Gerry Gebel, vice president of business development at Axiomatics, explains why the use of attributes and policies help agencies protect sensitive data and systems in a more forward-thinking way.
Larry Allen, long time GSA sales consultant, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain why he opposes a new rule put in place by the General Services Administration to keep track of what is sold to the government in order to get the most out of its buying power
The Office of Management and Budget’s ambitious plan to reorganize and restructure the government is asking agencies to consider ideas such as shared services, insourcing and outsourcing and all-but-mandating the use of existing multiple-award contracts. These concepts have real potential to change and transform agencies and their mission areas.
The Trump administration’s new Office of American Innovation wants to bring in private-sector experts to improve federal agency performance. It should heed the lessons of an Obama administration initiative that tried to do the same thing.
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency wants to work with “non-traditional partners” as it navigates the future of satellite images and big data.
NASA’s social media game is strong. Now that’s being officially recognized, as the agency has been nominated for five Webby Awards, including three for its social media.
Rodney Grubbs, NASA imagery experts program manager, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin about its new online library of NASA imagery.
The Veterans Affairs Department soft-launched a new online tool that lets veterans search for VA medical facilities and their average wait times within a specific mile radius. VA said it’s a significant step in showing accountability and transparency efforts three years after wait time scandals in Phoenix shook up the agency’s leadership and organization.
Kevin Nally, the Secret Service’s chief information officer, is focusing on five strategic IT goals, including cybersecurity, the workforce and IT service delivery.
The military universities include cybersecurity programs. Now one academic is asking, why doesn’t the government just create a standalone cyber academy of its own? Mark Hagerott makes that proposal in a recent Foreign Policy article. Hagerott, chancellor of the North Dakota University System, tells Federal News Radio’s Eric White on Federal Drive with Tom Temin why he thinks the time is ripe.
The National Security Agency is holding its 17th annual Cyber Defensive Exercise to help young cyber warriors hone their skills.
A rule that came out last fall covers a big but sometimes confusing class of information known as Controlled Unclassified Information. Dr. Pat Viscuso, associate director at the Information Security Oversight Office at the National Archives and Records Administration, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin all about it.
Saying it doesn’t have unlimited resources to fix all of its cyber vulnerabilities, the Navy is looking to prioritize, including through a pilot program to help commanders understand which cyber problems are the biggest threats to their missions.
The Homeland Security Department’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center is using new automation technologies to flip the script on script kiddies and black-hat hackers by getting proactive about cyber defense.
Current and former counterintelligence officials say there is no known evidence so far that a victim of the Office of Personnel Management’s cyber breaches has been specifically targeted. Instead, the public’s loss of trust in OPM and government as a whole has been the biggest damage done after the breaches.