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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department says it's having success with a new data transparency effort that's designed to drive better business deals on sole-source contracts. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu reports the initiative is designed to track all of its business arrangements with a certain vendor, so individual contracting officers can learn from past deals.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , IT , defense , acquisition

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 05:00pm EST
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FEMA kicks off IT modernization effort with security, resiliency review

Adrian Gardner, FEMA's chief information officer, said he spent the last nine months looking at the agency's IT networks and systems to figure out their weaknesses and strengths. He said he plans on a three-stage approach to bring FEMA's technology into the 21st century.

Tags: FEMA , Adrian Gardner , resilience and security review , data analytics , mobile computing , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 09:10am EST
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Navy is moving its email to the cloud - only questions are how and when

The Navy is testing Microsoft's Office 365 as one potential option for migrating its email users to a cloud-based service. But the cost of securing the system is yet to be determined.

Tags: DoD , Navy , DISA , Victor Gavin , cloud computing , Email-as-a-service , Terry Halvorsen , Google , Microsoft , NGEN , NMCI , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 03:58am EST
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IT acquisition reform bill gets consensus, inches closer to passage

House Oversight and Government Reform and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committees agree on trimmed down version of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA). Now it's up to the armed services committees to keep FITARA in the Defense Authorization bill.

Tags: acquisition , Congress , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , Rich Beutel , Troy Cribb , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Reform Committee , Senate Armed Services Committee , House Armed Services Committee , Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act , NCMA , Jay Maroney , Defense Authorization Bill , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 04:11am EST
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Marina Martin, Chief Technology Officer, Veterans Affairs Department

Recently the White House established what it calls the Digital Service Group. It's job: To help federal agencies with troubled, public facing technology projects. Well, the Veterans Affairs Department has established its own Digital Service group. Marina Martin, chief technology officer at VA, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain how the new group will work.

Tags: Marina Martin , Veteran Affairs , CTO , Digital Service Group , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 09:40am EST
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Doug Maughan, Director of Cybersecurity Division, DHS

First, the Department of Homeland Security had the Car Wash. Now, it has the SWAMP - the latest effort to improve the quality and reliability of apps running on government networks. In part 2 of his interview with Doug Maughan, director of the Cybersecurity Division in DHS' Science and Technology Directorate, Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller asked Maughan how SWAMP is improving software assurance.

Tags: Doug Maughan , DHS , cybersecurity , SWAMP , Car Wash , apps , Science & Technology Directorate , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/03/2014, 02:56pm EST
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Cars, toasters, medical devices add to DHS' cyber headaches

The Science and Technology Directorate's Cybersecurity Division received dozens of proposals to protect the next emerging area for cybersecurity, called physical systems. S&T will receive 70 proposals across four major areas and award $95 million to the best ideas in early 2015.

Tags: cybersecurity , DHS , research and development , contracting , FDA , HHS , cyber crime , Jason Miller , Doug Maughan

Friday - 10/31/2014, 04:36am EDT
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DHS' SWAMP helps clean software of cyber flaws

The Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP) is a new initiative from DHS Science and Technology Directorate's cybersecurity division to test apps for security vulnerabilities before they are installed on agency networks. S&T also sponsored the HOST program to promote the use and security of open source tools.

Tags: cybersecurity , DHS , open source , mobile computing , research and development , SWAMP , HOST , software assurance , Jason Miller , exclusive , Doug Maughan

Friday - 10/31/2014, 03:09pm EDT
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Mark Borkowski, Customs and Border Protection

Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske wants his troops to be more innovative. Turning that wish into reality falls squarely on the shoulders of the agency's IT and acquisition executives. Mark Borkowski, assistant commissioner and chief acquisition executive in CBP's Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition, is the brain power on the acquisition side of this innovation challenge. He spoke about his strategy with Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller at the National Contract Management Association's 33rd annual Government Contract Management Symposium.

Tags: Federal Drive , Mark Borkowski , CBP , Jason Miller , acquisition ,

Monday - 11/03/2014, 02:00pm EST
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Tags: General Dynamics IT , General Dynamics IT Solutions Center , health IT , cloud , cyber ,

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 04:10pm EDT
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