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Federal CTO Smith wants tech experts who speak the language

Megan Smith, the federal chief technology officer says agencies need employees with a high technical quotient to help build digital services. Four months into the job, Smith said digital services, policy and innovation, and STEM are her top priorities.

Tags: technology , Megan Smith , digital services , OMB , workforce , training , FTC , Internet of Things , State of the Net , Internet Freedom Foundation , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 04:54am EST
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Obama taps longtime aide to replace Podesta in senior role

President Barack Obama has chosen Brian Deese, a veteran White House aide and a deputy director in his budget office, to replace John Podesta as a senior adviser and presidential whisperer, White House officials said Wednesday.

Tags: OMB , Brian Deese , John Podesta , Barack Obama , people , hiring

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 09:10pm EST

Obama to focus on cybersecurity issues next week

Continuing the break with State of the Union tradition, President Barack Obama will spend most of the coming week previewing more of the proposals he will outline in the address, including on identity theft, electronic privacy and cybersecurity, the White House announced Saturday.

Tags: cybersecurity , State of the Union , Barack Obama , Joe Biden

Monday - 01/12/2015, 03:52am EST

White House EOP to lose top two senior IT executives

Karen Britton left after two years as the chief information officer of the Executive Office of the President to take a senior management role with e-Management, a small women-owned IT business. Deputy CIO Alissa Johnson announced her plans to leave in the coming months as well.

Tags: Karen Britton , Alissa Johnson , people , EOP , Jason Miller , exclusive

Tuesday - 01/06/2015, 03:03pm EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Agencies haven't quite found the right balance between cybersecurity and accessibility when it comes to their data. It's been two years since the White House issued its strategy on information sharing and safeguarding. And the Information Sharing Environment continues to steer efforts to achieve the administration's goals. Kshemendra Paul is the program manager of the ISE. In part 2 of his interview with executive editor Jason Miller on the Federal Drive, Paul says there is movement on the security and ease of access question.

Tags: Kshemendra Paul , ISE , information sharing , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 12/30/2014, 09:23am EST
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Jason Miller, executive editor, Federal News Radio

It even sounds complicated: making information resources assessible, discoverable, and usable by the public, and making open and machine readable the new default for government information. But that's what the White House ordered in May of 2013. Now agencies are finally getting their heads around how best to meet the requirements of the open data policy. Several agencies realize what's needed is a combination of policy and action. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details about the plans of some agencies to meet this 18-month-old policy.

Tags: Jason Miller , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , OMB , information sharing , open data

Friday - 12/12/2014, 10:42am EST
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Obamas sort gifts in annual Toys for Tots drive

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama helped sort donated gifts on Wednesday at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling as part of the Marine Corps' Toys for Tots campaign.

Tags: Toys for Tots , Marine Corps , Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling , Barack Obama , Michelle Obama , Christmas , gifts , donations ,

Thursday - 12/11/2014, 09:36am EST

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: DoD trying to remove the haze around its use of commercial clouds

In this edition of "Inside the Reporter's Notebook," The Department of Defense releases the results of a study detailing three new approaches to help military services and agencies ensure the security of the commercial clouds they use; what could be the last set of the mostly dreaded annual Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) reports are arriving from agency inspector generals and Harvard, the Commerce Department and the Office of Management and Budget are stealing away three senior executives from the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Tags: technology , cloud computing , cybersecurity , DoD , Terry Halvorsen , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller , oversight , FISMA , State Department , continuous monitoring , people , Office of Science and Technology , Commerce Department , OMB , U.S. Digital Service , Nick Sinai , Harvard University , Lynn Overman , Charles Worthington , Aneesh Chopra

Monday - 12/01/2014, 03:56am EST
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