Internal Revenue Service watchdogs say the agency could do more in terms of taxpayer services if it had more human and financial resources. The White House proposed a fiscal 2018 budget of $10.9 billion, a cut of roughly $300 million from 2017 funding levels.
Allan Liska, threat intelligence analyst at Recorded Future, joins host Derrick Dortch on this week’s Fed Access to discuss the rise in ransomware attacks around the world, and what you can do to protect your company or agency from these threats. May 26, 2017
The Government Accountability Office’s two-year assessment found there are gaping vulnerabilities where federal policy and industry standards haven’t kept up with the developing technology.
Does your agency need help with its move to the cloud? Maybe Oracle can help. Sarah Jackson, VP Sales Engineering and Ken Currie, group vice president with Oracle Public Sector join host John Gilroy on this week’s Federal Tech Talk to discuss some of the innovations at Oracle is offering to federal IT professionals. May 16, 2017
Amy Eastman, director of fundraising for Objective Zero, discusses a new mobile app aimed at eliminated veterans’ suicides.
Tomas Okeefe and Chris Wiedemann, market research consultants at immixGroup, join host Mark Amtower on this week’s Amtower Off Center to federal tech spending during the rest of fiscal year 2017. May 8, 2017
Frontis Wiggins, the State Department’s chief information officer, said he wants to set specific rules around IT management and acquisition, but give agency offices flexibility too as part of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act implementation effort.
The Homeland Security Department’s Science and Technology directorate is publishing the latest deep dive into mobile device security and how to make sure federal agencies can use these essentially consumer devices safely. Vincent Sritapan, mobile security program director in the directorate, shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Passport Services also plans on rolling out push notifications for application renewals, as part of its efforts to reduce the burden on customer service phone lines.
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
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 National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency wants to work with “non-traditional partners” as it navigates the future of satellite images and big data.
Agencies move to the anywhere, anytime mobile model
DJ Kachman, the Veterans Affairs’ director of mobile and security technology transformation lead in the Office of Information and Technology, said the agency will pilot derived credentials later this year.
Scott Buchholz, chief technology officer for Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Federal Government practice, joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the company’s 2017 report on technology trends and their impact on federal government operations. April 4, 2017