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10:34 pm, October 31, 2014

Federal News Radio News Stream

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Robert Bohn, Cloud Technical Program Manager, NIST

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released its final version of the Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap. It incorporates more than 200 comments from government and industry, and it's intended to support the government's adoption of cloud computing. Bob Bohn is the Cloud Technical Program Manager at NIST. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on the roadmap.

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 01:00pm EDT
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Col. Lee Ackiss, Marine Corps

Life after the military just got a little easier, at least for Marines planning to muster out. The Marine Corps has rolled out new a website where Marines use their military training to earn equivalent civilian certifications that could potentially lead to civilian jobs. The site is called "COOL." Col. Lee Ackiss is the Personal and Professional Development Deputy Branch Head for the Marine and Family Programs Division. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain what the new site intends to do.

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 01:00pm EDT
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US to increase security at some federal buildings

US to increase security at various federal buildings; move announced after Canada attack

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 12:48pm EDT

From farm girl to Fed 100 winner: Lessons in leadership from Ambit's Kim Hayes

Ambit's Kim Hayes has been there, done that. She joins the Women of Washington radio show to discuss how her southern roots led her to various leadership positions in the federal sphere.

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 10:57am EDT

Mike Espy, Former Secretary of the Agriculture Department

The National Academy of Public Administration has elected a new class of fellows. They'll take on some of the most complex management and policy issues in government, and reporting to Congress. Newly elected fellow Mike Espy is the former Secretary of the Agriculture Department, and now a county attorney in Mississippi. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive.

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 10:54am EDT
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Marcia Smith, Editor, Space Policy Online

All eyes are on NASA after the Antares Rocket exploded at the Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia on Tuesday evening. No one was injured in the blast, but an investigation into the explosion is being launched. Marcia Smith is Editor of Space Policy Online. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain what the explosion means for NASA's mission going forward.

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 10:50am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department is requiring senior officials to review major acquisitions before they receive approval to move into the technology development. That's the phase commonly known as Milestone A. This change is part of the rigor of the Better Buying Power initiative. Federal News Radio's Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the current and future impact of BBP.

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 10:48am EDT
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House GOP subpoenas former CTO Todd Park over HealthCare.gov

Citing cybersecurity concerns, House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) is compelling Park to testify about his role in the development of the health insurance exchange portal.

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 10:34am EDT

The good news from the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

A lot has been written about the bad news from this year's Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. But former DHS chief human capital officer Jeff Neal says 70 percent of government workers still get a feeling of accomplishment from their work, despite a four-year pay freeze and flak from politicians.

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 10:04am EDT

Wednesday federal headlines - October 29, 2014

The Federal Headlines is a daily compilation of the stories you hear discussed on Federal News Radio each day. It is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com readers more information about the stories heard on the radio. In today's news, an Army two-star general and 11 of his staff are in isolation at a base in Italy, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson orders beefed up security at certain federal buildings and the Obama administration is scrambling to show it's in charge of the Ebola response.

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 08:39am EDT

DOD asks leaders to grade RFPs earlier in acquisitions

Katrina McFarland, the assistant secretary of Defense for acquisition, said senior officials review solicitations before they get Milestone A approval to move into the technology development phase. This type of analysis had been missing previously or only done after it was too late.

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 04:33am EDT
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Supply rocket headed to space station explodes

Unmanned supply rocket headed to space station explodes seconds after launch in Virginia

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 04:29am EDT

Why this year's FISMA drill is different

Now that continuous diagnostics and mitigation plays a role, this year's FISMA evaluation cycle shouldn't be regarded as a checkbox exercise, says former CISO Pat Howard.

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 04:24am EDT

Parting shot from an old friend of feds

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey talks to an outgoing congressman who has been a loyal supporter of federal employees.

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 02:00am EDT

White House says it has addressed computer threat

The White House says it has taken steps to address suspicious activity detected on its unclassified computer network.

Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 11:40pm EDT

Antares rocket explodes moments after Va. launch

A commercial supply ship bound for the International Space Station has exploded moments after liftoff. Orbital Sciences Corp.'s unmanned rocket blew up over the launch complex at Wallops Island, Virginia, just six seconds after liftoff.

Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 06:51pm EDT

An "under the hood" look at procurement

Tom Sisti, chief legislative counsel at SAP will discuss procurement reform and the challenges facing the procurement system.
October 28, 2014

Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 06:01pm EDT
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Kathy Conrad, acting Associate Administrator, GSA OCSIT

Customer service initiatives are popping up all across government. Many them are based in customer service work the General Services Administration does in the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies. Kathy Conrad is acting Associate Administrator at GSA's OCSIT, and was at the Executive Leadership Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained how she'll take home lessons learned and put them to work at her agency.

Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 05:43pm EDT
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Jason Miller, executive editor, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department is requiring senior officials review major acquisitions before they receive approval to move into the technology development phase, commonly known as Milestone A. This change is part of the rigor of the Better Buying Power initiative. On In Depth with guest host Jared Serbu, Federal News Radio's Jason Miller discussed the current and future impact of BBP.

Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 04:39pm EDT
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Rob Burton, partner, Venable

The list of business grievances against the contracting company USIS is growing. The Government Accountability Offices says a five-year, nearly $200 million contract it has with the Homeland Security Department wasn't properly awarded. GAO cites in its decision a recent service history of contracting turbulence as grounds for further review, which includes thousands of incomplete background checks and a massive data breach that affected the Office of Personnel Management. Rob Burton is a partner at Venable law firm. He's also former administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. On In Depth with guest host Jared Serbu, he weighed the chances that debarment is in USIS's future.

Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 04:38pm EDT
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