Cybersecurity remains a tough challenge to tackle for Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, the agency that administers and oversees the Thrift Savings Plan. Under the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA), an independent auditor found the board lagging on risk management and access strategies.
Tim Solms, the vice president for U.S. federal and managing director worldwide government at Juniper Networks, makes the case for how software-defined networking and automation can help the Pentagon develop an open, agile and elastic infrastructure to meet its mission needs.
The House Homeland Security Committee and the House and Senate intelligence committees are going to prioritize oversight of how agencies hire and train their workforces to deal with cybersecurity.
Dave Mihelcic, the recently retired chief technology officer at the Defense Information Systems Agency, said a pilot to test a software defined environment is opening the door to cloud applications that DoD can more quickly deploy and better secure.
The Transportation Department established an advisory committee of industry executives during the Obama administration to create policy for autonomous vehicles. One participant was Chris Spear, and he joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to shine light on the possibilities of driverless technologies and what that will mean.
The Navy has just stood up a new “digital warfare” office, prompted by the notion that the service is awash in valuable, but largely untapped data in areas ranging from acquisition, maintenance and audit readiness to the ways it trains and equips its sailors.
An ongoing court battle over a $182 million contract for Recreation.gov service hasn’t stopped the team behind the government site from thinking big, at least when it comes to federal lands and waters data.
How do agency executives sort out public-spirited whistleblowers from mean-spirited leakers? And what rights do whistleblowers in the ultra-sensitive intelligence community have? To provide answers, Debra D’Agostino, founding partner of the Federal Practice Group, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
For more than 20 years we’ve had administrations keeping the pressure on moving government into the online age.
The Small Business Administration’s CIO says her first year at the agency will be focused on improving the SBA’s website, migrating data to the cloud, and building up a digital workforce.
The Marine Corps is in the midst of a sweeping review of its information technology workforce, the early results of which have confirmed what top officials suspected: many employees’ official position descriptions don’t have much to do with what they actually do for a living.
Rob Cook, the commissioner of Technology Transformation Service, said most, if not all, of the six recommendations GSA’s inspector general made in the recent critical report on the digital services organization were implemented.
Aaron Snow’s term at GSA is coming to an end and he announced plans to move to the private sector on Feb. 28.
The White House’s chief digital officer stepped down after only a month on the job. Sources familiar with the departure say Gerrit Lansing did not want to give up his ties to an online donation platform he helped start.
More than 80 Twitter accounts claiming to represent various federal organizations and employees, many of them national parks, exist in opposition to the Trump administration and its policies.
Each week, host Jason Miller interviews federal agency chief information officers about the latest IT directives, IT challenges and successes.