Federal Drive Show Blog - February 24, 2014

Monday - 2/24/2014, 9:54am EST

This is the Federal Drive show blog. Here you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Today's Interviews:

Kevin Brancato
Analyst
Bloomberg Government

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Federal contractors, we're helping you out with your to-do list. Five big requests for proposal come out this year. Bloomberg Government has drilled into the details. Analyst Kevin Brancato explains what to watch for and how to prepare.

Dr. M. David Rudd
Provost
University of Memphis

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The departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs have scrambled to treat service members returning from war with psychological problems. But a new report from the Institute of Medicine suggests, the military should do a better job at prevention. It says the Defense Department lacks evidence to back up the tactics it chooses. Dr. David Rudd is provost at the University of Memphis and one of the report's authors.

Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

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House Republicans have dubbed this "Stop Government Abuse Week." That means federal technology and acquisition reform is back on the table. Lawmakers will vote on an updated version of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act, or FITARA. Federal News Radio's executive editor, Jason Miller, has details on the latest attempt to improve federal technology and procurement.

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Jared Serbu
DoD Reporter
Federal News Radio

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The Navy plans an information warfare hub. It will be a new home for manning, training and equipping "information dominance" forces. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, the organization takes shape this fall.

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