Federal Drive

  • The world gathers to secure cyberspace

    Despite the severity of cyberthreats, the international community has not come to agreement on how best to deal with them. EWI’s Worldwide Cybersecurity Summit will work to fill this gap, bringing together leaders from the public and private sectors to reframe cybersecurity concerns and to devise collective strategies to address them. Vartan Sarkissian Director of the Worldwide Cybersecurity Initiative explains.

  • FEMA sparks up a new mobile lifeline

    FEMA’s new mobile Web site, m.fema.gov, has launched. The mobile Web site makes it easier to access critical information regarding emergency preparedness and what to do before and after a disaster right on a smartphone, according to Director of External Affairs, Brent Colburn.

  • New York bomb update

    The suspect in the Times Square bomb plot has a federal court date in Manhattan today. Authorities stopped Faisal Shahzad late yesterday as he tried to board a plane to Dubai. The charges are not yet public. Attorney General Eric Holder read a statement early today saying the intent of the car bomb was ”to kill Americans.” AP national security correspondent Sagar Meghani has the latest.

  • Navy finds value engineering at sea

    We continue our series on the Defense Value Engineering Achievement Awards with a look at Littoral Combat Ship Mission Modules with program manager, Capt. Michael Good.

  • FHFA falls short on cybersecurity

    Experts wary about cybersecurity, Black market rising for IP addresses

  • Tuesday Morning Federal Newscast – May 4th, 2010

    IG: Pentagon feds double dipping on transit, Transportation neglected hazmat safety checks, FDA and DISA execs announce departures, Obama honors Navy football

  • US CTO Chopra describes the work to be done on openness

    Assessments show that we are off to a good start–but have much more work to do as we transition our overall efforts towards effective agency implementation. U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Aneesh Chopra explains.

  • DHS & HHS noted for language use

    The I-94 form from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, received the Grand WonderMark Award from the Center for Plain Language for the worst and most unclear communication. Chairman Dr. Annetta Cheek tells us about the other winners and losers.

  • Value Engineering succeeds in Columbus

    The Department of Defense is putting innovation and creativity into their engineering efforts. They have announced the winners of the Defense Value Engineering Achievement Awards that recognize the best value innovations that government and business develop to create cost-effective program solutions. Team leader David Szczublewski explains how.

  • Science and National Security: How to be understood

    Scientists as communicators isn’t as far fetched as it may sound. Dr Randy Olson explains.

  • Analysis: accountability of foreign contractors challenged

    Congress is looking for ways to make sure foreign contractors follow U.S. laws and regulations. Alan Chvotkin, Executive Vice President and Counsel at the Professional Services Council has details.

  • Computer-security event seeks common ground

    Business Software Alliance Releases Guide to Help Nations Craft Cyber Policies, Microsoft Issues Workaround For Serious SharePoint Vulnerability

  • Monday Morning Federal Newscast – May 3rd

    NTEU files motion to end internship program, VA finds eHealth bug, 8a Contracting program riddled with fraud

  • Tech jobs: who won, who lost in the recession?

    While the U.S. high-tech industry lost 245,600 jobs in 2009, federal IT employees and contractors may have dodged the biggest bullets. Josh James, Director of Research for the TechAmerica Foundation, and Olga Grkavac, executive vice president, public sector, TechAmerica explain.