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Federal News Countdown: Dark cloud over Sunshine Week, GOP's budget divisions

Rob Burton, procurement attorney at Venable, and Mark Forman, vice president for IT services at TASC, count down the week's top federal stories with Francis Rose.

Tags: Rob Burton , Venable , Mark Forman , Federal News Countdown , In Depth

Friday - 03/20/2015, 05:47pm EDT
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CIOs on the move: High rate of senior IT executive departures in 2014 cuts both ways

Federal News Radio has been tracking the turnover of CIOs and other senior level IT officials between November 2013 and October 2014. All combined, the 23 total CIOs or senior IT leaders that either left government or changed jobs within government had 96 years of experience and their average tenure was 4.2 years.

Tags: technology , people , GSA , Commerce , OMB , Attain , AT&T , Casey Coleman , Simon Szykman , Karen Evans , Mark Forman , Jamal Brown , exclusive , CIOs on the Move , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 03:59am EST
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Shawn Kingsberry, Director of Cloud Services, TASC

More agencies are hiring Chief Data Officers, or at least designating an official to lead data collection and curation efforts. That data may make Congress's oversight job easier. Shawn Kingsberry is director of cloud services at TASC, and former chief information officer for the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said he expects Congress will use a lot more data to oversee Federal agencies this year.

Tags: Shawn Kingsberry , data , technology , In Depth

Friday - 01/09/2015, 05:10pm EST
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Mark Forman, Vice President for IT Services and Cloud, TASC

Republican leadership in the House of Representatives is finalizing the new leaders of the House Appropriations Committee. Bloomberg reports today it names staff for the Defense Appropriations subcommittee, the Energy and Water subcommittee, and the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs subcommittee. As the new Congress takes shape, those leaders will prioritize spending for federal IT. Mark Forman is vice president for IT services and cloud at The Analytic Sciences Corporation (TASC) and he was the first e-gov administrator of the United States. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared a Federal IT wish list for the new Congress.

Tags: Mark Forman , Congress , DoD , In Depth

Thursday - 01/08/2015, 04:20pm EST
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Mark Forman, Vice President for IT Services and Cloud, TASC

The Veterans Affairs Department fails its 16th cybersecurity audit in a row. The State Department shuts down its unclassified email system, and the National Weather Service and the Postal Service report cyber attacks. It's all happening as agencies are deploying their continuous diagnostics and mitigation plans while they maintain their FISMA compliance environments. Mark Forman is vice president for IT services and cloud initiatives at TASC, and former administrator of the Office of e-Government and IT. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained what the latest chain of events may mean for the future of cybersecurity policies.

Tags: Mark Forman , cybersecurity , In Depth

Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 04:22pm EST
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Lawmakers optimistic about IT reform, cyber improvements

The nomination of Shaun Donovan to be director of the Office of Management and Budget as well as a variety of bills dealing with federal IT reform and cybersecurity updates crowded the docket of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee business meeting Wednesday.

Tags: technology , Congress , OMB , Shaun Donovan , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , IT reform , cybersecurity , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Beth Cobert , Mark Forman , Erica McCann , Daniel Castro , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/26/2014, 09:37am EDT

Federal News Countdown: Performance lies and the CIO puzzle

Jon Desenberg of the Performance Institute and Mark Forman of TASC count down the week's top stories with Francis Rose.

Tags: Jon Desenberg , Performance Institute , Mark Forman , Federal News Countdown , In Depth

Friday - 06/06/2014, 05:28pm EDT

Mark Forman, Vice President for IT Services and Cloud Initiatives, TASC

Verizon's annual data breach report says federal employees cause nearly 60 percent of reported cyber attacks in government. And 34 percent of those breaches come from small mistakes, like emailing documents to the wrong person. Mark Forman, former administrator of the Office of e-Government and IT or the first federal CIO, is vice president for IT services and cloud initiatives at TASC. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose you and your co-workers could be the reason for a cyber breach at your agency.

Tags: Mark Forman , cybersecurity , information technology , technology , In Depth

Thursday - 04/24/2014, 05:26pm EDT
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FBI launches iGuardian to standardize cyber threat data sharing

The FBI hopes a new portal, iGuardian, will enable the FBI to help companies protect themselves against malware by creating a repository of cybersecurity breaches.

Tags: industry , cybersecurity , FBI , iGuardian , Rick McFeely , technology , AFCEA , information sharing , Rick Howard , Troy Mattern , Software Engineering Institute , Melissa Dawkins , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 06:15am EDT
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Industry Chatter: New ACT-IAC leaders discuss priorities

The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) has been under new leadership since July. Members of the group elected Darren Ash, the chief information officer of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, to serve as the ACT's president. Meanwhile, Dale Luddeke, the senior vice president and chief growth officer at TASC, was elected the chair of the Industry Advisory Council.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Industry Chatter , ACT-IAC , Dale Luddeke , Darren Ash , NRC

Thursday - 10/18/2012, 03:10pm EDT
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