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White House taps former Facebook executive for new IT role

President Barack Obama appointed David Recordon as the director of White House Information Technology. The new position will be responsible for modernizing and securing IT within the Executive Office of the President.

Tags: David Recordon , Facebook , White House , EOP , Amy Breckenridge , people , information technology , digital services , U.S. Digital Services

Friday - 03/20/2015, 04:25am EDT

Greg Boison, Director of Homeland Security, Lockheed Martin

Cyber déjà vu can happen when the same or similar cyber attacks hit multiple agency networks. But cyber déjà vu can be a good thing if your agency looks at the problem in a different way. That's according to Greg Boison, director of Homeland Cybersecurity at Lockheed Martin. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared three ways to take advantage of cyber déjà vu to turn your agency's strategy from reactive to proactive.

Tags: Greg Boison , cybersecurity , Lockheed Martin , In Depth ,

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 04:30pm EDT
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DoD now emphasizes cost over quantity in data center consolidation

Pentagon's updated approach to data center consolidation will focus on new factors, including the capability of IT services, not just numerical inventory.

Tags: DoD , cloud computing , Data center consolidation , Terry Halvorsen , Dave DeVries , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 04:29am EDT
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Christine Lee, Program Manager, S&T First Responders Group, DHS

Law enforcement, ambulance and fire: Dispatchers using a base station to communicate with first-responders in the field can now upgrade and reconfigure their system for less than $500. The Radio Internet-Protocol Communications Module (RIC-M) could save an agency as much as $15,000 to replace an entire system. Christine Lee is the program manager for the Science and Technology First Responders Group at Homeland Security. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the device and what DHS is doing with it.

Tags: Christine Lee , DHS , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 03/18/2015, 09:53am EDT
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Online education & drones

Dolly Oberoi and Bob Tarter from C2 Technologies join host John Gilroy to discuss the benefits of online education and whether it can be used to train pilots for unmanned aerial vehicles.
March 17, 2015

Tags: Dolly Oberoi , Bob Tarter , C2 Technologies , online education , Harvard University , Coursera , unmanned aerial vehicles , Delta Airlines , US Air Force , drones

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 08:54pm EDT
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OMB proposes new approach to guarantee federal website authenticity

The administration releases draft guidance seeking comments on how this move to a secure website address standard would work.

Tags: OMB , cybersecurity , Secure HTTP , federal websites , FTC , Ashkan Soltani , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 05:12pm EDT

Carol Cha, Director of IT Acquisition Management Issues, GAO

The Census Bureau wants to try something brand new for the 2020 Census. It wants to offer people the option of responding through the Internet. Carol Cha is Director of Information Technology Acquisition Management Issues at the Government Accountability Office. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she gauged how far along the Census Bureau is towards introducing an Internet option.

Tags: Carol Cha , Census Bureau , In Depth

Monday - 03/16/2015, 05:11pm EDT
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GSA's Hashmi squares away industry plans; Kraden heads to OGP

There was an awful lot of movement in the federal IT community over the last few weeks. There was maybe none more surprising than Sonny Hashmi's decision to leave as the chief information officer of the General Services Administration. Now we know who made him an offer he couldn't refuse.

Tags: people , Sonny Hashmi , GSA , Greg Godbout , EPA , 18F , Jonathan Kraden , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Office of Governmentwide Policy , Steve Grewal , Education Department , cybersecurity , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Monday - 03/16/2015, 04:58am EDT

CFOs not giving up budget authority to CIOs without a fight

Several sources said OMB is getting pushback on its draft guidance from several CFOs who don't want to cede budgetary authority to CIOs.

Tags: Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act , CFOs , management , OMB , budget , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Monday - 03/16/2015, 04:28am EDT

Retired Brig. Gen. Bernie Skoch, National Commissioner, CyberPatriot

Students are gathered in Washington to show off their chops in defending virtual networks and mobile devices. They're facing off against teams of professional aggressors. Middle and high-school aged finalists make up 28 teams in the seventh CyberPatriot National Finals. Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Bernie Skoch is the Commissioner of CyberPatriot National. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with the latest on the finals.

Tags: Bernie Skoch , CyberPatriot , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , mobile , cybersecurity ,

Friday - 03/13/2015, 10:06am EDT
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