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Jerry Irvine, CIO and Partner of Prescient Solutions

Federal employees are prime targets for hackers. If not properly secured, the computers and mobile devices they carry could open up their agency's network to malicious attacks. Devices can be especially vulnerable when you're on vacation and it's easy to let your guard down. Jerry Irvine is the chief information officer and a partner of Prescient Solutions. He told Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive what feds should be aware of when they're traveling.

Tags: Jerry Irvine , Prescient Solutions , cybersecurity , hackers , vacation , technology

Thursday - 07/31/2014, 03:58pm EDT
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GSA CIO calls for open source to be considered first

Sonny Hashmi issued a memo requiring agency software developers to look at open source before they consider traditional commercial solutions.

Tags: technology , Sonny Hashmi , GSA , open source , zero based budgeting , innovation , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/31/2014, 04:35pm EDT

Online Chat: Ask the CIO with GSA's Sonny Hashmi

Sonny Hashmi, chief information officer at the General Services Administration, joins Federal News Radio for a free online chat to discuss everything from mobility to zero-based budgeting and collaboration, among other topics.

Tags: Sonny Hashmi , GSA , CIO , technology , online chat , virtual desktop , zero based budgeting , open data , GSA Labs , open source , innovation

Thursday - 07/31/2014, 11:00am EDT

Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work

After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will.

Tags: Social Security Administration , technology , disability claims , McKinsey & Co. , Terrie Gruber

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 03:23am EDT

DHS cyber executive to retire

Larry Zelvin is stepping down as the director of DHS's National Cyber and Communications Integration Center (NCIC) next month after almost 30 years of government service.

Tags: technology , people , Larry Zelvin , Phyllis Schneck , DHS , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 03:26pm EDT

Gunter Waibel and Adam Metallo, Smithsonian Institution

Less than 1 percent of the artifacts at the Smithsonian Institution are on public display. But 3-D printing could help the agency send millions more artifacts to museums and schools around the world. Gunter Waibel is director of the Digitization Program Office, and Adam Metallo is 3-D Program Officer of the Smithsonian Institution. They're both Service to America medal finalists in the Citizen Services category, and explained their pioneering work on In Depth with Francis Rose. View a gallery of all the Sammies finalists.

Tags: Gunter Waibel , Adam Metallo , 3-D printing , technology , Smithsonian Institution , Sammies , Service to America Medals , In Depth

Wednesday - 07/30/2014, 04:16pm EDT
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GSA cuts 1,000 noncompliant vendors from IT schedule

Kay Ely, GSA's director of IT schedule programs in the Federal Acquisition Service, said removing 1,000 vendors who weren't meeting the minimum annual sales requirement of $25,000 a year is saving the agency about $3.2 million a year in administrative costs. At the same time, GSA is adding 30-to-40 new vendors each month to Schedule 70 as part of its effort to make sure agency customers have access to new, innovative companies.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , technology , industry , GSA , Kay Ely , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , National Contract Management Association , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/30/2014, 04:48am EDT
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Copy data management

Ash Ashutosh, CEO of Actifio, will discuss how his company can help your agency reduce the size and cost of its data center.
July 29, 2014

Tags: technology , copy data management , data management , Virtualization , Ash Ashutosh , Actifio , information sharing , data analysis , data storage , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 08:48pm EDT
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Keith Trippie, Chief Executive Officer, The Trippie Group

Uncle Sam a venture capitalist? Imagine a board room with honchos from government, finance and Silicon Valley. A board of directors for the federal government, solving its toughest challenges with the latest concepts and cutting edge technology. Keith Trippie is CEO of the Trippie Group and a former Homeland Security executive. He says if the government follows a Silicon Valley venture capital model the taxpayer would win. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to explain why.

Tags: Trippie Group , Keith Trippie , Silicon Valley , acquisition , technology

Monday - 07/28/2014, 12:45pm EDT
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DoD gave security clearances to thousands of 'federal tax cheats'

About 83,000 Defense Department employees and contractors, who held or were determined eligible for a security clearance, owed more than $730 million in unpaid taxes as of June 2012, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. Per GAO's recommendations, the Office of Personnel Management, Office of the Director of National Intelligence and DoD are now working to include tax-compliance checks to enhance security clearance processes.

Tags: DoD , IRS , OPM , GAO , ODNI , management , technology , security clearance , Tom Coburn , Evan Lesser , Stephanie Wasko

Monday - 07/28/2014, 04:33pm EDT
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