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The DHA and DoD healthcare delivery

How is the Defense Health Agency changing the way DoD delivers healthcare? What are some of the key challenges faced in restructuring such a complex system? How is DHA transforming its health information technology portfolio? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with LTG Douglas Robb, Director, Defense Health Agency.

Tags: IBM Center for the Business of Government , Business of Government Hour , Michael Keegan , Douglas Robb , DHA ,

Monday - 11/03/2014, 12:00pm EST
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Takeaways from TechAmerica's Vision conference DoD style

If you are looking to understand the trends and drivers in the federal contracting market, few events are better than TechAmerica's annual Vision conference.

Tags: TechAmerica , Katrina McFarland , OMB , research and development , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Monday - 11/03/2014, 04:45am EST

Feds, contractors confused by Ebola guidance

An agency denies a federal contractor access to its facility after learning that he's visited family in West Africa, in one sign of the confusion amid contradictory guidance from the White House, Pentagon and elsewhere.

Tags: Ebola , Stan Soloway , USAID , Professional Services Council , workforce , AFGE , J. David Cox , Emily Kopp , contracting , industry

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 03:04pm EDT

DoD to ramp up deployment of Apple, Android smartphones

The Defense Department, long beholden to BlackBerry as its main mobility solution, plans to increase its use of Apple and Android smartphones tenfold over the next year.

Tags: technology , mobility , Apple , Samsung , BlackBerry , SME-PED , DISA , Mark Orndorff , Kimberly Rice , cybersecurity , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 04:26am EDT
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Shawn Brimley, Executive Vice President, CNAS

Leadership at the top of the Defense Department believes the United States military is in danger of losing its technological edge over the rest of the world. Federal News Radio's Jason Miller reports the Defense Department is already trying to save money by changing its acquisition policies for major projects in the technology development phase. Shawn Brimley is executive vice president and director of studies at the Center for a New American Security, and co-director of the "Beyond Offset" project. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared ways the U.S. military can maintain its military edge.

Tags: Shawn Brimley , CNAS , In Depth , technology

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 04:43pm EDT
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DOD asks leaders to grade RFPs earlier in acquisitions

Katrina McFarland, the assistant secretary of Defense for acquisition, said senior officials review solicitations before they get Milestone A approval to move into the technology development phase. This type of analysis had been missing previously or only done after it was too late.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Katrina McFarland , TechAmerica Foundation , Better Buying Power , Gerry Robbins , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 04:33am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department is requiring senior officials to review major acquisitions before they receive approval to move into the technology development. That's the phase commonly known as Milestone A. This change is part of the rigor of the Better Buying Power initiative. Federal News Radio's Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the current and future impact of BBP.

Tags: Jason Miller , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Milestone A , Better Buying Power , acquisition

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 10:48am EDT
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Gerry Robbins, DoD Business Development and Market Analyst

Armies run on food, fuel and information. That last part is why the Defense Department spends so much on information technology and services each year, and why contractors spend a lot of time reading the DoD tea leaves. Gerry Robbins is the team lead for this year's TechAmerica defense IT market forecast. He's spoke with Tom Temin on the Federal Drive at the TechAmerica Foundation Vision Forecast Conference.

Tags: Gerry Robbins , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , information technology , Tech America

Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 09:36am EDT
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Rich Ashooh, Director of Strategy, BAE Systems Electronics Solutions

For 50 years, the TechAmerica Foundation has presented a detailed forecast for Defense spending. It's one source of information contractors use to plan their marketing and sales efforts. This year's forecast team has shown one eternal truth. Pentagon budgets reflect more than just what military leaders say they need. They're buffeted by the economy and politics too. Rick Ashooh leads TechAmerica's DoD forecast team. He spoke with Tom Temin on the Federal Drive at this year's Tech America Vision Conference.

Tags: Rich Ashooh , BAE Systems Electronics Solutions , Tech America , budget , spending

Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 09:38am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department published its first-ever joint doctrine for military operations in cyberspace a year and a half ago. But the document was kept secret. Now, the Pentagon has released a declassified version. Much of it repeats what DoD officials have said in public, but there are some eyebrow-raisers. Federal News Radio's DoD Reporter Jared Serbu writes about it in this week's Inside the Reporter's Notebook. He joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive with details.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , cybersecurity , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 09:50am EDT
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