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NASA SEWP to drop fee again, launch new customer initiatives

Joanne Woytek, NASA SEWP program manager, said the space agency now plans to implement the next generation of the technology GWAC by May 1 after reexamining vendor bids. In the meantime, starting in March, SEWP will give agencies more information about what they buy, who they buy from and how they buy than ever before.

Tags: technology , acquisition , NASA , Joanne Woytek , SEWP , bid protest , supply chain risk management , Jason Miller , exclusive

Friday - 01/09/2015, 04:24am EST

Can government keep up with the private sector in digital technology?

Digital technology has changed the way the private sector is doing business. Jeff Neal, senior vice president for ICF International, asks, "Is it too late for the government to catch up?"

Tags: Jeff Neal , ICF International , technology , industry , commentary

Wednesday - 01/07/2015, 01:20pm EST

Matt Stuck, First Coast Guard District Aids to Navigation Manager

Hundreds of New Englanders are sounding off about a Coast Guard plan to update its coastal foghorns. It wants to replace 1970s technology, which the Coast Guard says has gotten more expensive than replacement. They'll be activated via radio signals by users of marine radios. That will mean fewer soundings. Matt Stuck, the First Coast Guard District Aids-to-Navigation Manager, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the modernization efforts.

Tags: Matt Stuck , Coast Guard , New England , foghorns , technology , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Thursday - 01/08/2015, 09:27am EST
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Rep. Cummings demands answers from background investigation contractor on data breach

Congressman Elijah Cummings wants KeyPoint Government Solutions to provide him with a briefing and answers to 13 questions about the December cyber vulnerability that put more than 48,000 federal employees at a greater risk of identity theft.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , oversight , Elijah Cummings , KeyPoint Government Solutions , industry , data breach , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , OPM , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/07/2015, 03:46pm EST

Air Force evolves its cybersecurity as JIE comes into focus

Air Force CIO Lt. Gen. Bill Bender said the service is baking in role-based authentication capabilities as part of its move to the MilCloud. He said the Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS) will help the Air Force move out of its AFNet architecture.

Tags: technology , Bill Bender , Air Force , Joint Regional Security Stacks , Joint Information Environment , cybersecurity , Role-based authentication , Governance , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/07/2015, 04:49am EST
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Jamison Cush, Chief Editor, TechTarget's Technology Guide

It may be called the Consumer Electronics Show, but the annual Las Vegas event has a lot to offer the government. From smart watches to faster phones to the Internet of things, there's plenty for enterprise CIOs to keep an eye on. Jamison Cush is the Executive Editor at Tech Target. He took a break from perusing the CES showroom floor to join Tom Temin on the Federal Drive and explain what's caught his eye.

Tags: Jamison Cush , Consumer Electronics Show , CIOs , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , technology , industry , TechTarget

Wednesday - 01/07/2015, 10:03am EST
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Marcia Smith, Founder & Editor, Space Policy Online

The SpaceX mission to deliver supplies to the International Space Station was scrubbed just 81 seconds before launch yesterday. It was the first delivery attempt since the Antares cargo rocket operated by Orbital Sciences crashed just after launch back in October at Wallops Island, Va. Marcia Smith is the founder and editor of Space Policy Online. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with the latest on the SpaceX launch and an update on Orbital Sciences' recovery plan for the failed mission.

Tags: Marcia Smith , SpaceX mission , International Space Station , Antares , Orbital Sciences Corp. , Space Policy Online , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , technology

Wednesday - 01/07/2015, 10:06am EST
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Six pressing predictions for crisis communication in 2015

Agencies should consider these six steps to help keep their employees safe and informed during emergencies, says Aviv Siegel, the CTO and co-founder of AtHoc, in a new commentary for Federal News Radio.

Tags: Aviv Siegel , AtHoc, Inc. , information sharing , workforce , technology , emergency communications , cybersecurity

Wednesday - 01/07/2015, 04:17am EST

Using new technology to store and archive big data

Christian Heiter, the CTO at Hitachi Data Systems Federal Corporation, discusses how his company can help your agency store its data.
January 6, 2015

Tags: technology , Christian Heiter , Hitachi Data Systems Federal , big data , data storage , The Managing Government Record Directive , ISO standards , flash media , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 01/06/2015, 08:59pm EST
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Elaine Duke, Principal, Elaine Duke and Associates

Turning the calendar to 2015 has some federal leaders thinking more about the year 2020, specifically what the federal workforce looks like in five years. A lot of the focus has been on recruitment in the past few years. Elaine Duke is principal at Elaine Duke and Associates. She's former Under Secretary for Management at the Department of Homeland Security. She shared her Top 3 for 2015 on In Depth with Francis Rose. She says retention could be the big challenge for the new year.

Tags: Elaine Duke , Elaine Duke and Associates , oversight , workforce , morale , hiring , technology , In Depth , Top 3 for 2015

Tuesday - 01/06/2015, 04:23pm EST
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