Joe Dickman, senior vice president at Vizuri, joins host John Gilroy on this week’s Federal Tech Talk to discuss Red Hat, Amazon Web Services, Cloud Docker and other tools inside Vizuri’s federal toolbox. February 14, 2017
Trevor Rudolph, the chief of business operations and cybersecurity for Whitehawk and a former chief of OMB’s cyber and national security team, said during his five years on the job he has seen a marked improvement in how agencies are securing their data and systems.
Many agencies agree that cloud security services are an important part of their mission, but just how much to rely on those services is a question new administration officials will need to consider as they settle into their management roles.
Looking closer at metadata and partnering with state departments of revenue and industry groups, the IRS is reducing risk of tax return identity theft
The Defense Department is moving into the implementation phase of the new military retirement system Congress ordered it to set up just over a year ago. Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu reports officials expect to spend most of 2017 conducting an exhaustive education campaign to make sure service members understand how the new system works.
The Air National Guard is putting its troops through two month cyber courses to instill basic cyber skills.
The National Strategy for Trusted Identities is paving the way for government websites to ensure online visitors are who they say they are. Erik Avakian, chief information security officer of Pennsylvania, told Federal Drive with Tom Temin how the program began and how it promotes security.
The General Services Administration’s Technology Transformation Service (TTS) released a draft solicitation asking for industry input in creating a bug bounty program.
With agencies making slow, but steady progress under phases 1 and 2 of the continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program, the Homeland Security Department and the General Services Administration are exploring whether agencies will need a new model for Phase 3.
The House Oversight and Government Reform and Homeland Security committees released oversight plans for the 115th Congress, both of which included cybersecurity and IT modernization.
Janice Haith, who retired Feb. 2 after 34 years in government, including the last six years as the Department of Navy’s deputy CIO for the U.S. Navy, said the DoN has seen millions of dollars in savings moving to an enterprise software license approach.
As federal agencies continue their push to improve online service, cybersecurity and fraud prevention will stay in the mix of concerns. Several new technologies and strategies for better identity management have emerged. Alan Webber, research director for national security at IDC Government Insights, shares more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
One think tank has advised the Trump administration to reogranize the Homeland Security Department to focus more on cybersecurity. Mark Weatherford, DHS’ first deputy under secretary for cybersecurity and now chief cybersecurity strategist at vArmour, share’s his take on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
At the recent State of the Net conference in Washington, Lior Div, co-founder and CEO of the cybersecurity company Cybereason had advice for how the Trump administration can plug government’s many cybersecurity holes. Div shared his insight on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
IT leaders at the Office of Personnel Management say the agency has one major database left to encrypt, which contains some high-value assets and personally identifiable information for security clearance holders and federal employees.