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
John Chirhart, the federal technical director of Tenable, argues for a fundamental change in the way agencies approach cybersecurity for the long-term.
It seems like big-time cyber attacks are getting worse and more frequent. The federal government seems to have avoided the most recent ones. Vince Crisler, CEO of Dark Cubed, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin how federal managers can keep their organizations safe.
The Office of Special Counsel urged the General Services Administration to follow recommendations and put stronger financial controls on the use of Acquisition Services Fund dollars.
A small group of senators says the Veterans Health Administration should have its own chief information officer, who would report to the department’s undersecretary for health and would oversee all management and procurement decisions related to the health administration’s IT systems. It’s one of a few specific recommendations from the VA Commission on Care that are beginning to appear in new pieces of legislation.
Near-weekly, worldwide cybersecurity threats underscore the importance of network, end-point, and application monitoring. Federal agencies have worked under a policy of continuous monitoring/continuous diagnostics and mitigation for a decade. But given the seemingly unending growth in attack vectors, the spread of internal infrastructure to commercial cloud providers, and the rise of insider threats – they’ve got to up the game into what might be called advanced cyber monitoring.
Ed Harper, the Food and Nutrition Service’s director of the Office of Program Integrity for Child Nutrition Programs, worked with the Presidential Innovation Fellows to create a new online application prototype for free and reduced lunches.
The Defense Department has started testing one potential technology to replace the Common Access Card. This one purports to identify users by the ways in which they manipulate their mouse and type on their keyboards.
The Senate Armed Services Committee’s version of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act cuts funding for several software programs the panel sees as underperforming, and implements what congressional officials say are corrective measures to DoD’s IT buying habits.