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Contractor security flaw puts data of 7,000 veterans at risk

The Veterans Affairs Department says veterans using a specific contractor for home telehealth services found a vulnerability that potentially could've exposed personal information of veterans. VA said the vulnerability has been closed and it has offered those affected credit monitoring services.

Tags: cybersecurity , industry , Veterans Affairs , health IT , data breach , VA Cyber Efforts in the Hot Seat , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/24/2014, 12:18pm EST

Information Sharing Environment having intended effect after 10 years

Kshemendra Paul, the program manager of the Information Sharing Environment, said his organization's tools and techniques are creating collaboration and trust among federal, state and local law enforcement officers. The Boston Marathon bombing is the most recent example of just how much the way intelligence is shared among authorities.

Tags: Kshemendra Paul , information sharing , Information Sharing Environment , cybersecurity , FBI , Maritime Domain Awareness , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 12/24/2014, 08:03am EST
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Improving the user experience on your agency's website

Tim McLaughlin, CEO of Sitework, will discuss how his company is helping agencies make their websites more user friendly.
December 23, 2014

Tags: website design , website makeover , Tim McLaughlin , Siteworx , mobile app design , State Department , responsive design , Adobe , Adobe Experience Manager , data analytics , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 12/23/2014, 08:34pm EST
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Tim Blades, U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center

A Defense Department team was recently honored by a British chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear industry group. DOD was the first organization outside the United Kingdom to get top honors from the group known as CBRN UK. The team received its award for developing and operating the ship-mounted system that destroyed tons of Syrian chemical weapons last year. The Field Deployable Hydrolysis System was housed on the converted container ship MV Cape Ray. Tim Blades is the deputy director of program integration at the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, which had a major hand in developing the technology. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the technology and the challenges the team faced.

Tags: Tim Blades , DoD , Federal Drive , Syria , Tom Temin

Tuesday - 12/23/2014, 08:55am EST
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Connect.gov is latest attempt to get buy-in to online ID management

The General Services Administration launched the Connect.gov portal in November and awarded two vendors contracts to provide secure electronic credentials. VA and USDA are among the first agencies to put applications on the cloud credential exchange. USPS is developing the technology infrastructure to allow this shared service to happen.

Tags: Jason Miller , cybersecurity , identity management , GSA , Jennifer Kerber , Verizon , ID.me , connect.gov , Federal Cloud Credential Exchange , Forrester

Monday - 12/22/2014, 06:52pm EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Agencies have a new tool to make online services easier and safer for citizens. The General Services Administration officially launches Connect.gov with two private sector vendors providing identity management services. Jennifer Kerber, director of Connect.gov in the GSA's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller what the launch of the the new service means to agencies.

Tags: Jason Miller , Francis Rose , In Depth , GSA , connect.gov , Jennifer Kerber

Monday - 12/22/2014, 04:45pm EST
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One year later, House lawmakers dissatisfied with VA's handling of eBenefits cyber breach

Reps. Jackie Walorski and Mike Coffman wrote separate letters to VA Secretary Bob McDonald asking for details about how the agency is addressing ongoing cyber challenges. Walorski asked VA to answer four questions about how it's protecting the identity of veterans using the eBenefits site.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , cybersecurity , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Mike Coffman , Jackie Walorski , eBenefits portal , Mandiant , Deloitte , Jason Miller

Monday - 12/22/2014, 12:26pm EST

Lori Walsh, Chief, Center for Risk and Quantitative Analytics, SEC

For years the Securities and Exchange Commission has been seen as perhaps a step behind the securities fraudsters it's charged with stopping. But at least one branch is embracing the technological future, using the latest electronic tools to spot potential wrongdoing. Lori Walsh is the chief of the SEC's Center for Risk and Quantitative Analytics. It houses some of the agency's brightest minds, all focused on stopping new forms of Wall Street crime. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain how they're going about it.

Tags: Lori Walsh , Center for Risk and Quantitative Analytics , SEC , Securities and Exchange Commission , industry , oversight

Monday - 12/22/2014, 06:54am EST
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VA bringing latest cyber tools to bear to improve network defenses

Steph Warren, the Veterans Affairs Department chief information officer, said the agency is the first to implement advanced cyber capabilities from DHS known as Einstein 3A, and is expanding its continuous monitoring capabilities.

Tags: Steph Warren , Ask the CIO , Veterans Affairs , cybersecurity , DHS , Einstein 3A , CenturyLink , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 02:55pm EST
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DoD unties services' hands when buying commercial cloud

A new memo from acting CIO Terry Halvorsen removes the requirement for DISA to be the main path to buy cloud computing services.

Tags: DoD , DISA , Terry Halvorsen , cloud computing , cybersecurity , industry , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 10:51am EST
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