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Panel: Cloud computing 'new way of doing business'

Fred Whiteside, project manager for the cloud computing program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Wolf Tombe, chief technology officer, Customs and Border Protection joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris for a panel discussion on cloud computing in government.

Tags: cloud computing , 25-point IT reform plan , Federal Drive , IT , NIST , Fred Whiteside , Wolf Tombe

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 01:02pm EDT
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DHS coordinates interagency security at waterways, ports

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) brought forth a new plan, the Maritime Operations Coordination (MOC), that will improve cross-coordination efforts between the Coast Guard (USCG), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Tags: maritime operations coordination , DHS , Coast Guard , ICE , security , Jory Heckman

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 02:47pm EDT

Corruption in the ranks frustrates CBP

More than 125 U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees have been arrested or indicted on corruption charges since 2004. We get details from The Hill's Jordy Yager

Tags: Federal Drive , Congress , DHS , The Hill , Jordy Yager , corruption , Alan Bersin

Wednesday - 06/15/2011, 10:31am EDT
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CIOs cite struggles with agile development

Agency chief information officers say the road to more agile acquisition and development of information technology has some speed bumps, including misaligned budgetary and acquisition cycles, and industry partners who are just as accustomed to the old way of doing things as the government is.

Tags: technology , industry , management , Vivek Kundra , OMB , IT management reforms , agile development , AFCEA , VA , DoD , Kenneth Ritchhart , Stephen Warren , Teri Takai , Jared Serbu

Friday - 05/27/2011, 08:09am EDT
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CBP stopping bugs at the border

Moths, snails, longhorn beetles, leafhoppers, miner flies and mites have been stopped at the border - before they could do damage. We get details from the CBP's Linda Cullen.

Tags: Federal Drive , DHS , USDA , Linda Cullen

Tuesday - 04/19/2011, 09:31am EDT
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SBInet lives on in parts of DHS border protection plan

A new southwestern border security technology strategy is in the works. We get details from CBS's Mark Borkowski.

Tags: Federal Drive , DHS , SBINet , technology , acquisition , management , contracting , Mark Borkowski , OTIA

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 10:08am EDT
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DHS to gain real-time access to DoD biometrics

The Department of Homeland Security already has real-time access to biometric data maintained in the FBI's huge database of criminal records. Within the next year, it'll be able to share similar data with the Defense Department.

Tags: DoD , technology , DHS , biometrics , U.S. Visit , Secure Communities Program , TSA , FBI , Next, LLC , AFCEA , Stephanie Rowe , Bob Mocny , Thomas Killion , Dan Roberts , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 03/01/2011, 07:18am EST
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The budget, new and old, and your agency

On this week's show, host Mike Causey talks with NTEU president Colleen Kelley and Federal Times' Steve Watkins about different budget plans being considered and how they might hit you, or your agency, in the wallet.

Tags: pay and benefits , Your Turn with Mike Causey , NTEU , Federal Times , Colleen Kelley , Steve Watkins , Sean Reilly , FY 2011 budget , FY 2010 budget , continuing resolution , IRS , SBA , SEC , Customs and Border Protection , HHS , USPS , DHS

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 12:00pm EST
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DHS ends SBINet virtual fence

The controversial project to build an electronic fence along the country's southern border is being terminated.

Tags: DHS , SBINet , technology , immigration , terrorism , Bennie Thompson , Joe Lieberman , security , virtual fence , Janet Napolitano , Peter King

Friday - 01/14/2011, 03:30pm EST
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CBP to cut its IT contractor workforce in half

The agency plans on hiring 500 more federal employees in 2011. Officials said they could save $40 million by reducing the number of vendor employees. CBP also is hiring more lower-level employees to help keep the pipeline of skills flowing.

Tags: contracting , technology , pay and benefits , industry , DHS , Ken Ritchhart , IT workforce , Meg Beasley

Thursday - 01/13/2011, 06:51am EST
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