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Agencies exploring the right balance between open data, security

HHS is using big data to improve the cybersecurity of their systems, but also using a layered approach to protect the information. Commerce wants to improve the governance and usability of its data. USDA is creating a big data strategy.

Tags: technology , big data , cybersecuirty , HHS , Kevin Charest , Commerce , Simon Syzkman , NSF , Fen Zhao , Charles McClam , information sharing , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/27/2013, 05:39am EDT
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USDA expands its IT tent in effort to consolidate systems

Cheryl Cook, the Agriculture Department's chief information officer, said she's focusing on governance to improve mobile computing and reduce duplication among IT programs.

Tags: Ask the CIO , Cheryl Cook , technology , BYOD , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/20/2013, 02:55pm EDT
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HHS pacing its move to the cloud

The Department of Health and Human Services will release a solicitation for email-as-a-service this summer.
August 29, 2013

Tags: technology , HHS , Frank Baitman , cloud computing , PortfolioStat , shared services , National Finance Center , virtual desktop initiative , email as a service , Jason Miller , Ask the CIO

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 09:45pm EDT
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Online tools help USDA preserve, transfer knowledge

The Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is using online identification tools to prevent a loss of expertise and institutional knowledge caused by a growing number of people retiring.

Tags: APHIS , Dr. Terrance Walters , retirement , technology , information technology , LUCID , mobile apps , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , information sharing

Monday - 08/26/2013, 02:39pm EDT
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Feds get 'fired up,' donate millions of pounds of food

Doug Keeler, national program manager of Feds Feed Families, says he's not surprised federal employees continue to donate food, even with sequestration and furloughs. Since 2009, the campaign has collected more than 15 million pounds of food, and it's striving for a goal of 25 million by Aug. 28.

Tags: Doug Keeler , Feds Feed Families , donations , Shefali Kapadia

Thursday - 08/22/2013, 10:37am EDT
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Budget cuts cause shortage of funds to fight wildfires

Only $50 million remain for the U.S. Forest Service to fight wildfires. The agency is diverting $600 million from timber, recreation and other areas to fill the gap. Sequestration forced cuts of 500 firefighters and 50 engines.

Tags: Forest Service , firefighting , budget ,

Thursday - 08/22/2013, 04:35pm EDT

USDA's APHIS makes way for mobile, big data

Gary Washington, the chief information officer of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, said having a better understanding of its portfolio will ease the transition to new technologies.
August 15, 2013

Tags: technology , mobile computing , cloud computing , big data , Gary Washington , Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 08/15/2013, 04:31pm EDT
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Sequester not yet affecting govt fire response

Obama administration officials say the automatic budget cuts called "sequestration" have not yet affected the government's ability to fight wildfires.

Tags: Interior Department , sequestration ,

Thursday - 07/11/2013, 05:51pm EDT

HHS pacing its move to the cloud

The Department of Health and Human Services will release a solicitation for email-as-a-service this summer.
July 11, 2013

Tags: technology , HHS , Frank Baitman , cloud computing , PortfolioStat , shared services , National Finance Center , virtual desktop initiative , email as a service , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 09:45pm EDT
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Coburn calls out USDA, other agencies on wasteful spending

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) sends another letter to another agency on ways to cut spending. This is the Senator's second letter in June; he wrote to the DOJ earlier this month.

Tags: sequestration , Tom Coburn , Cogan Schneier , In Depth , Francis Rose

Monday - 06/24/2013, 05:53pm EDT
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