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Agencies slowly knocking down cybersecurity barriers to going mobile

Through the Digital Government Strategy, several initiatives are underway to address IT security concerns. DHS created a security baseline architecture and is testing it through five use cases. GSA created a new secure online content platform for agencies to move websites and applications into a mobile environment.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Brad Nix , USDA , Margie Graves , DHS , Adam Sedgewick , mobile computing , ACT-IAC , Gwynne Kostin , GSA , Digital Government Strategy , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/08/2013, 05:22am EST
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DoD standardizing, synchronizing cyber training

The department is creating and trying out a universal curriculum for five foundational cyber roles in 2013. DISA is leading the effort and will add new roles next year as it refines the training. The agency says it is doing all it can to synchronize its training not just across DoD, but across the entire federal government in line with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE).

Tags: DoD , workforce , readiness , DISA , cybersecurity , cybersecurity training , National Initiative for Cyber Education , Henry Sienkiewicz , Jared Serbu , AFCEA

Monday - 01/21/2013, 05:41am EST
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Agencies tackle cloud, mobile, big data convergence

OMB and NIST are seeking help from industry and academia on how to integrate cloud computing and the large amount of information that is created from mobile computing. The goal is not just to know what data agencies have, but the value the data brings. With all this focus on cloud and big data integration, could agencies be on the hook for a new "big data" strategy?

Tags: technology , cloud computing , mobile computing , big data , Steven VanRoekel , OMB , Patrick Gallagher , Energy Department , Peter Tseronis , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 05:22am EST
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Cloud is the next chapter in the government's identity management saga

The Postal Service issued a draft solicitation for the Federal Cloud Credential Exchange. The goal is to create a cloud-based service to perform identity authentication and verification. Agencies could plug into the service, integrating it with any application that adheres to the standards.

Tags: technology , cloud computing , identity management , USPS , Jeremy Grant , Judy Spencer , CertiPath , Bill Corrington , Stony Point Enterprises , Federal Cloud Credential Exchange , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/11/2013, 05:14am EST
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NIST's IT Lab well-heeled to answer agencies' expanding calls for its services

IT Lab Director Charles Romine said the organization collaborates with an ever-growing number of agencies on technology challenges. He said the Lab also is focusing on questions around cloud, cybersecurity, mobile computing and big data.
January 10, 2013

Tags: technology , Charles Romine , cloud computing , mobile computing , cybersecurity , big data , interagency collaboration , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/10/2013, 09:56pm EST
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Federal Drive Interviews -- Dec. 12, 2012

Dr. A. Hunter Fanney talks about a house the NIST Engineering Lab is using to study green technologies. Dr. Cheryl Martin discusses the Energy Department's recent round of grants to foster new technology. Financial Planner Arthur Stein discusses the impact of FERS over the last 25 years. Pete Kasperowicz of The Hill newspapers reviews upcoming legislation on Capitol Hill.

Tags: Hunter Fanney , green energy , Energy Department , Cheryl Martin , financial planning , FERS , FERS: 25 Years Later , Pete Kasperowicz , The Hill , Congress , DoD , DoD Report , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 12/12/2012, 09:32am EST

As move to mobile grows, federal workforce adapts to new normal

The mobile revolution isn't new to many agencies. Laptops and BlackBerrys have been standard issue for many government executives for the last decade. What is different, however, is the widespread use of smartphones and tablet computers. Both agencies and citizens hold new and more immediate expectations because of these devices, and the government must adapt to this technololgy. In our special report, Gov 3.0: It's Mobile, Federal News Radio explores how some agencies are meeting the demand internally and externally for mobile devices and apps. The challenge, like any new technology, is ensuring these devices actually help meet mission goals and don't become just another shiny toy.

Tags: Gov 3.0: Its Mobile , mobility , technology , Lisa Wolfe , ACT-IAC , Advance Mobility Working Group , Rick Holgate , Sanjay Sardar , Federal Energy Regulatory Commission , MAS , DISA , Lisa Mascolo , Optimos , Kim Hancher , EEOC , Kathleen Frisbee , Veterans Health Administration , Veterans Affairs

Friday - 12/07/2012, 12:12pm EST

Federal Drive interviews - Nov. 29

OMB Controller Danny Werfel explains how agencies have been able to cut improper payments. Also, the VA's Mary Santiago discusses the hurdles to hiring more veterans into the federal workforce.

Tags: Federal Drive , Danny Werfel , OMB , Mary Santiago , VA , Gerry Connolly , USPS , Jeremy Grant ,

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 08:31am EST

Federal Drive interviews - Nov. 20

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) describes the bipartisan support around the DATA Act. Michael Courts of the GAO recaps his testimony on diplomatic security related to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Charles H. Romine of NIST explains how medical professionals can make meaningful use of electronic records.

Tags: Federal Drive , Michael Courts , GAO , Benghazi , Ed Meagher , VA , Legal Loop , Joe Petrillo , contracting , Kathleen Stratton , Pew Charitable Trusts , Charles Romine , technology , Vince Micone , CFC

Tuesday - 11/20/2012, 09:11am EST

ELC: News and Notes

OPM developing competency models for performance improvement officers and chief operating officers as part of its requirements under the GPRA Modernization Act. DHS moves to agile development to fix the HSIN program. NIST to update HSPD-12 card requirements to meet mobile needs.

Tags: technology , GSA , OPM , DHS , Martha Johnson , Dave McClure , Patsy Stevens , Donna Roy , Jeremy Grant , NSTIC , Suzanne Lightman , green government , energy efficiency , open government , GPRA Modernization , HSIN , cybersecurity , identity management , mobile , HSPD-12 , Jason Miller , ELC 2011

Tuesday - 10/25/2011, 05:57am EDT
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