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Navy looks to overhaul acquisition processes for aviation systems

The Naval Air Systems Command's acquisition practices are laden with so much unnecessary costs that its commander worries about its ability to meet its mission to the fleet a few years from now. NAVAIR's commander said it's time to rethink the way it engages the acquisition system and with industry.

Tags: DoD , Navy , Sea Air Space Exposition , Naval Air Systems Command , David Dunaway , technology , acquisition , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 04:55am EDT
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Catalysts for Government's Big Data Revolution

What are the infrastructure underpinnings of big data and big databases. Users of big data have been concentrating on the tools to mine the information in big data. In this conversation, we will discuss what it takes to house, maintain and serve up big data. Such data stores are characterized by a mix of relational/structured data and non-structured files such as video, images, PDFs, and office documents. A number of new solutions are emerging - different types of storage, different approaches of optimizing the data center to handle big data.

Tags: technology , CDWG , NetApp , Terry Halvorsen , John Montel , David Bray , Jack Nichols , Lee Vorthman , Tom Temin

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 01:49pm EDT
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Deltek suffers cyber attack putting 80,000 employees of vendors at risk

The market research firm says 25,000 customers potentially had their credit card information exposed during the breach. Deltek says there is no evidence that usernames and passwords were misused.

Tags: technology , industry , cybersecurity , Deltek , Patrick Smith , Mike Corkery , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 05:42am EDT

Cloud solutions for the federal government

Astadia CEO Rebecca Rogers Tijerino and John Keefauver, vice president of Application Solutions, will discuss cloud system integration and how lessons learned in the commercial world can be applied to federal IT systems.
April 8, 2014

Tags: technology , cloud computing , Vivek Kundra , Rebecca Rogers Tijerino , John Keefauver , Astadia , IT security , hybrid cloud , software as a service , infrastructure as a service , SalesForce , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 10:05pm EDT
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Familiar questions, few answers so far for OMB's latest financial systems effort

In part 1 of Federal News Radio's special report, this second attempt by OMB to move agencies to financial management shared services is fraught with the same obstacles of a decade ago. But OMB believes this attempt at shared services is different. The administration says budget concerns and technology advancements will help overcome these long-standing barriers.

Tags: management , technology , shared services , Beth Angerman , Treasury , OMB , Norman Dong , GSA , Lisa Kazor , Oracle , Reid Jackson , Carlos Otal , Grant Thornton , financial management , Jason Miller , Shared Services Revisited , Aaron Cornfeld

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 04:43am EDT
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Jared Serbu, Defense Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Navy is long overdue to move away from its legacy network known as the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet. Now, brass says it intends to move its enterprise IT network onto its new contract, known as NGEN, by the end of September. Listen to Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu's audio report or read Jared's related article .

Tags: Jared Serbu , NGEN , NMCI , Navy , Marine Corps , technology

Monday - 04/07/2014, 11:34am EDT
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Navy to finish moving IT network to NGEN contract by September

After dealing with a bid protest, meeting the timeline will require the Navy and its prime vendor to move quickly. The new schedule accelerates the original transition schedule by several months.

Tags: DoD , technology , Navy , Navy Marine Corps intranet , NGEN , Joint Information Environment , Michael Abreu , Bill Toti , Jared Serbu

Monday - 04/07/2014, 04:31am EDT
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House lawmakers lose patience with VA, introduce prescriptive cyber bill

Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) introduced the Veterans Information Security Improvement Act that would explicitly require VA to take steps to repair operational and procedure holes in its network and computer security processes.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , VA , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Jackie Walorski , Greg Wilshusen , GAO , VA cyber on the hot seat , Congress , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 03:23pm EDT
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For GSA, virtual desktop opens the door to more cost savings

Sonny Hashmi, acting CIO at GSA, said his goal is to have at least half of all employees using VDI in 2014 and 75 percent by the end of 2015. VDI, along with application rationalization and other initiatives, is part of how GSA is looking to reduce IT spending further.
April 3, 2014

Tags: technology , VDI , GSA , Sonny Hashmi , AFCEA , cloud computing , mobile computing , BYOD , Dan Tangherlini , application rationalization , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 03:43pm EDT
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Version 2 of cloud cybersecurity standards coming soon

DoD CIO Teri Takai clarifies the Pentagon plans to use the FedRAMP baseline. DHS and GSA are working together to ensure the continuous diagnostics and monitoring program and FedRAMP are aligned. But questions remain around how other cyber initiatives fit into the cloud security program.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , cloud computing , FedRAMP , DHS , DoD , Teri Takai , GSA , Matt Goodrich , Intel Security , Scott Toulsey , Scott Renda , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 04:35am EDT
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