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Army tries to solve supply chain management problems with mobile apps

The Defense Department has a plan to get its supply chain management issues off of the Government Accountability Office's high risk list, but progress has been very slow. The Army has a plan to speed things up.

Tags: DoD , Army , GAO , Supply chain management , Jack Wayman , mobile , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 04:53am EDT
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DoT's move into shared services buoyed by better trained IT workforce

Richard McKinney, the Transportation Department chief information officer, said he reduced contractor-federal employee IT workforce ratio to 1-to-1 from 5-to-1. He said better training and governance will help the agency centralize certain computer network services.

Tags: Richard McKinney , Ask the CIO , DoT , workforce , training , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 10:50am EDT

DHS Science and Technology seeks help to find its ‘North Star'

Reggie Brothers, the undersecretary for Science and Technology at the Homeland Security Department, is crowdsourcing ideas across four broad goals to determine where research and development is heading over the next decade. He will use the results of the crowdsourcing effort to influence S&T's strategic plan.

Tags: research and development , DHS , crowdsourcing , Reggie Brothers , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 04:24am EDT
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RFP officially begins DoD effort to modernize electronic health records

After more than a year of planning, the Defense Department issues the final solicitation for a commercial software to replace its AHLTA program. The Pentagon expects to make a single award for the contract that could be worth $11 billion over its lifetime.

Tags: DoD , electronic health records , health IT , acquisition , contracting , Christopher Miller , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 09:51am EDT

Tips on how to manage your network

Chris LaPoint, vice president of Product Management for SolarWinds will discuss how his company can help your agency manage its information technology system.
August 26, 2014

Tags: Chris LaPoint , SolarWinds , network management , cybersecurity , continuous monitoring , compliance , data center consolidation , cloud computing , Thwack , data analytics , Software Defined Networking , self service automation , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 09:47pm EDT
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VA to start accepting bids for new patient scheduling system

VA, which has been eyeing a replacement for its scheduling system long before the current scandal, plans to issue a final request for proposals by the end of next month and make an award by the end of the year.

Tags: VA , Veterans Affairs Department , VistA , Stephen Warren , Robert McDonald , Jared Serbu , health IT

Monday - 08/25/2014, 05:18pm EDT

Ran Canetti, Modular Approach to Cybersecurity, Boston University

Boston University researchers think they've found a new way to build a cybersecurity system. The Modular Approach to Cloud Security wins a $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation's Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace program. The goal is to build a cloud made up of small functional components, each with their own security capabilities. Ran Canetti is director of the Center for Reliable Information Systems and Cybersecurity at Boston University and leads the project. He explained what a clear and transparent cloud might look like on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Ran Canetti , Boston University , In Depth , cloud

Monday - 08/25/2014, 04:04pm EDT
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DoD revisiting security guidelines for commercial cloud

The Defense Information Systems Agency, which serves as the broker between Defense Department components and commercial providers of cloud computing services, says the certification standards it set for commercial providers may be too arduous for vendors. DoD also launched five pilots to test the use of commercial cloud providers and is reassessing how it develops cloud requirements.

Tags: DoD , DISA , cloud computing , cybersecurity , FedRAMP , Mark Orndorff , David Bennett , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 05:19am EDT
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NSA's mobility mission office puts itself out of business

The National Security Agency closed down an office dedicated to mobility, because devices and apps have become part of the fabric of everything the agency does. But NSA, like all agencies, still must figure out how to secure mobile devices using derived credentials.

Tags: mobile , DoD , NSA , Mark Althouse , Greg Youst , DISA , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 04:53am EDT
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Online Chat: Ask the CIO with Labor's Dawn Leaf

Labor Department Deputy CIO Dawn Leaf joins Federal News Radio for an online chat to discuss her priorities around IT modernization, data center consolidation and cybersecurity.

Tags: Dawn Leaf , Labor Department , DOL , Ask the CIO , data center consolidation , cybersecurity , mobile computing , shadow IT , legacy IT , BYOD

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 01:00pm EDT
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