress ,

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 01:20pm EST

Federal technology chairs shuffle at SEC, NASA

The Securities and Exchange Commission is promoting from within for its new chief information officer. NASA is losing a key senior technology executive to retirement.

Tags: people , technology , NASA , Gary Cox , SEC , Pam Dyson , EPA , Ann Dunkin , Tom Bayer , Inside the Reporters Notebook ,

Monday - 02/16/2015, 05:21am EST

FITARA implementation listening tour

The Office of Management and Budget is getting kudos for its initial steps to implement the Federal Information Technology Reform Act (FITARA).

Tags: technology , OMB , FITARA , oversight , Congress , Gerry Connolly , GAO , Gene Dodaro , Ben Sweezy , Inside the Reporters Notebook ,

Monday - 02/16/2015, 05:11am EST
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