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Army to recruit next generation of cyber workers through new career field

Ronald Pontius, the deputy to the commander of Army Cyber Command, said over the next few years the Army will give cyber workers their own career field, preliminarily known as Career Field 17.

Tags: cybersecurity , Army , Ronald Pontius , training , recruitment , workforce , Army Cyber Command , Jason Miller , Ask the CIO

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 10:38am EDT
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Transforming data into smart business analytics

David Rubal, Public Sector Pre-Sales Consulting Manager with Tableau Software, will discuss how his company is helping agencies analyze and process big data.
September 16, 2014

Tags: big data , data analytics , business analytics , Business intelligence , David Rubal , Tableau Software , data warehouse , visualization , dashboards , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 08:27pm EDT
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Army stands up first-of-its-kind cyber brigade, explores dedicated career field for cyber

The Army's new dedicated career branch for cyber specialties could be up and running as soon as October.

Tags: Army , Army Cyber Command , Rodney Harris , Edward Cardon , DoD , Inside the DoD Reporter , cybersecurity

Friday - 09/12/2014, 05:50pm EDT

Melvyn Smith, Centre for Machine Vision, Bristol Robotic Laboratory

A British research team aims to prove that 3-D technology could help Homeland Security discover more suspicious activity. Surveillance systems usually rely on 2-D images. Now, a team from England's Centre for Machine Vision is building a system to extract high resolution 3-D video from a distance of several hundred feet. Professor Melvyn Smith is director of the Centre for Machine Vision in the Bristol Robotic Laboratory. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss what prompted him to conduct this research.

Tags: Melvyn Smith , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 04:36am EDT
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White House, GSA welcome Round 3 Innovation Fellows

The White House and the General Services Administration select 27 new Presidential Innovation Fellows to work on "high-impact" projects.

Tags: workforce , Presidential Innovation Fellows , White House , GSA , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 10:12am EDT

OMB turns to the people-solution to fix troubled IT programs

As part of President Barack Obama's second term management agenda, agencies are testing new hiring authorities for technology experts and an industry-government exchange program. The Office of Management and Budget also worked with agencies to benchmark the cost effectiveness of back-office functions.

Tags: workforce , OMB , Beth Cobert , Steve VanRoekel , Mike Dickerson , GSA , VA , Sloan Gibson , 18F , Digital Service Office , Jason Miller

Monday - 09/15/2014, 03:41am EDT
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Ariel Rabkin, AEI's Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy

The Obama Administration wants to avoid a repeat of the technical glitches it experienced with the rollout of HealthCare.gov. One way is through a White House effort called the U.S. Digital Service. The Digital Service will consist of a small team of experts that will serve as consultants to agencies on IT projects. Ariel Rabkin is a visiting fellow with AEI's Center for Internet, Communications and Technology Policy. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain why many IT projects fail in the first place.

Tags: Ariel Rabkin , American Enterprise Institute , U.S. Digital Service , Federal Drive

Sunday - 09/14/2014, 06:47pm EDT
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One vendor team's approach to DoD EHR: Start with VistA

Advocates for VistA, VA's EHR system, shouldn't give up hope yet. There's still some chance that DoD could wind up using the same system VA does, or at least a commercial derivative of it.

Tags: DoD , VistA , Veterans Affairs Department , health IT , Jared Serbu , Inside the DoD Reporter

Friday - 09/12/2014, 06:04pm EDT

DHS S&T chief plans for more relevant research, better employee morale

Dr. Reginald Brothers, the new Homeland Security Department undersecretary for science and technology, wants to revamp DHS' S&T portfolio by making its research projects more relevant to end users, building more connective tissue between headquarters and DHS components and rebuilding workforce morale.

Tags: DHS , Congress , research and development , Reginald Brothers , GAO , Jared Serbu

Friday - 09/12/2014, 04:11am EDT
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Navy on schedule for full transition to NGEN contract at end of this month

After years of acquisition planning, bid protests and then eventually a rolling process of migrating users from one contract to another, the Navy says all of its users will have moved to its new NGEN contract by the end of this month.

Tags: DoD , Navy , NGEN , NMCI , mobility , Michael Abreau , Denby Starling , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 01:19pm EDT
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