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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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Agencies setting off into the next data frontier -- procurement

GSA, NASA and NIH are providing agency customers more insight into what they are buying, how they are buying it and what prices they are paying. OFPP plans to launch the Prices Paid Portal later this year. But others say it's not about the data, but the outcomes agencies are trying to achieve.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , GSA , Chris Fornecker , Joanne Woytek , NASA , Rob Coen , NIH , Paul Brubaker , DoD , Karen Pica , OMB , Lesley Field , OFPP , Data transparency , Christina Ho , Treasury , USASpending.gov , Acquisition Excellence Conference ,

Friday - 03/21/2014, 04:44am EDT

A preview of ACT-IAC's Excellence.gov awards

Al Sloane program manager from the Department of Labor's benefits.gov site, and Atacan Donmez, senior director at eGlobal Tech, discuss this year's excellence in government awards.
March 18, 2014

Tags: technology , Department of Labor , Atacan Donmez , eGlobaltech , Excellence.gov Awards , digital government , enterprise efficiency , health IT , intergovernmental cooperation , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk , Al Sloane

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 07:09pm EDT
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Going lean and smart in federal information technology

This week on Federal Tech Talk, host John Gilroy interviews Dan Chenok, vice chair of ACT-IAC, and Rick Smith, co-chair of ACT-IAC's Smart Lean Government Initiative.
February 11, 2014

Tags: Rick Smith , Dan Chenok , Smart Lean Government Initiative , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 02:58pm EST
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EPA receives high praise for innovation with water data

EPA's "How's My Waterway?" app earned the most votes out of eight finalists in ACT-IAC's Igniting Innovation awards. The site takes public data, simplifies it and adds new technology to make it easier to find and use by the public.

Tags: technology , innovation , EPA , Doug Norton , Steve VanRoekel , Dave McClure , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/07/2014, 03:51am EST
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