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Danielle Brian, Executive Director, Project on Government Oversight

The former acting Inspector General at the Department of Homeland Security, Charles Edwards, is now on administrative leave, following the release of a Senate subcommittee report indicating Edwards "jeopardized the independence" of the IG office. Danielle Brian, executive director of the Project on Government Oversight, talks to In Depth with Francis Rose about who's watching the watchers.

Tags: Danielle Brian , POGO , Charles Edwards , In Depth

Tuesday - 04/29/2014, 06:28pm EDT
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Former DHS IG placed on administrative leave following release of Senate report

In a report issued Thursday, the Senate Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight, says Edwards altered or delayed reports to accommodate senior DHS officials, sought outside legal advice in violation of the laws governing agency IGs and failed to recuse himself form some audits despite concerns over conflicts of interest involving his wife, who was also employed by the agency.

Tags: DHS IG , Charles Edwards , Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight , oversight , Claire McCaskill , Ron Johnson , John Roth , Jack Moore

Thursday - 04/24/2014, 12:52pm EDT

Steve Lord, Forensic Audits and Investigative Service, GAO

Navy bases are stopping dozens of transportation workers at their gates. All of these workers have criminal records. But a few weeks ago, before a truck driver shot and killed a sailor at Naval Station Norfolk, they would have been allowed on base without question. That's because all hold credentials from the Transportation Security Administration. The cards are known as TWICs. Steve Lord, managing director of Forensic Audits and Investigative Service at the Government Accountability Office, fills in Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the TWIC program.

Tags: Steve Lord , Forensic Audits and Investigative Service , GAO , Federal Drive , TWIC ,

Thursday - 04/24/2014, 11:41am EDT
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Jamie Johnson, Homeland Security Department

The Homeland Security Department's Science and Technology National Labs play a big role in defending the United States against threats anywhere and at anytime. The labs conduct research and tests to evaluate new technologies. Jamie Johnson, director of the Office of National Labs at DHS, told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the latest findings from the labs.

Tags: Jamie Johnson , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Monday - 04/21/2014, 10:05am EDT
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Richard Spires, CEO of Resilient Network Systems

The intelligence community is ready to start deploying shared IT systems. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports all 17 IC agencies will use the Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise or ICITE. It's just one of the big IT programs government agencies are working on. Richard Spires, CEO of Resilient Network Systems and former CIO of the Homeland Security Department, is writing about five elements for managing a successful IT program.

Tags: Richard Spires , IT , technology , In Depth

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 06:18pm EDT
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GSA to swap Fed Triangle properties for developers' services

GSA issued a RFQ that asks developers to restart the renovation of its stalled headquarters program and further DHS headquarters construction. The contractors wouldn't receive payment, but instead two buildings in Southwest Washington, D.C.

Tags: real property , Federal Triangle South , St. Elizabeths campus , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , Ellen Kortesoja , RFQ

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 10:06am EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The next version of cloud security standards is under development, even as agencies race to comply with current ones. The General Services Administration and the departments of Defense and Homeland Security are kicking off FedRAMP 2.0 by incorporating new NIST guidance. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp to explain how the agencies are keeping different standards aligned. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

Tags: Jason Miller , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , GSA , DoD , cybersecurity , cloud computing

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 10:26am EDT
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Version 2 of cloud cybersecurity standards coming soon

DoD CIO Teri Takai clarifies the Pentagon plans to use the FedRAMP baseline. DHS and GSA are working together to ensure the continuous diagnostics and monitoring program and FedRAMP are aligned. But questions remain around how other cyber initiatives fit into the cloud security program.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , cloud computing , FedRAMP , DoD , Teri Takai , GSA , Matt Goodrich , Intel Security , Scott Toulsey , Scott Renda , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 04:35am EDT
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GSA declares end to cube farms, unveils new approach to office space

DHS, HHS, Interior and USDA all are on board to try out the Total Workplace initiative that focuses on open spaces, hotelling and mobile employees. GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini said a new approach to office space will save money and improve how agencies meet their missions.

Tags: management , workforce , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , Jeff Orner , HHS , Interior , USDA , total workplace , real property , telework , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/20/2013, 05:44am EDT
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NIST, DHS push for more engagement around cyber framework

Federal officials say they need help from Congress to ensure companies are protected under the law for sharing cyber information with the government. Officials also say building up the cyber workforce is a top concern.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , cyber framework , workforce , NIST , industry , information sharing , Phyllis Schneck , John McCain , Ron Johnson , Lauren Larson

Thursday - 03/27/2014, 04:18am EDT
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