NASA and EPA share concerns for balancing cybersecurity and use of IoT, but how they approach those concerns depends on agency mission — and budget.
As government IT seeks ways to be more innovative and responsive to keep up with increasing workloads and demands, open hybrid cloud offers hope as a means to meet growing mission challenges.
A surprising number of initiatives from the Truman and Eisenhower administrations and the Congresses of that era remain alive and relevant in today’s government. Now you can find the Congressional Record from the 1950s online. That’s thanks to a digitizing effort by the Government Publishing Office. Laurie Hall, GPO’s acting superintendent of documents, shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Steve Battista, group lead at MITRE, joins host John Gilroy on this week’s Federal Tech Talk to discuss cybersecurity and a new set of services that allows for the sharing of information on cyber threats. July 18, 2017
Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama is teaming with AT&T to use internet of things and smart city technologies to make the base run more smoothly. Federal News Radio’s Scott Maucione spoke with AT&T Air Force Client Executive Vice President Rocky Thurston and Maxwell’s 42nd Mission Support Group Commander Col. Don Lewis on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about the updates.
Getting to full benefit of cloud deployments means substantial reengineering of applications, as opposed to simply the lift-and-shift approach. But Chad Sheridan, the chief information officer of the Agriculture Department’s Risk Management Agency, says federal agencies aren’t quite there yet.
Today is the day White House asked agencies to submit their framework implementation action plans for the Trump administration’s executive order on cybersecurity. What’s new is having an agency executive responsible for all of the metrics and the addition of risk management. Tom Jones, federal systems engineer at Bay Dynamics, provides insight on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Homeland Security Department Science and Technology Directorate’s cybersecurity division is in a more comfortable place now with many of its top research and development priorities. It’s transitioned more than 75 major projects to practice and is finding a solid footing in the Silicon Valley start-up space.
Steve Bennett, Ph.D., director of SAS’ Global Government Practice, explains how agencies can use their data to make better decisions.
Over the past five years, the Army has been busily building renewable power facilities on its bases in order to reach an overall goal of 1 gigawatt of renewable energy by 2025. But now, the Army is putting more of an emphasis on using that energy to make its bases entirely self-sufficient from the public electric grid, so they can continue to function in the event of an outage. Michael McGhee, executive director of the Army Office of Energy Initiatives, talked with Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about the technologies the Army’s pursuing to make that a reality.
Before the Obama administration left office in December, it left a series of reports for the incoming Trump administration.
Don Maclean, the chief cybersecurity technologist at DLT Solutions, argues that the EO needs more carrot and stick to improve executive accountability of cybersecurity.
Without a serious effort at automation, the many segments of the cybersecurity response and kill-chain threaten to overwhelm security operations and information security staffs.
Clark Campbell, the vice president for public sector for BDNA, argues that if agencies don’t address end of life technology, the next cyber attack could be much worse.
Dave Mihelcic, federal chief technology and strategy officer for Juniper Networks, discusses innovation, information assurance, security, integration and how his company can help agencies move to the cloud. July 11, 2017