Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Building the Hybrid Cloud
- Connected Government: How to Build and Procure Network Services for the Future
- Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal Tech Talk
- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Moving to the Cloud. What's the best approach for me
- Navigating Tough Choices in Government Cloud Computing
- The New Generation of Database
- Satellite Communications: Acquiring SATCOM in Tight Times
- Targeting Advanced Threats: Proven Methods from Detection through Remediation
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- The Truth About IT Opex and Software Defined Networking
- Value of Health IT
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President Barack Obama's nominee Anne Rung takes another step forward in becoming administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy.
Kay Ely, GSA's director of IT schedule programs in the Federal Acquisition Service, said removing 1,000 vendors who weren't meeting the minimum annual sales requirement of $25,000 a year is saving the agency about $3.2 million a year in administrative costs. At the same time, GSA is adding 30-to-40 new vendors each month to Schedule 70 as part of its effort to make sure agency customers have access to new, innovative companies.
Senate confirms new VA secretary; vote looms on $17B measure to reform VA health care
Working with a public-private team, James D. Green recommended 10 crash safety standards or practices to be used for ambulances and their equipment.
U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Scott DeLisi said the State Department's Jonathan Gamdoni worked on the frontlines in coordinating efforts to counter The Lord's Resistance Army.
John Cymbalsky reached out to industry, environmental groups and consumers to quickly reach a consensus on new energy conservation standards for commercial equipment and residential appliances.
For her efforts in bringing to justice four prison guards who beat and murdered an inmate, the Partnership for Public Service recently named Susan Hanson as one of the finalists for the 2014 Homeland Security and Law Enforcement Medal.
Co-hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan answer your questions about the "three-legged stool" of retirement planning.
July 28, 2014
Maj. Gen. Gregg Martin, the president of the National Defense University for the past two years, quietly stepped down last week. The university's vice president will lead the institution in his stead until the Pentagon recruits a permanent replacement.
Chuck Tobin, president of Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, will talk about how threat assessment can be used to prevent workplace violence.
July 25, 2014
Inside the Reporter's Notebook: Category management launches five pilots; more vendor past performance data
In this edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller shares news and buzz about the IT and acquisition communities.
Congress heads toward summer recess next week. As they leave town, federal employee issues seem to be on their minds more than normal. Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) is chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Census. He chaired a hearing last week on the future of the General Schedule. On In Depth with Francis Rose he has the details about the recent hearing.
The government is about to sign the biggest deal in a year old program that President Barack Obama considers a foreign aid priority. It will invest nearly $500 million over five years in the power sector of Ghana. The Millennium Challenge Corporation is the agency investing the money. Deidra Fair James is the Ghana country director for the MCC. She joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss how the program will benefit Ghana.
What if Kim Kardashian took over at the IRS, or Brittany Spears' ex Kevin Federline succeeded John Kerry at the State Department. Would that get your attention?
James Green, project officer, CDC and Prevention's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
An ambulance crash in Texas that killed everyone inside but the driver is the latest incident to expose safety problems in the vehicles of first responder. New emergency crash standards can hopefully reduce that risk. James Green is project officer of the Division of Safety Research at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He's a finalist for a Service to America medal in the Citizen Services category. He created ten new safety standards for ambulances and tells Francis Rose on In Depth what inspired their creation. View a photo gallery of all Sammies finalists. Read a Q&A and read a related article.
NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement, and Federal Times Senior Writer Andy Medici will discuss chained CPI, pay raises, and other issues affecting feds.
July 23, 2014
Madelyn Creedon was confirmed by the Senate Wednesday to be the Energy Department's principal deputy administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Larry Zelvin is stepping down as the director of DHS's National Cyber and Communications Integration Center (NCIC) next month after almost 30 years of government service.
Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey joins hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan as they welcome a couple of retired feds into the studio.
July 21, 2014
An Energy Department program designed to help consumers save money and the environment wasn't doing so well. It was hampered by lawsuits and a tug-of war between manufacturers and environmental groups. Then John Cymbalsky became program manager in 2010. Since then, the Energy Department has spit out energy-efficiency standards at double the pace. Now, he's nominated for a 2014 Sammies award. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss what he did differently to fix the program. View a photo gallery of all Sammies finalists. Read a Q&A and related story.