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How agencies can embrace “cloud-first”

How agencies can embrace “cloud-first”

Federal Communications Commission CIO David Bray discusses the five barriers slowing down widespread cloud adoption in the federal government, and how agencies can...
Innovation in manufacturing pharmaceuticals

Innovation in manufacturing pharmaceuticals

Kelley Rogers, of NIST’s Material Measurement Laboratory, discusses the mission of the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals.
GAO report: Opportunities for improving acquisitions & operations

GAO report: Opportunities for improving acquisitions & operations

David Powner, director of I.T. issues at the Government Accountability Office, discusses GAO’s report “Opportunities for Improving Acquisitions and Operations.”
White House Office of American Innovation aims to improve government customer experience

White House Office of American Innovation aims to improve government customer experience

Martha Dorris, founder of Dorris Consulting International and former director of the Office of Strategic Programs at the General Services...
GSA working with DHS to streamline cyber procurement

GSA working with DHS to streamline cyber procurement

The General Services Administration is looking to streamline the way agencies are buying cyber solutions. Now, they will have access...
Postal Service’s Inspectors General Office embraces data

Postal Service’s Inspectors General Office embraces data

Kelly Tshibaka, chief data officer in the Office of Inspectors General at the U.S. Postal Service, discusses the way the OIG is...
Office of American Innovation & Federal Government

Office of American Innovation & Federal Government

Phaedra Chrousos, chief innovation officer at the Libra Group and former founder and commissioner of the Technology Transformation Service at the...
NIST looking for some fresh thinking in latest cyber framework

NIST looking for some fresh thinking in latest cyber framework

Comments on the next iteration of NIST’s cybersecurity framework are due on April 10th. It’s a landmark document with national...
Reading the tea leaves on cloud migration and optimization

Reading the tea leaves on cloud migration and optimization

Is it time to stop thinking about federal data centers in terms of consolidation, and start thinking about that effort...
Conversations between government and industry gain momentum

Conversations between government and industry gain momentum

Kymm McCabe, technology principal at Deloitte Consulting, discussed her presentation to the 809 Acquisition Advisory Panel.
IT Modernization a top priority at FEMA

IT Modernization a top priority at FEMA

Adrian Gardner, chief information officer at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, discussed his top technology priorities and FEMA’s strategy for...
Open source driving change in the Intelligence Community

Open source driving change in the Intelligence Community

Ellen McCarthy, president of Noblis NSP and former chief operating officer at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), discussed the...
Cybersecurity challenges at the Transportation Security Administration

Cybersecurity challenges at the Transportation Security Administration

Paul Morris, acting chief information security officer at the Transportation Security Administration, discusses the major cybersecurity challenges he’s facing and...
Modernizing federal legacy I.T.

Modernizing federal legacy I.T.

Sonny Hashmi, managing director of global government at Box and former CIO at the General Services Administration, discusses why the...
DOJ still pushing cloud migration envelope

DOJ still pushing cloud migration envelope

Joseph Klimavicz, chief information officer at the Department of Justice, discussed his agency’s cloud migration efforts and other IT priorities.
State Department CIO targeting cloud, artificial intelligence

State Department CIO targeting cloud, artificial intelligence

State Department chief information officer Frontis Wiggins discussed the push to cut costs at the agency, reduce duplicative IT, and...
VA seeks greater collaboration between business and IT

VA seeks greater collaboration between business and IT

Rob Thomas, chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, detailed his effort to stand up an IT demand...
The growing government footprint at SXSW

The growing government footprint at SXSW

Samantha Ehlinger, tech reporter at FedScoop, discussed the growing federal IT footprint at the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference.
Securing the Internet of things

Securing the Internet of things

Darron Makrokanis, vice president of federal at Tenable, discusses the security challenges presented by the Internet of things, and how...
Agency’s self-service technologies aimed at citizens

Agency’s self-service technologies aimed at citizens

Kathy Conrad, director of digital government for Accenture federal services, discusses how federal agencies can deliver digital services through periods...
NSA opens some software and code to the public

NSA opens some software and code to the public

Linda Burger, director of the Technology Transfer Program at the National Security Agency, discusses why NSA is opening some of...
Implications of Wikileaks’ CIA documents dump

Implications of Wikileaks’ CIA documents dump

Robert Bigman, founder of 2BSecure and former chief information security officer at the CIA, and Ronald Marks, senior fellow at...
Insider threats continue to plague federal agencies

Insider threats continue to plague federal agencies

Insider threats continue to plague federal agencies Karen Evans, national director of the U.S. Cyber Challenge and former administrator of...
SEC moves toward Inline XBRL filings

SEC moves toward Inline XBRL filings

Data Coalition founder Hudson Hollister discussed how this month’s Securities and Exchange Commission vote moving toward Inline XBRL filings could...
Seeking IT innovation at the SBA

Seeking IT innovation at the SBA

Maria Roat, chief information officer at the Small Business Administration, discussed how her office manages the simultaneous push for innovation...
Will the MGT Act resurface in 2017?

Will the MGT Act resurface in 2017?

Pamela Walker, senior director for federal public sector technology at the IT Industry Council, discussed the search for signals on...
Preparing for the Data Deluge in the Public Sector

Preparing for the Data Deluge in the Public Sector

Sponsored: Today in government, chief information officers and chief technology officers are on the verge of facing one of the...
Evolution of applied architecture at TSA

Evolution of applied architecture at TSA

Laura Downey, chief of applied architecture at the Transportation Security Administration, discusses the future of applied architecture at the TSA,...
NIST seeking comments on cybersecurity framework

NIST seeking comments on cybersecurity framework

Matt Barrett, cybersecurity framework lead at NIST, discusses the call for comments on NIST’s cybersecurity framework.
The importance of personnel to national cybersecurity

The importance of personnel to national cybersecurity

Earl Crane, CEO of Emergent Network Defense and former White House director of federal cybersecurity policy, discussed an op-ed he...
The future of U.S. Cyber Command

The future of U.S. Cyber Command

Michèle Flournoy, CEO at the Center for a New American Security and former under secretary of defense for policy. They...
Highlights from the 2017 RSA Conference

Highlights from the 2017 RSA Conference

Some of the world’s top information security professionals met at the RSA Conference in San Francisco last week to discuss...
The cyber culture inside DoD

The cyber culture inside DoD

Francis sat down with Marianne Bailey, deputy chief information officer for cybersecurity at the Department of Defense. They discussed the...
GAO: Tech is “high-risk” area for Veterans Affairs Department

GAO: Tech is “high-risk” area for Veterans Affairs Department

Dave Powner, director of IT Issues at the Government Accountability Office, discusses the risk of using new tech for electronic...
New FCC Chairman unleashes reform on agency

New FCC Chairman unleashes reform on agency

Bloomberg BNA senior telecom and tech reporter Lydia Beyoud discusses the agenda of the new FCC chairman Ajit Pai, and...
White House I.T. Modernization Efforts

White House I.T. Modernization Efforts

Phase One CEO Jerad Speigel discusses the efforts by the Trump administration to modernize federal I.T.
Dos and Don’ts for government CIOs

Dos and Don’ts for government CIOs

Casey Coleman, group vice president of civilian agencies at Unisys, and former CIO at the General Services Administration discusses the...
Challenges facing NASA Goddard’s Applied Sciences Center

Challenges facing NASA Goddard’s Applied Sciences Center

Margaret Hurwitz, a contractor at SSAI and applied sciences coordinator at NASA Goddard, discusses the work that earned her recognition...
The path forward for federal cloud technology

The path forward for federal cloud technology

Mike Olson, chief strategy officer at Cloudera, discusses the continued implementation of cloud technology in government and the transition of...
Building a comprehensive digital strategy

Building a comprehensive digital strategy

Kymm McCabe, technology principal at Deloitte, discusses the possible objectives of the Trump administration’s digital strategy and how the administration...
Impact of federal hiring freeze on national security

Impact of federal hiring freeze on national security

Richard Spires, CEO at Learning Tree International, discusses how CIOs in government can navigate the federal hiring freeze and work...
Trump delays signing of cybersecurity executive order

Trump delays signing of cybersecurity executive order

Mike Hettinger, president of Hettinger Strategy Group and Rich Beutel, principal at Cyrrus Analytics, discuss the details known so far...
Cloud trends in government

Cloud trends in government

Sebastian Taphanel, principal solutions architect at Evident.io and Cameron Chehreh, chief technology officer at DELL EMC Federal, discuss progress of...
Tech CEOs present $1 trillion saving plan to Trump

Tech CEOs present $1 trillion saving plan to Trump

C.R. Wooters, deputy executive director at the Tech CEO Council, and Dan Chenok, executive director at the IBM Center for...
CIO Council issues ‘State of Federal IT’ report

CIO Council issues ‘State of Federal IT’ report

Sonny Hashmi, managing director of global government at Box, discussed a new report on the state of federal IT published...
Unclassified GEOINT is shaping the NGA enterprise

Unclassified GEOINT is shaping the NGA enterprise

There’s a relatively new spinoff inside the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency called Pathfinder. The program is a GEOINT swat team of...
The concept of counter-GEOINT

The concept of counter-GEOINT

As the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency tries to perfect the ratio between public-facing and top-secret GEOINT, they need to factor in...
NGA and GEOINT discipline at a flex point

NGA and GEOINT discipline at a flex point

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is a unique organization guided by both the Department of Defense and the Director of National...
Embracing cloud as a business model

Embracing cloud as a business model

Sponsored: ViON’s VP of Strategic Solutions Ray McCay discusses how to devise a clear path to embracing cloud as a...
GAO denies protests of massive Alliant 2 contract

GAO denies protests of massive Alliant 2 contract

Frank Konkel, senior technology editor for the Government Executive Media Group, discussed the Government Accountability Office’s decision to deny protests...
Agencies contend with email management deadlines

Agencies contend with email management deadlines

April Chen, senior products manager for government services at Iron Mountain, discusses the email management deadline for agencies, and the...
Innovation & procurement at DHS

Innovation & procurement at DHS

Ari Schuler, director for analytics integration at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and Melissa Ho, managing director of DHS Silicon...
Agencies embrace autonomous vehicles

Agencies embrace autonomous vehicles

Paul Brubaker, president and CEO for the Alliance for Transportation Innovation, discusses the future of agency adoption and usage of...
Eight key steps to implement the DATA Act

Eight key steps to implement the DATA Act

Carol Fortine Ochoa, Inspector General at GSA, discusses the agency’s progress in meeting the upcoming DATA Act deadlines.
Trump calls for cyber plan in first 90 days

Trump calls for cyber plan in first 90 days

Tony Cole, vice president and global government chief technology officer at FireEye, discusses government “cyber hygiene” and how it can...
Top 3 IT priorities for new administration

Top 3 IT priorities for new administration

Kathy Conrad, director of digital government at Accenture Federal, discusses her top three priorities for agencies in the new administration.
Industry roundtable

Industry roundtable

Federal I.T., industry and a presidential transition Steve Bennett, director for the global government practice at SAS, Chris Townsend, vice...
Impact of Trump administration on government contracting

Impact of Trump administration on government contracting

Kevin Plexico, vice president of Deltek, discusses the impact of President-Elect Trump’s campaign promises on the federal contracting community.
Federal agency email management initiative

Federal agency email management initiative

U.S. Chief Records Officer Laurence Brewer discusses the federal email management deadline for agencies, and what milestones still need to...
Lessons learned by presidential fellows

Lessons learned by presidential fellows

Rosetta Carrington, senior contact center advisor at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Clifton Triplett, senior cybersecurity and IT advisor...
Preserving agency data during the presidential transition

Preserving agency data during the presidential transition

Hudson Hollister, executive director of the Data Coalition, discusses how agencies can ensure their data is preserved during the presidential...
Federal government & the Internet of things

Federal government & the Internet of things

Jamie Brown, global director of government relations at CA Technologies, discusses the federal government’s approach to the Internet of things.
Challenges that lie ahead for federal electronic health records (EHRs)

Challenges that lie ahead for federal electronic health records (EHRs)

Horace Blackman, senior vice president of health at Leidos, discussed the challenges that lie ahead for federal electronic health records...
How agencies can come to terms with the certainty that they will be hacked

How agencies can come to terms with the certainty that they will be hacked

Coalfire’s Dave McClure discussed how agencies can come to terms with the certainty that they will be hacked.
Former federal deputy CIO looks back at the Obama IT agenda

Former federal deputy CIO looks back at the Obama IT agenda

Lisa Schlosser, former federal deputy chief information officer, looked back on the most important elements of the Obama administration’s IT...
Agencies embrace bug bounty programs

Agencies embrace bug bounty programs

Federal Times editor Aaron Boyd discussed the proliferation of bug bounty programs across government and the January launch of Sightline...
Planning a government customer experience strategy

Planning a government customer experience strategy

Martha Dorris, founder of Dorris Consulting International, discusses what the customer service priorities in the Trump administration should be.
Trump meets tech titans

Trump meets tech titans

Anne Altman, former general manager of IBM Federal, discuss the meeting at Trump tower last week between President-Elect Trump and...
Federal workforce concerns under a Trump administration

Federal workforce concerns under a Trump administration

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), who was recently elected to the U.S. Senate, discussed his top concerns for the federal...
Effective planning during a continuing resolution

Effective planning during a continuing resolution

Shawn Kingsberry, director of digital government for Unisys global public sector and former CIO at the Recovery Accountability and Transparency...
Two cyber experts among list of Trump’s federal landing teams

Two cyber experts among list of Trump’s federal landing teams

Joseph Marks, cybersecurity correspondent for NextGov, discusses the two cyber experts appointed to President Elect Trump’s landing team.
Transportation Department aims to improve FITARA scorecard

Transportation Department aims to improve FITARA scorecard

Richard McKinney, Chief Information Officer at the Department of Transportation, discusses the agency’s latest FITARA scorecard.
Impact of transition on federal I.T. agenda

Impact of transition on federal I.T. agenda

Phaedra Chrousos, chief innovation officer at the Libra Group and former acting administrator of the Technology Transformation Service at GSA,...
One-on-One with NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden (Part 2)

One-on-One with NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden (Part 2)

NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden discusses cybersecurity challenges, CIO authority and NASA’s workforce diversity initiative.
One-on-One with NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden (Part 1)

One-on-One with NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden (Part 1)

NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden discusses top priorities for the space agency in 2017.
Congress issues FITARA scorecard 3.0

Congress issues FITARA scorecard 3.0

Mike Hettinger, president of Hettinger Strategy Group, and Rich Beutel, founder of Cyrrus Analytics, discuss the latest FITARA scorecard by Congress.
Impact of transition on federal ITmodernization

Impact of transition on federal ITmodernization

Richard Spires, CEO at Learning Tree International, discusses the future of the Modernizing Government Technology Act, and the impact of...
Fate of IT programs in Trump Administration

Fate of IT programs in Trump Administration

Kymm McCabe, principal at Deloitte Digital, discusses how federal managers can ensure their programs survive in the Trump administration.
IT priorities for Trump transition

IT priorities for Trump transition

Jerad Speigel, CEO at Phase One, discusses how industry can help shape I.T. policy in the Trump administration.
The future of the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship Program

The future of the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship Program

Paul Francis, managing director for acquisition and sourcing management issues at the Government Accountability Office, discusses the future of the...
Security breach impacts 134K sailors’ PII

Security breach impacts 134K sailors’ PII

Maria Horton, founder and CEO of EmeSec, discusses the recent security breach at the Navy, and the Defense Department’s plan...
The IRS bug bounty program

The IRS bug bounty program

Shawn Kingsberry, director of digital government for Unisys global public sector, discussed the spread of bug bounty programs across government.
Data Coalition lays out 2017 policy priorities

Data Coalition lays out 2017 policy priorities

Hudson Hollister, executive director the Data Coalition, discusses the Data Coalition’s 2017 Policy Agenda.
ITIF calls on Trump to dismantle USDS

ITIF calls on Trump to dismantle USDS

Rob Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, discusses the future of the U.S. Digital Services under a Trump...
What is the future of FedRAMP?

What is the future of FedRAMP?

Dave McClure, chief strategist at Veris Group, discussed the future of FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program) under a...
Recommendations from the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Recommendations from the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Robert Bigman, founder of 2BSecure and former chief information security officer at the CIA, discussed pending recommendations from the Commission...
Results from the latest study on the FAA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System

Results from the latest study on the FAA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System

Gerald Dillingham, director of civil aviation issues at the Government Accountability Office, discussed his latest study on the FAA’s Next...
Federal contractors & transition strategy

Federal contractors & transition strategy

Anne Altman, vice chair of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, discusses how federal managers and contractors can strategize during the...
CIOs push for power to stop cyber-deficient contracts

CIOs push for power to stop cyber-deficient contracts

Robert Klopp, CIO at the Social Security Administration, discusses CIO  cybersecurity and acquisition authority at federal agencies.
 Strategic Developments in Category Management

 Strategic Developments in Category Management

Tiffany Hixson, regional  commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at the General Services Administration, discusses the future and vision of the...
What are the IT initiatives for the Trump administration?

What are the IT initiatives for the Trump administration?

Trey Hodgkins, senior vice president at the Information Technology Alliance for Public Sector, offered his view on what Obama administration...
Health I.T. implications of a Trump administration

Health I.T. implications of a Trump administration

Horace Blackman, senior vice president of health at Leidos, discusses how a new presidential administration could impact health data security...
Trump transition team ‘evaluating’ EOP office structure

Trump transition team ‘evaluating’ EOP office structure

Samantha Ehlinger, technology reporter at Fedscoop, discusses how the Executive Office of the President could be restructured under a Trump presidency....
Future of the Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2016

Future of the Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2016

Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel at the Professional Services Council, discusses the future of the Modernizing Government Technology Act...
Future of the Federal Systems Integration & Management Center at the General Services

Future of the Federal Systems Integration & Management Center at the General Services

Rob Coen, Strategy Director at GSA’s Federal Systems Integration & Management Center at the General Services Administration, discusses the future...
Improving Acquisition with “Making It Easier” Initiative

Improving Acquisition with “Making It Easier” Initiative

Judith Zawatsky, Multiple Award Schedules Transformation Program Manager at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, discusses the Making It Easier campaign.
Unified Cross Domain Services Management Office turns 10

Unified Cross Domain Services Management Office turns 10

Ed Hammersla, chief strategy officer and president of Federal at Forcepoint, discusses the Unified Cross Domain Services Management Office’s 10...
Microscope on 18F & TTS

Microscope on 18F & TTS

Mike Hettinger, president of the Hettinger Strategy Group and Rich Beutel, founder of Cyrrus Analytics, discuss the future of GSA’s Technology Transformation Service, including...
Proposed guidance to modernize federal IT

Proposed guidance to modernize federal IT

Alan Balutis, senior director and distinguished fellow at Cisco and former Chief Information Officer and Chief Financial Officer at the Commerce Department discusses U.S....
The future of NIEM

The future of NIEM

The National Information Exchange Model considers itself to be a data dictionary. NIEM says it uses agreed-upon terms, definitions, relationships,...

Mary Davie, assistant commissioner at the Office of Integrated Technology Services at the General Services Administration discusses the potential impact the Modernizing...
Tony Scott says convenience, trust will drive U.S. government’s digital transition

Tony Scott says convenience, trust will drive U.S. government’s digital transition

On Tuesday, federal chief information officer Tony Scott joined Lars Lose — Ambassador of Denmark to the United States —...
DOT takes stock of IT

DOT takes stock of IT

The Department of Transportation is in the midst of a year-long move to the cloud. First, the agency spent months...
How agencies can manage the cost of modernization

How agencies can manage the cost of modernization

According to the General Services Administration, category management is a model widely used by the private sector that will help...
Industry and the MGT Act

Industry and the MGT Act

Trey Hodgkins, senior vice president at the Information Technology Alliance for Public Sector (ITAPS), discussed the IT to-do list for...
Integrating data into digital services at Commerce

Integrating data into digital services at Commerce

Mike Kruger, the outgoing director of digital engagement at the Department of Commerce, reflected on the effort to integrate data...
Federal agencies and comprehensive data strategy

Federal agencies and comprehensive data strategy

Sanjay Sardar, vice president and service line director for data science at SAIC, offered advice to federal agencies trying to...
Managing federal IT during a transition

Managing federal IT during a transition

Simon Szykman, chief technology officer of federal services at Attain, discussed the nuances of managing federal IT during a presidential...
Industry takeaways from DIUx’s success

Industry takeaways from DIUx’s success

Northern Virginia Technology Council vice chair Anne Altman discussed how industry views the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx).
White House focuses on artificial intelligence

White House focuses on artificial intelligence

Joshua New, policy analyst at ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation, discussed the latest White House report on artificial intelligence and how...
NGA Launches Hurricane Matthew Portal

NGA Launches Hurricane Matthew Portal

Brian Cameron, FEMA liaison at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, discussed NGA’s new Hurricane Matthew portal as well as the...
Lowering IT spending with heightened cyber

Lowering IT spending with heightened cyber

Laura Criste, federal market analyst at Bloomberg Government, discusses how the Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2016 will impact the...
Evolving role of contract managers

Evolving role of contract managers

Michael Fischetti, executive director of the National Contract Management Association, discusses the changing role of contract managers.
White House to offer 29 new digital tools

White House to offer 29 new digital tools

Alex Howard, senior analyst at the Sunlight Foundation, discusses the White House’s Opportunity Project.
The changing cyber threat landscape

The changing cyber threat landscape

Brigadier General Steve Spano, president of the Center for Internet Security, discusses the changing cyber threat landscape.
NASA SEWP’s effort to build a portal for sales data

NASA SEWP’s effort to build a portal for sales data

Joanne Woytek, program manager for NASA’s Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement contract, discussed SEWP’s effort to build a portal for sales...
Part Two: Exclusive with GSA’s Denise Turner Roth

Part Two: Exclusive with GSA’s Denise Turner Roth

Denise Turner Roth, administrator of the General Services Administration, sat down for an exclusive two-part interview with Government Matters host...
Part One: Exclusive with GSA’s Denise Turner Roth

Part One: Exclusive with GSA’s Denise Turner Roth

Denise Turner Roth, administrator of the General Services Administration, sat down for an exclusive two-part interview with Government Matters host...
‘Playbook’ designed to advance adoption and exchange of EHR

‘Playbook’ designed to advance adoption and exchange of EHR

Dr. Thomas Mason, chief medical officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, discussed the Department of...
The push to reshape FITARA

The push to reshape FITARA

Hettinger Strategy Group president Mike Hettinger, Cyrrus Analytics founder Rich Beutel, and Censeo Consulting Group managing director Kareem El-Alaily explain why federal chief...
GSA and Dun & Bradstreet renegotiate deal

GSA and Dun & Bradstreet renegotiate deal

Hudson Hollister, executive director of the Data Coalition, discusses the General Services Administration’s deal with Dun & Bradstreet on the use...
DOE’s work using artificial intelligence

DOE’s work using artificial intelligence

Dr. Devanand Shenoy, chief engineer in the Advanced Manufacturing Office at the U.S. Department of Energy, discussed DOE’s work on...
Rep. Gerry Connolly on the Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2016

Rep. Gerry Connolly on the Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2016

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) discusses the Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2016, and what’s on the docket for Congress when...
GSA: We’re seeing results from FedRAMP Accelerated

GSA: We’re seeing results from FedRAMP Accelerated

Matt Goodrich, director of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program at the General Services Administration, discussed the latest results...
Using outreach offices to encourage innovation

Using outreach offices to encourage innovation

Dave McClure, chief strategist at the Veris Group, discusses how agencies can use outreach offices to encourage innovation.
How IT projects can be delivered in a more cost-effective manner

How IT projects can be delivered in a more cost-effective manner

Josh Greenbaum, Principal at Enterprise Applications Consulting, discusses how IT projects can be delivered in a more cost-effective manner.
Oracle walks away from its GSA schedules business

Oracle walks away from its GSA schedules business

Federal News Radio executive editor Jason Miller discussed Oracle’s decision to pull out of the General Services Administration’s schedules business....
NITAAC prepares for fiscal year end

NITAAC prepares for fiscal year end

Bridget Gauer, acting director of the NIH Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) discusses her offices plans for the...
Exclusive: VA CIO on VISTA, EHR, scheduling software and cyber

Exclusive: VA CIO on VISTA, EHR, scheduling software and cyber

LaVerne Council, chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, discussed IT modernization plans at her agency — including...
A former CIO’s view of the MGT Act

A former CIO’s view of the MGT Act

Unisys Global Public Sector digital government director Shawn Kingsberry — and former chief information officer at the Recovery Accountability and...
DOT releases autonomous vehicles guidelines

DOT releases autonomous vehicles guidelines

Bloomberg BNA Capitol Hill transportation reporter Stephanie Beasley discussed the possible implications of Obama administration guidance on autonomous vehicles.
Army’s plan for the cloud

Army’s plan for the cloud

Rob Carey, former Deputy Chief Information Officer at the Defense Department, discusses the Army’s data center consolidation pilot program.
The future of the Technology Transformation Service at GSA

The future of the Technology Transformation Service at GSA

David Shive, CIO at the General Services Administration and acting administrator of the Technology Transformation Service, discusses the future of...
Securing the Internet of things

Securing the Internet of things

Patrick Tucker, technology editor at Defense One, discusses security implications and risks of the Internet of Things.
Competing IT modernization acts merge

Competing IT modernization acts merge

Trey Hodgkins, senior vice president for Public Sector at the Information Technology Alliance for Public Sector, discusses the Modernizing Government...
Future applications for genomic data

Future applications for genomic data

Horace Blackman, senior vice president of health at Leidos, discusses the potential and challenges of genomic data.
The shifting role of the CTO

The shifting role of the CTO

Dave Wennergren, executive vice president for operations and technology at the Professional Services Council, discussed the shifting role of the...
House panel subpoenas VA for spending information

House panel subpoenas VA for spending information

Kellie Lunney, senior reporter at Government Executive, discusses the House Veterans Affairs Committee’s decision to subpoena the Veterans Affairs Department...
Costs and benefits of telework in government

Costs and benefits of telework in government

Jeri Buchholz, senior advisor at FMP Consulting and former Chief Human Capital Officer at NASA, discusses the state of telework...
Cyber guidelines for transition teams

Cyber guidelines for transition teams

Karen Evans, national director of the U.S. Cyber Challenge, discusses how presidential transition teams should be approaching cyber.
Hardware and software solutions at DoD

Hardware and software solutions at DoD

Doug Haskin, product lead for the Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS) program for the U.S. Army, discusses ITES...
Encouraging emerging tech in government

Encouraging emerging tech in government

Brian Forde, director of digital currency at the MIT Media Lab and former senior advisor for mobile and data innovation...
Cyber Workforce Strategy at the Commerce Department

Cyber Workforce Strategy at the Commerce Department

Steve Cooper, chief information officer at the Commerce Department and Kevin Mahoney, Commerce’s chief human capital officer, discuss how their...
Using data, mapping to make a difference

Using data, mapping to make a difference

Chief Geographer and Director of the GeoCenter at the U.S. Agency for International Development Carrie Stokes discusses the work she and...
Pentagon eyes missile defense sensors in outer space

Pentagon eyes missile defense sensors in outer space

Marcus Weisgerber, global business editor at Defense One, discusses the Pentagon’s goal to expand its missile defense sensors to outer...
FBI teaching ransomware 101

FBI teaching ransomware 101

Mohana Ravindrinath, a reporter at NextGov, discusses a new effort by the FBI to educate the public on ransomware.
OPM: More accurate telework data needed

OPM: More accurate telework data needed

Kathryn Medina, chief talent officer at APCO Worldwide and former executive director of the Chief Human Capital Officers Council at...
Future of the Technology Transformation Service

Future of the Technology Transformation Service

Dan Tangherlini, President of Seamless Docs Federal and former administrator of the General Services Administration, talks about how tech teams...
The Federal Beat

The Federal Beat

Jason Miller, executive editor at Federal News Radio, Courtney McBride, associate editor at Inside the Army, and Frank Konkel, senior...
Big takeaways from GSA’s shared services Industry Day

Big takeaways from GSA’s shared services Industry Day

Angela Styles, chair at Crowell and Moring, discusses the big takeaways from GSA’s shared services Industry Day.
Redefining the role of CIO

Redefining the role of CIO

Shawn Kingsberry, digital government director for the Global Public Sector at Unisys, and former CIO at the Recovery Accountability and...
Recruiting the next generation of cyber talent

Recruiting the next generation of cyber talent

Wallace Sann, federal chief technology officer at ForeScout, discusses industry’s approach to recruiting the best cyber talent.
Health IT ups the ante on cyber

Health IT ups the ante on cyber

John Teeter, former deputy chief information officer at the Department of Health and Human Services, discusses challenges in managing health...
Impact of data center consolidation on contractors

Impact of data center consolidation on contractors

Mike Tanner, CEO of Hitachi Data Systems Federal Corporation, discusses the impact of data center optimization on the contractor community.
Technology and innovation in next administration

Technology and innovation in next administration

Dan Chenok, Executive Director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government, discusses data-driven strategic planning, and it’s potential...
A word of caution on category management

A word of caution on category management

Erica McCann, director of federal procurement at the IT Alliance for Public Sector (ITAPS), offered a word of caution on...
The rise of GitHub in the federal marketplace

The rise of GitHub in the federal marketplace

After only 8 years, GitHub is leaving its mark with over 60,000 government employees across 75 countries using it everyday. That number...
How effective are report cards in measuring cyber success?

How effective are report cards in measuring cyber success?

Robert Bigman, founder of 2BSecure and former Chief Information Security Officer at the CIA, talks about the effectiveness of report...
GAO rolls out Tech  Readiness Assessment Guide

GAO rolls out Tech Readiness Assessment Guide

Chief Scientist at the Government Accountability Office, Timothy Persons, discusses the latest edition to GAO’s assessment guides: the Technology Readiness...
OMB Circular A-130 and digital government

OMB Circular A-130 and digital government

Mark Forman, general manager of the public sector division at Unisys, discusses changes made by the Office of Management and...
Things to watch for in the Alliant 3 RFPs

Things to watch for in the Alliant 3 RFPs

Aisha Mian, managing consultant for the government contract services group at Aronson, offered insight on what contractors should watch for...
Crowdsourcing, challenges and prizes across government

Crowdsourcing, challenges and prizes across government

Jenn Gustetic, small business innovation research program executive at NASA, discussed her work on crowdsourcing in government. Gustetic is a...
White House releases new open source policy

White House releases new open source policy

NextGov reporter Mohana Ravindranath explains the possible impact of a new open source policy from the White House.
The Federal Beat

The Federal Beat

Defense One global business editor Marcus Weisgerber, Washington Technology editor-in-chief Nick Wakeman, and FedScoop managing editor Billy Mitchell discussed the...
GSA promises a better Schedule 70

GSA promises a better Schedule 70

Kay Ely, director of IT schedules programs at the General Services Administration, discussed her agency’s promise for “a better Schedule...
DARPA’s cyber grand challenge

DARPA’s cyber grand challenge

FedScoop technology editor Greg Otto explained why the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, is searching for cybersecurity solutions...
Two funding models for IT modernization

Two funding models for IT modernization

Cyrrus Analytics founder Rich Beutel discussed two funding models for IT modernization currently being considered on Capitol Hill — the...
OMB’s data center consolidation agenda

OMB’s data center consolidation agenda

Karen Evans, National Director for the U.S. Cyber Challenge talks about the Obama Administration’s new guidance on data center optimization,...
Enterprise Risk Management Playbook

Enterprise Risk Management Playbook

Chief Risk Officer at the Treasury Department, Ken Phelan discusses the Enterprise Risk Management Playbook, released by the Chief Financial...
Future of the federal digital transformation

Future of the federal digital transformation

Kymm McCabe, technology principal at Deloitte, discusses why she believes digital services in the federal government are at an inflection...
EPA planning $200 million agile contract

EPA planning $200 million agile contract

Ann Dunkin, chief information officer at the Environmental Protection Agency discusses her agency’s ambitious move toward agile development.
TSP’s 5-year plan focuses on cybersecurity

TSP’s 5-year plan focuses on cybersecurity

Kim Weaver, director of external affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, discussed a strategy shift for the Thrift...
Countdown to data deadline

Countdown to data deadline

Data Coalition executive director Hudson Hollister discussed the countdown to DATA Act compliance and the results of his new report,...
The federal government and Silicon Valley

The federal government and Silicon Valley

Shawn Kingsberry, leader of the global digital government practice at Unisys, discussed the relationship between government and Silicon Valley.
Investigation into Library of Congress cyber attack

Investigation into Library of Congress cyber attack

Nikki Parker, vice president of growth & strategy at Covata, discussed the investigation into a cyber attack on the Library...
Federal IT under a Clinton, Trump administration

Federal IT under a Clinton, Trump administration

Veris Group chief strategist Dave McClure discussed the future of federal IT under a Hillary Clinton or a Donald Trump...
How to get the most out of FITARA

How to get the most out of FITARA

Department of Transportation chief information officer Richard McKinney discussed the TBM Council’s new release, “Accelerating the Mission: Recommendations for Optimizing...
Health IT is a growth market; GSA got the memo

Health IT is a growth market; GSA got the memo

Aneesh Chopra, co-founder of Hunch Analytics and former U.S. chief technology officer, discussed the General Services Administration’s new health IT...
The FOIA Improvement Act and federal agencies

The FOIA Improvement Act and federal agencies

Sunlight Foundation senior analyst Alex Howard offered insight on how the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 will impact federal agencies.
IT Modernization Fund vs MOVE IT Act

IT Modernization Fund vs MOVE IT Act

Pamela Walker, senior director for Federal Public Sector Technology at the Information Technology Alliance for Public Sector, talks about the...
Combating terrorism with futuristic tech

Combating terrorism with futuristic tech

Technology editor at Defense One, Patrick Tucker, talks about the futuristic technology being developed by the Pentagon to prevent and...
IT modernization fund vs MOVE IT Act

IT modernization fund vs MOVE IT Act

NextGov reporter Mohana Ravindranath discussed some of her latest articles — on the MOVE IT Act, the General Services Administration’s...
2016 transition initiative at NAPA

2016 transition initiative at NAPA

David Chu, co-chairman of the National Academy of Public Administration’s “Transition 2016” initiative, discussed high-priority areas for the hand-off between...
The Federal Beat

The Federal Beat

Government Executive’s Frank Konkel, FCW’s Aisha Chowdhry, and Politico’s Tim Starks joined Francis for this week’s Federal Beat. Among other...
Legislation would extend USDS for 10 years

Legislation would extend USDS for 10 years

Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA) discussed the U.S. Digital Service Act — a piece of legislation she introduced that would preserve...
The future of the Technology Transformation Service

The future of the Technology Transformation Service

Phaedra Chrousos, former head of the General Services Administration’s Technology Transformation Service, discussed her work in government and her vision...
Digital services and modernizing the enterprise

Digital services and modernizing the enterprise

Kathy Conrad Director of Digital Government at Accenture discussed digital services and modernizing the enterprise.
FCC vote could usher in 5G era

FCC vote could usher in 5G era

Bloomberg BNA senior tech and telecom reporter Lydia Beyoud discussed the possible implications of Thursday’s 5G vote at the Federal...
Leveraging FedRAMP to its full potential

Leveraging FedRAMP to its full potential

Casey Coleman, group vice president of federal systems civilian agencies at Unisys, discussed how agency and industry leaders can leverage...
FCC’s aggressive move to the cloud

FCC’s aggressive move to the cloud

Federal Communications Commission chief information officer David Bray discussed his agency’s ambitious effort to be 100-percent in the cloud by...
Navigating new FedRAMP security procedures

Navigating new FedRAMP security procedures

Matt Goodrich, director of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program at the General Services Administration, discussed FedRAMP’s new security...
Making protective technology better for government

Making protective technology better for government

Hongwei Hsiao, chief of the protective technology branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discussed the work that...
NASA SEWP prepares for end of fiscal year

NASA SEWP prepares for end of fiscal year

Joanne Woytek, program director of NASA’s Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP), discussed her office’s preparations for the end of fiscal...
Continuity problem with the federal CIO community

Continuity problem with the federal CIO community

U.S. Cyber Challenge national director Karen Evans discussed a ‘continuity problem’ in the federal chief information officer community.
Improving customer service in government

Improving customer service in government

Dorris Consulting International founder Martha Dorris discuss the effort to improve customer service across government.
Use of commercial data in federal programs

Use of commercial data in federal programs

Kathryn Larin, acting director of forensic audits at the Government Accountability Office, discussed the use of commercial data in federal...
High impact rating created under FedRAMP

High impact rating created under FedRAMP

Richard Spires, CEO at Learning Tree International and former CIO at both the IRS and Department of Homeland Security, discussed...
The role of digital services in a new administration

The role of digital services in a new administration

Shawn Kingsberry, head of Global Digital Government for Unisys, talks to Francis about the role of digital services in a...
How to get the most out of government data

How to get the most out of government data

Qlik federal director Monica McEwen discussed visualization and agencies’ efforts to maximize the value of government data.
GAO talks 18F

GAO talks 18F

David Powner, Director, IT Management Issues at GAO talks to Francis about the transparency and redundancy of 18F.
Implementing category management

Implementing category management

Angela Styles, Partner at Crowell and Moring, looks at data transaction reporting rules, category management and Fair Pay Executive Order.
Will there be increased agency oversight on Capitol Hill?

Will there be increased agency oversight on Capitol Hill?

David Hawkings, Senior Editor for CQ Roll Call, talks about the first social media non-filibusterer. He also explores the possibility of...
GSA releases new RFP for Alliant 2

GSA releases new RFP for Alliant 2

Mary Davie, IT Category Manager for OPM, discuss GSA’s release of RFPs for Alliant 2 and the future of category...
Two major changes for FedRAMP

Two major changes for FedRAMP

U.S. Cyber Challenge national director Karen Evans offered insight on new security and approval efforts for the General Services Administration’s...
Federal Beat on FedRAMP

Federal Beat on FedRAMP

Government Executive staff writer Eric Katz, FCW staff writer Aisha Chowdhry, and FedScoop technology editor Greg Otto discuss the headlines...
GSA issues new transactional data rule for contractors

GSA issues new transactional data rule for contractors

Trey Hodgkins, senior vice president at the Information Technology Alliance for Public Sector (ITAPS), outlined the Price Reduction Clause’s implications...
NASA Ames CIO outlines IT priorities

NASA Ames CIO outlines IT priorities

Jerry Davis, chief information officer at NASA’s Ames Research Center, discussed his office’s IT priorities.
House committee votes to censure Koskinen

House committee votes to censure Koskinen

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) discussed his role in the censure vote against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.
IT Modernization at the Department of Agriculture

IT Modernization at the Department of Agriculture

Department of Agriculture chief information officer Jonathan Alboum details his plan for IT modernization.
The Federal Beat

The Federal Beat

Washington Technology editor-in-chief Nick Wakeman, NextGov senior correspondent Aliya Sternstein, and Federal News Radio reporter Meredith Somers discussed some of...
Digital services at the Department of Labor

Digital services at the Department of Labor

Labor Department chief information officer Dawn Leaf explained her plan for digital services, shared services, and data center consolidation.  ...
Artificial intelligence for medics

Artificial intelligence for medics

Dr. Jaques Reifman, a U.S. army medical researcher at Fort Detrick, discussed his work on APPRAISE — an artificial intelligence...
Navigating digital services in government

Navigating digital services in government

Deloitte’s Bill Eggers discussed his latest book, “Delivering on Digital: the innovators and technologies that are transforming government.”
Timeline for OMB’s ID management initiative

Timeline for OMB’s ID management initiative

Federal News Radio executive editor Jason Miller discussed his exclusive on the federal government’s latest effort to create an identity...
Optimism for IT Modernization Fund

Optimism for IT Modernization Fund

Shop4Clouds co-founder Keith Trippie explained why he’s optimistic about the proposal for an IT Modernization Fund.
Recruiting cyber talent to the DoD

Recruiting cyber talent to the DoD

According to Federal News Radio, Chris Lynch — director of digital services at the Defense Department — said “it’s been...
The growth of DHS’s Automated Indicator Sharing (AIS) program

The growth of DHS’s Automated Indicator Sharing (AIS) program

According to FCW, The Department of Homeland Security’s Automated Indicator Sharing (AIS) program has at least 100 users. We discussed...
18F Under the Microscope

18F Under the Microscope

On this Sunday’s edition of Government Matters, host Francis Rose moderates a series of discussions about 18F — the General...
Cross-Agency Priority goals around customer service

Cross-Agency Priority goals around customer service

In 2014, the White House released an ambitious set of management- and mission-based priorities designed to help federal agencies work...
Inside the FBI’s Biometrics Technology Center

Inside the FBI’s Biometrics Technology Center

In September of 2014, the FBI retired its old fingerprint system and replaced it with the Next Generation Identification System....
The case for (and against) bimodal IT in government

The case for (and against) bimodal IT in government

Last week, at VMware’s Public Sector Innovation Summit — put on by FedScoop — U.S. chief information officer Tony Scott...
Do all new roads to federal IT lead through category management?

Do all new roads to federal IT lead through category management?

According to the General Services Administration, category management is an approach the federal government is applying to buy smarter and...
Rule 41: The latest front in privacy versus security

Rule 41: The latest front in privacy versus security

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court approved changes to Rule 41 — a part of the criminal code that governs...
Hayden: Rogue attacks are the biggest cyber threat

Hayden: Rogue attacks are the biggest cyber threat

Gen. Michael Hayden has a singular security pedigree. He’s the only person to lead both the CIA and the National...
Progress report on the DATA Act

Progress report on the DATA Act

Two years ago, President Obama signed the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act into law. It’s designed to make federal spending...
New tech service designed to improve collaboration

New tech service designed to improve collaboration

Last week, the General Services Administration announced their third service line. Now, in addition to a Public Buildings Service and...