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Federal Drive Interviews -- March 22, 2013
Friday - 3/22/2013, 12:17pm EDT
senior vice president for the public sector
It's only about 60 pages long, but the Federal It Acquisition Reform Act or FITARA could have big implications for the $80 billion federal technology market. After a major rewrite, with industry input, a House panel approved the measure. Now one trade group is saying not so fast.
under secretary for food, nutrition and consumer services
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is teaming up with Maryland and Virginia in a data-sharing program to wipe out food-stamp fraud. The department will share its data-mining expertise with state agencies to help them find people who manipulate the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP system.
director of policy and congressional affairs
Office of Special Counsel
For the first time, the Office of Special Counsel has filed an amicus brief. It is stepping into a case that could impact federal whistleblowers. Two Defense Department workers were stripped of their non-critical sensitive status in Berry v. Conyers.
global managing director of the postal industry group
The U.S. Postal Service is not the only one struggling for survival in the email era. Postal operators the world over are having trouble figuring out how to compete with the latest technology and social media. But a new report by consultants at Accenture says it doesn't have to be that way. Diversification is part of the answer. Accenture consults 15 postal services around the world, including USPS.
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