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Alex Major, Associate, Sheppard Mullin

Managing certain kinds of information will get easier for agencies. The National Archives and Records Administration issued a proposed rule that could have big implications for how contractors store and secure government information on systems contractors own. Alex Major, an associate in the government contracts, investigations and international trade practice for Sheppard Mullin, tells In Depth with Francis Rose why a new era of cybersecurity regulations is coming fast.

Tags: Alex Major , Sheppard Mullin , In Depth , contracting

Thursday - 05/28/2015, 04:13pm EDT

New guidance streamlines agency handling of unclassified information

The Information Security Oversight Office of the National Archives and Records Administration has published a new guide to help agencies manage and label unclassified information.

Tags: John Fitzpatrick , Records management , FOIA , Federal Drive , Controlled unclassified information , CUI , Michael OConnell , management

Tuesday - 05/26/2015, 05:03pm EDT

John Fitzpatrick, Director, Information Security Oversight Office, National Archives and Records Administration

It'll soon be easier for agencies to manage the dissemination of controlled unclassified information (CUI). That's thanks to a new guide published by the National Archives and Records Administration's Information Security Office. John Fitzpatrick is the office's director. He joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to explain what's in the guide.

Tags: John Fitzpatrick , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , CUI

Tuesday - 05/26/2015, 09:46am EDT

Cybersecurity, mission areas must integrate to stave off flood of attacks

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is bringing these concepts together in a new document to help improve cyber defense and resilience. Ron Ross, a fellow at NIST, said moving cybersecurity closer to the mission decision-makers will help solve a fundamental flaw in how agencies protect systems and data.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , Ron Ross , NIST , Peter Gouldmann , State Department , Controlled unclassified information , AFCEA , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/14/2015, 04:42am EDT

Agencies: Record-setting FOIA backlog out of control

Federal agencies are getting better at processing Freedom of Information Act requests. The record-setting backlog is just an anomaly out of their control, the Justice Department says.

Tags: FOIA , Justice Department , Sean McCalley , Open Government Directive , Sunshine Week , DHS , Melanie Ann Pustay , Office of Information Policy , Bureau of Administration , Senate Judiciary Committee

Thursday - 05/07/2015, 04:10pm EDT

FOIA backlog almost doubles within a year

The Justice Department said the backlog of Freedom of Information Act requests rose about 70 percent between FY 2013 and 2014, for a total of 160,000. The vast majority of the backlog belongs to less than a third of federal agencies, with 72 agencies posting a backlog of fewer than 100 FOIA requests.

Tags: FOIA , Justice Department , Open Government Directive , Sunshine Week , DHS , Sean McCalley

Monday - 05/04/2015, 06:19pm EDT

Congress launches tip line for feds as it takes 'worst' agencies to task

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), who oversees the House panel on government operations, says he wants to hear feds' work-related concerns. He created the email hotline after conducting a hearing entitled "The Worst Places to Work in the Federal Government," with three agencies that have struggled with employee morale.

Tags: Best Places to Work in the Federal Government , National Archives , DHS , David Ferriero , Chemical Safety Board , Congress , morale , employee satisfaction , Emily Kopp , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Mark Meadows , Gerry Connolly , Manny Ehrlich , Catherine Emerson , GAO , Robert Goldenkoff

Thursday - 04/16/2015, 04:07pm EDT

NARA's new IT governance structure merges strange bedfellows

Swarnali Haldar, the chief information officer for NARA, said her goal is to simplify how and who makes the decisions around IT programs.

Tags: Technology , Swarnali Haldar , Records management , Cloud computing , Electronic Records Archive , Governance , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/05/2015, 10:32am EST

Jason R. Baron, Lawyer, Drinker Biddle

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used her personal email account for almost all her correspondence. So far, there is no record that those emails ever made it to any kind of records management infrastructure at the State Department. Jason Baron a lawyer at Drinker Biddle and former director of litigation for the National Archives and Records Administration, tells In Depth with Francis Rose how federal employees should treat their email correspondence to stay out of any potential trouble.

Tags: Jason R. Baron , In Depth , Records management

Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 04:37pm EST
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