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Coast Guard contract officer sentenced in $150K fraud case

Lt. Danielle Daniese Ferreira, 36, of Alexandria, Va., pleaded guilty to obtaining thousands of dollars from Coast Guard repair contracts that she oversaw. Her co-defendants channeled money into two accounts owned by Ferreira and her spouse.

Tags: Danielle Daniese Ferreira , DHS , OIG , DoD

Friday - 06/22/2012, 10:05am EDT

Buying commercial in DoD: 15 years after acquisition reform

During the last Defense drawdown, Congress and the White House pushed the Pentagon to make smarter buying decisions in the hopes that it would save a lot of money. The idea was to have the military buy many products the same way businesses do. A decade and a half later, DoD now spends tens of billions of dollars a year under the commercialized models Congress set up. In a two-part, exclusive report, Federal News Radio examines the debate underway over how well it has worked out.

Tags: commercial products , Bill Clinton , Al Gore , Reinventing Government , commercial of a type , Shay Assad , Clinger-Cohen Act , William Clinger , Federal Acquisition Streamling Act , Susan Lawrence , Army , Network Integration Evaluation , Navy , CANES , John Korn , DoD , Aquisitions , Scott Amey , Project on Government Oversight , Defense Service Board , William Perry , Dennis Moran , Harris Corp. , Jared Serbu , Nett Warrior

Monday - 05/21/2012, 05:28am EDT
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On the show today - May 21

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Thad Allen , John Berry , John Shoraka , Lance Rodewald , CDC , OPM , SBA

Monday - 05/21/2012, 06:01pm EDT

In Depth interviews - May 18

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , John Hegarty , National Postal Mail Handlers Union , Thad Allen , Booz Allen , Bob Leins , NITP , Paul Strasser , DRC , FedRAMP , Roger Waldron , CGP , GSA Expo

Saturday - 05/19/2012, 01:27am EDT

Agencies see potential of putting HR systems in cloud

VA will award a contract for human resources services to a private sector cloud provider later this year. GSA still is in the planning stages, while the Coast Guard is refreshing its HR system that has been in a private cloud since 2003. OMB listed HR systems as a possible function to move to a shared service provider in 2012.

Tags: technology , human resources , cloud computing , GSA , Dennis Papula , VA , Cynthia Vaughn , Mike Fijalka , shared services , LRP Publications , Jason Miller

Friday - 04/13/2012, 05:22am EDT
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International Ice Patrol maps out icebergs

Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. It's the 99th anniversary of a small Coast Guard unit that was created to prevent future ship disasters in the rough north Atlantic Ocean.

Tags: International Ice Patrol , icebergs , John Luzader , Federal Drive

Friday - 04/13/2012, 07:14am EDT
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Military leaders assert zero-tolerance for hazing

Military services still struggle to track hazing incidents, but insist incidents that harm or demean servicemembers won't be tolerated.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Army , Navy , Marine Corps , Air Force , Rick West , Michael Barrett , Judy Chu , Mike Coffman , hazing , Harry Lew , Danny Chen , Jared Serbu

Monday - 03/26/2012, 05:51am EDT
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Coast Guard searches for IT efficiencies in cloud, mobile

Adm. Robert Day, the service's CIO, said he wants to consolidate data centers, recompete their HR system and better utilize smartphone and tablet devices. The Coast Guard also will begin deploying long-awaited C4 capabilities in 2012.
March 8, 2012

Tags: technology , Robert Day , DHS , cloud computing , mobile computing , industry , cybersecurity , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 10:39pm EST
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