• GSA’s Office of Government-wide Policy focused on identity security, cybersecurity

    GSA Office of Government-wide Policy Chief of Staff Stephanie Rivera discusses efforts to create a standardized operating process for all agencies, and the challenges and opportunities that go along with it.

  • Julia Phillips, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Sandia National Laboratories

    Although it dates back to World War II, Sandia National Labs continues to make important contributions to national security today. Sandia’s research and development aid the Pentagon in its nuclear mission and civilian agencies in energy, climate and infrastructure security. Julia Phillips, vice president and chief technology officer of Sandia National Laboratories, discussed Sandia’s research agenda with Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

  • Jon Adler, national president, Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association

    The White House has a government-wide security plan to prevent another Navy Yard Shooting.

  • Federal building security at risk due to lax training, oversight

    A new report from the Government Accountability Office fueled a House subcommittee hearing that revealed security concerns regarding the training and certification of contract guards employed by the Federal Protective Service.

  • MHS takes cautious, yet innovative, approach to mobile health initiatives

    Mark Goodge, the chief technology officer of the Military Health System, said the agency is putting the right frameworks and policies in place to enable a more robust computing environment where patients and health care providers can take advantage of smartphones and tablets. With 9.6 million people under its care, Goodge said MHS’s number one priority is security.

  • TSA evolves beyond “everyone’s a terrorist” approach

    Rick ”Ozzie” Nelson, director of homeland security and counterterrorism at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, ponders the TSA’s evolving role in keeping the transportation system secure.

  • Agencies using HSPD-12 as ‘glorified ID cards’

    The ID card hanging around your neck isn’t living up to its potential. The Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) cards allow secure entry into federal facilities.

  • Inside the intelligence community, part II

    Host Bob Leins is joined by Ellen McCarthy, President of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance. They talk about what you need to know if you are interested in working in intelligence. July 18, 2011

  • DHS to make decision on REAL ID compliance by 2013

    The Department of Homeland Security wants states to describe how they are complying with the 2005 law.

  • FPS ramps up reform efforts, again

    Eric Patterson, director of the Federal Protective Service, said at a recent hearing that reworking the agency’s current reform programs will help to improve past issues of training, communication and security.