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Increased federal cloud usage hinges on up-and-coming data encryption technology

Joe Paiva, the CIO at the International Trade Administration in the Commerce Department, said using a cloud encryption gateway helps protect data from the insider threat. Other agencies, such as ATF, focus on personnel security clearances to ensure their information is protected.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Joe Paiva , International Trade Administration , Rick Holgate , Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive Bureau , Dawn Leaf , Labor , Microsoft Federal Executive Forum , Data encryption , Security clearances

Friday - 02/27/2015, 03:41am EST

Todd Thibodeaux, President and CEO, CompTIA

Social media, mobility, analytics and cloud form the acronym SMAC. These technologies have become embedded in the federal workplace. A report released this week examines how they are converging, and what it means for agency operations. The Federal Technology Convergence Commission is a group of industry leaders tasked with assessing the impact of SMAC convergence and making recommendations to the administration. Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO of CompTIA, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the report.

Tags: Todd Thibodeaux , CompTIA , SMAC , Federal Technology Convergence Commission , social media , mobile , analytics , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Friday - 02/27/2015, 09:35am EST
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Justice applying lessons learned in kindergarten to IT

Joe Klimavicz, the Justice Department's chief information officer, said shared services needs to be part of the culture of the organization. His office launched version 1 of the IT shared services catalog late last year.

Tags: technology , Justice Department , Joe Klimavicz , shared services , workforce , Customer service , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/26/2015, 10:08am EST
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Understanding challenges in federal procurement

Contraqer President Scott Keough and CEO Dwight Gibbs join host John Gilroy to discuss the challenges IT companies are having in providing goods and services to the federal government.
February 24, 2015

Tags: technology , procurement , cloud applications , Scott Keough , Dwight Gibbs , Contraqer , GWACs , Clinger Cohen Act , NASA SEWP , NASA SEWP V , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 06:56pm EST
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FedRAMP launches website, training to clear up confusion

The program that certifies the security of cloud-services providers will launch a namesake website next month in hopes of wooing cautious and confused agencies and vendors.

Tags: Matt Goodrich , FedRAMP , cybersecurity , GSA , Emily Kopp

Friday - 02/20/2015, 12:37pm EST

5 trends that will drive tech investments in 2015

With an increasing number of organizations looking to modernize their computing environments, expand their focus on secure and compliant hosting, and meet the growing demands of an increasingly mobile workforce, 2015 is poised to be transformative for government agencies.

Tags: Stu Fleagle , Carpathia Government Solutions , commentary , technology , privacy , PII , compliance , big data

Monday - 02/16/2015, 06:58am EST

Accenture acquires IT contractor Agilex

Accenture Federal Services has agreed to acquire Agilex, a provider of digital solutions for the federal government, according to a press release from Accenture.

Tags: Accenture , Agilex , contracting , acquisition , technology

Monday - 02/09/2015, 07:19am EST

Lynn Martin, Vice President of U.S. Public Sector, VMWare

A new cloud computing provider has gotten the go-ahead to sell its services to the federal government. Software vendor VMWare, partnering with hardware infrastructure provider Carpathia, now has approval under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). Lynn Martin is the Vice President of the U.S. Public Sector at VMWare. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to elaborate on the new partnership.

Tags: Lynn Martin , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , VMware , Carpathia

Tuesday - 02/10/2015, 09:47am EST
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Q&A with Washington Technology's Nick Wakeman

Washington Technology Editor in Chief Nick Wakeman joins host Mark Amtower to discuss the top contracting stories in 2014, and what's ahead for contractors in 2015.
February 9, 2015

Tags: acquisition , contracting , government contracting , technology , cybersecurity , mergers and acquisitions , FSSI , LPTA , GSA , Nick Wakeman , Washington Technology , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 02/09/2015, 07:53pm EST
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Commerce's IT modernization is all about shared services

Steve Cooper, the Commerce Department's CIO, said the agency is looking to move four back-office functions to a private sector provider over the next two years.

Tags: technology , Commerce , Steve Cooper , shared services , mobility , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/05/2015, 04:22am EST
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