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Navy on schedule for full transition to NGEN contract at end of this month

After years of acquisition planning, bid protests and then eventually a rolling process of migrating users from one contract to another, the Navy says all of its users will have moved to its new NGEN contract by the end of this month.

Tags: DoD , technology , Navy , NGEN , NMCI , mobility , Michael Abreau , Denby Starling , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 01:19pm EDT
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Claire Giordano, Senior Director, Quantum

These days, it's only a matter of time before the next data breach occurs. Just ask Home Depot, it could also be your agency. Hackers recently breached HealthCare.gov and installed malicious software. Although the attack took place in July, it took the Health and Human Services Department more than a month to detect it. Claire Giordano is a senior director at Quantum. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain how network forensics can play a critical role in protecting agencies' data.

Tags: Claire Giordano , Quantum , cybersecurity , technology , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 10:01am EDT
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Army Contracting Command running through the doors that cloud opens

Gino Magnifico, the chief information officer of the Army Contracting Command, said the move to a zero-client setup for its desktop computers and the development of lighter weight apps to be used anywhere in the world is a direct result of having a mature cloud infrastructure.

Tags: technology , contracting , acquisition , cloud computing , mobile computing , Gino Magnifico , Army Contracting Command , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller , zero client

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 01:34pm EDT
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Cloud, budget reductions helping CIOs pull IT out of the shadows

NASA CIO Larry Sweet has mandated enterprise services first for all commodity IT. Other agencies, such as GSA and Interior, are trying to find the right balance between giving field offices latitude and rigid IT requirements.

Tags: technology , shadow IT , Sonny Hashmi , GSA , Larry Sweet , NASA , Sylvia Burns , Interior , Rafael Diaz , HUD , cloud computing , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 04:12am EDT

Managing complex IT systems

Rebecca Halstead, president of the local chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysis and David Pradko, vice president of Finance for the IIBA, will how their organization can help your agency with its software development projects.
September 9, 2014

Tags: technology , business process information , Business intelligence , predictive analytics , IIBA , Rebecca Halstead , Excella , David Pradko , iWorks Corporation , technology management , project management , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 09/09/2014, 09:57pm EDT
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Dr. Tom Plaisted, Materials Engineer, Army Research Lab

The 3-D printing revolution now includes an effort to replicate the human skull. The Army Research Laboratory is working on skulls that can be used for research on brain injuries. Dr. Thomas Plaisted is a materials engineer at the Composites and Hybrid Materials Branch of the Weapons and Materials Directorate at the Army Research Lab. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the skulls won't solve the head injury problem, but they'll be an effective tool to help find a solution.

Tags: Tom Plaisted , Army Research Lab , Army , DoD , technology , In Depth

Tuesday - 09/09/2014, 04:25pm EDT
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Google's Megan Smith named new White House CTO

President Barack Obama filled two positions on his technology team: Google executive Megan Smith as the new chief technology officer and former Twitter general counsel Alexander Macgillivray as the deputy CTO.

Tags: Megan Smith , Alexander Macgillivray , technology , Barack Obama , people , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 09/04/2014, 12:59pm EDT

Brese leaves Energy in a better position to consolidate, centralize IT

Energy Department CIO Bob Brese is leaving government after almost 35 years of service. He said now is the right time to hand off the reigns because Energy is about to embark on an IT consolidation and centralization initiative.

Tags: people , Bob Brese , Ask the CIO , technology , IT modernization , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/04/2014, 05:37pm EDT
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Greg Rayburn, Security Analyst, Fluke Networks

Drones may wind up the future weapon of choice in cyber attacks. Some cybersecurity analysts discover a cheap unmanned drone can be very effective at breaching wireless networks. Greg Rayburn is a security analyst for Fluke Networks. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said there are many different scenarios where a drone can pose a major cyber threat to your agency.

Tags: Greg Rayburn , Fluke Networks , drones , technology , In Depth

Thursday - 09/04/2014, 04:14pm EDT
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DoD says it must deal with its shrinking technology advantage

The U.S. and its allies have dominated the military technology landscape for decades, but the Defense Department now sees potential adversaries in its rearview mirror. The Pentagon is coming up with some coping strategies to maintain its technological advantage, including version 3 of Better Buying Power.

Tags: DoD , technology , research and development , acquisition , Chuck Hagel , Frank Kendall , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 09/04/2014, 04:13am EDT
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