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12:30 pm, January 27, 2015

Federal News Radio News Stream

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Maria Roat, Chief Technology Officer, Transportation Department

Agencies are slowly realizing the benefits of cloud computing don't rest in real dollar savings. Agencies like the Transportation Department should expect the move to cloud services to provide mission-focused value instead. Maria Roat, DOT's chief technology officer, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller how agencies are changing their expectations of cloud computing.

Monday - 01/19/2015, 05:14pm EST
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Mark Goldstein, Physical Infrastructure Issues Director, GAO

The Homeland Security Department is falling short on securing federal buildings from cyber attack. Your office may be vulnerable to attacks that would keep you from getting in or out, or could make the climate in the building unbearable. It may even encounter other problems that could impact the ability of your agency to meet its mission. Mark Goldstein is director of Physical Infrastructure Issues at the Government Accountability Office. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said building security is far more complicated than it used to be.

Monday - 01/19/2015, 04:40pm EST
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Bill Eggers, Global Public Sector Research Director, Deloitte

The Data Act will give your agency more tools to use data to make decisions. Some people have applied the term "moneyball" to that concept from the eponymous book about the Oakland Athletics baseball team. Bill Eggers is Global Public Sector Research Director at Deloitte. He is the head of the Government 2020 effort. One element of Gov 2020 is looking at how governments use data. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Bill said some definitions of "data driven government" are a little different from each other.

Monday - 01/19/2015, 04:33pm EST
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David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

A few details about tomorrow night's State of the Union Address are trickling out of the White House. President Barack Obama will speak to a joint session of Congress tomorrow night. Members of Congress will be in Washington tomorrow, but not a lot of work will get done. David Hawkings is Senior Editor at Roll Call and writes the Hawkings Here blog. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the work of the 114th Congress was already off to a slow start.

Monday - 01/19/2015, 04:30pm EST
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Astronauts close to moving into space station for year

Astronauts close to moving into space station for solid year, NASA plans more yearlong crews

Monday - 01/19/2015, 03:00pm EST

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: OMB sets deadline to set up digital services teams, FITARA implementation process begins

In this week's Inside the Reporter's Notebook, OMB makes a significant policy decision, agencies are starting to figure out FITARA implementation and USDA makes steps toward Network Services 2020 move.

Monday - 01/19/2015, 03:00pm EST

IT Job of the Week

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement directorate within the Homeland Security Department is on the CIO search once again.

Monday - 01/19/2015, 02:57pm EST

DoD loses key IT exec; two formers are lured back to government

Long-time and well-respected cybersecurity executive Mark Orndorff is calling it a government career on Jan. 31.

Monday - 01/19/2015, 02:46pm EST

A second bite at the Networx apple?

GSA has made it clear the follow-on to Networx, called Network Services 2020, will live up to its name with most agencies not completely migrating to the new contract for another five years.

Monday - 01/19/2015, 02:40pm EST

FITARA implementation begins

The Chief Information Officer's Council held a meeting last week to discuss the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act and ensure there is consistent implementation across the government.

Monday - 01/19/2015, 02:33pm EST

OMB gives agencies deadline to set up digital services teams

The Office of Management and Budget is instructing agencies to set up their own digital services group modeled after those at the General Services Administration under 18F and the Veterans Affairs Department.

Monday - 01/19/2015, 02:06pm EST

The FirstNet mission

What are the strategic priorities for FirstNet? How is FirstNet pursuing its outreach strategy with key stakeholders? What is FirstNet doing to use collaboration and partnership to meet mission? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with TJ Kennedy, Acting General Manager, First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), U.S. Department of Commerce.

Monday - 01/19/2015, 01:48pm EST

Lynne Bernabei, Bernabei & Wachtel

Two Justice Department prosecutors were briefly suspended for withholding evidence during the 2008 corruption trial of then-Sen. Ted Stevens. Now they've won their appeals over a technicality in how Justice handled their case. According to the Merit System Protection Board, Justice violated its own procedures in punishing the duo. Lynne Bernabei, a partner at the law firm Bernabei and Watchel, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the case.

Monday - 01/19/2015, 09:44am EST
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Dr. Louis Uccellini, Director, National Weather Service, NOAA

With the help of higher resolution modeling systems, less disruption to daily life and the economy occurred than otherwise might have when hurricane Arthur made landfall last year. That's thanks to a highly accurate landfall prediction made possible by supercomputers. This month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration begins the next phase of a $44.5 million upgrade to its supercomputers. Dr. Louis Uccellini is director of the National Weather Service at NOAA. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain the strategy behind NOAA's newest upgrade.

Monday - 01/19/2015, 09:37am EST
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Wolf Tombe, CTO, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Not a day goes by when working people don't touch high technology in one form or another. Wolfe Tombe is the chief technology officer for U.S. Customs and Border Protections. He was one of the two keynote speakers at the government conference at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. He also spent a lot of time on the show floor. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain exactly what a federal CTO does, and how the position differs from that of a Chief Information Officer.

Monday - 01/19/2015, 09:33am EST
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Mark Papermaster, CTO and Senior VP, AMD

It's a chief technology officer's job to see the big picture, recognize trends, assess threats and anticipate where it's all heading. Mark Papermaster is chief technology officer and senior vice president at computer chip designer AMD. He spoke alongside Customs and Border Protection CTO Wolf Tombe at the government conference at the Consumer Electronics Show. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain how a CTO's job can vary in the private sector.

Monday - 01/19/2015, 09:23am EST
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Secret Service: Shots fired outside Bidens' Delaware home

Secret Service: Shots fired near Bidens' Delaware home Saturday night; Bidens were away

Monday - 01/19/2015, 08:02am EST

Monday federal headlines - January 19, 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, the State Department gives agencies two weeks to comment on the hotly debated Keystone XL pipeline, the Air Force approves a plan to expand a bomber training area over the northern Plains and the federal government will no longer be able to accept assets seized by state and local law enforcement agencies.

Monday - 01/19/2015, 07:36am EST

How are you spending your day?

Just because today is a holiday doesn't mean Uncle Sam has shut down. Far from it, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Lots of people are in today either because they have to be (as in they are essential) or they want to be (as in dedicated). Either way, have a good day ...

Monday - 01/19/2015, 04:00am EST

Air Force to ask for base closures, aircraft retirements despite repeated rebuffs

As is typical, Defense leaders are not sharing many details about next year's budget proposal prior to its expected February release. But the Air Force is making clear it's gearing up for another fight on BRAC and aircraft divestitures, and thinks it might win this time.

Monday - 01/19/2015, 03:54am EST
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