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Acting management head Cummiskey to leave DHS

Chris Cummiskey, the acting undersecretary for management at the Homeland Security Department, announced he's leaving government after 24 years on Oct. 31.

Tags: people , DHS , Chris Cummiskey , Russell Deyo , management , Jason Miller ,

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 02:00pm EDT

Hacks, CDM continue to push cyber to forefront of CIOs' priorities

A new Federal News Radio survey of federal chief information officers and deputy CIOs found cyber above all else is the top priority. Charlie Armstrong, the CIO for Customs and Border Protection, said his focus is to protect the data first and foremost and his systems a very close second.

Tags: technology , Charlie Armstrong , CBP , cloud computing , cybersecurity , mobile computing , big data , CIO survey , CXO Surveys , Jason Miller ,

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 03:39pm EDT
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Communication, transparency key to successful procurements

Like virtually everything in the federal government, the relationship federal agencies and industry organizations is complex. Contracts, buying and selling are just a small piece of the pie. Communication and collaboration are key factors that must exist in the pipeline between the public and private sectors. As part of our special report, the Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform, Federal News Radio hosted a panel with acquisition experts.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Jeff Koses , GSA , Jim Blades , Millennium Challenge Corporation , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , Shefali Kapadia ,

Friday - 10/17/2014, 09:49am EDT

DHS says cyber initiatives healthy and growing

Andy Ozment, assistant secretary of the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications in DHS, said the CDM, Einstein and Enhance Cybersecurity Services programs are on the upswing in terms of impact and number of users. Ozment said there are no delays with CDM, and the Einstein intrusion detection and prevention software covers 25 percent of all federal employees.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DHS , Andy Ozment , continuous diagnostics and mitigation , Einstein program , Enhanced Cybersecurity Services program , information sharing , Jason Miller ,

Thursday - 10/09/2014, 04:12am EDT
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DHS' Ozment seeks the best metrics for new cyber scorecard

The goal of the scorecard or dashboard would be to give government leaders a better sense of just how secure agency networks are from hackers. As the 11th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month begins, DHS is doing much less education about why securing computers and networks is important.

Tags: Jason Miller , technology , cybersecurity , DHS , Andy Ozment , information sharing , scorecard , Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Friday - 10/03/2014, 03:40am EDT
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NSF launches new financial system as fiscal year begins

Federal News Radio's annual chief financial officers survey found dealing with budget reductions and workforce challenges continue to be top priorities. At the National Science Foundation, CFO Martha Rubenstein said her office completed what may be the last modernized financial management system done by the private sector.

Tags: Jason Miller , financial management , management , NSF , Martha Rubenstein , CFO survey , risk management , shared services , In Depth ,

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 04:21am EDT
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Q&A with OPM: Retirement, benefits and employee morale

The Office of Personnel Management answers federal employees' questions about phased retirement, diversity, recruitment and training, morale, pay, and more.

Tags: Office of Personnel Management , Katherine Archuleta , workforce , pay and benefits , retirement , morale , diversity , SES

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 08:37am EDT

Treasury's fixes to USASpending.gov begin with mapping, navigation

Christina Ho, the executive director for data transparency in the Bureau of the Fiscal Service, said Treasury developed short-and long-term plans to improve the spending portal. She said DATA Act requirements fit well in the department's strategy.

Tags: technology , USASpending.gov , Christina Ho , Treasury Department , DATA Act , contracting , information sharing , Jason Miller ,

Friday - 09/26/2014, 04:57am EDT
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Complex ethics environment pushes OGE to focus on basics

Walter Shaub, the director of the Office of Government Ethics, said the agency is focusing on three areas in order to improve ethics training across government: communication, direct support to agency ethics officials and oversight.

Tags: management , Office of Government Ethics , Walter Shaub , training , oversight , Jason Miller ,

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 04:51am EDT
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TechAmerica dismisses Mike Hettinger as head of public sector practice

The industry association is once again in turmoil as it gets rid of Mike Hettinger, who was brought in to stabilize the association after a tumultuous year. TechAmerica brings in two consultants, Larry Allen and Bill Greenwalt, to handle the day-to-day activities of the organization in the meantime.

Tags: industry , management , Mike Hettinger , Steve Ostrowski , TechAmerica , CompTia , Todd Thibodeaux , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 09/23/2014, 01:54pm EDT
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