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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

Patrick O'Carroll, Inspector General, Social Security Administration

Disability fraud and deceased benefit fraud are two of the biggest threats to the integrity of the Social Security Administration, according to the agency's Inspector General. Patrick O'Carroll says preventing those types of fraud before they start is his number one priority this year. He shared his Top 3 for 2015 on In Depth with Francis Rose. He tells Federal News Radio's Sean McCalley how his office plans to meet its goal.

Tags: Office of Inspector General , SSA , fraud, waste and abuse , oversight , technology , cybersecurity , In Depth , Top 3 for 2015

Tuesday - 01/06/2015, 04:24pm EST

Mischel Kwon, President, Mischel Kwon Associates

The insider threat will be more in focus in 2015, according to many of the cyber experts we talked to for this year's Top 3 for 2015. But the insider threat isn't always someone -- or some people -- intentionally doing bad things to hurt your organization. Mischel Kwon is president of Mischel Kwon Associates, and former director of the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team at the Department of Homeland Security. She shared her Top 3 for 2015 on In Depth with Francis Rose. Kwon says "nerd wars" are the fastest growing form of insider threat.

Tags: Mischel Kwon , Mischel Kwon Associates , cybersecurity , technology , hackers , In Depth , Top 3 for 2015

Tuesday - 01/06/2015, 04:08pm EST

Tom Suder, President, MobileGov

The Consumer Electronic Show is happening this week in Las Vegas. Despite its name, the annual show, one of the biggest in the world, has plenty of new technology of interest to the enterprise. It's also the 10th anniversary for the CES Government program, with the agenda focusing on Security, Innovation and Acquisition. Tom Suder is the president of MobileGov and joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to talk about federal mobility trends, security best practices and what it's like at the Las Vegas Convention Center as more than 100,000 people descend on the city to see 50 football fields worth of gadgetry.

Tags: Consumer Electronic Show , technology , CES Government , Tom Suder , MobileGov , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Monday - 01/05/2015, 11:06am EST
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Horace Blackman, Vice President of Health and Life Sciences, Lockheed Martin

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded a five-year, $563 million contract to Accenture to continue its work on Healthcare.gov. It's a high-profile contract in health IT in the federal government, but it's only one contract. Horace Blackman is vice president of health and life sciences at Lockheed Martin. He shared his Top 3 for 2015 on In Depth with Francis Rose. Horace says health IT growth is poised to explode -- and 2015 won't be the end of it, either.

Tags: Horace Blackman , Lockheed Martin , Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services , Health IT , In Depth , technology

Monday - 01/05/2015, 04:01pm EST
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