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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

Keith Trippie, Chief Executive Officer, Trippie Group

The Department of Veterans Affairs investigated a security hole in a telehealth program. VA said personal information for more than 7,000 vets was been exposed, but the Federal Times reports both the VA and the vendor that provided the service said no data was stolen. Keith Trippie, chief executive officer of The Trippie Group, was former executive director of the Enterprise System Development Office at the Department of Homeland Security. In his Top 3 for 2015, he tells In Depth with Francis Rose even with the security risks telehealth initiatives will help government serve citizens better and save the government money in a couple different ways.

Tags: Keith Trippie , Trippie Group , cybersecurity , health care , Health IT , technology , In Depth , Top 3 for 201

Monday - 12/29/2014, 05:09pm EST

Dave McClure, Chief Strategist, Veris Group

Four new pieces of cybersecurity legislation give federal IT leaders some new tools to deal with network and information security. But that law may be responding to threats -- or problems -- that are being overcome by events. Responding to the security and privacy challenges of the Internet of Things may require a new level of thinking and legislation. Dave McClure is chief strategist of the Veris Group, and former Associate Administrator of the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies at the General Services Administration. In his Top 3 for 2015 and on In Depth with Francis Rose, he says the coming year will be the breakout for the Internet of Things.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Top 3 for 2015 , cybersecurity , Internet of Things , technology

Tuesday - 12/30/2014, 05:26pm EST

Dave Wennergren, Senior Vice President for Technology, PSC

As Congress comes back next week, the Defense Department expects to make a huge push to end sequestration -- or at least blunt its effects. Part of the case the Pentagon will make is that its "cost culture" strategy is making a difference in how it's spending the money it does have. Dave Wennergren is Senior Vice President for Technology at the Professional Services Council, and former Assistant Deputy Chief Management Officer at the Defense Department. He shared his Top 3 for 2015 on In Depth with Francis Rose. He said that cost culture will spread from the Pentagon to all across government.

Tags: Dave Wennergren , PSC , cybersecurity , technology , In Depth , Clinger-Cohen Act , Congress , Top 3 for 2015

Friday - 01/02/2015, 04:18pm EST

Jane Holl Lute, President, Council on Cybersecurity

A data breach at the Department of Veterans Affairs is the latest in the long line of cyber events in the Federal government. Jane Holl Lute is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Council on Cybersecurity, and former Deputy Secretary of the Homeland Security Department. In her Top 3 for 2015, she writes low cost, basic cybersecurity prevents 80 percent to 90 percent of all known attacks. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained whether or not she's confident that equation will stay the same this year since incentives for the bad guys will continue to grow.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Janet Holl Lute , Council on Cybersecurity , cybersecurity , technology , United Nations , Top 3 for 2015

Tuesday - 12/30/2014, 05:28pm EST

Karen Evans, Director, U.S. Cyber Challenge

CyberCompEx. It sounds like a new medicine. Actually it's a social network site just for cybersecurity people in and out of government. The Homeland Security Department's Research and Development Division recently announced CyberCompEx. Developed in conjunction with Monster Government Solutions, CyberCompEx will serve as a portal for students, professionals, employers and others interested in the cybersecurity. Karen Evans is the National Director of U.S. Cyber Challenge and one of the architects of the site. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the new site.

Tags: technology , social media , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Karen Evans , U.S. Cyber Challenge , cybersecurity

Monday - 01/05/2015, 11:05am EST
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Senators seek information on FBI cell tracking

Leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Wednesday they were seeking answers from the Obama administration about federal law enforcement's use of surveillance technology that sweeps up basic cellphone data.

Tags: Senate Judiciary Committee , Patrick Leahy , Chuck Grassley , cell phone data , surveillance , FBI , privacy , technology

Thursday - 01/01/2015, 09:20am EST

NGA's belief in open source, crowdsourcing heating up

The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency turned to GitHub, an open source platform, for help in developing mission apps. NGA earlier this week placed its first open source developed app on iTunes.

Tags: technology , open source , GitHub , National Geospatial Technical Operations Center , Dave White , Chris Rasmussen , crowdsourcing , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/01/2015, 09:34am EST
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Those dreaded four letter words

Jim Benson, senior vice president at Human Touch LLC, will bring us up to date on Software as a Service, Platform as a Service and Infrastructure as a Service.
December 30, 2014

Tags: technology , Jim Benson , Human Touch LLC , SaaS , PaaS , IaaS , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 12/30/2014, 07:25pm EST
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Agencies improve, but still fall short of cybersecurity CAP goals

Although most agencies are making progress in securing their information and protecting themselves from cyber threats, they're still falling short of the Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) Goals set by the Obama administration.

Tags: Performance.gov , cross-agency priority goals , cybersecurity , technology , Cross Agency Goals , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 12/30/2014, 03:12pm EST
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