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From scandal's aftermath to 18F, Tangherlini reflects on tenure at GSA

When Dan Tangherlini took over as the General Services Administration administrator in 2012, it was embroiled in the aftermath of the conference scandal. Stepping down after three years later, he reflects on how the agency has transformed itself.

Tags: Dan Tangherlini , GSA , PBS , FSA , FITARA , data benchmarking , Beth Cobert , OMB , Norman Dong , 18F , information technology , federal buildings , In Depth , Michael OConnell

Friday - 02/20/2015, 05:10pm EST
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Pentagon, Adobe offer competing options for online collaboration

The Defense Department will shut off its widely-used Defense Connect Online service in June, and is telling all of its users to transition to a new DISA-provided service before then. But the vendor behind DCO thinks users are hooked, and will continue to provide it for a fee.

Tags: DoD , Defense Information Systems Agency , Adobe , Karl Kurz , John Landwehr , Collaboration , Defense Connect Online , Defense Collaboration Services , Jared Serbu

Friday - 02/20/2015, 04:34am EST
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Agencies neglecting cybersecurity in strategic plans, research finds

New research shows departments do not incorporate cybersecurity efforts into their goals and objectives, said Kevin Desouza, the associate dean for research at the college of public programs at Arizona State University and a non-resident senior fellow of Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution.

Tags: cybersecurity , strategic planning , Kevin DeSouza , Arizona State University , Brookings Institution , Critical infrastructure , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/19/2015, 03:03pm EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The federal CIO Council's mobile technology tiger team is climbing a Defense Department tree. It's recommending the DoD standard for vetting mobile application security. The team's goal is to make it easier and safer for agencies to develop and deploy mission-critical apps. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss those recommendations, and why app vetting is the next great challenge in the mobile computing.

Tags: Jason Miller , Federal Drive , DoD

Thursday - 02/19/2015, 03:15pm EST
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NIST's ID management leader Jeremy Grant to leave government

Jeremy Grant has led the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) program since 2011. His last day will be in April.

Tags: People , NIST , Jeremy Grant , identity management , National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace , Mike Garcia , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/19/2015, 12:12pm EST

CIO Council to approve one standard for mobile app vetting

The Defense Department's National Information Assurance Partnership's (NIAP) protection profile will be the governmentwide standard for agencies to use when ensuring the security of mobile apps. The Mobile Technology Tiger Team recommended the NIAP approach because of the collaboration and coordination across government and with industry.

Tags: mobile computing , Derived credentials , cybersecurity , Rob Palmer , DHS , Jeanne Peterson , National Information Assurance Partnership , NIST , Tom Karygiannis , Greg Youst , DoD , DISA , Mike McCarty , HSPD-12 , MobileGov , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/19/2015, 04:02am EST

DoD must pay for quality, not quantity, to tackle rising health costs

An independent report cites a "fee-for-service" model as a main driver in DoD's rising medical costs, and urges the department to value outcomes over volume in upcoming TRICARE procurement.

Tags: budget , DoD , VA , Health IT , Center for a New American Security , Peter Levin , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 02/19/2015, 04:17am EST
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White House hires DJ Patil, jumps into the chief data officer pool

DJ Patil is the first chief data scientist and deputy chief technology officer for data policy.

Tags: People , DJ Patil , Megan Smith , Open data , White House , Chief data officer , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/19/2015, 03:48am EST
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Section 508 guidelines get an update under proposed rule

The U.S. Access Board released its long-awaited proposed rule to update accessibility guidelines for federal information and communication technology. Some of the changes are significant, others are subtle.

Tags: U.S. Access Board , Section 508 , Section 255 , accessibility , Workforce , proposed rules , information technology , Sachin Dev Pavithran , David Capozzi , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 03:56pm EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

If you've never heard of the Invoice Processing Platform, you're probably not alone. It's a system for handling electronic transactions with vendors. And now the Office of Management and Budget is developing new guidance that strongly encourages agencies to use it and it alone. At the moment, your chief financial officer is commenting on the draft guidance. It's all part of OMB's more aggressive push to shared services in 2015. Executive Editor Jason Miller joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss what he's found out about the draft guidance, and where OMB is heading with shared services.

Tags: Jason Miller , Invoice Processing Platform , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , OMB , In Depth

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 10:15am EST
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