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Why the Sony hack marks a new age of cybersecurity

The hackers that went after Sony wanted the company to know it was under attack and they wanted to do it harm, says Rob Roy of HP Enterprise Security Products. In a new commentary, Roy says the attack was a watershed moment in cybersecurity, marking a change in attackers' motives.

Tags: Rob Roy , HP Enterprise Security Products , Commentary , cybersecurity , cybersecurity legislation , Sony , cyber attacks , Information sharing

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 03:03am EST

Earl Crane, Senior Principal, Promontory Financial Group

Cybersecurity was a prominent part of President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech last night. He made a direct request to Congress for more legislation that would impact cybersecurity policy and protection. Earl Crane is senior principal of the Promontory Financial Group, and former chief information security architect at the Homeland Security Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he broke down the cyber State of the Union.

Tags: Barack Obama , State of the Union , cybersecurity , Earl Crane , Promontory Financial Group , In Depth ,

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 04:28pm EST
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Michael Leiter, Executive Vice President for Strategy and Business Development, Leidos

It may be unpopular, but bulk data collection by the National Security Agency is effective. Technology can't replicate what bulk data collection can do for intelligence. But more effective methods could be developed so that the collection and use of data is more targeted and controlled. Those are among the findings from a major study of signal intelligence practices. The study was just completed by the National Academies. It was requested by the President and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence a year ago. Michael Leiter is an executive vice president at Leidos and a member of the committee that authored the report. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the findings.

Tags: Michael Leiter , Leidos , NSA , data collection , intelligence , DNI , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 10:45am EST
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GSA begins issuing SmartPay Chip & PIN cards to agencies

The General Services Administration expects to hand out over 1 million new SmartPay cards this year. The new cards include an embedded microprocessor chip that will enable data to be encrypted differently each time the cards are used.

Tags: GSA , Chip & PIN , cybersecurity , Barack Obama , SmartPay , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 11:55am EST
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Open data, IT security, the cloud, and more

CTOvision.com publisher Bob Gourley joins host John Gilroy to discuss a number of technology challenges affecting the federal tech community.
January 20, 2015

Tags: Bob Gourley , Cognitio , CTOvision.com , Open data , data security , Cloud computing , Hadoop , big data , Cloudera , Eddie Garcia , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 08:16pm EST
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Michael Ashford, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Granicus

About half of the federal government is at least 50-years old. One way to change that statistic is to bring new technology to your agency that will attract young people. That's according to Michael Ashford -- he's vice president of strategic partnerships at Granicus. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said some simple mobile technology can help fill your office with younger faces.

Tags: Michael Ashford , Granicus , In Depth

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 04:36pm EST
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A second bite at the Networx apple?

GSA has made it clear the follow-on to Networx, called Network Services 2020, will live up to its name with most agencies not completely migrating to the new contract for another five years.

Tags: industry , Contracting , telecommunications , GSA , Bill Lewis , Networx , NS2020 , CenturyLink , AT&T , Jeff Mohan , Lisa Crawford Bruch , USDA , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/19/2015, 02:40pm EST

Jonathan Aberman, Managing Director, Amplifier Ventures

Defense officials say they want to hear from big and small companies alike as the department hunts for breakthrough technology that will ensure the military's dominance well into the future. It's a grand initiative that resembles ones from the past that led to nuclear weapons and precision-guided munitions. This one the third offset strategy could have more to do with big data, robots or 3-D printers. Jonathan Aberman is the managing director of Amplifier Ventures and founder of the non-profit Tandem NSI. He joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss where the small companies will fit in.

Tags: Jonathan Aberman , Amplifier Ventures , DoD , Tandem NSI , Emily Kopp , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 09:02am EST
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Dr. Louis Uccellini, Director, National Weather Service, NOAA

With the help of higher resolution modeling systems, less disruption to daily life and the economy occurred than otherwise might have when hurricane Arthur made landfall last year. That's thanks to a highly accurate landfall prediction made possible by supercomputers. This month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration begins the next phase of a $44.5 million upgrade to its supercomputers. Dr. Louis Uccellini is director of the National Weather Service at NOAA. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain the strategy behind NOAA's newest upgrade.

Tags: Louis Uccellini , NOAA , National Weather Service , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Monday - 01/19/2015, 09:37am EST
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Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International

More than 90 percent of federal managers say better technology helps them be more productive for their agency. But that doesn't mean their lives are any easier. New research from the National Academy of Public Administration and ICF International shows about 30 percent agency managers have to bring their work home with them now. Jeff Neal is Senior Vice President of ICF International, a NAPA fellow, and former Chief Human Capital Officer of the Homeland Security Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained some of the 13 findings and 14 recommendations from the research.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ICF International , NAPA , management , In Depth

Monday - 01/19/2015, 05:48pm EST
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