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OPM plots steps to modernize retirement system IT in 2015

Office of Personnel Management officials told the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce, the U.S. Postal Service, and the Census about its plan to buy a case management system. The case management system will serve as the foundation for yet another attempt at modernizing the retirement system.

Tags: Katherine Archuleta , House Oversight and Goverment Reform Committee , Donna Seymour , Ken Zawodny , Retirement Systems Modernization , Valerie Melvin , GAO , pay and benefits , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/11/2014, 04:27am EST
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FBI: Cyber attack against Sony would have bested most federal defenses too

Whether or not North Korea was behind the recent cyber attack on Sony Pictures, its level of sophistication suggests it was sponsored by a country, not a group of hackers. And the FBI believes the same attack could just as easily have penetrated most sophisticated networks, including government ones.

Tags: DHS , FBI , Treasury , cybersecurity , Congress , Joseph Demarest , Brian Peretti , Phyllis Schneck , Senate Banking Committee , Bloomberg Government , oversight , information sharing , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 12/11/2014, 03:50am EST
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On the hunt for 10,000 good cyber men and women

The US is in need of thousands of cyber professionals. Karen Evans, national director of the US Cyber Challenge, says the goal of her organization is to find 10,000 of them.

Tags: Karen Evans , U.S. Cyber Challenge , cybersecurity , workforce , Women of Washington , Aileen Black , Gigi Schumm ,

Wednesday - 12/10/2014, 03:50pm EST

DHS S&T offers outlet to commercialize cyber research

The Science and Technology Directorate is giving more than 50 companies a chance to show off their DHS-funded cyber innovations. The cyber showcase is the first of its kinds from S&T.

Tags: DHS , Doug Maughan , research and development , cybersecurity , FDA , medical devices , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 12/10/2014, 04:07am EST
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Securing your agency's IT infrastructure

Adam Firestone, president and general manager at Kaspersky Government Security Solutions, will discuss how to make your agency's IT infrastructure more secure.
December 9, 2014

Tags: cybersecurity , IT security , Adam Firestone , Kasperksy Government Security Solutions , computer security , continuous monitoring , John Gilroy

Tuesday - 12/09/2014, 08:27pm EST
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Doug Maughn, Science and Technology Directorate, DHS

For the first time, the Homeland Security Department is showcasing its cybersecurity research and development for a much wider audience. The Science and Technology Directorate's goal is to move these cyber projects out of the lab and into the commercial marketplace. Doug Maughan, director of the cybersecurity division within DHS' Science and Technology directorate, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller what DHS wants to accomplish with next week's cyber R&D showcase in Washington.

Tags: Doug Maughn , DHS , cybersecurity , In Depth

Tuesday - 12/09/2014, 04:58pm EST
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Kymm McCabe, President and CEO, ASI Government

The first problem with IT procurement reform is that nobody has a clear idea of what it should look like. But a movement called Acquisition of the Future is trying to frame that vision of the future. That's according to Kymm McCabe -- she's CEO of ASI Government. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she shared a quote from Alice in Wonderland she thinks perfectly sums up the challenges facing IT procurement reform.

Tags: Kymm McCabe , ASI Government , acquisition , In Depth

Tuesday - 12/09/2014, 04:40pm EST
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Build a Better Business Model for Government IT

March 27, 2014: Today, Jason Miller, WTOP and Doug Bourgeois, VMware, talk about building a better business case to transform and manage IT in government. In the current budgeting environment, it's more important than ever to have a clear line of sight into the true costs of owning, maintaining and delivering IT services, so that data-based decisions and investments can be made. Listen in to the discussion, and see what they have to say about the intersection of technology and transformation.

Tags: Jason Miller , VMware , Doug Bourgeois , The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation ,

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 04:24pm EDT
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Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: Changes to CIO role, a $37 million financial audit, and review of LPTA contracts

In this week's "Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook," the Pentagon is making some adjustments to the role of its chief information officer; DoD awards contracts for its first large-scale financial audit; the Pentagon's acquisition chief says a few high-profile "lowest-price technically acceptable" cases have blown the whole thing out of proportion and Jessica Wright, who's served as the undersecretary of Defense for personnel and readiness since January 2013, announced that she'll be retiring at the end of March.

Tags: DoD , Inside the DoD Reporters Notebook , financial management , acquisition , chief information officer , Air Force , Terry Halvorsen , audit readiness , Randall Culpepper , Jessica Wright

Monday - 12/08/2014, 04:08am EST

Tim Fullerton, Director of Digital Strategy, Department of the Interior

If you're searching for ways to improve your agency's social media game, look no further than the Interior Department. The DOI has racked up 247,000 Twitter followers and 382,000 Instagram followers. It's finding creative ways to use other platforms. Interior's photos of Alaskan bears and Texan bobcats don't hurt, but there's more to it than fuzzy animal pictures. Tim Fullerton, Interior's director of digital strategy, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to talk about his agency's social media success.

Tags: Tim Fullerton , Director of Digital Strategy , Department of the Interior , social media , Instagram , Tom Temin , Federal Drive ,

Monday - 12/08/2014, 08:36am EST
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