A USAID official said the CIO’s office worked directly with GAO to understand the exact nature and intent behind each metric, and prioritized and accelerated updates to address previous gaps.
Former federal CIO Tony Scott and former SSA CIO Rob Klopp are both launched new companies while Mark Schwartz, the outgoing CIO at USCIS, announced he’s heading to Amazon Web Services.
In just over seven years, agencies have submitted more than 149,000 data sets to the data.gov portal. Of those, the Commerce and Interior departments account for more than 110,000 of them.
Imagine cheating taxpayers out of millions and millions of dollars, and at the same time, deliberately misdiagnosing hundreds of patients just for the purpose of stealing. Unfortunately such people are out there. But there’s one less now, thanks to the efforts of Bryan Drake. Drake is a special agent on the FBI Doctor Fata investigative team and a finalist in this year’s Service to America Medals. He joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss his process.
The Veterans Affairs Department’s inspector general said in its annual Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) report that the agency’s cybersecurity efforts remain troublesome and puts data and systems at risk.
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. July 7, 2017
Greg Hall, the assistant director and chief information security officer in the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys in the Justice Department, said the office hired Okta to provide a cloud service to federate its identity management capabilities.
The Navy is developing a new framework that will determine how it administers its technology development process. The goal, the chief of Naval research tells Federal News Radio, is to “impedance match” each stage of the acquisition system with the pace of technology.
As the continuous diagnostics and mitigation program enters its fourth year, the Homeland Security Department is considering how it can utilize the cloud for both agency and federal dashboards. DHS is expected the launch the federal dashboard later this summer.
Even if your people don’t handle classified information, you can learn a lot from the National Insider Threat Task Force.
Storage has always been a time consuming issue for federal information professionals. Changes to virtualization have enabled current system administrators to be much more flexible in assigning storage. Not only does this make life easier for management, but it also increases efficiency, improves security, and enables easier deployment of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).
Bureau of Land Management may be stepping up its technology game with improvements to its system for tracking oil and gas reserves on public and Indian lands.
The Veterans Affairs Department will immediately get rid of 71 vacant or nearly empty facilities. VA will eliminate another 71 buildings within the next six months. It’s part of the department’s long term effort to trim its inventory of outdated, underutilized or vacant buildings within the next two years.
A House panel wants the Defense Department to notify Congress when cyber attacks are made and new cyber weapons are developed. It also wants to be notified of counterterrorism policy changes.
J. Kevin Reid, vice president of national security and CIO for KeyLogic Systems, makes the case why the NIST cybersecurity framework gives everyone a basis to start in the same place when talking about protecting systems and networks.