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IRS scandal teaches agencies to archive

Agencies should be archiving all business communication to avoid mayhem such as at the IRS. While the agency shifts blame from e-mail to instant messenger, Nancy Flynn, founder of ePolicy, told Federal News Radio that agencies need to better manage the many communication options.

Tags: IRS , Nancy Flynn , ePolicy , management , business records , technology , Federal Drive , Stephanie Wasko

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 01:07pm EDT

New captain, advisers leading Commerce more deeply into open data

The Department of Commerce will hire its first-ever chief data officer, Secretary Penny Pritzker said recently. Pritzker also is establishing a data advisory council and introducing a "developer portal," which she said will help advance the agency's open data initiatives.

Tags: management , Commerce , open data , Penny Pritzker , transparency , technology , Stephanie Wasko

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 04:28am EDT

As cyber attackers get more sophisticated, so must agencies' protections

Cyber criminals are adjusting so quickly that it's become an 'arms race' between them and agency technology officers trying to guard against threats. During a recent Federal News Radio panel discussion, officials shared expertise and tactics for protection.

Tags: Bob Bigman , Darren Van Booven , Ben Rubin , Lance Dubsky , Tony Cole , cybersecurity , hackers , IT , Dena Levitz , technology

Friday - 07/18/2014, 02:29pm EDT

Former Fannie Mae employee pleads guilty to hacking

After separating from Fannie Mae, an employee continued to use administrator credentials to make unauthorized changes to the CheckMyNPV website.

Tags: Fannie Mae , technology , HAMP , Crime of the Week , Ciera Crawford

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 08:27am EDT

How ICE has found success with online training

Although cutbacks in training and travel normally create challenges, Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Student and Exchange Visitor Program is benefiting from its money-saving transition to online conferencing.

Tags: Stephanie Wasko , Rachel Canty , Student and Exchange Visitor Program , technology , ICE , travel restrictions

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 05:03pm EDT
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Christopher Zember and Jay Harrison

The Defense Department has some significant blind spots when it comes to its ability to assess what's going on in the global technology landscape -- especially in the commercial and non-defense markets. DoD officials are keenly aware of the problem, and there's a nascent effort underway to help solve it. The new Technology Domain Awareness initiative is a project of DoD's Information Analysis Centers. Christopher Zember is the director of the Information Analysis Centers. And Jay Harrison is the director of the Center for Smart Defense at West Virginia University, which is helping DoD get the TDA effort of the ground. They explained the initial drive behind TDA on In Depth with guest host Jared Serbu.

Tags: DoD , technology , Christopher Zember , Information Analysis Centers , Center for Smart Defense , Jay Harrison , TDA

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 04:27pm EDT
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Containers: A new variation on virtualization

Chris Carlson, CEO of Retriever Consulting, discusses the benefits of a new aspect of virtualization called containers.
July 15, 2014

Tags: technology , cloud computing , Chris Carlson , Retriever Consulting , Virtualization , containers , Agile software development , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 07:55pm EDT
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Agencies reset after missing the mark on cybersecurity goals

Despite steps forward, agencies fell short of their 2014 targets for cybersecurity. The Obama administration is pushing chief information officers to focus on priorities of continuous monitoring, phishing and malware, and authorization processes for 2015, according to the newly released cross-agency priority goals on Performance.gov.

Tags: technology , cross-agency priority goals , Performance.gov , DHS , DoD , cybersecurity , continuous monitoring , Stephanie Wasko

Monday - 07/14/2014, 02:52pm EDT

Landing that federal job -- a recruiter's perspective

Talent acquisition manager Mike Bruni will discuss how to get a job in what is a competitive and challenging federal market.
July 11, 2014

Tags: workforce , hiring , job training , recruiting , Mike Bruni , Derrick Dortch , Contracting , technology , Fed Access

Friday - 07/11/2014, 08:50pm EDT
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