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Agencies reset after missing the mark on cybersecurity goals

Despite steps forward, agencies fell short of their 2014 targets for cybersecurity. The Obama administration is pushing chief information officers to focus on priorities of continuous monitoring, phishing and malware, and authorization processes for 2015, according to the newly released cross-agency priority goals on Performance.gov.

Tags: cross-agency priority goals , Performance.gov , DHS , DoD , cybersecurity , continuous monitoring , Stephanie Wasko

Monday - 07/14/2014, 02:52pm EDT

Landing that federal job -- a recruiter's perspective

Talent acquisition manager Mike Bruni will discuss how to get a job in what is a competitive and challenging federal market.
July 11, 2014

Tags: workforce , hiring , job training , recruiting , Mike Bruni , Derrick Dortch , contracting , Fed Access

Friday - 07/11/2014, 08:50pm EDT
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GSA task force plans for future net-zero energy buildings

The General Services Administration's Net-Zero Energy Task Group is planning to produce a draft letter with clear goals and guidance for net-zero energy buildings by this September.

Tags: Net Zero Energy , GSA , NZEB , NZEB Task Group , DoE , Stephanie Wasko , Green government

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 03:50pm EDT

Report: Chinese hackers hit OPM networks

Chinese hackers broke into OPM computer networks earlier this year with the intention of accessing the files of tens of thousands of federal employees who had applied for top-secret security clearances, according to a media report. OPM tells Federal News Radio, "neither OPM nor US-CERT have identified any loss of personally identifiable information."

Tags: OPM , hackers , Chinese , DHS , US CERT , cybersecurity ,

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 01:31pm EDT

Senate report: Billions of dollars at risk from shaky Pentagon IT programs

A new bipartisan report from the Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations called the Air Force's now-canceled Expeditionary Combat Support System "one of the most egregious examples of mismanagement by the DoD in recent memory." But the failure of ECSS may not be an aberration, the report suggested. Other enterprise-resource planning programs in the department are at risk of falling victim to the same fate.

Tags: Senate , DoD , Air Force , John McCain , Jack Moore , Carol Cha , acquisition

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 08:27am EDT

Federal travel restrictions are costing money and harming security

The restrictions on feds' travel opportunities are having too many unintended consequences, says Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners.

Tags: Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , DoD , travel restrictions , travel , research and development

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 02:41am EDT

What's new at Microsoft?

Susie Adams, the chief technology officer for Microsoft Federal, joins host John Gilroy to discuss some new offerings from Microsoft and what they mean for federal IT professionals.
July 8, 2014

Tags: cloud computing , Microsoft , Microsoft Federal , Susie Adams , Windows Azure Government Cloud , Azure Machine Learning , hadoop , Nokia , Sata Nadella , MongoDB , open source , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 08:09pm EDT
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DoD needs to be open to global, commercial technology, expert says

Former Deputy Defense Secretary Bill Lynn says the Pentagon needs to adjust its strategy to take advantage of the global and commercial technology markets.

Tags: Bill Lynn , DRS Technologies , Finmeccanica North America , acquistion , globalization , Atlantic Council , DoD , industry , contracting , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 04:35pm EDT
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Administration empowering agencies for more lab-to-market innovation

The Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Department of Energy are simplifying intellectual property licensing, and encouraging more private sector involvement in federally-funded research and development.

Tags: OSTP , DoE , lab to market , R&D , Stephanie Wasko

Monday - 07/07/2014, 02:21pm EDT
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