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GAO: VA in danger of cyber attack

Cyber security at the Veterans Affairs Department was slammed on Capitol Hill yesterday. The GAO explains why today.

Tags: technology , DorobekInsider , GAO , cybersecurity , Gregory Wilshusen , Dorothy Ramienski

Thursday - 05/20/2010, 02:41pm EDT
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GAO: VA systems open to cyberattack

NASA sidesteps flaws in FISMA, Microsoft to give feds early warning on security

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , NASA , Microsoft , FISMA , GAO

Thursday - 05/20/2010, 08:30am EDT

House hearing looks at IT security at VA

Congress wants to know whether or not security has improved.

Tags: technology , laptop , IT security , Congress

Wednesday - 05/19/2010, 03:04pm EDT

DoD to host a performance symposium open to all

500 performance improvement leaders from across the Department of Defense, including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Agencies and activities, and federal government agencies get ready to gather and compare notes, and you're invited! We get details from J. D. Sicilia, the director of the Defense Department's Lean Six Sigma Program Office.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , performance management , J. D. Sicilia , DoD , Lean Six Sigma , OMB , HUD , DoE , NRC , FAA , DHS , Jeffery Zients , Suzanne Kubota

Tuesday - 05/18/2010, 10:31am EDT
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Part 2: Unique needs, high fees propel increases in agencywide contracts

DHS, VA say they need their own multiple award contracts because they want vendors who are familiar with their processes and requirements. Others say agencies want the "glory" of running large procurements and are unhappy with GSA's fees. GSA is trying to address the perception of poor customer service as a way to bring more agencies into the fold.

Tags: contracting , Ed O'Hare , Soraya Correa , Iris Cooper , Martha Johnson , GSA , DHS , DoD , Jim Williams , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , Multiple award contracts , GWACs , Alliant , T4 , EAGLE , Ed O

Tuesday - 05/18/2010, 06:50am EDT
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Laptop stolen from VA contractor

Facebook rolling out new security features, House panel to consider cybersecurity overhaul

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Facebook , stolen laptop , White House

Friday - 05/14/2010, 08:30am EDT

OMB's Sunstein links records and open government

The Obama Administration believes that one of the major planks of an open and transparent government is the ready access to public information by citizens. One of the top federal officials involved in managing the federal government's rules and regulations says those who maintain the government's paper and electronic records are the "backbone of a transparent and open government."

Tags: management , technology , best practices , NARA , Records Administration Conference , Cass Sunstein , OIRA , OMB , EPA , Barack Obama , Max Cacas

Thursday - 05/13/2010, 07:04am EDT
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Agencies finding added value in open government

Several bureaus say transparency and knowledge management initiatives complement each other. Federal Transit Administration using similar approach for open government strategy as it did to create a knowledge management culture.

Tags: management , Susan Camarena , Barbara Pearson , DoT , Treasury , open government , knowledge management

Wednesday - 05/12/2010, 06:57am EDT
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ACT/IAC: VA health IT system needs modernization

Working group chair Ed Meagher says the VA's health IT system is one of the best in the world, but it's also over 30 years old.

Tags: technology , management , health IT , Ed Meagher , ACT , IAC , VistA , daily debrief

Thursday - 05/06/2010, 04:00pm EDT
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VA opens IT training centers to improve awareness

Officials with the Veterans Administration admit there's a well-documented need to better train its IT workers.

Tags: technology , management , cybersecurity , training , Terri Cinnamon , John Oswalt

Thursday - 04/22/2010, 04:21pm EDT
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