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Mark Testoni, President and CEO, SAP National Security Services

America's national security mission must adapt to the increasing complexity of threats. That means guarding against traditional risks and innovating to anticipate emerging ones. Technology can help, but it can be difficult to navigate the IT solutions amid shrinking budgets and a flood of data. Mark Testoni is president and CEO of SAP National Security Services. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with advice on improving the mission as well as the business of national security.

Tags: Mark Testoni , Tom Temin , SAP National Security Services , national security , cybersecurity

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 02:54pm EDT
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DoD to ramp up deployment of Apple, Android smartphones

The Defense Department, long beholden to BlackBerry as its main mobility solution, plans to increase its use of Apple and Android smartphones tenfold over the next year.

Tags: DoD , mobility , Apple , Samsung , BlackBerry , SME-PED , DISA , Mark Orndorff , Kimberly Rice , cybersecurity , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 04:26am EDT
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GSA's 18F applies agile approach to hiring as part of growth strategy

The 7-month-old innovation lab will launch three pilots this fall as part of its new consulting services. Greg Godbout, the executive director of 18F, said the organization now has 100 employees, up from 14 in March, and cut the time to hire down to about eight weeks.

Tags: management , workforce , GSA , 18F , Greg Godbout , innovation , hiring reform , agile development , TechAmerica Foundation , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 09:59am EDT
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Shawn Brimley, Executive Vice President, CNAS

Leadership at the top of the Defense Department believes the United States military is in danger of losing its technological edge over the rest of the world. Federal News Radio's Jason Miller reports the Defense Department is already trying to save money by changing its acquisition policies for major projects in the technology development phase. Shawn Brimley is executive vice president and director of studies at the Center for a New American Security, and co-director of the "Beyond Offset" project. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared ways the U.S. military can maintain its military edge.

Tags: Shawn Brimley , CNAS , In Depth , DoD ,

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 04:43pm EDT
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Tangherlini: Agencies can learn a lot from startups

The ability to take risks and a hyper-focus on customer needs are just two of the things GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini says the federal government can learn from technology startups.

Tags: Dan Tangherlini , ACT-IAC , Executive Leadership Conference , GSA , innovation , startups , 18F , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 05:08pm EDT
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From farm girl to Fed 100 winner: Lessons in leadership from Ambit's Kim Hayes

Ambit's Kim Hayes has been there, done that. She joins the Women of Washington radio show to discuss how her southern roots led her to various leadership positions in the federal sphere.

Tags: Kim Hayes , Ambit Group , Women of Washington , Aileen Black , Gigi Schumm , workforce , leadership

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 10:57am EDT

Marcia Smith, Editor, Space Policy Online

All eyes are on NASA after the Antares Rocket exploded at the Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia on Tuesday evening. No one was injured in the blast, but an investigation into the explosion is being launched. Marcia Smith is Editor of Space Policy Online. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain what the explosion means for NASA's mission going forward.

Tags: Marcia Smith , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , NASA , Wallops Island , Space Policy Online ,

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 10:50am EDT
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Why this year's FISMA drill is different

Now that continuous diagnostics and mitigation plays a role, this year's FISMA evaluation cycle shouldn't be regarded as a checkbox exercise, says former CISO Pat Howard.

Tags: FISMA , Pat Howard , Kratos SecureInfo , commentary

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 04:24am EDT

IT security for the federal government

Nick Urick, vice president of Federal Sales at FireEye, will discuss how your agency could benefit from the latest cybersecurity advances.
October 28, 2014

Tags: Nick Urick , FireEye , cybersecurity , Mandiant , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 08:30pm EDT
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Cobert: Technology, innovation key to OMB's management agenda

Beth Cobert, deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, told an audience of federal executives that agencies need to take advantage of technology and data to drive innovation in government.

Tags: Beth Cobert , OMB , management agenda , management , data , ACT-IAC , Executive Leadership Conference

Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 04:22pm EDT
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