MeriTalk Updates Where America Talks Government Copyright 2015 MeriTalk Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:54:23 -0400 Blog: Was Mandiant Pushed? SHARE: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:09 -0400 {bfc1a42c-625d-3e59-d48d-59c00ec8b877} Blog: Big Data Means Big Changes: The Rise of CDOs By Drew Doggett The crowd at South by Southwest didn’t stand up and cheer last week when Commerce Department Secretary Penny Pritzker announced that Ian Kalin will become the agency’s chief dat Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:56:56 -0400 {207c7484-ab64-383f-af54-a7b38856031f} Blog: Why Your Boss Went to SXSW By Drew Doggett South by Southwest – dubbed SXSW – is the annual technology, film and music festival in Austin, Texas. It’s a melting pot of culture and technology, part Consumer Electronic Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:49:57 -0400 {29379a65-5194-5559-5ca7-ee3392c72bf0} Research: Stealing from Uncle Sam Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:38:54 -0400 {1c65936e-4fe3-bb56-8572-8313dc19a674} Blog: It's March. It's Madness Fans will fill out 70 million brackets this week in an attempt to win an NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament pool. Who’s your pick? Kentucky? U Va? Both look strong. Apparently the odds of pick Tue, 17 Mar 2015 09:43:53 -0400 {034a1626-8208-0ab2-67ed-4772afd31ca7} Research: The Video Vortex Fri, 13 Mar 2015 18:01:15 -0400 {eaa29865-9be3-dd00-f69f-30d982f61655} Blog: New Fed CIO Tony Scott Launches Search for Rising Stars in Gov IT By Bill Glanz Call him Tony the Tiger: Just weeks into his new job, new Federal CIO Tony Scott is on the prowl for the most promising techies on the government payroll. His 2015 CIO Council IT S Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:05:10 -0400 {79b52625-7bb4-726a-aaf6-2ab036eed6e2} Blog: Encryption’s Role in Cybersecurity Fri, 13 Mar 2015 13:34:27 -0400 {595e0af0-824c-22cf-cdfd-bc6e2dcdfc5f} Blog: The Great GAO? SHARE: Thu, 12 Mar 2015 11:20:17 -0400 {76f17812-a6ef-a292-9a26-0b1f3e077793} Blog: How Many Are Lurking in the Shadows By Bill Glanz “E-mailgate” makes us wonder how many government officials regularly work off the government grid. It has become clear that Hillary Clinton was the latest Fed to be exposed, bu Mon, 09 Mar 2015 15:15:35 -0400 {ae87760a-0b92-496e-54ec-00c635876303} Blog: Five Takeaways From the New FISMA Report Continuous monitoring is surging along, but agencies are really bad at authentication. Cyber attacks were up 15 percent last year. Agencies spent $12.7 billion on cybersecurity in Fiscal 2014. 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SHARE: Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:32:48 -0500 {083b0770-0152-6798-f365-3a456495c815} Blog: Why IT Landed on GAO’s High Risk List By Bill Glanz “…federal IT investments too frequently fail to be completed or incur cost overruns and schedule slippages while contributing little to mission-related outcomes.” --GAO, Hi Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:16:50 -0500 {b8fc1f07-4d4d-b9e7-00f2-9c68e5eeb7ca} Blog: America Ranks Highest in Cyber Risk By Liz Powell Here in America, we like to think of ourselves as leaders. Winners. The best at everything we tackle. Now we have another trophy for the mantle. We’re No. 1 in cyber risk. The Pone Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:08:08 -0500 {3bbb02f1-a432-d6c5-0ae9-8515ed98417a} Blog: Show Me The Money SHARE: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:13:02 -0500 {6991e60f-5c68-12ba-4f6a-63fc000c649e} Blog: Happy Birthday to NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework By Paul Christman, VP Federal, Dell Software Just one year ago, President Obama gave us an important new cybersecurity solution. Its given name is Executive Order 13636, Improving Critical Infras Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:31:45 -0500 {8262e2b5-6b13-755d-f6c0-1a20310ecc96} Blog: Drones ‘R Us: What You Need to Know About the Proposed Rules By Drew Doggett The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the White House proposed guidelines last week on unmanned aircrafts, finally responding to industry pressure to ease restrictions on re Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:23:49 -0500 {981a373c-6be0-61df-b488-df0e61a617cc} Blog: DJ Patil Scores the Sexiest Job in D.C. By Bill Glanz DJ Patil is not a turntable icon, spinning electronic dance music. He is the master of another medium – data. And last week he was named the nation’s first Chief Data Scientist. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:56:24 -0500 {a96ff4c9-f57a-5e68-3bda-631e0bd2186c} Blog: Three Short Pours With the snow, don’t want you getting frostbite reading this pour on your mobile.  Three short pours.  Caution, the beverage you are about to enjoy is extremely hot. Pause:  Cloud Thu, 19 Feb 2015 17:08:04 -0500 {4ddd3d43-f8b2-8080-7310-588d18079a36} Blog: Department of Defense Bolsters Security with Cloud Computing Offense By Drew Doggett The best defense is a good offense, according to the Defense Department. No, seriously.  At last week’s Cloud Computing Caucus Advisory Group Hillversation, some of the cou Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:53:35 -0500 {b2971c3d-d5e4-0ce2-fed3-c4c73984d542} Blog: Obama Adds New Layer to Cybersecurity By Drew Doggett The White House is establishing a new office to fight cyberattacks with the mission to “connect the dots” by infusing intelligence from government agencies and the private sec Mon, 16 Feb 2015 13:35:40 -0500 {8acf7aaf-1a31-73ae-32b9-261dfe466904} Blog: Feds & Cloud - 50 Shades of Grey Fifty Shades of Grey hit movie theaters last weekend, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele have quite an… unconventional romance. Romantic tension of a diffe Thu, 12 Feb 2015 14:26:01 -0500 {8dcfdedb-c36a-9c0b-7de3-49f0229b89b7} Blog: Great Scott! At last, someone that knows what they're doing.  That's the hopeful refrain from Federal IT and industry folks after the White House announced Tony Scott as the new Federal CIO.& Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:40:25 -0500 {4583d62c-b5ab-7fdc-b749-b022813a5d36} Blog: Five Things to Know About Tony Scott, the New Federal CIO By Drew Doggett President Obama’s choice for the next Federal Chief Information Officer is a law school graduate and career IT executive without government experience. Here is what every IT manag Mon, 09 Feb 2015 09:37:45 -0500 {4f334e00-e42e-e0d0-1226-be42706c311a} Blog: Reading Between the Lines: The President's Budget Proposal By Drew Doggett Top Line: IT Spending What You Heard: IT spending will tick up to $86.4 billion this year, a 3 percent increase from 2014. What it Means: The increase pales in comparison to the 7 Fri, 06 Feb 2015 18:01:25 -0500 {d43057e7-aa52-c0ea-d29d-5ec1a0b3ba09} Research: Automation to Support Government Imperatives: Dawn of SDN Fri, 06 Feb 2015 17:25:26 -0500 {ec3211fb-0b3a-ab2d-c3b6-fe9934c0e82a} Blog: What You Need to Know: The President’s Budget Proposal By Drew Doggett The White House opened its wallet, according to the president’s 2016 federal budget proposal, and IT is the beneficiary. Top Line: IT Spending Government IT spending is set to t Fri, 06 Feb 2015 14:23:22 -0500 {dbe08cc5-97a3-a2f5-0b3c-c6ae86d2765a}