information technology

  • The National Institute of Standards and Technology has launched a four-part plan to help agencies build more secure IT systems. NIST Computer Scientist Ron Ross, who guided a new publication on the issue, tells the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp that the same engineering principles that apply to bridges and buildings should apply to IT. That is, security should be built in, not added later.

    May 15, 2014
  • A key IT problem at the Commerce Department turns out to be a communications problem. A breakdown in information exchange caused the response to a possible network breach at one of the agency's bureaus to be much worse than it had to be. Todd Zinser, inspector general at the Commerce Department, tells In Depth with Francis Rose where his team started in trying to diagnose the problem.

    May 13, 2014
  • Bob Brese, chief information officer at the Department of Energy, joins Federal News Radio's Jason Miller for an online chat.

    May 13, 2014
  • For more than 20 years, the group now known as ACT-IAC has been a medium of information exchange between government and the information technology industry. More recently, it has formalized the Academy program, which offers training and courses on specific government IT topics. Jim Beaupre, director of the ACT-IAC Academy, told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the program.

    May 12, 2014
  • Verizon's annual data breach report says federal employees cause nearly 60 percent of reported cyber attacks in government. And 34 percent of those breaches come from small mistakes, like emailing documents to the wrong person. Mark Forman, former administrator of the Office of e-Government and IT or the first federal CIO, is vice president for IT services and cloud initiatives at TASC. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose you and your co-workers could be the reason for a cyber breach at your agency.

    April 24, 2014
  • From health records to rubber gloves, the Defense Health Agency is streamlining health care at the Pentagon. In this week's Agency of the Month radio show, host Lauren Larson speaks with Navy Capt. James Poindexter, acting division chief of Medical Logistics Shared Services, and Dave Bowen, director of health care IT and chief information officer at the Defense Health Agency.

    April 10, 2014
  • Steve Grewal, the chief information security officer for the Department of Education, joins Federal News Radio for an online chat. View the archived chat now.

    March 06, 2014
  • PortfolioStat is widely deployed across federal agencies and thus well worth exploring how we may be able to maximize the benefits derived from it.

    February 10, 2014
  • Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller joins host Mark Amtower to talk about a number of Federal IT issues. January 13, 2014

    January 13, 2014
  • Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller joins host Mark Amtower to talk about a number of Federal IT issues. December 9, 2013

    December 09, 2013
  • The Government Accountability Office looked at two initiatives that are supposed to help get information technology spending under control. GAO found that both initiatives are coming up short.

    November 12, 2013
  • Jim Williams and Rick Holgate from ACT-IAC will fill us in on next month's 2013 Executive Leadership Conference in Williamsburg Virginia. September 17, 2013

    September 17, 2013
  • The Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is using online identification tools to prevent a loss of expertise and institutional knowledge caused by a growing number of people retiring.

    August 26, 2013
  • Kim Hancher, the chief information officer at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, will hsare her ideas on mobile device management August 6, 2013

    August 06, 2013