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5 steps for the government to regain trust

The way to better, more trustworthy government is through fixing broken systems and processes, and funding them adequately, says Federal News Radio's Tom Temin in a new commentary.

Tags: Tom Temin , Federal Drive , digital services , Federal Feedback Button , FOIA , Improper payments , Veteran Affairs , trust

Tuesday - 03/31/2015, 07:15am EDT

HHS CTO Sivak to leave government

Bryan Sivak, one of the leaders in the new wave of procurement thinking, will end his stay in government in the next month. Sivak joined HHS in June 2012 after founding the software firm InQuira, and spending time in state and local government. At HHS, he immediately went after some of the most frustrating parts of the federal procurement process. He developed the IDEA Lab and the HHS Buyers Club, led datapalooza events and helped to define the role of an agency CTO.

Tags: HHS , Bryan Sivak , Sylvia Burwell , HHS Buyers Club , HHS Idea Lab , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/30/2015, 11:27am EDT

Navy seeks data analytics to help overhaul personnel practices

The Department of the Navy plans to use one of the three projects in its Innovation Cell to create data analytics for talent management. The goal of the cell is to rapidly acquire commercial IT by involving industry early in the requirements process.

Tags: DoD , Navy , acquisition , Innovation Cell , workforce , talent management , Bill Moran , Victor Gavin , Laura Knight , industry , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/27/2015, 03:51am EDT
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Ron Marks, Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, GW University

Head of the National Security Agency and commander of U.S. Cyber Command, Adm. Mike Rogers, said having stronger offensive cyber capabilities would help prevent future cyber attacks. That's one of his latest messages to the Senate Armed Services Committee. Ron Marks is senior fellow for the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said an having a cyber strategy that focuses more on offense, might wind up causing even more cybersecurity problems for federal agencies.

Tags: Ron Marks , George Washington University , cybersecurity , U.S. Cyber Command , In Depth

Monday - 03/30/2015, 04:10pm EDT
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David Bray, CIO, FCC

You think you're facing cybersecurity threats now just wait. Cyber threats coming at agencies will dramatically expand over the next five years as the amount of data and the use of mobile devices grow. It means agencies and contractors both need to think differently about cybersecurity. David Bray is the FCC's chief information officer. He tells executive editor Jason Miller about some potential ways to stay afloat in the rough cyber seas ahead.

Tags: David Bray , FCC , data , cybersecurity , Federal Drive

Friday - 03/27/2015, 06:26am EDT
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Matt Clemens, Security Solutions Architect, Arxan Technologies

Pretty much everyone has a mobile device now. Lots of feds even carry more than one. And so the security of those devices and the apps on them have become increasingly important. How can you better secure those devices? And just what is the state of mobile security now? Matt Clemens, a security solutions architect at Arxan Technologies, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain. The short answer is there's a lot of work still to do.

Tags: Matt Clemens , Arxan Technologies , mobile , cybersecurity , Federal Drive

Friday - 03/27/2015, 09:19am EDT
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Cmdr. David Ditallo, National Defense University

The National Defense University offers a new course focusing on cyber intelligence. Cmndr. David Ditallo is teaching that course at NDU's Information Resources Management College. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain more about the course, and what it entails.

Tags: David DiTallo , NDU , cyber intelligence , cybersecurity , Federal Drive

Friday - 03/27/2015, 09:14am EDT
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Federal CIO Scott to pilot IT initiatives toward smooth landings

Tony Scott, the new federal chief information officer, said in his first public speech his priorities are to ensure existing administration technology efforts are successful. But Scott offered some insights into tweaks and focus areas.

Tags: Tony Scott , OMB , Richard McKinney , Joyce Hunter , USDA , Transportation Department , cloud computing , workforce , training , digital services , AFCEA , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 03:22am EDT
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