Chris Miranda, vice president of the Telecommunications Studies Center for LGS Innovations, makes the case to agencies that analyzing software before and after it’s deployed is the best way to protect data and networks from cyber attacks.
Complaints abound whenever anyone writes on changing any aspect of the Senior Executive Service. Jeff Neal, senior vice president of ICF International, addresses some of those issues and does some “myth busting” on the subject, while also offering some facts about the SES.
Open Season closes in two weeks. Here are a few reminders and handy links to help you navigate the next 14 days.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks, how would you like to work for a place where management offered you a wide variety of health plans, paid for a majority of your premium and let you shop at home or on company time?
For a lot of feds this is Day Two of a 4-day Thanksgiving break. A good time to make pre-New Year’s resolutions, resolve to get back on that diet and exercise regime, and to pick your 2016 health plan.
Richard Lieberman, a consultant and retired attorney, warns government contractors not to begin work until they really have a contract.
Vendors chide the government for keeping programs running that were coded in COBOL. But there’s still life in the market of this much maligned language.
Walton Francis, expert and adviser on federal health insurance joined Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey for an online chat about navigating FEHBP’s increases and plan eliminations for 2016.
Agencies often go into great detail when they identify the skills and competencies they need for their own employees, then do very little to identify what they need when they use contractors to do the work.
As agencies with crucial missions stumble out of mistakes, don’t forget to celebrate the small victories.
Don’t casually plunge into shared services. Treat it like a major project and make your approach as carefully as you would a major acquisition, says Federal Drive host Tom Temin.
William Van Vleet III, CEO of Haystax Technology, makes the case for analyzing employee behaviors at the keyboard and away from the office.
Faisal Iqbal, public sector chief technology officer for Citrix, offers four steps to improving data center performance and obtain real savings.
Lou Kerestesy, founder and CEO, GovInnovators, argues that agencies have the tools and ability to innovate, but need to ask the right questions.