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Federal Drive interviews - September 28
Friday - 9/28/2012, 3:02pm EDT
Jim Williams — Senior Vice President, Daon
The Commerce Department is making progress in a project to improve online security. The administration sees this as key to growing a major branch of the economy. The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace is housed in the National Institute of Standards and Technolog, which has hired a contractor to help it establish what it calls an identity ecosystem.
Joining us with the story is Jim Williams, senior vice president at Daon and the former Federal Acquisition Service commissioner at the General Services Administration.
Patrice McDermott — Executive Director, OpenTheGovernment.org
A year ago, the White House launched a project to promote government transparency worldwide. It promised to lead by example by using the Internet to increase communication between the federal government and the public.
Now, a coalition of watchdog groups is checking to see whether the administration has stuck to its promises. Patrice McDermott, the executive director of OpenTheGovernment.org joins the Federal Drive to discuss the administration's progress on transparency.
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Ed Zurndorfer — Registered employee benefit consultant
This Monday marks the first day of the new fiscal year, and with it, a hike in TRICARE Prime fees for military retirees.
Starting next week, some beneficiaries will be paying $39 to $79 more than they do currently, GovExec recently reported.
Registered employee benefit consultant Ed Zurndorfer joins the Federal Drive to discuss the changes.
Five ways to ensure responsible information sharing (Federal News Radio)
Panetta Discusses Syria, Libya, Asia-Pacific Issues (American Forces Press Service)
Funding boost gives DHS a head start in 2013 to fight cyber threats (Federal News Radio)
US general charged with adultery, other sex crimes (Associated Press)