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New high-level council will guide DoD's ‘neglected' electronic warfare programs

As part of its "third offset" strategy, the Pentagon says it needs a big focus on electronic warfare.

Tags: Bob Work , DoD , Frank Kendall , Sandy Winnefeld , Defense Science Board , electronic warfare , Jared Serbu , Inside the DoD Reporters Notebook

Monday - 03/23/2015, 04:04am EDT

3 ways to spark innovation in government

How long are we going to let outdated practices, inefficient processes and unequipped leadership disarm real innovation? asks Paul Brubaker, a former Defense Department official, in a new commentary.

Tags: Paul Brubaker , VMware , Airwatch , innovation , commentary , Clinger-Cohen Act , management ,

Monday - 03/23/2015, 05:00am EDT

Pentagon dipping its toe into BYOD

Terry Halvorsen, DoD's chief information officer, told reporters last week that he plans to conduct a limited bring-your-own-device pilot this summer.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Inside the DoD Reporters Notebook , Terry Halvorsen , DoD , BYOD , cybersecurity

Monday - 03/23/2015, 04:00am EDT

VA disputes House lawmaker's claim of nation state attack

Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) said the Veterans Affairs Department fell victim to another breach by a nation state in September 2014, putting veterans' data at risk. But VA CIO Steph Warren said internal and external reviews found no evidence of a breach.

Tags: cybersecurity , Veterans Affairs , Steph Warren , Jackie Walorski , Tim Huelskamp , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 04:25pm EDT

Cyber center advances Energy's understanding of, defense against threats

Rod Turk, the Energy Department's associate chief information officer for cybersecurity and chief information security officer, said the Joint Cyber Coordination Center is moving into the advanced capabilities phase after building the information sharing foundation over the last year.

Tags: Energy , Rod Turk , cybersecurity , Joint Cyber Coordination Center , information sharing , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Friday - 03/20/2015, 02:16pm EDT
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Air Force: Tech changes 'more rapidly in the defense space'

Dr. Mica Endsley, chief scientist of the Air Force, works to combat cyber concerns. "I would prioritize defense of our computer systems to be probably among the highest priorities that we have today," she tells Federal News Radio's Agency of the Month radio show.

Tags: Agency of the Month , Air Force , DoD , Mica Endsley , science , recruiting , cybersecurity , Air Force Scientific Advisory Board , Jason Fornicola , workforce

Wednesday - 03/18/2015, 03:56pm EDT

White House taps former Facebook executive for new IT role

President Barack Obama appointed David Recordon as the director of White House Information Technology. The new position will be responsible for modernizing and securing IT within the Executive Office of the President.

Tags: David Recordon , Facebook , White House , EOP , Amy Breckenridge , People , information technology , digital services , U.S. Digital Services

Friday - 03/20/2015, 04:25am EDT

Greg Boison, Director of Homeland Security, Lockheed Martin

Cyber déjà vu can happen when the same or similar cyber attacks hit multiple agency networks. But cyber déjà vu can be a good thing if your agency looks at the problem in a different way. That's according to Greg Boison, director of Homeland Cybersecurity at Lockheed Martin. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared three ways to take advantage of cyber déjà vu to turn your agency's strategy from reactive to proactive.

Tags: Greg Boison , cybersecurity , Lockheed Martin , In Depth ,

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 04:30pm EDT
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DoD now emphasizes cost over quantity in data center consolidation

Pentagon's updated approach to data center consolidation will focus on new factors, including the capability of IT services, not just numerical inventory.

Tags: DoD , cloud computing , Data center consolidation , Terry Halvorsen , Dave DeVries , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 04:29am EDT
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Christine Lee, Program Manager, S&T First Responders Group, DHS

Law enforcement, ambulance and fire: Dispatchers using a base station to communicate with first-responders in the field can now upgrade and reconfigure their system for less than $500. The Radio Internet-Protocol Communications Module (RIC-M) could save an agency as much as $15,000 to replace an entire system. Christine Lee is the program manager for the Science and Technology First Responders Group at Homeland Security. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the device and what DHS is doing with it.

Tags: Christine Lee , DHS , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 03/18/2015, 09:53am EDT
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