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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

GPO rebrands itself with new name, same initials

Going into a new year, one agency has a new moniker to reflect its changing mission. The Government Printing Office is now known as the Government Publishing Office.

Tags: GPO , digital , Davita Vance-Cooks , government documents , digital strategy , technology

Tuesday - 12/30/2014, 03:02pm EST

Chris Smith, AT&T Government Solutions

A flurry of cybersecurity bills passed through Congress after six years of no legal progress at all on the cyber front. Individually, none of the five cyber bills stand out above the rest. That's according to Chris Smith, vice president of for technology at AT&T Government Solutions, and former chief information officer of the Agriculture Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said it's the passage of all five at once that's significant.

Tags: Chris Smith , AT&T , technology , cybersecurity , Congress , In Depth

Monday - 12/29/2014, 05:04pm EST
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For feds, secure information sharing puzzle slowly coming together

Information Sharing Environment is helping to shape the policy and technology pieces to help implement the two-year-old White House's strategy on information sharing and safeguarding. The back-end attribute exchange is an expanding component to solve this challenge.

Tags: technology , information sharing , Kshemendra Paul , Information Sharing Environment , cybersecurity , back-end exchange , GSA , exclusive , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/26/2014, 07:46am EST
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Goddard CATS project poised for January launch

Scientists are waiting for the Jan. 6 SpaceX 5 mission to carry a new scientific instrument to measure the composition of the atmosphere to the International Space Station. The Clouds and Aerosol Transport System, or CATS, is the first piece of earth-science technology developed at Goddard Space Flight Center to be deployed to the ISS.

Tags: NASA , Goddard Space Center , Kennedy Space Center , CATS , Matthew McGill , technology

Friday - 12/26/2014, 07:30am EST

Courtney O'Callaghan, Chief Digital Officer, Freer and Sackler Galleries

The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery the Smithsonian's museums featuring Asian art will ring in the new year by releasing their entire collections online to the public on Jan. 1. The majority of the 40,000 pieces have never been seen before by the public. Most will be available in high resolution. Courtney O'Callaghan is the galleries' chief digital officer. She spoke with Tom Temin on the Federal Drive about this digital transition and the collection itself.

Tags: Freer Gallery of Art , Arthur M. Sackler Gallery , Asian art , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , digitization , technology

Monday - 12/29/2014, 07:15am EST
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FEMA kicks off IT modernization effort with security, resiliency review

Adrian Gardner, FEMA's chief information officer, said he spent the last nine months looking at the agency's IT networks and systems to figure out their weaknesses and strengths. He said he plans on a three-stage approach to bring FEMA's technology into the 21st century.

Tags: technology , FEMA , Adrian Gardner , resilience and security review , data analytics , mobile computing , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/25/2014, 09:10am EST
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Contractor security flaw puts data of 7,000 veterans at risk

The Veterans Affairs Department says veterans using a specific contractor for home telehealth services found a vulnerability that potentially could've exposed personal information of veterans. VA said the vulnerability has been closed and it has offered those affected credit monitoring services.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , industry , Veterans Affairs , Health IT , data breach , VA Cyber Efforts in the Hot Seat , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/24/2014, 12:18pm EST
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