Federal agencies buried under a flood of emails may have method out of the morass. The National Archives and Records Administration recently issued a simplified approach to email management called “Capstone.” NARA’s Chief Records Officer Paul Wester tells us all about it.
Tom Sharpe Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner General Services Administration
Tom Sharpe is entering his first end of fiscal year as commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at the General Services Administration. Category Management is one of FAS’ governing principles. He tells Roger Waldron on Off The Shelf what that means.
The man behind yesterday’s shooting at the Washington Navy Yard worked as a Defense subcontractor. In the wake of the attack are questions about the security of government buildings and how — or if 00 employee oversight will change.
Ian Wallace Visiting Fellow on Foreign Policy Brookings Institution
An all-out cyber war hasn’t happened yet, but it is possible. Ian Wallace is a Visiting Fellow on Foreign Policy with the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at the Brookings Institution. He just co-hosted an event with other cybersecurity experts at Brookings last week to discuss the possibility of a cyber war. I asked him if we found a true definition of cyber war yet.
Lt. Gen. Albert Edmonds President and CEO Edmonds Enterprise Services, Inc.
Defense Department Chief Information Officer Terri Takai doesn’t have the clout she needs to manage the Pentagon’s technology operation. A group of defense technology experts is going on record to support a Senate effort to reshape the CIO position. One of those experts is retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Albert Edmonds, president and CEO of Edmonds Enterprise Services and former Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency.
The Office of Federal Financial Management is taking a page out of the cybersecurity reform book in how it’s changing how agencies oversee spending. OFFM is updating its A-123 guidance to be more like the future vision of cybersecurity…based on risk and data, and done more than every three years. Federal News Radio’s executive editor Jason Miller provides details on new expectations for how agencies will oversee their money.
The Air Force is moving to boost the oversight role of its chief information officer, giving him a bigger say in decisions about IT acquisition, planning and funding. The service says it’ll cut down on duplicative spending and pave the way for more commoditization.
Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 8-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. metro area and online everywhere. Francis has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He joined Federal News Radio in 2006, and launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.