Brian McGrath

  • Feds raise questions about cloud security

    Several cyber experts are not sold on how security around cloud computing will work. Some of the doubts come as GSA issues draft requirements for FedRAMP. Others say agencies likely will move to a private cloud first before trusting data to a public provider.

  • Census implementing virtualization-first policy

    Brian McGrath, the chief information officer at the Census Bureau, says his agency is about to implement a “virtualization-first” policy. He tells Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller, “All new applications will be serviced via a virtualized guest as opposed to a bare-metal deployment of hardware. Unless there is a compelling engineering or architechture reason to […]

  • Desktops fade, telework options grow

    Census and DISA are losing the hardwires in favor of mobility.

  • Virtualization: What Federal Managers Need to Know

    June 22nd at 1 PM Do you know the difference between Virtualization and cloud computing? Are you clear on the truth and myths surrounding Virtualization and what Federal managers need to know now and for the future? Listen to the ”Virtualization: What Federal Managers Need to Know” panel to hear these questions answered by industry experts and government leaders from the Census Bureau, U-S-P-S, and the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board.

  • Mobile device pilots giving Census a look into the future

    The bureau hired Agilex under a four-year, $6.4 million contract to provide application development and technical support for field workers to use tablet computers. Census field workers will receive one of three different tablets for conducting actual surveys for the bureau and other federal agencies.

  • Federal Drive Show Blog – November 21, 2013

    On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

  • Mobile, telework create potential savings, increase productivity at agencies

    Emerging technologies like cloud, wireless access and virtualization are making telework an easy — and economic — solution for some agencies.

  • Brian McGrath, CIO, Census Bureau

    Six guiding principles govern the information technology preparation for the 2020 Decennial Census at the Census Bureau. Shared services, mobile and information security are some of the principles on the list. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Brian McGrath, chief information officer of the Census Bureau, said the first guiding principle of the Bureau’s plan for 2020 is “cloud first.”

  • NASA loses key federal executive; ODNI, Justice get new ones

    The federal human resources community is losing a key member. Jeri Buchholz, the NASA chief human capital officer and assistant administrator for human capital management, is retiring on July 31. She is moving to industry…

  • Justice’s Office of Justice Programs cracks the code of cyber, cloud integration

    Brian McGrath, the chief information officer of the Office of Justice Programs, said the bureau figured out how to make the Trusted Internet Connection work with its cloud infrastructure.