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Federal Drive Show Blog - September 9, 2013
Monday - 9/9/2013, 10:55am EDT
Deputy Director of Population Health and Medical Management
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs
The Defense Department is encouraging service members to take a holistic approach to health. Operation Live Well is designed to promote healthy habits in areas like nutrition, exercise and mental health. The website brings a multitude of resources together in one place. Kimberly Elenberg is Deputy Director of Population Health and Medical Management in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Office of the Chief Medical Officer.
Federal News Radio
Civilian agency acquisition workers must now use one system to track how they are meeting their training requirements. The Federal Acquisition Institute Training Application System will also make it easier to find education opportunities across the government. Joe Jordan is the administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. He tells Executive Editor Jason Miller how his new memo mandating these changes will consolidate and simplify civilian agency acquisition worker training.
Information Sharing Environment
When the Boston Marathon bombers were identified, tracked down and caught within days, a lot of credit went to interagency information sharing. That incident is one of the accomplishments outlined in the 2013 report to Congress from the Information Sharing Environment. But the report found, agencies still have some work to do when it comes to network security. Program Manager Kshmendra Paul described the highlights of the ISE report.
Congress is back in session and one of the items on the agenda is immigration reform. The big question is how to deal with tens of millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States. Heather Reilly is a principal at Deloitte Consulting LLP in the Department of Homeland Security practice. She talked about these issues and how they'll affect the federal government.