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The nature of cyber intelligence

Lance James, head of cyber intelligence at Deloitte, will discuss the evolution of the cyber intelligence field, and how that is forcing the government and private companies to change how they protect themselves from cyber attacks.
May 29, 2015

Tags: workforce , Technology , Cybersecurity , cyber intelligence , Lance James , Deloitte , Cyber Threat Intelligence Center , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 05/29/2015, 08:28pm EDT

Julia Ziegler, Managing Editor,

The federal government has caught the Silicon Valley bug. But in looking west to solve its problems, has it overlooked another valuable resource right in its own backyard? That's the subject of several stories now online at, and a conference Tom Temin and Jonathan Aberman recently moderated. Website managing editor Julia Ziegler joined the Federal Drive to talk more about some of the takeaways from that panel.

Tags: Julia Ziegler , Silicon Valley , Tom Temin , Jonathan Aberman , Technology

Friday - 05/29/2015, 10:50am EDT

DHS lets out its 'inner MacGyver' in move to agile IT development

Luke McCormack, the DHS chief information officer, said the combination of budget and technology has pushed the department toward a better approach to application development. The most recent example is the Citizen and Immigration Services' major procurement calling for a widespread use of agile development processes across several enterprise support services.

Tags: Technology , Acquisition , Agile development , Dev/ops , DHS , Luke McCormack , Citizenship and Immigration Services , Eagle II , Jeffrey Johnson , FBI , Justice Department , Sentinel , AFCEA , Law Enforcement IT Day , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/29/2015, 04:22am EDT

Office space consolidation inspires HHS IT upgrades

Frank Baitman, the Department of Health and Human Services chief information officer, said moving to an open office floor plan drives the agency to be more mobile and take more advantage of cloud services.

Tags: Technology , Frank Baitman , HHS , Cloud computing , Mobile computing , Office space consolidation , workforce , Training , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/28/2015, 04:24am EDT

Peter Morrison, Program Officer, Office of Naval Research, Navy

Naval warfighters have new technology now to help it face a growing body of new threats. Peter Morrison and his team built the laser weapons system. It's faster to install and safer and cheaper to use than other missiles. The Navy says each laser costs less than a dollar a shot. Morrison, a program officer for the Navy Department's Office of Naval Research, is a finalist for a Service to America medal in the national security and international affairs category. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose why the laser is different than other weapons systems.

Tags: Peter Morrison , Sammies 2015 , Service to America Medals , Navy , DoD , Technology , In Depth

Thursday - 05/28/2015, 04:30pm EDT

Roger Waldron, President, Coalition for Government Procurement

Uncertainty in the federal IT market is making industry planning harder. Some of the uncertainty is unavoidable until Congress passes agency funding bills. But some is fixable right away, according to Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose about potential fixes for some of the uncertainty.

Tags: Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Technology , Acquisition , In Depth

Thursday - 05/28/2015, 04:17pm EDT

Government overlooks diamonds in its own back yard

Commentary: Before turning to Silicon Valley for all the answers, government agencies should look to local talent in the D.C. area, says Federal Drive host Tom Temin.

Tags: Tom Temin , commentary , Federal Drive , Silicon Valley , Technology , Industry

Wednesday - 05/27/2015, 04:27am EDT

Ram Murthy, CIO, Railroad Retirement Board

The Railroad Retirement Board needs help upgrading its legacy systems. The agency has 200 major applications systems, with about 7 million lines of COBOL. The RRB is asking for $12 million through fiscal 2017 to modernize all of its applications and get rid of its legacy systems. Ram Murthy, chief information officer for the Railroad Retirement Board, tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the first phase of the project.

Tags: Ram Murthy , Railroad Retirement Board , Technology , In Depth

Tuesday - 05/26/2015, 04:05pm EDT

VA plans for 'doomsday' cyber scenario

With its networks and systems facing upwards of 1 billion attacks a month, the Veterans Affairs Department is bringing together cyber and mission owners to discuss its courses of action if the situation becomes worse. The agency also is looking to its digital services team to make across-the-board improvements to its online applications.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , Veterans Affairs Department , Steph Warren , Greg Ambrose , Dan Galick , Digital services , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/27/2015, 03:51am EDT

IRS shuts down Web app after criminal network steals taxpayers' data

A suspected overseas criminal organization tried to get access to the returns of 200,000 taxpayers earlier this year, successfully gaining access to records of 104,000 U.S. taxpayers

Tags: Technology , Data Breach , IRS , John Koskinen , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 05/27/2015, 03:34am EDT
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