As the Office of Personnel Management data breach recedes into the past, the 30-day cyber sprint has left a lasting legacy, says Federal Drive host Tom Temin.
Randy Silvey, wealth adviser and president of Silverlight Financial, contends federal employees don’t take enough control of their retirement planning and that impacts their future.
If killing traditional appraisals is good enough for some of the biggest and best businesses in the country, it is good enough for the federal government, says former DHS HR exec Jeff Neal.
COMMENTARY: Ron Gula, the CEO of Tenable Network Security, makes the case for CIOs not to get overwhelmed by all the security rules and requirements and instead to focus on a few areas that can make a big difference.
It’s good that efforts to improve customer service are revisited periodically. Technology and expectations change. Too bad the government has to lurch from crisis to crisis to get with it, though.
Exclusive: The Veterans Affairs Department Secretary’s idea to create “Veterans.gov” is so good, the Labor Department already did it.
Daniel Turissini, chief technology officer and chief information security officer of SolPass LLC, argues the federal government’s current approach to cybersecurity is too focused on analysis, containment and recovery, and not enough on prevention.
The House of Representatives passed a bill last week making it much easier to fire employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Former DHS HR exec Jeff Neal says we will not see a big increase in the number of fired employees, but those who are fired will have far fewer legal rights than they do today.
Karen Evans, former OMB administrator for e-government and IT, encourages federal executives to understand how this case could affect the public sector “Bring Your Own Device” space.
While everyone wants the government to be a good manager of public funds, a look behind the reverse auction curtain may find that not all is rosy in this world, says Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners.
The Office of Personnel Management’s data breach has people questioning the competence of OPM’s staff and leaders, and asking why OPM exists in the first place, says former DHS HR executive Jeff Neal. So what does something other than business-as-usual look like?
The problem with most data breaches is that too often, IT and security staffs only find out about them long after the damage has been done and the hackers have moved on to other soft targets, says Federal Drive host Tom Temin.
Greg Gardner of NetApp details four key strategies to making data center consolidation into a business and decision-making activity.
The commander of US Cyber Command says he wants to create an effective early warning system for cyberspace – potentially ringing alarm bells when foreign adversaries are preparing attacks on government, or even private networks. But to do it, he says he needs more voluntary sharing of cyber threat information between the federal government and commercial companies. More from Federal News Radio’s DoD reporter Jared Serbu.