Technology Matters

New bill to improve government agency web services

New bill to improve government agency web services

Mike Hettinger, president of Hettinger Strategy Group and Rich Beutel, principal at Cyrrus Analytics discuss a bill to redesign federal...
The impact of artificial intelligence on the federal workforce

The impact of artificial intelligence on the federal workforce

Jeffrey Neal, senior vice president of ICF, discusses how widespread AI adoption would affect federal jobs, and what the future...
Federal CIO Authorization Act introduced on Capitol Hill

Federal CIO Authorization Act introduced on Capitol Hill

Richard Spires, former IRS Chief Information Officer and CEO of Learning Tree International discusses pending legislation to overhaul the role...
Intersection between the White House and DoD cyber strategies

Intersection between the White House and DoD cyber strategies

Ron Marks, Chair of the Intelligence Program at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security, discusses the relationship between...
White House announces new ‘Cloud Smart’ policy

White House announces new ‘Cloud Smart’ policy

Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent, details the Cloud Smart policy proposal, and who they are looking for to provide...
The future of GSA’s Technology Transformation Service

The future of GSA’s Technology Transformation Service

In this special two-part panel discussion, the acting heads of the General Services Administration’s major technology initiatives break down the...
The future of the DoD-VA interagency office

The future of the DoD-VA interagency office

Scott Blackburn, Partner at McKinsey & Company and former VA Interim Deputy Secretary & CIO, discusses using the DoD-VA interagency...
Building an IT-savvy federal acquisition staff

Building an IT-savvy federal acquisition staff

Avi Bender, director of the National Technical Information Service, discusses modernizing the federal acquisition workforce, and the skills hiring managers...
IT strategy as an enterprise at federal agencies

IT strategy as an enterprise at federal agencies

Tony Scott, Managing Partner at Ridge-Lane Limited Partners and Darren Ash, CIO of the USDA Farm Service Agency, discuss how...
Agencies rush to spend as end of FY18 nears

Agencies rush to spend as end of FY18 nears

Frank Konkel, executive editor of Nextgov, discusses the huge amounts of money moving out of the federal government as the...
Breakdown of Legal Entity Identifier

Breakdown of Legal Entity Identifier

Hudson Hollister, president of the Data Foundation, discusses how an identification system used in the private sector could help agencies...
Office of Management & Budget rolls out “Cloud Smart” policy

Office of Management & Budget rolls out “Cloud Smart” policy

Katell Thielemann, research vice president at Gartner, details how OMB’s “Cloud Smart” policy will assist agencies in moving to the...
VA to Rebuild Functionality in Digital Service

VA to Rebuild Functionality in Digital Service

Executive Director of Digital Service at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Marcy Jacobs, discusses the digital posture of the department...
Tech giants pledge support of health care interoperability

Tech giants pledge support of health care interoperability

Nick Sinai, former deputy U.S. CTO and venture partner at Insight Venture Partners, discusses the Blue Button 2.0 conference, and...
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...