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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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Advisory board: DoD CIO needs more clout for cloud

The Defense Department chief information officer needs more clout when it comes to implementing cloud computing, according to an advisory committee consisting of industry executives.

Tags: David Langstaff , Defense Business Board , DoD Report , technology , cloud computing , Federal Drive , Teri Takai

Friday - 02/03/2012, 10:31am EST
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Ideas for DHS's TASC woes

DHS hopes the third time the charm for a financial modernization system. John Weiler is the Vice Chairman and Co-Founder of the IT Acquisition Advisory Council has more information.

Tags: In Depth , contracting , DHS , John Weiler , IT Acquisition Advisory Council

Tuesday - 05/24/2011, 07:23pm EDT
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Critical needs first in DHS IT modernization

A day after the Department of Homeland Security cancelled its $450 million contract to modernize and unify its backoffice IT systems, the department's acting CFO told Congress DHS will focus first on modernizing the infrastructure of the department's components that are severely out of date. A new strategy for an integrated, departmentwide system has yet to be determined, she said.

Tags: technology , contracting , industry , DHS , GAO , financial management , bid protest , Congress , Peggy Sherry , Coast Guard , FEMA , Immigration and Customs Enforcement , Jared Serb

Monday - 05/16/2011, 07:29am EDT
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DHS cancels $450M award to CACI

After GAO upholds one of the protests, the agency decides not to move forward with the contract to upgrade back-office systems.

Tags: technology , contracting , DHS , Todd Platts , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , CACI , GCE , financial management system , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 04:02pm EDT
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