Technology Matters

GAO Report: Agency CIO actions needed to address challenges

GAO Report: Agency CIO actions needed to address challenges

In this two-part discussion, Tony Scott, former Federal CIO & managing partner at Ridge Lane Limited Partners, and Learning Tree...
Exit interview with GSA Technology Transformation Service Director Joanne Collins Smee

Exit interview with GSA Technology Transformation Service Director Joanne Collins Smee

Technology Transformation Service Director Joanne Collins Smee joins the program for an overview of her work at the General Services...
Impact of high profile departures at GSA

Impact of high profile departures at GSA

Jim Williams, former acting administrator of the General Services Administration and partner at Schambach & Williams Consulting, discusses the exodus...
Tensions on the rise between Silicon Valley and DoD

Tensions on the rise between Silicon Valley and DoD

Bill Greenwalt, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, discusses the growing discord between the...
NIST pushes on next version of Risk Management Framework

NIST pushes on next version of Risk Management Framework

Jonathan Alboum, CTO of Public Sector at Veritas discusses upcoming changes to the NIST framework, and why it will place...
NIH team develops preventative Zika vaccine

NIH team develops preventative Zika vaccine

Dr. Barney Graham, Sammies 2018 finalist and deputy director of the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health,...
Preparations underway ahead of 2020 Census

Preparations underway ahead of 2020 Census

Phil Sparks and Mary Jo Hoeksema, co-directors of the Census Project, discuss the challenges the census faces before their 2020...
Data-sharing enhancement to increase transportation safety & efficiency

Data-sharing enhancement to increase transportation safety & efficiency

Ariel Gold, data program manager for the Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office at the Department of Transportation, discusses her...
NIH doctor helps thousands by identifying rare diseases & treatments

NIH doctor helps thousands by identifying rare diseases & treatments

Dr. Daniel Kastner, Sammies 2018 finalist and scientific director of the Division of Intramural Research at the National Institutes of...
DISA explores alternatives to Common Access Card

DISA explores alternatives to Common Access Card

Steve Wallace, Technical Director of the Development & Business Center at DISA and Jeremy Corey, Chief of the Cyber Innovation...
House, Senate will go to conference over Technology Modernization Fund

House, Senate will go to conference over Technology Modernization Fund

Mike Hettinger, President of Hettinger Strategy Group and Rich Beutel, Principal at Cyrrus Analytics, discuss the future of the Technology...
Agencies strive to maintain balance while modernizing & serving citizens

Agencies strive to maintain balance while modernizing & serving citizens

Matt Erskine, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development and executive adviser at Booz Allen Hamilton, discusses the...
New Cyber Command leader pushes for more aggressive cyber defense

New Cyber Command leader pushes for more aggressive cyber defense

Ron Marks, intelligence program chair at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security, discusses what a more “aggressive” stance...
GrantSolutions executive director lays out top priorities.

GrantSolutions executive director lays out top priorities.

Michael Curtis, executive director of GrantSolutions, discusses the value of machine learning in information and grant management, and his goals...
Race for tech supremacy in the defense sector

Race for tech supremacy in the defense sector

Michael Hermus, former Department of Homeland Security CTO and CEO & Managing Partner at Revolution Four Group, discusses the changing...
DISA looks to replace common access card with better alternatives

DISA looks to replace common access card with better alternatives

Terry Halvorsen, former Department of Defense CIO & executive vice president of IT & Mobile Communications at Samsung Electronics, discusses...
Coding it Forward fellows take on federal tech & data challenges

Coding it Forward fellows take on federal tech & data challenges

Chris Kuang, co-founder of Coding it Forward, and Civic Digital Fellows Loren Hinkson, Rachel Stone, and Omer Bensaadon discuss this...
Application of AI to prevent, detect cyber threats

Application of AI to prevent, detect cyber threats

Amy O’Connor, chief information officer at Cloudera and Patrick Sullivan, global director of Security Strategy at Akamai, discuss the growing...
White House lays groundwork for customer service improvements

White House lays groundwork for customer service improvements

Mallory Barg Bulman, VP of Research & Evaluation at the Partnership for Public Service and Kathy Conrad, director of Digital...
Priorities for DLA’s Cyber Resilience Integration Initiative

Priorities for DLA’s Cyber Resilience Integration Initiative

Linus Baker, cybersecurity director at the Defense Logistics Agency, discusses the new cyber programs at the organization, and what they...
Naval engineer recognized for developing anti-counterfeit technology

Naval engineer recognized for developing anti-counterfeit technology

Alison Smith, 2018 Sammies finalist and Chief Engineer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, discusses her work developing a way...
Recruiting & retaining tech talent in government

Recruiting & retaining tech talent in government

Kris Tremaine, senior vice president of ICF, details ways to bring a tech-savvy workforce into the federal government, and why...
DoD CIO hits ‘pause’ on JEDI cloud acquisition

DoD CIO hits ‘pause’ on JEDI cloud acquisition

Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, discusses the halt in the controversial JEDI acquisition process, and how...
Evolution of the DHS Digital Service team

Evolution of the DHS Digital Service team

Stephanie Neill, executive director of the DHS Digital Service, discusses the ways that her team has grown since its formation,...