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Federal Drive Interviews -- Oct. 10, 2012

Denise Wu of Clifton Larson Allen explains how the Chief Financial Officers Council has moved the idea of a Statement of Spending to the front burner. Julian Pecquet of The Hill discusses the bitter partisan battle raging on Capitol Hill over last month's attack in Benghazi. Sharon Virts-Mozer, president and CEO of FCI Federal, details how some local businesses are thriving despite down economy and impending sequester.

Tags: Denise Wu , CFO Council , Julian Pecquet , The Hill , Sharon Virts-Mozer , FCI Federal , Federal Drive , DoD , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update

Wednesday - 10/10/2012, 09:13am EDT

Federal Drive Interviews -- Oct. 9, 2012

John Kasianowicz is the NIST project leader on a project coming up with a cheaper way to test DNA for possible illnesses. GAO's John Hutton says that few agencies are compiling inventories for their service contracts. Procurement attorney Joe Petrillo discusses a new inspector general's report. Dr. Harry Lambright of Syracuse University studied the effectiveness of two former federal officials. David Hall-Matthews talks about a ranking of nonprofits.

Tags: John Kasianowicz , NIST , Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , John Hutton , GAO , Joe Petrillo , Petrillo and Powell , Harry Lambright , David Hall-Matthews , Publish What You Fund

Tuesday - 10/09/2012, 08:45am EDT

Federal Drive Interviews -- Oct. 2, 2012

Casey Coleman, CIO at the GSA, gives a preview of the 2012 Executive Leadership Conference. Lynn Bernabei, a partner with Bernabei and Watchel, discusses the House's sweeping update to the law protecting federal whistleblowers. Tom Fox of the Partnership for Public Service tells how managers can keep their workforce motivated in tough times. Miriam Nisbet of the National Archives discusses a new website aimed at speeding up the FOIA request process.

Tags: Casey Coleman , Tom Fox , General Services Administration , technology , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , DoD , Partnership for Public Service , Lynn Bernabei , Bernabei and Watchel , Miriam Nisbet , NARA , FOIAOnline

Tuesday - 10/02/2012, 10:00am EDT

Budget resolution omits Iraq training authority

Congress did not include the Iraqi Security Forces Fund in the short-term spending measure it passed last month to fund the government.

Tags: Mike Mullen , DoD ,

Monday - 10/01/2012, 06:53pm EDT

Panetta orders action to curb sexual assaults

Pentagon press secretary George Little said the goal is to make training better and more uniform among the services.

Tags: Leon Panetta , DoD , sexual assaults ,

Tuesday - 09/25/2012, 02:52pm EDT

Alcatel-Lucent agrees to pay $4.2M to settle fraud claims

Federal prosecutors said the company submitted misleading test certificates concerning the design and construction of a 911 emergency response system in Iraq.

Tags: Alcatel-Lucent , DoD , Federal Drive , Iraq , Justice Department , fraud , industry

Monday - 09/24/2012, 09:00am EDT

Army tests body armor tailored for female soldiers

>Members of a female engagement team from the 101st Airborne Division, who will be directly interacting with Afghan women during the coming deployment, have been equipped with the female prototypes of the newest generation of Army tactical vests.

Tags: DoD , Afghanistan , body armor , Federal Drive , Army

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 11:23pm EDT

U.S. to spend $100M on PTSD, brain injury research

Officials say one in six service members and vets suffer from PTSD. The research will focus on spotting symptoms, prevention and treatment.

Tags: DoD , Federal Drive , Veterans Affairs , PTSD , traumatic brain injury

Thursday - 09/20/2012, 10:07am EDT

Peeking inside DoD's next version of Better Buying Power

Should-cost management and affordability-cap elements of acquisition overhaul have worked well, DoD's acquisition chief says. But workforce has overreacted to Pentagon's urging toward more fixed-price contracts.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , Frank Kendall , Better Buying Power , Jared Serbu , Obama Impact ,

Thursday - 09/20/2012, 03:54am EDT
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