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Senate's version of FISMA update cleans up around the cyber edges

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee members will introduce and markup the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 Wednesday. The bill would require OMB to rescind a major section of Circular A-130 in order to fix long-standing complaints with FISMA's reauthorization requirements.

Tags: technology , Congress , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee , DHS , cybersecurity , FISMA , A-130 , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 06/24/2014, 05:14pm EDT

Cloud from the big company perspective

Scott Gaydos, chief technologist, Federal Healthcare, U.S. Public Sector, HP Enterprise Services, discusses how his company can help your agency with its cloud initiatives.
June 24, 2014

Tags: technology , cloud computing , Hewlett-Packard , Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services , Scott Gaydos , data management , Meg Whittman , infrastructure as a service , platform-as-a-service , software-as-a-service , FedRAMP , FISMA , HIPAA , cloud management , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 06/24/2014, 08:50pm EDT
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Is your agency getting the most out of its social media efforts?

Is your agency getting as much value out of its social media efforts as it could be? A new report offers tips for agencies looking to take advantage of the data that can be mined from Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets.

Tags: social media , workforce , Management , marketing , IBM , technology , Ines Mergel , Stephanie Wasko , federal drive

Tuesday - 06/24/2014, 02:41pm EDT
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Carrying On with Continuity of Operations

More than 80 percent of the federal systems count on private sector critical infrastructure to work.

Should one of the telecommunications, electricity or other providers be hacked or go down from a natural disaster, agency mission would be in peril.

Just take last summer's Derecho that impacted the Washington DC area. One agency lost their connection to the Internet for some time because of the storm even though their infrastructure was in the cloud.

Over the past decade or more, agencies have applied the lessons learned from the assortment of man-made and natural disasters that have impacted their services to keep their services running as smoothly as possible.

But with the emergence of cloud computing, virtualization, mobile computing and other technologies, what should agencies keep in mind to ensure the continuity of operations? How is the idea of COOP and disaster recovery changing? The panel, Carrying on with Continuity of Operations, will look at how agencies have implemented COOP and disaster recovery over the past decade and where they need to go next.

Tags: Symantec , technology , COOP , Carrying on with Continuity of Operations , Eric Hennessey , Gary Galloway , Reynold Schweickhardt , Jason Miller , Tod Henby

Friday - 03/01/2013, 05:07pm EST
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Burwell appoints new manager to revamp HealthCare.gov

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell appointed a new high-level operations manager to closely supervise the online portal to coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law. She also announced that she's hiring a CEO and a technology leader to specifically handle all aspects of the health law's coverage expansion.

Tags: Sylvia Mathews Burwell , HHS , HealthCare.gov , technology , Management

Saturday - 06/21/2014, 03:46am EDT

NIH shares 3D printing data in effort to enhance medicine

As President Barack Obama proclaims a National Day of Making, the National Institute of Health made 3-D files publicly available online.

Tags: NIH , technology , 3-D printing , Barack Obama , Anthony Fauci , Stephanie Wasko , NIAID

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 05:00pm EDT

Cloud forecast means changes for federal IT workers

As government agencies migrate to cloud computing and other new technologies, the information technology workforce requirements are changing.

Tags: technology , cloud computing , cybersecurity , workforce , Megan Schmith , GSA , RAND , TechAmerica , Management , Stephanie Wasko , AFCEA

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 03:46pm EDT

VanRoekel not confident IT reform bill would be effective

Federal Chief Information Officer Steve VanRoekel says good management policies should be enough to improve how agencies buy, operate and deliver technology.

Tags: Steven VanRoekel , technology , Management , OMB , PortfolioStat , Smarter IT Delivery Agenda , FITARA , IT reform , Congress , Jason Miller , Ask the CIO , exclusive

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 06:09pm EDT
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DoD to test cloud security requirements above, beyond FedRAMP

DISA is working with the services to identify a mission-critical application in the cloud to ensure the additional requirements for Level-3 security are appropriate and achievable. Meanwhile, the FedRAMP program office is beginning to consider what the program will look like in two to three to five years.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , cloud computing , Maria Roat , GSA , DoD , Kevin Dulany , AFCEA , FedRAMP , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 04:01am EDT
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Agile software development: Where does it fit in?

Richard Cheng, principal consultant and training lead for Excella Consulting, will discuss how to apply agile software development at your agency.
June 17, 2014

Tags: technology , Agile software development , Richard Cheng , Excella Consulting , agile marketing , agile data center , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 09:22pm EDT
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