Technology

Terry Halvorsen: JIE Program Focuses on Data Sharing, Security

Terry Halvorsen, the Pentagon’s acting chief information officer, has said the department is working to build a protected and shared global network through the Joint Information Environment program, DoD News reported Wednesday. Nick Simeone writes that Halvorsen discussed the agency’s JIE goals in a keynote speech Wednesday at the MeriTalk-hosted …

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DOT CIO Richard McKinney Engages Agency Staff in Cyber Initiative

Richard McKinney, the Transportation Department‘s chief information officer, discussed how the agency worked to bolster cybersecurity during a speech Wednesday at the Federal Forum in Washington, FCW reported Wednesday. Colby Hochmuth writes that McKinney and DOT Chief Information Security Officer Joe Albough collaborated with consulting firm Mischel Kwon and Associates …

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William Tschudi: LBNL Aims to Help Agency Data Centers Go ‘Green’

William Tschudi, head of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s High Tech and Industrial Systems Group, is leading efforts to help federal agencies keep up with energy usage practices that are utilized in data centers, FCW reported Monday. John Moore writes that Tschudi’s team is designated as an Energy Department Center of Expertise on energy efficiency at data …

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AWS’ Steve Halliwell: State, Local Agencies Eye Cloud Tools for Collaboration

State and local government agencies are turning to cloud computing technologies with the goal of achieving faster application deployments and agility for IT projects, Government Technology reported Wednesday. David Raths reports that the sector has seen many cloud initiatives for operations and public services, as well as sophisticated projects that aim to leverage available tools in …

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NIST Seeks Info on Cyber Test Bed for Industrial Control Systems

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is conducting a market research on a reconfigurable industrial control systems cybersecurity test bed the agency wants to use to measure the performance of such systems against cybersecurity standards. According to the notice posted Saturday on FedBizOpps, the test bed would simulate industrial control scenarios and …

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White House Forms Team to Help Agencies Refine Digital Services

The Obama administration has formed a group that will be tasked to advise federal agencies on delivering public service through digital platforms. U.S. Digital Service aims to promote information technology best practices across the government in order to drive improvements in customer experience, according to a Monday blog post jointly …

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FTC, SEC Look to Cloud and Mobile Tech for Innovation; Bajinder Paul, Thomas Bayer Comment

The Federal Trade Commission has joined the Securities and Exchange Commission in using cloud computing to modernize information technology networks in order to increase operational functions and facilitate innovation, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes that Bajinder Paul, FTC chief information officer, said the email and messaging platform and wireless offering is the starting point for the move …

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