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Army's move to enterprise email kicked culture transformation into gear

Mike Krieger, the former Army deputy CIO/G6, retired after 35 years in government. He says the move to email-as-a-service in the cloud provided the Army the roadmap to change how it looks at shared services.

Tags: Technology , Mike Krieger , Cloud computing , enterprise email , DISA , Joint Regional Security Stacks , Cybersecurity , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 04:41am EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Leaders at the Army Corps of Engineers say the effects of climate change mean its vast network of civil works projects is going to have to contend with weather events that are more severe and most importantly less predictable. As Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu reports, the Corps is changing its planning process to account for that uncertainty, and it's about much more than building higher and stronger dams and levees.

Tags: Army Corps of Engineers , Jared Serbu , In Depth , Francis Rose , climate change , management

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 02:27pm EST
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At the Pentagon, most Army PCs will be replaced with virtual desktops

Prodded by an earlier pilot project with the Joint Staff, the Army is moving aggressively to replace thousands of desktop computers at the Pentagon with zero client hardware. The project should be completed by the end of 2015.

Tags: DoD , Technology , Virtualization , Virtual Desktop Infrastructure , Zero client , Desktop Platform as a Service , Dan Miller , Tom Sasala , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 04:18am EST

The new face of the Army

Former Army CIO Susan Lawrence discusses the challenges her agency faces in modernizing its network systems and the future of women in the service.

Tags: Susan Lawrence , DoD , CIO , information technology , Booz Allen Hamilton , Women of Washington , Aileen Black , Gigi Schumm

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 12:03pm EST

From Army sniper to IT professional: One vet's story of his transition to civilian life

It may seem like a leap to go from Army sniper to a career helping federal agencies deliver great online customer service and software development practices. But that's the story of Randy Tharp. A wounded warrior of two tours of duty in Iraq, he's also had two tours of duty as a federal civilian employee before heading to the Five-Nine Group.

Tags: Randy Tharp , Federal Drive , veteran , Veterans Affairs , Five9Group , people

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 12:09pm EST

Randy Tharp, Director of Business Development, Five 9 Group

It may seem like a leap to go from Army sniper to a career helping federal agencies deliver great online customer service and software development practices. But that's the story of Randy Tharp. He's a wounded warrior of two tours of duty in Iraq, and he's also had two tours of duty as a federal civilian employee before heading to the Five 9 Group. Tom Temin spoke to Tharp on the Federal Drive.

Tags: Randy Tharp , Five 9 Group , customer service , software development , workforce , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 07:31am EST
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On DoD: Lt. Gen. James McConville, Army deputy chief of staff for personnel, and Robert Hale, former DoD comptroller

On this week's On DoD, some thoughts on the Army drawdown from the Army's chief personnel officer.

Tags: James McConville , DoD , On DoD , Bob Hale , Booz Allen Hamilton , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 02:16pm EST
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For DoD, open architectures turn from a nice idea to a budget imperative

The Pentagon has professed for years that that open architectures were a great idea. Shrinking budgets might make them the default option.

Tags: DoD , Navy , Acquisition , Open Systems Architecture , Michael Williamson , William Bray , David Dunaway , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 05:03am EST
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Larry Youngner, Partner, Tully Rinckey PLLC

The Office of Special Counsel recently found the Army had discriminated against transgender civilian employee Tamara Lusardi. Lusardi, a quality assurance specialist, faced what OSC described as "frequent" and "pervasive" harassment on a daily basis. The Army didn't admit to prohibited personnel practices, but it did agree to start diversity and sensitivity training. Larry Youngner is a partner at the law firm Tully Rinckey. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the implications of the case.

Tags: Larry Youngner , Tom Temin , Office of Special Counsel , transgender , Tully Rinckey , Personnel

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 02:52pm EDT
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Army changing its energy culture through better data

By the end of next year, the Army will install advanced electric meters at most of its large buildings, giving the service much more detailed data on how it uses energy than it's ever seen before.

Tags: management , Energy , Katherine Hammack , Thomas Bostick , David Halverson , Green government , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 03:58am EDT
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