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CMS sets new deadline to fix two dozen HealthCare.gov cyber shortfalls

Marilyn Tavenner, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator, promised House lawmakers Thursday that the site would be better protected when open enrollment begins in two months. The recent attack on the HealthCare.gov didn't succeed in stealing any data, DHS says. But some lawmakers say a year into the Affordable Care Act, the website still has basic cybersecurity challenges that should have been fixed.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , oversight , GAO , CMS , Darrell Issa , Gerry Connolly , Marilyn Tavenner , HealthCare.gov , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/19/2014, 04:17am EDT

Army, Air Force reach first milestone in shared cybersecurity system

The Army and Air Force are using a shared network security infrastructure at Joint Base San Antonio as of Sept. 14. It's a major step toward the Defense Department's goal of moving base-level cybersecurity operations to a more defensible, centrally-managed architecture.

Tags: DoD , technology , cybersecurity , Army , Air Force , Michael Krieger , Douglas Wiltsie , John Morrison , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 05:01am EDT
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Army to recruit next generation of cyber workers through new career field

Ronald Pontius, the deputy to the commander of Army Cyber Command, said over the next few years the Army will give cyber workers their own career field, preliminarily known as Career Field 17.

Tags: cybersecurity , Army , Ronald Pontius , training , recruitment , technology , workforce , Army Cyber Command , Jason Miller , Ask the CIO

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 10:38am EDT
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Transforming data into smart business analytics

David Rubal, Public Sector Pre-Sales Consulting Manager with Tableau Software, will discuss how his company is helping agencies analyze and process big data.
September 16, 2014

Tags: technology , big data , data analytics , business analytics , Business intelligence , David Rubal , Tableau Software , data warehouse , visualization , dashboards , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 08:27pm EDT
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Army stands up first-of-its-kind cyber brigade, explores dedicated career field for cyber

The Army's new dedicated career branch for cyber specialties could be up and running as soon as October.

Tags: Army , Army Cyber Command , Rodney Harris , Edward Cardon , technology , DoD , Inside the DoD Reporter , cybersecurity

Friday - 09/12/2014, 05:50pm EDT

Melvyn Smith, Centre for Machine Vision, Bristol Robotic Laboratory

A British research team aims to prove that 3-D technology could help Homeland Security discover more suspicious activity. Surveillance systems usually rely on 2-D images. Now, a team from England's Centre for Machine Vision is building a system to extract high resolution 3-D video from a distance of several hundred feet. Professor Melvyn Smith is director of the Centre for Machine Vision in the Bristol Robotic Laboratory. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss what prompted him to conduct this research.

Tags: Melvyn Smith , technology , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 04:36am EDT
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White House, GSA welcome Round 3 Innovation Fellows

The White House and the General Services Administration select 27 new Presidential Innovation Fellows to work on "high-impact" projects.

Tags: technology , workforce , Presidential Innovation Fellows , White House , GSA , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 10:12am EDT

OMB turns to the people-solution to fix troubled IT programs

As part of President Barack Obama's second term management agenda, agencies are testing new hiring authorities for technology experts and an industry-government exchange program. The Office of Management and Budget also worked with agencies to benchmark the cost effectiveness of back-office functions.

Tags: technology , workforce , OMB , Beth Cobert , Steve VanRoekel , Mike Dickerson , GSA , VA , Sloan Gibson , 18F , Digital Service Office , Jason Miller

Monday - 09/15/2014, 03:41am EDT
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Ariel Rabkin, AEI's Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy

The Obama Administration wants to avoid a repeat of the technical glitches it experienced with the rollout of HealthCare.gov. One way is through a White House effort called the U.S. Digital Service. The Digital Service will consist of a small team of experts that will serve as consultants to agencies on IT projects. Ariel Rabkin is a visiting fellow with AEI's Center for Internet, Communications and Technology Policy. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain why many IT projects fail in the first place.

Tags: Ariel Rabkin , American Enterprise Institute , U.S. Digital Service , technology , Federal Drive

Sunday - 09/14/2014, 06:47pm EDT
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