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1:41 pm, September 18, 2014

Industry Chatter

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The relationship between agencies and contractors can be complicated. Host Francis Rose talks with large and small vendors about trends they're seeing and the policy and regulations they're paying attention to.

Industry Chatter: Christian Heiter of Hitachi Data Systems Federal

Big data programs are helping the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services protect hundreds of millions of dollars from fraud, according to the White House. The Obama Administration says it's trying to introduce more big data programs to help other agencies save money, but privacy concerns and other roadblocks might slow progress down. Christian Heiter, chief technology officer of Hitachi Data Systems Federal, was Francis Rose's guest on Industry Chatter. He talked about how big data initiatives will help agencies save money and the challenges agencies may have implementing them.

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 06:06pm EDT
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Kymm McCabe, President and CEO, ASI Government

Acquisition reforms are under way at agencies across government. But those efforts may be a waste of time unless stakeholders change some basic perceptions of the acquisition community. Kymm McCabe, president and CEO of ASI Government, was Francis Rose's guest on Industry Chatter today as part of our special report: Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and Its Employees.

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 04:58pm EDT
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Kevin Kelly, CEO, LGS Innovations

The Defense Department is watching the mergers and acquisition market develop and it's ready to step in if it doesn't like what it sees. DoD is worried about a drop in competition. The M&A market isn't completely dead though. Kevin Kelly, chief executive officer of LGS Innovations, has some first-hand experience with M&A. He was Francis Rose's guest on Industry Chatter.

Thursday - 05/15/2014, 05:34pm EDT
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Pat Tamburrino, Director of Business Development, LMI Government Consulting

The House Armed Services Committee is done putting its finishing touches on the fiscal 2015 Defense Authorization Act. Stars and Stripes reports the committee is including full troop pay raises and benefits. But the Defense Department believes some cuts are necessary to preserve readiness. The defense industry is figuring out what these changes will mean for them too. Pat Tamburrino, former deputy assistant secretary of Defense for civilian personnel policy, isnow director of business development at LMI Government Consulting and was Francis Rose's guest for Industry Chatter.

Thursday - 05/08/2014, 06:03pm EDT
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Industry Chatter: Beth McGrath and John Powers

The National Defense Authorization Act is almost ready for the full House Armed Services Committee to review. One certainty is that the final dollar total will be smaller than last year. The Pentagon will make many hard decisions in the coming years, but it will have data and other tools to help make those decisions. John Powers, principal at Deloitte and leader of its Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring practice, and Beth McGrath, director of Deloitte's federal practice and former deputy chief management officer and performance improvement officer at the Defense Department, were Francis Rose's guests for Industry Chatter.

Thursday - 05/01/2014, 06:24pm EDT
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Terry Miller, Chief Operating Officer, Visionary Integration Professionals

Plenty of conversations are circulating about changes to the General Schedule and problems with federal hiring. Agencies are looking for a way to better keep track of their employees' performance and measure their progress. And industry says it has a solution. Training and performance management is in one place. Terry Miller, chief operating officer at Visionary Integration Professionals, was Francis Rose's guest on Industry Chatter.

Thursday - 04/24/2014, 04:59pm EDT
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Industry Chatter: Darryl Hairston & Lourdes Martin-Rosa

The Small Business Administration is working with agencies across government to boost small business contracting numbers. One of the ways they're doing it is the 8a program. On Industry Chatter, Darryl Hairston, associate administrator for the 8(a) Business Development program at SBA and Lourdes Martin-Rosa, chief executive officer of GovBiz Solutions, discuss where the program is today and where it's going.

Thursday - 04/17/2014, 05:27pm EDT
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Industry Chatter: Shawn McCarthy, IDC Government Insights

The popularity of big data is helping your agency earn more money for its information technology budget. IT spending across the federal government rose about half a billion dollars over the past two years. A third of the overall spending goes to the IT infrastructure that keeps the big data flowing. Shawn McCarthy, research director for IDC Government Insights, was Francis Rose's guest for Industry Chatter.

Thursday - 03/27/2014, 05:03pm EDT
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John Teeter, Global Center of Excellence for Health, KPMG

Health care data comes from unexpected places.

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 04:47pm EDT
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Industry Chatter: Marilyn Crouther, HP Enterprise Services

Shrinking budgets may not be getting as small as you think.

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 05:05pm EDT
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Industry Chatter: Jim Beaupre

Jim Beaupre, director of the ACT-IAC Academy, was Francis Rose's guest on Industry Chatter.

Thursday - 02/13/2014, 06:19pm EST
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Industry Chatter: Joe Kernan

Former Navy Vice Adm. Joe Kernan, vice president of Business Development at SAP National Security Services, was Francis Rose's guest for Industry Chatter.

Thursday - 02/06/2014, 05:19pm EST
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Industry Chatter: Rhett Butler

Intelligent Decisions Vice President Rhett Butler was Francis Rose's guest on Industry Chatter.

Thursday - 01/30/2014, 05:45pm EST
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Industry Chatter: Pat Schambach

Pat Schambach, a principal at Schambach and Williams Consulting, was Francis Rose's guest on Industry Chatter.

Thursday - 01/23/2014, 05:26pm EST
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Industry Chatter: Anthony Robbins

Anthony Robbins, vice president of Federal at Brocade, is Francis Rose's guest on Industry Chatter.

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 06:20pm EST
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Industry Chatter: Larry Allen

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, was Francis Rose's guest on Industry Chatter.

Thursday - 01/09/2014, 06:27pm EST
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Industry Chatter: Scott Montgomery

Scott Montgomery, vice president and chief technology officer of public sector at McAfee, was Francis Rose's guest on Industry Chatter.

Thursday - 01/02/2014, 05:12pm EST
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Industry Chatter: Ted Davies

Ted Davies, president at Unisys Federal Systems, joined Francis as his guest on Industry Chatter.

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 04:11pm EST
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Industry Chatter: Paul Christman

Paul Christman, public sector vice president at Dell, joined Francis Rose as his guest on Industry Chatter.

Thursday - 12/12/2013, 05:19pm EST
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Industry Chatter: Charles Croom

Charles Croom, vice president of Cybersecurity Solutions at Lockheed Martin and former director of the Defense Information Systems Agency joined Francis Rose for Industry Chatter.

Thursday - 12/05/2013, 06:03pm EST
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