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John Grant, General Services Administration

Although many have retired, the later wave of Vietnam veterans are still active in the federal workforce, including John Grant, the Region Eight customer accounts and research director in the Federal Acquisition Service at the General Services Administration. At one time in special forces, Grant worked in the technology industry before joining the federal government. He's also active in the ACT-IAC group. Grant spoke with Tom Temin at the recent ACT-IAC Executive Leadership Conference in Williamsburg.

Tags: John Grant , GSA , Federal Acquisition Service , veterans , workforce , hiring

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 07:40am EST
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Tangherlini: Agencies can learn a lot from startups

The ability to take risks and a hyper-focus on customer needs are just two of the things GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini says the federal government can learn from technology startups.

Tags: Dan Tangherlini , Executive Leadership Conference , GSA , innovation , technology , startups , 18F , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 05:08pm EDT
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Cobert: Technology, innovation key to OMB's management agenda

Beth Cobert, deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, told an audience of federal executives that agencies need to take advantage of technology and data to drive innovation in government.

Tags: Beth Cobert , OMB , management agenda , management , technology , data , Executive Leadership Conference

Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 04:22pm EDT
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Helpdesk award continues USDA's trek toward more shared services

Cheryl Cook, USDA's CIO, said the Forest Service awarded a contract to AbilityOne for tier one helpdesk services. This is one of several enterprisewide services the agency is creating to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

Tags: technology , shared services , USDA , Cheryl Cook , AbilityOne , contracting , Forest Service , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Monday - 10/06/2014, 12:26pm EDT
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Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

Filling the cyber talent pipeline. That's one of the challenges experts in the government and contracting community describe when they talk about the future of the cyber workforce. Yet the skill set hiring managers look for might be changing. Four federal IT leaders talked about their perfect IT hires at an event hosted by ACT-IAC. Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

Tags: Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Federal Drive , federal IT ,

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 06:58am EDT
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Wanted: The ideal federal IT manager

Four chief information officers list the qualities they'd like their IT managers to have, drawing upon both their experiences and imaginations.

Tags: technology , Richard McKinney , DoT , CIO , workforce , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 03:37pm EDT
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Federal News Countdown: CIOs lacking resources, Cyber insurance by 2020

Jim Beaupre, education director for ACT-IAC and head of the ACT-IAC Acquisition Academy, and Frank Reeder, co-founder and director of the Center for Internet Security, countdown the week's top stories with Francis Rose.

Tags: Jim Beaupre , ACT-IAC Acquisition Academy , Frank Reeder , Center for Internet Security , Federal News Countdown , In Depth

Friday - 09/12/2014, 04:41pm EDT

Ted Davies, Executive Vice Chairman, ACT-IAC

ACT-IAC is a potent force in the federal information technology market. With hundreds of companies and thousands of people, it's been sponsoring conferences, seminars, studies and even charity events for nearly a quarter century. Ted Davies is the new executive vice chairman of ACT-IAC. His day job is president of Unisys Federal. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to talk about his new role.

Tags: Ted Davies , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 11:18am EDT
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Agencies on the right track with open data

Former DHS technology leader Dan Katz believes the continued surge in the amount of data produced daily will provide a "renaissance, of really innovative, really high-value solutions" to the government's open data issues.

Tags: open data , Dan Katz , In Depth , INADEV , DHS , Open Data Initiatives , Open Data Policy , Project Open Data , DATA Act , Ellen Kortesoja

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 02:25pm EDT

VA hacks away at claims backlog, increases accuracy

Allison Hickey, VA's undersecretary for benefits, said VBMS has transformed the agency from a paper system to one that mostly relies on electronic data. Some lawmakers express concern about the way the agency is measuring how it reduces the number of veterans waiting for benefits.

Tags: technology , management , Veterans Affairs Department , Allison Hickey , Richard Burr , Mike Michaud , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Senate Veterans Affairs Committee , VBMS , claims backlog , Management of Change , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 04:49am EDT
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