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Scott Quehl, Senior Principal, Accenture Federal Services

The Office of Management and Budget's guidance for fiscal 2017 is out. The administration tells agencies to show how they'll make 5 percent cuts in their budgets. Scott Quehl, a senior principal at Accenture Federal Services and former chief financial officer at the Commerce Department, tells In Depth with Francis Rose what the budget guidance means and how agencies use it.

Tags: Scott Quehl , Accenture Federal Services , OMB , In Depth

Friday - 05/08/2015, 03:56pm EDT
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Bills you should know about: Whistleblowers, bad apples and trolls

Congress has introduced lots of bills recently affecting federal agencies and employees. We summarize them for you here.

Tags: Congress , military , whistleblower , Veterans Affairs , patent , Shefali Kapadia

Thursday - 04/30/2015, 11:19am EDT

Census begins stretch run vowing not to make same mistakes

GAO warns the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee that the bureau needs to simplify its IT plans for the 2020 count. Census to finalize operational plan by September detailing technology and processes for the decennial population calculation.

Tags: Technology , Oversight , Congress , Census Bureau , John Thompson , GAO , Carol Cha , Robert Goldenkoff , James Lankford , Decennial Census , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Mobile computing , Cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/22/2015, 04:32am EDT
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Andrew Katsaros, Principle Assistant IG for Audit, Commerce Department

The Patent and Trademark Office needs to tighten its performance measures for patent examiners. The Office of Inspector General at the Commerce Department finds three main avenues PTO has to do it. Andrew Katsaros, principle assistant inspector general for audit in the Commerce Department OIG, tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the three avenues and the two objectives his team took on.

Tags: Andrew Katsaros , USPTO , In Depth

Monday - 04/20/2015, 04:33pm EDT
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Izella Dornell, Deputy CIO, Commerce Department

Small businesses are revolutionizing the federal IT industry in a unique way. That's according to Izella Dornell, deputy chief information officer of the Commerce Department, and co-chair of the ACT-IAC Small Business Conference. She says small businesses are finding new ways to streamline IT systems and increase public access to agencies. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she shared ways to increase agency interaction with small businesses to harness their unique value.

Tags: Izella Dornell , ACT-IAC , small business , In Depth

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 04:36pm EDT
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Calls grow for the ouster of Commerce IG Todd Zinser

Three whistleblower groups have joined Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) in calling for the removal of the Commerce Department's top watchdog over alleged misconduct.

Tags: Todd Zinser , Eddie Bernice Johnson , inspector general , misconduct , Jory Heckman , Government Accountability Project , National Whistleblowers Center , POGO , whistleblower

Friday - 04/10/2015, 11:39am EDT

Alan Tilles, Chairman of Telecommunications, Shulman Rogers

It will be several more years, at least, until first responders can access a nation-wide broadband network being built exclusively for them. It's called the First Responder Network Authority, or FirstNet. Even with a $7 billion budget, the project has encountered a number of obstacles. Alan Tilles is the chairman of telecommunications at the law firm Shulman Rogers. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on FirstNet's struggles.

Tags: Alan Tilles , FirstNet , Shulman Rogers , broadband , Tom Temin , Federal Drive ,

Monday - 04/06/2015, 09:54am EDT
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DoD breaks mobile security roadblock

The Defense Department is in the final stages of a test to show how derived credentials from the Common Access Card can secure smartphones and tablet computers. Richard Hale, the deputy CIO for cybersecurity, boldly predicts that by the end of the calendar year the military will be issuing derived credentials on mobile devices.

Tags: Technology , Mobile computing , Cybersecurity , DoD , Richard Hale , Navy , NSA , Sally Holcomb , John Zangardi , Roger Clark , Apple , Android , Microsoft , BlackBerry , Common Access Card , HSPD-12 , Derived credential , PKI , AFCEA , Jason Miller

Friday - 04/03/2015, 04:35am EDT
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Ian Kalin, Chief Data Officer, Department of Commerce

The Commerce Department recently hired its first ever chief data officer. The inaugural role went to Ian Kalin. He's a Navy veteran and came over from the private sector, having worked at Google and startups like Socrata. There, he helped modernize data and transparency programs. His first day on the job was Monday. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on his new position.

Tags: Ian Kalin , Federal Drive , transparency , data

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 12:09pm EDT
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Mark Doms, Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, Commerce Dept.

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker recently revealed the 19 members of the department's new Commerce Data Advisory Council (C-DAC). The council will help guide the department's data strategy aimed at helping it work smarter and more efficiently, and how it deploys data for public use. Mark Doms, the under secretary for Economic Affairs, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the council and what it will do.

Tags: Mark Doms , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Penny Pritzker

Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 09:31am EDT
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