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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 , Pam Dyson , EPA , Ann Dunkin , Tom Bayer , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

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

DHS 'aces' plain writing report; State, Interior score 'incompletes'

The Center for Plain Language issued its annual plain language report cards Tuesday, with the Homeland Security Department, Social Security Administration and Security Exchange Commission earning top scores.

Tags: Plain Writing Act of 2010 , Center for Plain Language , Kath Straub , Dave Loebsack , Annetta Cheek , DHS , SSA , State Department , Interior Department , Education Department , best practices

Tuesday - 01/27/2015, 06:16pm EST

Lori Walsh, Chief, Center for Risk and Quantitative Analytics, SEC

For years the Securities and Exchange Commission has been seen as perhaps a step behind the securities fraudsters it's charged with stopping. But at least one branch is embracing the technological future, using the latest electronic tools to spot potential wrongdoing. Lori Walsh is the chief of the SEC's Center for Risk and Quantitative Analytics. It houses some of the agency's brightest minds, all focused on stopping new forms of Wall Street crime. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain how they're going about it.

Tags: Lori Walsh , Center for Risk and Quantitative Analytics , Securities and Exchange Commission , technology , Industry , oversight

Monday - 12/22/2014, 06:54am EST
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Commerce takes bigger oversight role in its bureaus' cybersecurity

Cybersecurity within the Commerce Department has traditionally been overseen and managed by its 14 individual bureaus. Those agencies will still operate their own IT systems, but a new Commercewide oversight center will aggregate all information about the department's vulnerabilities into a single dashboard to be used by senior management.

Tags: continuous monitoring , GSA , Roger Clark , Tom Bayer , Jim Piche , FedInsider , Jared Serbu , Commerce , technology

Monday - 12/01/2014, 03:33am EST
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Andrew Ceresney, Co-Director, Division of Enforcement, SEC

Big changes continue at the Securities and Exchange Commission, which is deep into an investigation into whether Centers for Medicare and Medicaid employees leaked information to stock traders. At the same time, the agency is dealing with an uptick in its caseload over the last year to nearly 700 enforcement actions. Some experts say the numbers represent only a partial success because the SEC hasn't launched many blockbuster investigations. Andrew Ceresney, director of enforcement at the SEC, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive and explained the agency's priorities.

Tags: Andrew Ceresney , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , security , CMS , workforce

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 08:00am EST
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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
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