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1:15 am, April 21, 2015

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Bob Hale, Booz Allen Hamilton, Former Comptroller, DoD

The Senate votes 54-43 today to start budget negotiations with the House of Representatives to work out a compromise on a budget resolution. But the Appropriations committees and the committees of jurisdiction over the agencies still have a lot of work to do. A lot of that work will revolve around the defense budget. Bob Hale is former Under Secretary of Defense Comptroller, and now a Fellow at Booz Allen. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he offered a caution about jumping to conclusions about the budget.

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 04:05pm EDT
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Dr. Rob Smith, Vice President of C4ISR, Lockheed Martin

Tracking munitions is a costly and time-consuming process for military units. They can't afford to waste cartridges, missiles or grenades. Lockheed Martin has developed a new system that works around many of the challenges of tracking RFID tags remotely. It's called the Rubee Weapon Shot Counter, and it could potentially save the Defense Department millions. Dr. Rob Smith, the vice president of C4ISR Systems for Lockheed Martin's Information Systems and Global Solutions, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to dive deeper into the Rubee's uses.

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 09:58am EDT
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Wednesday federal headlines - April 15, 2015

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, NIH awards dozens of vendors spots on its latest governmentwide technology acquisition vehicle, GAO lays out its annual duplication and waste list and the remains of sailors and Marines killed at Pearl Harbor will be identified More then seven decades later, remains of sailors and Marines killed at Pearl Harbor more than seven decades later.

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 09:20am EDT

Anthony Robbins, Vice President of Federal, Brocade

FITARA, the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, can help agencies save money. But what about contractors? They've also got to live with the new law. Anthony Robbins, the vice president of federal at Brocade, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to provide one view of how FITARA is affecting them.

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 09:00am EDT
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Why can't the government dominate in cyber space?

Former DHS Deputy Secretary Jane Holl Lute discusses the difficulty of establishing a strong cybersecurity program within the federal government on this week's Women of Washington radio show.

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 09:00am EDT

Marine Corps building its first-ever cyber doctrine

Marine Corps leaders say the forthcoming policy will emphasize commanders' responsibility to understand cyberspace, build it into their operational plans, and integrate it with existing concepts for electronic warfare.

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 03:59am EDT
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OMB, GAO confident in FITARA's impact as guidance is finalized

Federal CIO Tony Scott said he expects to release policy to implement the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act by mid-May. He and others say FITARA will help reign in technology and bring discipline to management and buying processes to reduce duplication.

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 03:42am EDT
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Pentagon plans to identify hundreds killed in Pearl Harbor

The military announced it would exhume and attempt to identify the remains of almost 400 sailors and Marines from the USS Oklahoma who were buried as unknowns after the war.

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 03:37am EDT

Long-term care: Who, when, why?

Death and taxes are inevitable and not particularly fun to contemplate. But have you given any thought to long-term care? asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. That can be scary too.

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 03:00am EDT

A new look at "managed services"

George Johnson, the chief security officer for NC4, joins host John Gilroy to discuss the new kinds of secured networks that are now available to federal agencies.
April 14, 2015

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 07:45pm EDT
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Izella Dornell, Deputy CIO, Commerce Department

Small businesses are revolutionizing the federal IT industry in a unique way. That's according to Izella Dornell, deputy chief information officer of the Commerce Department, and co-chair of the ACT-IAC Small Business Conference. She says small businesses are finding new ways to streamline IT systems and increase public access to agencies. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she shared ways to increase agency interaction with small businesses to harness their unique value.

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 04:36pm EDT
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Greg Wilshusen, Director of Information Security Issues, GAO

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has a list of 36 ways to improve its information security systems. The Government Accountability Office says it's finished with 27 of them, and the agency's completing the rest. Gregory Wilshusen is director of information security issues at the GAO. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained ways to help the FDIC plug the rest of the gaps in its security systems.

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 04:27pm EDT
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Want to grab cyber talent? Look to better pay

No legislation required: The Office of Personnel Management can create a special pay system for cybersecurity professionals right now, according to the authors of a new report on the federal cybersecurity workforce. More competitive pay could get in-demand experts to stay, they say.

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 04:11pm EDT

Bipartisan cybersecurity bill expands information sharing network

The House Homeland Security Committee debated the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act in a markup session. It proposed a number of amendments that would add new roles for federal agencies and increase the federal information sharing network for cyber threats.

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 03:46pm EDT

NIH awards $20B CIO-CS acquisition contract for IT

The National Institutes of Health awarded its Chief Information Officer - Commodities and Solutions Governmentwide Acquisition Contract Tuesday to 65 vendors.

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 01:12pm EDT

Tuesday federal headlines - April 14, 2015

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, A new study finds agencies are falling behind in the race to attract cyber talent, President Obama sends nine nominations to the Senate and Veterans Affairs Department tells Congress it has a plan to pay for its Denver hospital.

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 11:28am EDT

Disaster Resilience for America - April 14, 2015

On this edition of "Disaster Relief for America", hosts Tim Karney and Tom Moran interview Chris Kuryak, the Chief Operating Officer at Recovers.

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 10:07am EDT

For better government, consolidate DoD bases, health care programs

On the road to better, more cost-effective government, Congress will have to consider consolidating military health care and ramping up tax enforcement at the Internal Revenue Service, the comptroller general says.

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 09:35am EDT

Ask the CHCO - Vicki Barber of the Federal Labor Relations Authority

On this edition of "Ask the CHCO", host Lauren Larson interviews Vicki Barber of the Federal Labor Relations Authority about the scope of human capital at the FLRA.

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 09:19am EDT

Jonathan Aberman, Managing Director, Amplifier Ventures

The case of Neustar versus the federal government provides one of this year's most important cautionary tales. It's risky to become overly dependent on a single federal contract, even a long-term one. Eventually, everything comes up for recompete. Neustar, which manages cell phone number portability under an FCC contract, lost its recompete last year to Ericsson. It's been protesting ever since. Jonathan Aberman, the managing director of Amplifier Ventures, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain more about the Neustar case.

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 09:19am EDT
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