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  • Open for Business: The State of the Government Cloud

    This panel will discuss government’s challenges and concerns when planning a cloud deployment from security, software development, managing virtualization, and load balancing.

  • Disaster Resilience

    On this edition of “Disaster Resilience for America”, hosts Tim Karney and Tom Moran interview Aaron Strickland, the Emergency Operations Director for Georgia Power Company (Southern Company).

  • Cybersecurity vs. Data Security: Government’s Two-Pronged Challenge

    With recent data breaches, are agencies and companies focusing on the wrong issues? What is cybersecurity and how does it relate to data security?

  • How does the cloud impact my current data center architecture?

    Agencies are taking a more expansive look at their data management infrastructure and how best to manage data and run applications.

  • In Focus: Two Factor Authentication

    Jason Fornicola speaks with key stakeholders to better understand the opportunities and challenges of two-factor authentication.

  • Digital Transformation in Government

    Federal News Radio's Custom Media Director Jason Fornicola sits down with Mike Maiorana, the SVP of Public Sector Sales for Verizon Enterprise Solutions, and George Fischer, the SVP of Global Sales for Verizon Enterprise Solutions to address the evolving government technology landscape.

  • Dave Wennergren & Karen Evans: Time to refocus on building a skilled cybersecurity workforce

    The federal government has been spending money to build a skilled cybersecurity workforce since the 1990s. But a new study by the National Academy of Public Administration says it’s time to refocus those efforts. Among their recommendations: more hands-on education for cybersecurity students, more tracking of the outcomes of the hundreds of federally-funded courses, and more support for cybersecurity education by the Defense Department. Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu spoke to two members of the study panel: Dave Wennergren of the Professional Services Council and Karen Evans, the director of the U.S. Cyber Challenge. Evans says the U.S. needs to make the most of its cyber education investments, given the big gap between the supply and demand for skilled workers.

  • Larry Ponemon: Grim realities for the state of federal cybersecurity

    A new independent study by the Ponemon Institute presents some grim realities when it comes to the state of cybersecurity within the government. It found the majority of state and federal IT employees feel that intelligence shared between agencies has little or no positive effect at all. Larry Ponemon is the chairman and founder of the Ponemon Institute. He joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss information sharing and several other findings in the State of Cybersecurity report.

  • Jason Miller: VA changing customer service frame of reference with new framework

    When Veteran Affairs Department employees think about how they will improve customer service, they need to consider the backstage, the front stage and being on stage. That’s the theater analogy Tom Allin, VA’s chief veterans experience officer, uses in a new framework introduced to the agency earlier this month. Federal News Radio’s executive editor Jason Miller joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with details about how this framework will help VA turn the corner in how it helps veterans.

  • Nicole Ogrysko: DHS moving forward with NPPD reorg plans, despite objections from Congress

    The Homeland Security Department says it’s moving forward with its plans to reorganize the National Protection and Programs Directorate. But the House recently passed a new bill that requires congressional review and approval before DHS reorganizes any of its component agencies. Federal News Radio reporter Nicole Ogrysko has more.

  • Jason Matheny: IARPA to use CAUSE model to detect cyber attacks

    The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency wants to build an early warning system for cyber attacks. Previous IARPA research showed publicly available data sources can be used to accurately predict events like disease outbreaks and political crises. Now with its Cyber-attack Automated Unconventional Sensor Environment, or CAUSE, program, the agency wants to apply that model to detecting cyber attacks. Dr. Jason Matheny, the director of IARPA, joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on CAUSE.

  • Retired Vice Adm. Peter Daly: Carrier gap explained

    The crisis points in the Middle East and the South China Sea are coming at an inconvenient time for the Navy. It’s experiencing a carrier gap. Retired Vice Adm. Peter Daly is CEO of the U.S. Naval Institute; former deputy commander and Chief of Staff of U.S. Fleet Forces Command and former commander of the Nimitz strike group. He joined In Depth with Francis Rose to explain what the carrier gap is, why it’s a problem and what the Navy and Congress can do to close it.

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