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Ethan McMahon, Project Manager, International Space Apps Challenge, NASA

In just a couple weeks, two science agencies launch a global code-a-thon focusing on coastal flooding. NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration provide the raw data. Participants will develop mobile apps, software and other solutions that fit with the agencies' goals in space and on Earth. Ethan McMahon, project manager of NASA's International Space Apps Challenge, talked about the code-a-thon with Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp

Tags: Ethan McMahon , NASA , apps , Federal Drive

Monday - 03/31/2014, 11:57am EDT
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Pentagon to triple cyber staff to thwart attacks

The Pentagon plans to more than triple its cybersecurity staff in the next few years to defend against Internet attacks that threaten national security, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said. By 2016, the Pentagon should have 6,000 cyber professionals.

Tags: DoD , cybersecurity , workforce , Chuck Hagel

Saturday - 03/29/2014, 05:00am EDT

AMD betting on cloud-mobility convergence

The cloud of the future will handle larger workloads and a higher density of virtual machines per server, yet with less space and power consumption.

Tags: Tom Temin , AMD , Rory Read , mobile computing , cloud ,

Monday - 03/31/2014, 03:19am EDT

Melanie Roe, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Public Affairs, CBP

Customs and Border Protection has completed an online metamorphosis. The agency has a new and improved website. Melanie Roe, assistant commissioner of the Office of Public Affairs at CBP, talked to In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Melanie Roe , CBP , In Depth

Friday - 03/28/2014, 06:00pm EDT
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DHS turns to mentors to strengthen cyber workforce

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) is trying to promote cyber skills across several disciplines.

Tags: STEM , cybersecurity , Cyber Workforce , workforce DHS , NICE , Lauren Larson , Robin Williams

Friday - 03/28/2014, 03:49am EDT
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Industry Chatter: Shawn McCarthy, IDC Government Insights

The popularity of big data is helping your agency earn more money for its information technology budget. IT spending across the federal government rose about half a billion dollars over the past two years. A third of the overall spending goes to the IT infrastructure that keeps the big data flowing. Shawn McCarthy, research director for IDC Government Insights, was Francis Rose's guest for Industry Chatter.

Tags: Shawn McCarthy , Industry Chatter , IDC Government Insights , IT infrastructure , In Depth

Thursday - 03/27/2014, 05:03pm EDT
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DoD accelerates cybersecurity upgrade in Europe

The Pentagon will complete the Joint Regional Security Stacks in the European theater by the end of this year, two years earlier than planned. DoD already has begun to construct this regional cyber approach in the U.S. as part of its Joint Information Environment program.

Tags: DoD , Joint Information Environment , Joint Regional Security Stack , Mark Bowman , cybersecurity , Robert Ferrell

Friday - 03/21/2014, 05:07am EDT

NIST, DHS push for more engagement around cyber framework

Federal officials say they need help from Congress to ensure companies are protected under the law for sharing cyber information with the government. Officials also say building up the cyber workforce is a top concern.

Tags: cybersecurity , cyber framework , workforce , DHS , NIST , industry , information sharing , Phyllis Schneck , John McCain , Ron Johnson , Lauren Larson

Thursday - 03/27/2014, 04:18am EDT
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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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Lauren Larson, Coordinating Producer, Federal News Radio

The National Institute of Standards and Technology brought agency and industry experts to its Gaithersburg headquarters to discuss cloud computing this week. Federal News Radio's Lauren Larson was there. She spoke with NIST Cloud Technical Program Manager Robert Bohn about the key word of the event — interoperability. Read Lauren's related story.

Tags: interoperability , mobile , NIST , Lauren Larson , In Depth

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 06:34pm EDT
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