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SEC employees harness big data, cloud to open up savings and new possibilities

The Securities and Exchange Commission is responsible for billions of financial trade records a day, but it took the agency weeks and months and analyze them. The SEC quietly found a way to speed up that process and save about $3 million at the same time. In part four of our special report, ,Rainmakers and Money Savers, Federal News Radio goes behind the scenes of the Securities and Exchange Commission to examine the work federal employees are doing on a daily basis, resulting in millions of dollars going straight into the federal coffers.

Tags: Laura Egerdal , Erozan Kurtas , cloud , Rainmakers and Money Savers , Nicole Ogrysko

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 04:46am EDT
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FTC, SEC using cloud to create path to innovation

Bajinder Paul, the Federal Trade Commission CIO, said a new modernization roadmap will bring operational capabilities to employees, aggregate policies and major acquisition initiatives across the agency and, most importantly, create a path for innovation.

Tags: technology , Thomas Bayer , Bajinder Paul , FTC , cloud computing , AFCEA , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Friday - 08/08/2014, 09:07am EDT
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Sofia Hussain, Division of Enforcement, SEC

Busting fraudsters in financial services is protecting hundreds of millions of dollars from fraud. Sofia Hussain, senior forensic accountant in the Division of Enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission, is a Service to America award finalist in the Call to Service category and a critical part of the SEC's effort to protect American investors. View a gallery of Service to America finalists. Also, read a Q&A with Sofia Hussain.

Tags: Sofia Hussain , Sammies , Service to America Medals , In Depth , people

Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 04:19pm EDT
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Hussain's forensic accounting helps SEC crack securities fraud cases

The Partnership for Public Service named Sofia Hussain, a forensic account with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as a finalist for the 2014 Call to Service Medal.

Tags: Sofia Hussain , people , Service to America Medals , Sammies , In Depth ,

Friday - 06/06/2014, 04:05pm EDT

2014 Service to America Medal finalists announced

The Partnership for Public Service announced 33 finalists for this year's Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals. The list includes federal employees both new and experienced, who are making "high-impact" contributions on a domestic and global scale.

Tags: Sammies Awards , Partnership for Public Service , NSF , Justice , workforce , people , Sean McCalley , Max Stier

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 05:10am EDT

SEC to look into cyber health of investment advisers

The Securities and Exchange Commission is asking 50 registered investment advisers and broker-dealers for more information about how they protect their systems from cyber attacks.

Tags: OCIE , cybersecurity , cyber security , National Institue of Standards and Technology , cybersecurity exams

Monday - 04/28/2014, 11:51am EDT

Push for more federal data transparency gaining momentum on Capitol Hill

House leaders say the DATA Act has a good chance at becoming law this session. Support for the bill from the Senate and the White House seems to be increasing.

Tags: technology , open government , Data transparency , Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Data Transparency Coalition , XBRL , DATA Act , Mark Warner , Eric Cantor , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 11:50am EDT
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Global network of hackers steal $45m from ATMs

Seven people were arrested in the U.S., accused of operating the New York cell of what prosecutors said was a network that carried out thefts at ATMs in 27 countries from Canada to Russia.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , hackers ,

Friday - 05/10/2013, 11:41am EDT

Senate confirms White to head SEC

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Mary Jo White's nomination as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, making her the first former prosecutor to lead the federal agency that oversees Wall Street.

Tags: Mary Jo White , Senate , Senate Banking Committee

Monday - 04/08/2013, 06:26pm EDT
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