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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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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: FedBizOpps contractor admits to hacking

In this edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller shares news and buzz about the IT and acquisition communities.

Tags: technology , acquisition , State , GSA , FCC , FITARA , Tom Coburn , Tom Carper , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/23/2014, 06:10pm EDT
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Jim Beaupre, Director, ACT-IAC Academy

For more than 20 years, the group now known as ACT-IAC has been a medium of information exchange between government and the information technology industry. More recently, it has formalized the Academy program, which offers training and courses on specific government IT topics. Jim Beaupre, director of the ACT-IAC Academy, told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the program.

Tags: Jim Beaupre , information technology , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Monday - 05/12/2014, 09:59am EDT
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Ken Allen, Executive Director, ACT-IAC

The departure of Dave McClure at the General Services Administration marks the loss of another John J. Franke Award winner. McClure received that award last year. Friday is the deadline for nominations for this year's award. Ken Allen, executive director of the ACT-IAC, tells In Depth with Francis Rose time is running out to recognize some of the federal government's greatest work.

Tags: Ken Allen , John J. Franke Award , In Depth

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 05:46pm EDT
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