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- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Building the Hybrid Cloud
- Connected Government: How to Build and Procure Network Services for the Future
- Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps
- Federal Executive Forum
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- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Moving to the Cloud. What's the best approach for me
- Navigating Tough Choices in Government Cloud Computing
- The New Generation of Database
- Satellite Communications: Acquiring SATCOM in Tight Times
- Targeting Advanced Threats: Proven Methods from Detection through Remediation
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- The Truth About IT Opex and Software Defined Networking
- Value of Health IT
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Monday - Friday, 6-9 a.m.
Hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp bring you the latest news affecting the federal community each weekday morning, featuring interviews with top government executives and contractors. Listen live from 6 to 9 a.m. or download archived interviews below.
Federal Drive Show Blog - December 6, 2013
Friday - 12/6/2013, 10:38am EST
Director of Disaster and Failure Studies & Leader of Research and Development under the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program
An unusual spate of tornado disasters got researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology thinking. They've come up with a list of recommended updates to construction codes so that buildings stand a better chance against twisters.
They've spent two years poring over details of the tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri in 2011. It wrecked 8,000 structures and killed 161 people. Eric Letvin is director of Disaster and Failure Studies at NIST, and Marc Levitan is the R&D leader for National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program.
Wilmerhale's Government and Regulatory Litigation Group
Experts are pushing for changes to the False Claims Act. FCA is supposed to deter fraud against the government and help recover funds. But agencies are still losing money to fraud and abuse. David Ogden is the chair of Wilmerhale's Government and Regulatory Litigation Group. He's participating in a panel discussion today on reforming the False Claims Act.
Federal News Radio
With Congress inching closer to a budget deal, federal employee unions are turning up the heat on lawmakers. Once again, the American Federation of Government Employees and National Treasury Employees Union are saying "enough is enough" with the attempts to find savings on the backs of federal employees. They're telling Congress not to increase the amount feds contribute to their retirement. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller has details on the unions' concerns and the potential impact on your retirement benefits.
Federal News Radio
The Veterans Affairs Department has made numerous changes under its claims transformation initiative designed to improve the speed and accuracy of its disability claims process. While VA figures show the changes have helped reduce the claims backlog, outside audits say VA is still struggling to get its most complex cases handled correctly. More from Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu.