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FBI deploys 30,000 Android smartphones to field offices

The FBI rapidly rolled out new devices-the vast majority running hardened Android operating systems-to the bureau's 56 field offices over the last four months. But officials are experimenting with commercial mobile devices for secret and top-secret data too.

Tags: cybersecurity , mobile computing , FBI , David Rubin , AFCEA , Android , Samsung , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 05:13am EST
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OMB to deliver much needed assistance around digital services

Beth Cobert, the deputy director for management at OMB, said the administration has to help agencies get the skills and capabilities to move to a digital world more quickly and improve the quality. She said an updated Digital Services Playbook is coming in the next month. The IRS is one of the few agencies to grasp how digital services can improve its mission.

Tags: OMB , Beth Cobert , Peggy Sherry , IRS , digital services , NAPA , ICF International , TechFAR , Digital Playbook , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 04:40am EST
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Three perspectives on big data and health analytics

John Gilroy hosts a roundtable discussion of strategies that agencies can use to deal with large healthcare IT data stores.
January 13, 2015

Tags: Laura Bennett , Sutherland Global Services , Liz Herman , Battelle , Damon Davis , HHS , HHS Idea Lab , big data , health analytics , Healthcare IT , data storage , interoperability , application program interfaces , HiMSS , advanced analytics , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 08:23pm EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Federal leaders are getting more excited about moving their agencies toward a more digital existence. But new research by the National Academy of Public of Administration and ICF International finds the majority of federal respondents need help to make lasting change to their agency's services. And that help is coming from the Office of Management and Budget. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose how OMB will further how agencies move to the digital world.

Tags: Jason Miller , In Depth , OMB , NAPA , ICF International

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 04:22pm EST
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Workforce obstacles hamper digital tech growth at agencies, study says

Agency management is mostly gung-ho about bringing new digital technology into the workplace, but hurdles such as a sluggish acquisition process and a workforce lacking tech-related skills keep the federal government from innovating, according to a new study.

Tags: workforce , NAPA , acquistion

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 12:46pm EST

OPM disables Web portal after retirees' information potentially exposed

The Office of Personnel Management disabled a Web portal used by federal retirees Monday to address a malfunction that may have left some retirees' personal information exposed.

Tags: OPM , cybersecurity , Michael OConnell

Monday - 01/12/2015, 04:16pm EST

A new era in DoD cyber defense begins

The Defense Information Systems Agency launches reorganization, including the new Joint Task Force-DoD Information Networks. The new cyber organization will reach initial operating capability on Jan. 15, taking over 14-to-19 tasks from U.S. Cyber Command.

Tags: management , cybersecurity , DISA , DoD , Ronnie Hawkins , Mark Orndorff , Alfred Rivera , Robert Skinner , Dave Mihelcic , reorganization , AFCEA , Joint Task Force-DoD Information Networks , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 04:18am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The General Services Administration is trying to make a systemic change to how federal agencies complete IT projects. GSA's 18F and Integrated Technology Services issued a request for information from industry last week that could lead to basic changes in how the government contracts with vendors and buys technology. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on the RFI and reaction to the approach.

Tags: Jason Miller , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , GSA , acquisition

Monday - 01/12/2015, 11:02am EST
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John Teeter, Federal Advisory Global Center of Excellence for Health

Federal health agencies need help drafting their latest update to the Federal Health IT strategy guide. The Federal Health IT Strategic Plan relies on new research gathered about electronic health records in both the public and private sectors. But those agencies are looking for public input to make it perfect. John Teeter is managing director of the Federal Advisory Global Center of Excellence for Health at KPMG. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared ways to improve the new strategy guide that will inform public health policies until the year 2020.

Tags: John Teeter , KPMG , health IT , In Depth

Monday - 01/12/2015, 04:18pm EST
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