David Perera

Biography for David Perera

David Perera is executive editor of the FierceMarkets Government Group, which includes FierceGovernment, FierceGovernmentIT, FierceHomelandSecurity, and FierceMobileGovernment. He has reported on all things federal since January 2004 and is co-author of Inside Guide to the Federal IT Market, a book published in October 2012. Based in greater-metro Washington, D.C., Dave can be reached here and can be found on LinkedIn or here. Tweeting at @daveperera.

Articles by David Perera

Chart: Federal agencies' fiscal 2015 IT spending requests

The federal information technology spending proposal for the coming fiscal year totals approximately $79 billion.

DHS proposes $1.25 billion for cybersecurity spending

The proposed Homeland Security Department cybersecurity budget for the coming federal fiscal year amounts to $1.25 billion, show budget documents released today. DHS over the course of the Obama administration has assumed an increasingly central role in securing federal networks and in urging private sector companies considered to be "critical infrastructure" into better cybersecurity practices.

Audio: OMB officials on the fiscal 2015 president's management agenda

Two Office of Management and Budget officials spoke March 4 about the Obama administration's management agenda in the coming fiscal year as detailed in the fiscal 2015 budget proposal.

2015 Budget Request: E-gov, Federal Citizen Services Fund and IEEUIT

The Obama administration in its fiscal 2015 request proposes erasing the e-gov fund as a stand-alone pot of money and requests $20 million for a fund controlled by the federal chief information officer.

Auditors find problems with FAA NextGen enterprise architecture

Auditors say the Federal Aviation Administration's enterprise architecture is limited as a strategic planning tool guiding air traffic control modernization efforts known as NextGen.

Two EHRs not necessarily cheaper than one, says GAO

The departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs lack credibility when they say their separate pursuit of electronic health record systems modernization is cheaper than a single EHR would have been, says the Government Accountability Office. A Feb. 27 report from the legislative watchdog also shows how promises of close cooperation in health IT the two departments made during the termination of a program to develop a joint system have been significantly undermined.

Commercial software in DLA means exposure to commercial cyber vulnerabilities

Cyber vulnerabilities in the commercial energy sector have the potential to directly affect military operations even aside from installations' almost near-total reliance on the private sector for electricity, says a security researcher.

Takai: DoD info on Federal IT Dashboard 'not necessarily' accurate

The Defense Department isn't always accurate in its contribution to a federal website purporting to catalog major information technology programs, their current status and risk rating, acknowledged a senior Pentagon official.

Holder urges Congress to pass data breach law

Massive online theft of consumer information has Attorney General Eric Holder urging Congress to legislate a national notification law. Just days after Target acknowledged the breach, Nieman Marcus also reported a suspected cyberattack found access to stored customer credit card data.

Army issues manual for 'cyber electromagnetic activities'

It describes the concept of cyber electromagnetic activities as the overlap between electronic warfare – such as jamming – spectrum management and cyber operations. The term first appeared in official Army strategy documents in 2011, when it merited a mention in another Army field manual (.pdf) governing unified operations on land.