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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Agencies have a new tool to make online services easier and safer for citizens. The General Services Administration officially launches Connect.gov with two private sector vendors providing identity management services. Jennifer Kerber, director of Connect.gov in the GSA's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller what the launch of the the new service means to agencies.

Tags: Jason Miller , Francis Rose , In Depth , GSA , connect.gov , Jennifer Kerber

Monday - 12/22/2014, 04:45pm EST
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One year later, House lawmakers dissatisfied with VA's handling of eBenefits cyber breach

Reps. Jackie Walorski and Mike Coffman wrote separate letters to VA Secretary Bob McDonald asking for details about how the agency is addressing ongoing cyber challenges. Walorski asked VA to answer four questions about how it's protecting the identity of veterans using the eBenefits site.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , cybersecurity , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Mike Coffman , Jackie Walorski , eBenefits portal , Mandiant , Deloitte , Jason Miller

Monday - 12/22/2014, 12:26pm EST

Lori Walsh, Chief, Center for Risk and Quantitative Analytics, SEC

For years the Securities and Exchange Commission has been seen as perhaps a step behind the securities fraudsters it's charged with stopping. But at least one branch is embracing the technological future, using the latest electronic tools to spot potential wrongdoing. Lori Walsh is the chief of the SEC's Center for Risk and Quantitative Analytics. It houses some of the agency's brightest minds, all focused on stopping new forms of Wall Street crime. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain how they're going about it.

Tags: Lori Walsh , Center for Risk and Quantitative Analytics , SEC , Securities and Exchange Commission , industry , oversight

Monday - 12/22/2014, 06:54am EST
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VA bringing latest cyber tools to bear to improve network defenses

Steph Warren, the Veterans Affairs Department chief information officer, said the agency is the first to implement advanced cyber capabilities from DHS known as Einstein 3A, and is expanding its continuous monitoring capabilities.

Tags: Steph Warren , Ask the CIO , Veterans Affairs , cybersecurity , DHS , Einstein 3A , CenturyLink , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 02:55pm EST
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DoD unties services' hands when buying commercial cloud

A new memo from acting CIO Terry Halvorsen removes the requirement for DISA to be the main path to buy cloud computing services.

Tags: DoD , DISA , Terry Halvorsen , cloud computing , cybersecurity , industry , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 10:51am EST

DISA takes cyber temperature of computer networks with CMRS

Dave Bennett, DISA's chief information officer, said the agency is beginning to implement a new approach to cybersecurity. He said the continuous monitoring risk scoring system (CMRS) looks at a variety of factors to give the agency a score based on a set of predetermined analytics.

Tags: DISA , DoD , Dave Bennett , cybersecurity , AFCEA Bethesda , continuous monitoring , JIE , JRSS , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 03:54am EST
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Confusion over FedRAMP? OFPP to clarify contracting language

Agencies are struggling in how they describe the requirement for cloud services to meet the Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program cyber standards. The FedRAMP program management office details programmatic goals for 2015, including new metrics to determine governmentwide uptake of the standards.

Tags: cloud computing , GSA , FedRAMP , cybersecurity , Matt Goodrich , Kathy Conrad , industry , OFPP , acquisition policy , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 03:55am EST
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Website design for Govies

University of Maryland Journalism Professor Ron Yaros will discuss how to design your agency's website to serve the needs of citizens.
December 16, 2014

Tags: website design , Dr. Ron Yaros , University of Maryland , mobile app design , mobile technology , responsive design , smart phone , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 12/16/2014, 08:22pm EST
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DIA gets a permanent CIO; DoD losing a cyber expert

Janice Glover-Jones will remove the "acting" from her title to be DIA's permanent CIO, while Rocky Young is retiring and going to work for a research firm.

Tags: people , DoD , DIA , Janice Glover-Jones , Rocky Young , MITRE , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 12/16/2014, 02:52pm EST

Making Dollars And Sense Out of Data Center Consolidation

So, how does data center consolidation open doors for mission improvements? How does data center consolidation change the way you have to buy and manage mission critical systems? And how can agencies move money from operating and maintaining a data center to developing, modernizing and enhancing mission-critical systems?

Tags: Brocade , Alfred Rivera , Zach Baldwin , Cindy Cassil , Jason Miller , budget , OMB

Friday - 08/24/2012, 12:18pm EDT
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