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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The administration releases draft guidance seeking comments on how this move to a secure website address standard would work.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Several sources said OMB is getting pushback on its draft guidance from several CFOs who don't want to cede budgetary authority to CIOs.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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Szykman: Some of the hardest CIO challenges are cultural

Five agencies score zero on using strong authentication with their IT networks. That's according to the White House's annual compliance review of the Federal Information Security Management Act. Nextgov reports three of those agencies had cybersecurity breaches in recent years. Simon Szykman is chief technology officer for the federal services division at Attain, and former chief information officer of the Commerce Department. He broke down the results from the 2014 FISMA review on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Simon Szykman , Attain , FISMA , In Depth

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 04:44pm EDT
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OPM orchestrates cyber protections through automation

Jeff Wagner, OPM's director of IT security, said by detailing specific processes, his organization can protect the network in near real-time and ensure threats or vulnerabilities do not put the entire infrastructure at a greater risk.

Tags: cybersecurity , OPM , Jeff Wagner , Paul Nguyen , CSG Invotas , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/12/2015, 03:54pm EDT
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CIO Council to try to deepen the pool of IT workers

A new survey from the Chief Information Officers and Chief Human Capital Officers councils shows most agencies are finding the pool of job candidates to choose from is too shallow. Darren Ash and Richard McKinney, the co-chairmen of the CIO Council's Workforce Committee, said 75 percent of agency IT managers and human resource executives responding to the survey said they couldn't recruit the necessary talent to do mission critical work.

Tags: Darren Ash , NRC , Richard McKinney , Transportation Department , CIO Council , workforce , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/12/2015, 04:15am EDT
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Will somebody tell me why we need net neutrality?

Federal Drive host Tom Temin is mystified by the Federal Communications Commission's decision to plunge headlong into Internet regulation.

Tags: Tom Temin , Temin on Tech , net neutrality , FCC

Thursday - 03/12/2015, 03:41am EDT
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