George Young, vice president, US Public Sector at Elastic, joins host John Gilroy on this week’s Federal Tech Talk to discuss open source software and the challenges federal IT officials face in managing all the data produced by their agencies. April 25, 2017
The National FOIA Portal will offer a one-stop-shop for people requesting information from any of the federal agencies, and will also serve as a guide for pointing requesters toward information that is already public — thus eliminating extra work for FOIA offices.
Darcie Piechowski, a social media and innovation fellow with the IBM Center for the Business of Government, explains current and potential ways this emerging technology will improve government services.
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology conducted a controlled study that shows video surveillance systems still need a lot of work. NIST computer scientist Patrick Grother shares more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Alfred Rivera, DISA’s director of the Development and Business Center, said the agency is moving toward multi-factor authentication, including biometrics and other “patterns of life” type of technologies.
The Government Accountability Office brought in 13 experts on federal technology last fall to have a frank discussion about what’s working and what’s not with the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act.
The General Services Administration and the Homeland Security Department held an industry day to explain how the new process under the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program would work.
Centrify’s Greg Cranley and David McNeely identify steps agencies can take to ensure the right people have access to the right information
The Navy launching a task force to improve its chops in ocean science. Rear Adm. Tim Gallaudet, the Navy’s chief oceanographer and commander of the Naval Meteorological and Oceanography Command, shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Civilian agencies have been struggling with the same challenges in developing strategies for insider threats for years now. They say those challenges are unique to them not to the Defense Department and intelligence community that have the insider threat mindset built into their culture. But the IC and DoD say not so. Federal News Radio Reporter Nicole Ogrysko tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin the two agencies have struggled with the same issues.
The Virginian-Pilot reported Thursday that sharing private, intimate images without consent is now an explicit violation of Navy rules.
The Health and Human Services Department will soon achieve initial operating capability on the Health Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (HCCIC). It’s modeled after the Homeland Security Department’s own NCCIC, a public-private partnership that disseminates information and best practices on cyber risks.
Tim Quinn, U.S. Geological Survey associate chief information officer, said the agency has more than 20 applications in the cloud and plans to make self-provisioning a real option.
Shawn Campbell, the vice president of product management for SafeNet Assured Technologies, makes the case for agencies to use encryption to better secure data as they are getting their networks in better shape.
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, DHS’ Office of Inspector General says phone scammers are making it appear as if the IG’s office is calling people in need of personally identifiable information.
Each week, Jason Miller interviews federal agency chief information officers about the latest directives, challenges and successes.