Jeanette Manfra, the acting deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity at the Homeland Security Department, offered an in-depth look into the steps DHS and the government took to keep federal agencies safe from WannaCry.
Paul Battaglia, the vice president of federal sales for Blackberry, said agencies want a single “pane of glass” to monitor the cyber posture of all of their mobile devices from laptops to smartphones to wearables.
The more super-computing capacity the world has, the more it seems to need. Now the Energy Department has awarded contracts to six companies as a push to develop the first exascale computer, a machine capable of performing a quintilian calculations per second. Program director Paul Messina joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the ins and outs of the project.
Despite all expectations, total average compensation for employees with security clearances has actually slightly declined, dropping 1.27 percent, since 2014.
Insider Threat programs across all agencies must develop alongside technology, the GAO reports. However, the Department of Defense is making significant progress.
The Homeland Security Department’s E-Verify program is supposed to keep illegal aliens from taking jobs in the United States. But the identification system still has many flaws and that fact alone has cost a half million legal workers their jobs. David Bier, a policy analyst at the Cato Institute joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain the major implications of the floundering system.
Matt Lira, the special assistant to the president for innovation policy and initiatives, said the Office won’t immediately solve all the government’s operational problems, but it is looking to establish a culture and organizational structure.
Booz Allen Hamilton’s Brian Abbe, Troy Abbot and Eric Billies join host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the government’s growing use of unmanned systems. June 27, 2017
This week, Women of Washington sat down with Stacy Schwartz, vice president of Global Public Safety for AT&T. Schwartz discussed how she believes that diversity can bring companies better results and how the communications industry has changed over her career.
The Defense Information Systems Agency is hard at work on the next generation of mobile, secure computing for the Defense Department. And it’s up to some heavy contracting activity.
If you’ve got kids or grandchildren and you’ve got a phone, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you may also have a bull’s-eye painted on your purse or wallet.
Camron Gorguinpour, principal at Woden, joins host John Gilroy on this week’s Federal Tech Talk to discuss innovation, open systems architecture and how his company helps organizations gain a new perspective on diversity and defense acquisition. June 27, 2017
The Veterans Affairs Department faces many challenges with its decision to abandon the Veterans Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) and adopt a commercial, off-the-shelf electronic health record. But with a high dollar amount and big stakes comes as even larger culture change, federal IT experts said.
Federal agencies trying to fend of the cybersecurity threat are about as not always effective, as breaches and losses are common. In fact, according to research by Thales E-Security and 451 Research, one third of agencies experienced a data breach just in the last year. Wayne Lewandowski, vice president of federal at Thales, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the numbers.
Industry and academia alike regularly come up with new applications for radio technology, and they often need an experimental license from the Federal Communications Commission. Now the FCC has launched a new and simplified way for filing applications for new experiments. Julie Knapp, chief engineer of the FCC, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the process in detail.