David Stegon covers the federal civilian agencies for FedScoop and is the host of FedScoop Radio. David has covered federal technology since 2008 and joined FedScoop in 2011 to help stand up the company’s federal coverage. David holds degrees in journalism from Temple University and Columbia University and previously worked for The News & Messenger in Woodbridge, Va., The Home News Tribune in East Brunswick, NJ and was an intern at the Austin American-Statesman in Texas. Contact David at david.stegon@fedscoop.com.

Panetta: Investment needed to prepare for ‘battlefield of the future’

The government must continue to invest in cutting-edge cybersecurity capability that can defend the nation in what will be the “battlefield of the future,” former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said.

White House: Next-gen broadband coming to ’99 percent’ of schools

In what is being called the most ambitious digital learning initiative in the country’s history, the White House on Tuesday announced plans to bring next-generation broadband to 99 percent of the nation’s schools by 2017.

State enrollment of ACA dwarfs that of federal site

Almost three times as many have signed up for health care coverage through state-run health exchanges than through the federal government’s marketplace as part of the Affordable Care Act, the Department of Health and Human Services reported Wednesday.

DOE unveils new data challenge

Robert Brese, CIO at the Energy Department, announced Nov. 6 the department’s American Energy Data Challenge that includes four phases that center all around energy data and how DOE can best use it.

Database outage halts Obamacare sign-up

State health insurance marketplaces were unable to enroll new customers this weekend after the Federal Data Services Hub went down Sunday because of a network failure at Verizon Terremark, the company that operates the data site.

Roundup: Lowering the Cost of Government with IT Summit

FedScoop on Aug. 22 hosted its fifth annual Lowering the Cost of Government with IT Summit, gathering top leaders in government and IT. Here are some highlights from the sessions and keynotes.

IT leaders converge for FedTalks 2013

More than 800 leaders from government and industry joined FedScoop for FedTalks 2013 at the Mead Center for American Theater in Washington, D.C., for a deep discussion of technology in the federal government.

VanRoekel: ‘Billions of dollars waiting for us’

“There are billions of dollars waiting for us,” U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel said of the efficiencies available to federal departments and agencies through efficiency efforts currently being undertaken by the White House.

FedTalks 2013: The life of Frank Abagnale

Frank Abagnale gets emails every day telling him he’s a genius. That he’s brilliant. That what he did as a teenager and a young adult, adventures that became the subject of the movie “Catch Me If You Can,” show gifts the average person simply does not possess.

FedTalks 2013: Tangherlini wants GSA to be a transformative leader

Dan Tangherlini, acting administrator of the General Services Administration, wants his agency to be a leader in transformation that serves as a guide for the rest of the federal government.

Inside look at USDA’s mobile program

The Agriculture Department is in the early stages of rolling out a new enterprise mobile device management tool that will allow the department’s more than 100,000 employees to use iOS and Android products on the job.

HHS establishes CISO council

When Kevin Charest last October became chief information security officer at the Health and Human Services Department, his first order of business was to tackle governance.

OMB and the changing face of data center consolidation

The Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative is taking a turn this summer, with the second round of PortfolioStat sessions as the Office of Management and Budget is focused more on the optimization of data centers instead of purely shutting doors.

FedPod: Interview with HHS CTO Bryan Sivak at Health Datapalooza IV

Health and Human Services Chief Technology Officer Bryan Sivak discusses this week’s Health Datapalooza conference and the changing role of data and technology on the nation’s health care.

Park on health care: The revolution has just begun

U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park on Tuesday gave an impassioned speech to America’s health care innovators, urging them to use newly released government data to fuel a revolution in the country’s health care.

Baby blog: what my dog taught me about fatherhood

As the parent of both a 1-month-old daughter named Samantha and a 3-year-old brindle and white pup named James, I found the exchange particularly funny, but perhaps a little misleading.

HHS tools, data unleashed as part of Health Datapalooza IV

The Health and Human Services Department released new data and new opportunities for researchers and developers as part of Health Datapalooza IV held at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, D.C.

FedPod: Caps on contractors reimbursement

The White House is looking to put a cap on the amount contractors can get reimbursed for certain expenses.

Federal Program Inventory launched on Performance.gov

The White House released Friday the initial Federal Program Inventory that brings together a list of programs run by federal agencies into one place on Performance.gov.

OMB: agencies to cut 10 percent off FY15 discretionary budgets

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, OMB’s new administrator, sent a memo Wednesday that told all agencies to look for ways to reduce fragmentation, overlap and duplication, and increase effectiveness in finding those reductions from the FY14 budget.

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