• VA’s decision to move to GSA’s smart card shared service was a long-time in coming

    The Veterans Affairs Department is getting out of the smart identity card issuance business by moving its 500,000 employees to GSA’s shared service.

  • Identity management and mobile devices

    Jeremy Rissi, vice president Commercial and Public Sector at MobileIron, joins host John Gilroy on this week’s Federal Tech Talk to explain how a phone based system can be used to help federal agencies protect their data, and detect cyber threats.

  • Draft policy pushes interagency committee to better address building security

    The Office of Management and Budget is seeking comments on a draft policy that promotes shared services for identity credentialing and access management.

  • Before replacing the CAC, DoD to evolve current smart identity card

    Andy Seymour, the Defense Department’s public key infrastructure manager, said a new policy will require the services to unlock the PIV certificate authentication on the Common Access Card.

  • Rash of data breaches forcing agencies to rethink how they verify employees’ identities

    Joe Stuntz, a former policy lead for the OMB’s cyber and national security unit, said the future of identity management lies in multiple factors to prove one’s identity.

  • NASA’s ongoing cyber woes prompts Administrator, CEO meeting

    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden met with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services CEO Meg Whitman in October to discuss ongoing challenges with the $2.5 billion ACES contract.

  • Education feeling the heat for CIO’s questionable judgment, cyber faults

    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee members took Education Department’s acting Secretary John King and chief information officer Danny Harris to task for systemic cybersecurity problems, and what some say is a lack of accountability for past behaviors.

  • Jason Miller: Implementing HSPD-12 for real this time

    Get ready for a real crackdown on cybersecurity practices. Agencies have less than two weeks to make sure all their systems administrators and other employees, known as privileged users, can only log on using their smart identification cards. The Office of Management and Budget sets hard deadlines for agencies, and it seems like they’re serious this time. Federal News Radio’s executive editor Jason Miller joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with exclusive details on this new requirement under the administration’s 30-day cyber sprint.

  • OMB to agencies: Implement HSPD-12 for real this time

    The Office of Management and Budget gives agencies a summer deadline to implement smart ID cards for network and computer access. The White House wants system administrators and other privileged users to use two-factor authentication by mid-July and all employees by the end of August.

  • DoD, NIST grease the mobility skids

    The Defense Department and the National Institute of Standards and Technology provided a lift to the future of mobile computing in the government. DoD announced it moved its classified mobile capability from a pilot stage…