Reporters' Roundup: lessons from cloud early adopters, contracting reform

Thursday - 2/17/2011, 12:35pm EST

WFED's Jason Miller on the DorobekINSIDER

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WFED's Jared Serbu on the DorobekINSIDER

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Dan Gordon, administrator, OFPP

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These are the stories Federal News Radio reporters are working on today.

  • The Security and Exchange Commission has 25 applications that live outside its network and on the Internet. The SEC is one of a handful of agencies that are considered early adopters of cloud computing. These front-runners are providing some insight into common mistakes and challenges. Federal News Radio's Jason Miller joins has details on how your agency can avoid some of these missteps.

  • The Air Force - like all the other military branches - is holding on to more people than usual because of the relative weakness of the private sector job market. The service's top leadership testified this afternoon that they may need some help from Congress in dealing with the issue. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu has the details.

  • With much of the focus on contracting reform aimed at communication between government and industry, some government officials want to make sure the front-line contracting feds aren't overlooked. Federal News Radio's Meg Beasley brings comments from Dan Gordon, the administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy.