Author Archive

Dipka Bhambhani

GSA urges use of PKI bridge

Every agency with a public-key infrastructure will likely join the Federal Bridge Certification Authority'eventually, said Judith Spencer, chairwoman of the General Services Administration's Federal PKI Steering Committee.

Success starts with sweet talk

A successful e-government project is built mainly on enterprise architecture plans and other technical elements, but one of its key pillars is something intangible: diplomacy.

HR outsourcing catches on

The Transportation Security Administration and the Coast Guard have joined several agencies that outsource their human resource operations.

Cybersecurity

Illinois to join federal PKI project

Illinois this month intends to join the Federal Bridge Certification Authority and make its digital certificates work with those of four federal agencies.

OPM prepares for final phase of e-Clearance project

The Office of Personnel Management is planning the final phase of its e-Clearance project, an effort to consolidate and speed processing of government security clearances.<br>

Cybersecurity

GSA approves another PKI technology for bridge

The General Services Administration today approved another vendor's public key infrastructure technology as technically compatible with the Federal Bridge Certification Authority.<br>

Treasury appoints new CIO

Drew Ladner will be announced as Treasury's new CIO on Monday, the department said.<br>

Transportation fills long-empty CIO post

The Transportation Department today named Daniel Matthews as its new CIO, filling a post that has been manned on an interim basis for more than two years. <br>

Cloud & Infrastructure

USDA augments HR help desk with desktop training software

The Agriculture Department by May 1 plans to make its human resources information and many personnel functions available online to employees nationwide.<br>

IRS modernization chief to leave agency

As the IRS Business Systems Modernization initiative heads into a crucial phase, John Reece, the CIO and deputy commissioner for modernization who has overseen the project since March 2001, is planning to leave the agency.

Help is on the way for the tele-weary

The Federal Trade Commission has awarded a 10-year contract to AT&T Government Solutions of Vienna, Va., to develop and implement a national do-not-call telemarketing registry. <br>

Cybersecurity

Illinois small business group plans PKI use

In Illinois, the Small Business Development Center is building an application that will use the state's public-key infrastructure.<br>

Departure puts Senate confirmation on front burner

The Senate Finance Committee has stepped up plans to consider the nomination of Mark Everson as the next IRS commissioner. <br>

New site seeks suggestions for disabilities research

A new government Web site provides a forum for citizens to submit ideas for research projects the government should undertake into disabilities and rehabilitation. <br>

Cybersecurity

DOD will sponsor biometrics training at West Virginia University

The Defense Department's Biometrics Management Office and West Virginia University have developed a Graduate Certificate Program in Information Assurance and Biometrics. <br>

IRS' Reece returning to private sector

John Reece, the IRS' CIO and deputy commissioner for modernization, is leaving the government to resume his private consulting business.<br>

Cybersecurity

Illinois becomes first in line to join the Federal Bridge

Illinois is preparing to become the first state to join the Federal Bridge Certification Authority and make its digital certificates interoperable with those of four federal agencies.<br>

Cybersecurity

NSA plans high-security smart card

The National Security Agency is testing a smart card with higher security than the Defense Department's current Common Access Card, which has already been issued to more than a million DOD employees.

Cybersecurity

DOD prepares for biometric-embedded smart card pilot

The Defense Department's Biometrics Management Office plans to start a pilot as early as this summer for a biometric-enabled Common Access Card.<br>

Social Security IG team plans upgrade of forensics app

The Social Security Administration's Office of the Inspector General will be one of the early customers when Guidance Software Inc. releases a new version of its EnCase Forensic software later this month.<br>