Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- 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
- Federal Tech Talk
- 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
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- Value of Health IT
Shows & Panels
Federal Drive Show Blog - January 20, 2014
Monday - 1/20/2014, 9:44am EST
Assembly of Scientists
Feds are traveling less nowadays. When they do, paperwork follows. Federal scientists say this is hurting research. The Assembly of Scientists says a new bill could do even more damage in the name of transparency. Florence Haseltine, president of the Assembly of Scientists, has more.
Privacy and Data Security Lawyer
President Barack Obama is placing new limits on some U.S. surveillance practices. But he delegates most of the details to national security leaders and Congress. Now it's largely up to them to figure out the balance between preventing terrorism and protecting privacy.
Privacy and data security lawyer Michael Sussmann discusses this issue. He is a partner at Perkins Coie and a former computer-crime prosecutor for the Justice Department.
Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration
Public Policy Schools are facing an identity crisis. They traditionally focus on translating ideas into solutions to solve public problems. Now, critics are questioning if the schools are doing that.
Ethel Williams is president of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration. She says executives in government often misunderstand what modern policy schools actually do and what their purposes are. For one thing, the bulk of people who graduate from member schools don't become legislators.
Federal News Radio
Federal agencies spent less money on goods and services in 2013 than in the previous two years. Budget cuts and sequestration certainly contributed to the lower spending. But Joe Jordan, the recently departed White House procurement chief, says policy also helped. He tells Executive Editor Jason Miller how he thinks OFPP's efforts are paying off.