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Workforce obstacles hamper digital tech growth at agencies, study says

Agency management is mostly gung-ho about bringing new digital technology into the workplace, but hurdles such as a sluggish acquisition process and a workforce lacking tech-related skills keep the federal government from innovating, according to a new study.

Tags: workforce , NAPA , technology , acquistion

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 12:46pm EST

OPM disables Web portal after retirees' information potentially exposed

The Office of Personnel Management disabled a Web portal used by federal retirees Monday to address a malfunction that may have left some retirees' personal information exposed.

Tags: OPM , cybersecurity , technology , Michael OConnell

Monday - 01/12/2015, 04:16pm EST

A new era in DoD cyber defense begins

The Defense Information Systems Agency launches reorganization, including the new Joint Task Force-DoD Information Networks. The new cyber organization will reach initial operating capability on Jan. 15, taking over 14-to-19 tasks from U.S. Cyber Command.

Tags: management , technology , cybersecurity , DISA , DoD , Ronnie Hawkins , Mark Orndorff , Alfred Rivera , Robert Skinner , Dave Mihelcic , reorganization , AFCEA , Joint Task Force-DoD Information Networks , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 04:18am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The General Services Administration is trying to make a systemic change to how federal agencies complete IT projects. GSA's 18F and Integrated Technology Services issued a request for information from industry last week that could lead to basic changes in how the government contracts with vendors and buys technology. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on the RFI and reaction to the approach.

Tags: Jason Miller , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , GSA , technology , acquisition

Monday - 01/12/2015, 11:02am EST
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John Teeter, Federal Advisory Global Center of Excellence for Health

Federal health agencies need help drafting their latest update to the Federal Health IT strategy guide. The Federal Health IT Strategic Plan relies on new research gathered about electronic health records in both the public and private sectors. But those agencies are looking for public input to make it perfect. John Teeter is managing director of the Federal Advisory Global Center of Excellence for Health at KPMG. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared ways to improve the new strategy guide that will inform public health policies until the year 2020.

Tags: John Teeter , KPMG , Health IT , technology , In Depth

Monday - 01/12/2015, 04:18pm EST
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GSA's agile RFI beginning of ‘systemic change' in IT acquisition

The General Services Administration's 18F and the Office of Integrated Technology Services issued a request for information as part of its strategy to create a blanket purchase agreement where agencies can buy agile development services for IT projects. Experts say the RFI shows how the government is beginning to adopt industry best practices.

Tags: technology , acquisition , contracting , industry , GSA , 18F , agile development , Nick Sinai , Harvard Kennedy School for Government , Raj Ananthanpillai , InfoZen , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/09/2015, 06:37pm EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The General Services Administration is setting the table for a systemic change to how federal IT projects are completed. GSA's 18F and Integrated Technology Services now have a request for information on the street that would initiate a sea change to how the government contracts with vendors and buys technology. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the RFI and reaction to this approach.

Tags: Jason Miller , In Depth , technology , GSA , 18F

Friday - 01/09/2015, 05:15pm EST
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Shawn Kingsberry, Director of Cloud Services, TASC

More agencies are hiring Chief Data Officers, or at least designating an official to lead data collection and curation efforts. That data may make Congress's oversight job easier. Shawn Kingsberry is director of cloud services at TASC, and former chief information officer for the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said he expects Congress will use a lot more data to oversee Federal agencies this year.

Tags: Shawn Kingsberry , TASC , data , technology , In Depth

Friday - 01/09/2015, 05:10pm EST
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Jay Healey, Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Atlantic Council

Cyber attacks come in three different flavors, at least when it comes to figuring out who's behind the attack. That's according to Jay Healey -- he's director of Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Atlantic Council. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the three flavors of cyber attribution.

Tags: Jay Healey , Atlantic Council , technology , cybersecurity , In Depth

Friday - 01/09/2015, 04:57pm EST
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