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John Landwehr, Chief Technology Officer for Federal, Adobe

The federal IT market has always been a lively one for companies willing to take the time and effort to understand it. Adobe has been a federal player for a while. Now it has a new chief technology officer just for its federal business. John Landwehr joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the government's progress toward mobile compared to the private sector.

Tags: John Landwehr , Adobe , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Monday - 07/07/2014, 10:15am EDT
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New ‘hallways' lead to strategic sourcing expansion

Under the Obama administration's strategic sourcing cross-agency priority goal, new commodity managers will oversee "hallways" for information technology, administration and human resources across government. The hope is that the managers and their teams of experts will be able to offer guidance and best practices to agencies when it comes to strategic sourcing.

Tags: strategic sourcing , acquisition , OMB , GSA , DoD , GAO , SBA , Strategic Sourcing Leadership Council , OS3 , Stephanie Wasko , cross-agency goals

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 05:54pm EDT

New ‘hallways' lead to strategic sourcing expansion

Under the Obama administration's strategic sourcing cross-agency priority goal, new commodity managers will oversee "hallways" for information technology, administration and human resources across government. The hope is that the managers and their teams of experts will be able to offer guidance and best practices to agencies when it comes to strategic sourcing.

Tags: strategic sourcing , acquisition , OMB , GSA , DoD , GAO , SBA , Strategic Sourcing Leadership Council , OS3 , cross-agency goals , Stephanie Wasko

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 05:41pm EDT

Report finds blind spots in DoD's view of global science and technology

New study by the National Research Council says DoD needs to develop a new strategy to better understand what's happening in a world of more globalized defense research. By 2050, the authors note, more than four-fifths of R&D activity will be happening outsize the U.S.

Tags: DoD , National Research Council , science and technology , Arden Bement , Jared Serbu , Federal Drive

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 12:56pm EDT
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OMB, OSTP to release new tools to reach big open data goals

The Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Science and Technology Policy are on track to launch a new metadata validator tool this month. They are also developing an integrated dashboard that will track agency progress on the administration's open data goals.

Tags: OMB , Treasury , shared services , management , financial management , Performance.gov , Stephanie Wasko , human resources management , cross-agency goals

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 01:31pm EDT

HHS Buyers Club opens door to innovative approaches to IT projects

The Department of Health and Human Services isn't following in the footsteps of the Oscar winning movie, Dallas Buyers Club. Rather, HHS is trying to help contracting officers recognize agile and iterative approaches to buying and managing technology programs.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , HHS , Bryan Sivak , DHS , Mike Pozmantier , Mark Naggar , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 08:39am EDT

Shared service providers preparing for more, bigger agencies

The Obama administration looks to expand shared service usage even more by improving existing financial shared service providers and laying the groundwork for shared service governance.

Tags: OMB , Treasury , shared services , management , Performance.gov , Stephanie Wasko , financial management , human resources management , cross-agency goals

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 01:14pm EDT

NSA revamps processes to more quickly approve commercial technology

The National Information Assurance Partnership, the U.S. implementation of what was supposed to be a faster, cheaper process to verify the cybersecurity of commercial IT products, turned out to be so slow and expensive that few companies could afford to go through it. But officials said they hope a recent overhaul in the procedures will breathe new life into the program.

Tags: DoD , NSA , NIST , cybersecurity , Janine Perdersen , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 04:35am EDT
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GSA, DHS about ready to turn the spigot on for a new set of cyber tools

The General Services Administration and the Homeland Security Department are putting the final touches on the next set of contracts that will truly kickstart the federal move toward dynamic cybersecurity protections of agency networks and computers. The two agencies will release six task orders under the $6 billion CDM program in the coming year to implement tools and services across more than 40 agencies.

Tags: DHS , GSA , Jim Piche , cybersecurity , industry , contracting , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 04:08am EDT
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State on path toward recovery after harsh IG report on cyber

Bill Lay, the State Department's chief information security officer, said his budget for cybersecurity doubled in 2014 to help address the recommendations outlined by the agency's inspector general.

Tags: State Department , Bill Lay , cybersecurity , continuous diagnostics and mitigation , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 02:07pm EDT
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