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  • The financial management of cyber risk explained

    There’s a new action plan available that addresses cyber security from an enterprise-wide perspective. We get details from Internet Security Alliance president and CEO, Larry Clinton.

  • Prediction: No more snow days for feds

    To get the right people, with the right skills, in the right positions, at the right time, with the right incentives to perform the right function takes an experienced and skilled human capital manager. Jon Desenberg, policy director at The Performance Institute, has some tips.

  • Good watchdogs are hard to find

    More than a dozen of the government’s top oversight jobs unfilled. John Solomon, journalist-in-residence at the Center for Public Integrity, explains.

  • Terrorists buying handguns: there’s no law against it

    Membership in a terrorist organization does not prohibit a person from possessing firearms or explosives under current federal law. Eileen Larence, director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues at the GAO, explains.

  • The best federal blog you’ve never heard of

    A new blog’s goal is to raise the profile of some of the best publications from the Federal Government, past and present. Davita Vance Cooks, Managing Director of Publication & Information Sales for GPO explains.

  • How the defense authorization bill is tracking

    The House and Senate Armed Services committees will continue work behind the scenes this week in preparation for markups scheduled this month on the fiscal 2011 defense authorization bill. American Banker’s senior editor Jodi Schneider has details.

  • USPTO opens up about telework success

    Out of a total of approximately 5,300 PTO staffers who have both the authorization and the technical capability to telework, 91 staffers telework three days a week; 165 work two days a week from home; 2,700 who work from home one day a week; and finally 2,300 staff who are ”hotelers”, who do the majority of their work from their homes, and only come into PTO headquarters once a week or once every two weeks. Danette Campbell, the senior telework advisor at PTO, explains.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.