Technology Matters

The current state of cybersecurity at OPM

The current state of cybersecurity at OPM

David DeVries, chief information officer at the Office of Personnel Management, discusses the current state of cybersecurity at OPM, the...
Agile decision-making could help military predict the future

Agile decision-making could help military predict the future

Kathryn McNabb Cochran and Coast Guard Cmdr. Gregory Tozzi, from the Center for a New American Security, discuss their recent...
Census to cut back on virtual testing, add people for door-to-door work

Census to cut back on virtual testing, add people for door-to-door work

Anne Altman, vice chair of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, discusses technology challenges facing the 2020 Census.
Defense Department pushes toward CAC replacement

Defense Department pushes toward CAC replacement

Robert Bigman, founder of 2BSecure Cybersecurity Consultancy, discusses the Defense Department’s effort to phase out Common Access Cards and find...
Agricultural Research Service microbiologist honored for life-saving work

Agricultural Research Service microbiologist honored for life-saving work

Jitender Dubey, a microbiologist at Agricultural Research Service, discusses the work that earned him a nomination as a finalist for...
Outside organizations work to bring innovation into government

Outside organizations work to bring innovation into government

Phaedra Chrousos, chief innovation officer at Libra Group and founding commissioner of GSA’s Technology Transformation Service, discusses how private sector...
Several federal I.T. leaders leave government, shift roles

Several federal I.T. leaders leave government, shift roles

Simon Szykman, chief technology officer for federal services at Attain, LLC. and former CIO at the Commerce Department, and Frank...
GAO concerned about OPM cybersecurity two years after breach

GAO concerned about OPM cybersecurity two years after breach

Tajha Chappellet-Lanier, technology reporter at FedScoop, discusses the Government Accountability Office report on the White Office of Personnel Management’s cybersecurity...
18F working to overhaul ATO process

18F working to overhaul ATO process

Nick Sinai, former federal deputy chief technology officer, discusses 18F’s effort to overhaul the way the federal government purchases software,...
GSA awards $50B telecom contract to 10 vendors

GSA awards $50B telecom contract to 10 vendors

Bill Zielinski, deputy assistant commissioner for category management at the General Services Administration, discusses the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract.
Future of the 2017 FITARA Enhancement Act

Future of the 2017 FITARA Enhancement Act

Hettinger Strategy Group president Mike Hettinger and Cyrrus Analytics principal Rich Beutel discuss the future of FITARA and offer insight...
DHS leaders discuss where FLASH went wrong (and right)

DHS leaders discuss where FLASH went wrong (and right)

Soraya Correa and Chip Fulgham, the chief procurement officer and acting undersecretary for management at the Department of Homeland Security,...
NASA SEWP seeks standard definition for authorized resellers

NASA SEWP seeks standard definition for authorized resellers

Joanne Woytek, program manager for NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP), discusses her office’s new tool — the Established Authorized...
What’s the hold-up for agencies making cloud decisions?

What’s the hold-up for agencies making cloud decisions?

Sonny Hashmi, managing director of global government at Box, discusses the decision-making process for federal agencies around data center closure...
 The new strategic vision for Naval research 

 The new strategic vision for Naval research 

  The Office of Naval Research held its Future Force Science and Technology Expo this past week — where the...
Studying the data around shared services

Studying the data around shared services

In October of 2015, the Office of Management and Budget chartered a new organization dubbed USSM — Unified Shared Services...
The new strategic vision for Naval research

The new strategic vision for Naval research

Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. David Hahn discussed his strategic vision for the Naval Research Laboratory — including the business...
House version of NDAA seeks DoD cyber improvements

House version of NDAA seeks DoD cyber improvements

Maria Horton, founder and CEO of EmeSec, discusses changes to U.S. cyber strategy as lawmakers in both the House and...
Census plagued with budget, leadership challenges

Census plagued with budget, leadership challenges

Phil Sparks and Mary Jo Hoeksema, co-directors of The Census Project, discuss budget and leadership challenges facing the Census Bureau...
Virginia opts-in to FirstNet

Virginia opts-in to FirstNet

Paul Kirby, senior editor for TR Daily, discusses Virginia’s decision to opt-in to FirstNet — an initiative that aims to...
How government can build an evidence-based culture

How government can build an evidence-based culture

John Kamensky, senior fellow at the IBM Center for the Business of Government, discusses how developing an evidence-based culture in...
NGA’s new approach to public-private partnerships

NGA’s new approach to public-private partnerships

Anthony Vinci, director of plans and programs at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, discusses how the organization is leveraging public-private...
The realignment of TTS & GSA management controls

The realignment of TTS & GSA management controls

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, and Alan Chvotkin, executive Vice President and counsel at the Professional Services...
The future of federal IT

The future of federal IT

Katell Thielemann, research vice president at Gartner, discusses the six strategic steps agencies should take to bring their federal I.T....