Posts Tagged: Department of Homeland Security

The Collaborative Future of Federal Cybersecurity

Federal agencies are under increased pressure to effectively secure government IT after a series of headline-making breaches were discovered last year. But in a recent interview, Mark Kneidinger, Director of Federal Network Resilience in the Office of Cybersecurity and Communication at the Department of Homeland Security, said that pressure may be exactly what government needs… Read more »

Inspiring Engagement Through Learning

Getting an audience—whether it’s citizens or colleagues—to engage with information and act upon it is often a difficult task. But it can be done. At GovDelivery’s most recent event in the Digital Engagement Breakfast series, Inspiring Employee & Citizen Engagement Through Learning Experiences, industry and government employees gathered to learn more about how to engage… Read more »

Black Veterans Under Siege by Feds

Despite laws, like the Notification and Federal Employee Anti-discrimination and Retaliation (No FEAR) Act of 2002 established to provide a work environment free of discrimination and retaliation, far too many U.S. federal officials continue to treat America’s returning service men and women of color unfairly.   Black veterans often confront “race” discrimination in addition to military… Read more »

Continuous Monitoring Must Include Continuous Sharing

It’s hard to manage what you don’t measure. We’ve all heard the saying in various contexts, but this is especially true on the cyber front. In fiscal 2014, agencies reported spending $3.8 billion to monitor federal networks for internal and external malicious cyber activity and another $3.1 billion to detect, analyze and mitigate intrusions, according… Read more »

Succeeding with Digital Services in an Open Environment

This post is an excerpt from GovLoop’s recent guide, The Future of Digital Services. In the guide, we explore five trends that are transforming the way government serves citizens in the digital age. Given increasing government mandates and citizen demands, it’s imperative that agencies adopt digital solutions. To discuss best practices for maximizing investment in those… Read more »

Winners – Third Annual Citizen Service Award

GSA’s Office of Citizen Services is pleased to announce the winners of the Third Annual Citizen Service Award. Federal Student Aid Information Center, U.S. Department of Education TV Converter Box Coupon Program, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Department of Commerce Child Welfare Information Gateway, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, U.S. Department of Health and… Read more »

DHS and the (Not Yet Created) TechSolutions Wiki

Originally posted at the GenerationShift blog: A couple weeks ago, while attending the National League of Cities conference in Orlando, FL, I connected with representatives from the Science and Technology Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security. Our conversation began by them highlighting a new website called TechSolutions. According to the website: The TechSolutions Program… Read more »