A New Era in Technology

  • New leaders in top Navy IT, cyber posts

    President Barack Obama has named Rear Adm. Michael Gilday to be the next commander of the Navy’s 10th Fleet and Fleet Cyber Command, the Defense Department said on Tuesday.

  • CIO Council committee presses innovation forward

    Margie Graves, the co-chairwoman of the Innovation Committee and deputy CIO at the Homeland Security Department, said the committee is focusing on three areas: Open data, data analytical tools and public-private partnerships to help agencies improve mission outcomes. December 26, 2013

  • Mobile, telework create potential savings, increase productivity at agencies

    Emerging technologies like cloud, wireless access and virtualization are making telework an easy — and economic — solution for some agencies.

  • Panel: Digital technologies changing how agencies communicate — both inside and out

    Agencies across government are leveraging digital technologies to both embark on new initiatives and enhance existing ones. The growing adoption of mobile devices, cloud computing technologies and wireless capabilities allows agencies to conduct unique outreach efforts and makes the agencies, themselves, more flexible workplaces. Agency technology officials discussed both issues as part of the Federal News Radio special report, A New Era in Technology.

  • Smart design can make federal offices more productive places to work

    Even stodgy old federal buildings can benefit from the smart design the latest technological advances offer today’s building designers.

  • On DoD: Procurement, R&D take brunt of cuts from sequestration

    While sequestration took a bite out of nearly everything the Defense Department obligates funds toward, the areas of procurement and R&D took a disproportionate hit, as the department was forced to move money out of those accounts to protect current operations.

  • Collaboration key to DHS cyber efforts

    Collaboration is the name of the game when it comes to many of the Homeland Security Department’s cybersecurity efforts. Doug Maughan, director of DHS’ Cybersecurity Division in the department’s Science and Technology Directorate, discussed the department’s cyber partnerships as part of the Federal News Radio special report, A New Era in Technology.

  • CIO Council committee presses innovation forward

    Margie Graves, the co-chairwoman of the Innovation Committee and deputy CIO at the Homeland Security Department, said the committee is focusing on three areas: Open data, data analytical tools and public-private partnerships to help agencies improve mission outcomes. November 21, 2013

  • How Congress lost its tech groove at the corner of CitiBank and a fruit basket

    Congress, as an institution, doesn’t appear to have the technological skills and knowledge to ask the right questions when it comes to increasingly complex agency IT programs. The congressionally-chartered Office of Technology Assessment was defunded in the mid-1990s and former staffers say its absence is sorely felt today. Many people say the time is right for a reboot of the OTA. This article is part of the Federal News Radio special report, A New Era in Technology.

  • Demand for data-driven models supplies agencies with decision making power

    More and better information is getting to be the driving force behind spending and program decisions across the government. OMB is requiring agencies to update strategic plans and objectives based on their analysis of program and back-office data.