Chris Smith

  • Executive Briefing Series: Mobile Security

    In this exclusive executive briefing, federal security and IT practitioners will discuss the state of mobile cybersecurity and their strategies for dealing with it.

  • Why USDA’s IT modernization effort is different this time

    Gary Washington, the chief information officer at the Agriculture Department said the commitment from agency leadership, the White House and the program offices to modernize systems and applications is why he is confident about the future.

  • Contracting officers must now put language prohibiting Kaspersky products and services in solicitations

    In today’s Federal Newscast, the Federal Acquisition Regulation Council creates a new rule to enforce the Homeland Security Department’s ban on Kaspersky Lab, a Russian cybersecurity company

  • Leading the Future: Delivering Tomorrow’s Defense Network Today. Part 6.

    The DoD needs to revamp 15,000 networks. Where do they begin? With commercial technologies, like software-defined networking.

    In this six-part series, industry innovators and leaders discuss how creating the defense network of the future can significantly advance warfighter initiatives today. Newer technologies bolster security for mission-critical data and applications, while streamlining operational costs.

  • House Republicans come out of political closet

    Nine bold House Republicans have challenged the White House plan to cut federal retirement benefits by $149 billion.

  • Virtualization in a Collaborative Information Sharing Environment

    The Intelligence and National Security Alliance convened a breakfast forum to host the panel discussion, “Virtualization in Collaborative Information Sharing Environment” to discuss the benefits of virtualization and how the public and private sectors can best work together to share information.

  • Chris Smith, AT&T Government Solutions

    A flurry of cybersecurity bills passed through Congress after six years of no legal progress at all on the cyber front. Individually, none of the five cyber bills stand out above the rest. That’s according to Chris Smith, vice president of for technology at AT&T Government Solutions, and former chief information officer of the Agriculture Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said it’s the passage of all five at once that’s significant.

  • Federal Drive Show Blog – October 17, 2013

    On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

  • Federal Drive Show Blog – May 22, 2013

    On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

  • USDA CIO works behind scenes to make conference happen

    USDA CIO Chris Smith, who co-chaired the conference planning committee, provided a behind- the-scenes look at how the conference is planned and the top priorities for his agency in 2012.