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Lauren Larson, Coordinating Producer, Federal News Radio

Defense officials hope a new era in military medicine has arrived. The centerpiece is the seven-month-old Defense Health Agency. It replaced TRICARE Management Activity as part of efforts to streamline the delivery of medical services. Maj. Gen. Richard Thomas is the Chief Medical Officer and director of DHA's Operations Command. As part of Federal News Radio's Agency of the Month, he tells Coordinating Producer Lauren Larson how the agency is streamlining delivery and cutting healthcare costs.

Tags: Lauren Larson , Federal Drive , Richard Thomas , Defense Health Agency

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 09:31am EDT
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How sequestration and hiring freezes are shaping the future of SSA

In this week's edition of Agency of the Month, Dr. Reginald Wells, Deputy Commissioner at the Social Security Administration, discusses the human resources pressures caused by tightening budgets.

Tags: Reginald Wells , SSA , budget , sequestration , CHCO , human resources , Sean McCalley ,

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 11:24am EST
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SSA adjusting to 2014 budget pressures

On this week's Agency of the Month show, Peter Spencer discusses how budget uncertainty is negatively impacting the agency.

Tags: Peter Spencer , SSA , Sean McCalley , budget , management

Friday - 11/01/2013, 11:40am EDT
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SSA shares lessons learned in tight budget climate

In part two of our Agency of the Month interview with Peter Spencer, deputy commissioner for Budget, Finance, Quality and Management at the Social Security Administration, Spencer says lessons learned in 2013 will help the agency moving forward in 2014 and beyond.

Tags: budget , sequestration , Peter Spencer , Sean McCalley , SSA

Thursday - 11/07/2013, 11:14am EST
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DISA streamlines acquisition process to deliver technology to the field

On this week's Agency of the Month show, Jennifer Carter from DISA discusses how her office is working to get the latest technology to war fighters as quickly as possible.

Tags: DISA , Jennifer Carter , technology , acquisition , Lauren Larson

Thursday - 10/31/2013, 11:37am EDT
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How the JIE will solve DoD's IT problems

Brigadier General Brian Dravis, director of the Joint Information Environment Technical Synchronization Office, says he was skeptical of the JIE initiative at first but, after four months on the job, he's now very confident the department is getting it right.

Tags: Brian Dravis , DISA , DoD , Lauren Larson , Joint Information Environment , technology

Thursday - 10/24/2013, 12:24pm EDT
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Mobility key to military's future success

In this week's edition of Agency of the Month, John Hickey talks about bringing vendor-agnostic, commercial-off-the-shelf mobility solutions at all classification levels to the Department of Defense.

Tags: DISA , John Hickey , mobility , DoD , Lauren Larson , acquisition

Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 10:14am EDT
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DISA navigates role as Pentagon's cloud provider

On this week's Agency of the Month show, David Bennett and Julie Mintz of DISA discuss providing cloud services for the Defense Department.

Tags: Julie Mintz , David Bennett , DISA , technology , cloud computing

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 10:08am EDT
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Navy moves forward with next-gen AEGIS system

CAPT James Kilby, deputy for Ballistic Missile Defense, AEGIS, and Destroyers in the Navy's Surface Warfare Directorate, joins host Sean McCalley on this week's Agency of the Month program to discuss the agency's next-gen AEGIS system.

Tags: James Kilby , Navy , AEGIS , Surface Warfare Directorate , Sean McCalley

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 05:24pm EDT
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Navy outlines energy goals and investments

Dr. Richard Carlin, director of the Navy's Sea Warfare and Weapons Department in the Office of Naval Research, outlines his organization's energy goals and the Navy's increasing investments in its Energy Excelerator program.

Tags: Richard Carlin , Navy , Sea Warfare and Weapons Department , Office of Naval Research , green government , Energy

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 06:11pm EDT
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