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Register Now: Ask the CIO with CBP's Charlie Armstrong

Charlie Armstrong, the chief information officer at Customs and Border Protection, joins Federal News Radio for a free online chat on October 30, 2014. Armstrong will discuss his IT priorities as they relate to Federal News Radio's exclusive survey of federal CIOs. Armstrong will also address how CBP is moving to the cloud and mobile devices, and securing their networks and systems, among other topics.

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Ask the CIO with NASA Ames' Jerry Davis

NASA Ames CIO Jerry Davis joins Federal News Radio for a free online chat to discuss his IT priorities for NASA Ames, including workforce development, big data analysis and his efforts to improve the center's cybersecurity.

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 11:00am EDT

Ask the Open Season Benefits Expert

Benefits expert David Snell of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, joins Federal News Radio's Mike Causey for an online chat on Oct. 22 about Open Season and federal benefits.

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 11:00am EDT

Ask the Industry Experts with SAIC's Mary Mayonado and Bill Kaczor

SAIC's Mary Mayonado and Bill Kaczor join Federal News Radio's Custom Media Director Jason Fornicola for a free online chat to discuss the challenges in managing threats throughout the full cybersecurity life cycle - beyond just compliance requirements. Ask the industry experts live and learn about cyber's big picture, how to use data analytics to protect against insider threats, and what they're hearing from customers.

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 03:00pm EDT

Martha Rubenstein, CFO, National Science Foundation

Martha Rubenstein, the National Science Foundation's chief financial officer, joins Federal News Radio for a free online chat to discuss her priorities and challenges as they relate to the results of Federal News Radio's exclusive CFO survey.

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 12:00pm EDT

Phased Retirement Online Chat

Join Federal News Radio's Mike Causey and Shefali Kapadia, and Tammy Flanagan from the National Institute of Transition Planning, for an online chat about the ins and outs of phased retirement.

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 11:00am EDT

Dawn Leaf, Deputy CIO, Labor Dept.

Labor Department Deputy CIO Dawn Leaf joins Federal News Radio for an online chat to discuss legacy IT, bring your own device, shadow IT and more.

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 01:00pm EDT

Sonny Hashmi, CIO, General Services Administration

Sonny Hashmi, chief information officer at the General Services Administration, joins Federal News Radio for an online chat to discuss his agency's new open source policy, mobility, zero-based budgeting and collaboration, among other topics.

Thursday - 07/31/2014, 11:00am EDT

Ford Heard, Deputy Senior Procurement Executive, Veterans Affairs

Ford Heard, the Veterans Affairs Department's associate deputy assistant secretary for Procurement Policy, Systems and Oversight, joins Federal News Radio to discuss VA's efforts to improve acquisition management of the agency's $18.2 billion procurement budget and the results of our latest CAO survey.

Monday - 06/30/2014, 02:53am EDT

Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel

Steven VanRoekel, the federal chief information officer, joins Federal News Radio to discuss the White House's priorities to improve federal technology, including the latest initiatives under the Smarter IT Delivery Agenda and PortfolioStat, as well as progress on the Digital Government Strategy and open data.

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 01:00pm EDT

OPM Director Katherine Archuleta

Katherine Archuleta, the director of the Office of Personnel Management, discusses the latest on phased retirement, employee morale, and diversity initiatives, among other workforce issues.

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 11:27am EDT

Bob Brese, CIO, Energy Department

Bob Brese, chief information officer at the Department of Energy, joins Federal News Radio to discuss his agency's latest efforts around cloud, mobility and cybersecurity, among other issues.

Tuesday - 05/13/2014, 02:00am EDT

Jeri Buchholz, CHCO, NASA

NASA Chief Human Capital Officer Jeri Buchholz joins Federal News Radio to discuss the challenges and opportunities she faces as NASA's CHCO; her best practices for managing in this ever-changing budget environment; morale; training; and retirement issues.

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 04:30pm EDT

Tammy Flanagan, Benefits and Retirement Expert

Tammy Flanagan joins Federal News Radio's Mike Causey to answer your most pressing pay, benefits, TSP and retirement issues.

Wednesday - 03/19/2014, 01:00pm EDT

Steve Grewal, CISO, Education Department

Steve Grewal, the chief information security officer for the Department of Education, joins Federal News Radio to discuss the Education Department's cybersecurity priorities, including his recent project to implement a fully-integrated enterprise cybersecurity operational capability; cloud computing; and the cyber workforce.

Thursday - 03/06/2014, 02:31am EST

Ideas to Save the Failing Budget Process

Former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker and Connecticut State Representative Diana Urban join Federal News Radio to discuss what needs to be done to fix the failing federal budget process.

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 02:13pm EST

Dave Bowen, CIO, Defense Health Agency

Dave Bowen, the director of health care IT and CIO of the Defense Health Agency, joins Federal News Radio to discuss DHA's priorities around technology, including e-health records, application rationalization, infrastructure consolidation and moving his agency's email to the DISA cloud.

Monday - 01/13/2014, 03:32pm EST

Charlie Armstrong, CIO, Customs and Border Protection

Charlie Armstrong, assistant commissioner and chief information officer at Customs and Border Protection, joins Federal News Radio to discuss his agency's data consolidation initiative, use of mobile devices and apps, cybersecurity and planning for reduced IT budgets.

Tuesday - 12/18/2012, 01:36pm EST