Fed Tech Roundup August 18


The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Kindle Version of The Cyber Threat Provided Free 20-21 August 2015 QTS Sets Eyes on Federal Market with Carpathia Acquisition – Nextgov (blog) Bigger IRS breach, institutionalizing PIF, and FAA drones and glitches – FCW.com White House Recruits […]

Fed Tech Roundup August 5


The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Contract to Notify and Protect OPM Hack Victims Now Out – Nextgov Questions Your Federal Agency Should Ask About Next-Gen Firewalls – FedTech Magazine Top feds talk agile – FCW.com NYC to refine body camera policies – GCN.com […]

White House Tightens Security for Web Access


On Monday, 8 June 2015, Tony Scott, Chief Information Officer for President Obama, issued a memorandum that requires all federal websites and services to switch to HTTPS, a more secure method of connection than plain HTTP, by December 31, 2016.  This change means all traffic is treated as sensitive, rather than leaving it up to web […]

CTIIC to be a useful agency: Issues addressed by Former Intelligence Community Technology Leaders

To match Special Report USA-CYBERSECURITY/

Cybersecurity is one of the most important issues facing organizations today. It is so important that President Obama addressed it 20 January during his State of the Union address. The President talked about the urgent need to ensure that “no foreign nation, no hacker, should be able to shut down our networks, steal our trade […]

The Technology Related Content of the President’s State of the Union Address (software developers/coders mentioned for first time in any SOTU)


The 2015 State of the Union address was full of technology related content. Here are key takeaways from the perspective of a CTO: The President showed respect for something many American’s may not have heard of, but you dear readers know very well: Coding! In the context of education he remarked that “we’re connecting community […]

State Department Hacked By High End Adversary: Shuts Down E-mail


Editor’s note: This article first appeared on our “Threat Brief” site, home of the daily Threat Brief. -bg The U.S. Department of State is considered by many to be one of the front runners in terms of automating IT. Their approach at implementing the community-coordinated consensus audit guidelines have been laudatory and positive. Their work […]