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Jason Black, Research Leader, Battelle

By some estimates, taking out just nine critical electrical substations could plunge the whole nation into darkness. Threats to the electrical grid aren't just from cybersecurity, but also from a lack of physical security. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission asked the Battelle Memorial Institute to look into security of the bulk electricity system. Jason Black is the research leader at Battelle. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to talk about his findings.

Tags: Jason Black , Battelle , cybersecurity , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 10:10am EDT
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Don Kettl, Professor, University of Maryland

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has filled out its leadership under an unusual political deal. The Senate has confirmed the agency's Enforcement Chief Norman Bay to chair the commission. But he will have to wait nine months. In the interim, Acting Chairman Cheryl LeFleur will continue to lead the agency. Bay will serve as a board member while learning the ropes. Don Kettl is a professor at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to explain this unusual case.

Tags: Don Kettl , University of Maryland , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Monday - 07/21/2014, 10:59am EDT
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Sanjay Sardar, Chief Information Officer, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The furor over HealthCare.gov isn't gone quite yet. Several congressional committees still plan to conduct postmortems on what went wrong. The rollout of the website is just one example of how the federal government brand has taken a hit. Sanjay Sardar, chief information officer at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and government co-chair for this year's Management of Change conference, tells In Depth with Francis Rose restoring that brand is a very important job for the federal government for many reasons.

Tags: Sanjay Sardar , HealthCare.gov , In Depth

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 01:10pm EDT
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Nominee for head of FERC withdraws

Ron Biz, Obama's nominee to be the nation's top energy regulator, withdrew Tuesday, conceding he did not have enough support for confirmation.

Tags: Obama , people , Ron Binz , Senate Energy Committee

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 02:14am EDT

FERC putting mobility at the center of IT upgrades

Sanjay Sardar, FERC's chief information officer, said the agency is building from the Telework Enhancements Act of 2010 to increase access to data and apps.
September 5, 2013

Tags: Sanjay Sardar , mobility , technology , Ask the CIO , telework , Jason Miller , cloud

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 06:46pm EDT
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Mobile-minded CIOs point to importance of business case

Federal agencies across the government have dipped their toes in the mobile pond. While agencies have implemented the new technology for a variety of reasons, there are a couple of common lessons learned shared by the early adopters. Two federal chief information officers who have overseen their agency's mobile transitions shared best practices and compelling use-cases in a panel discussion as part of Federal News Radio's special series, Gov 3.0: It's Mobile.

Tags: ATF , Rick Holgate , Federal Drive , Gov 3.0: Its Mobile , mobile , technology , mobile apps

Friday - 12/07/2012, 11:02am EST
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Fiscal Cliff and FERC Order 1000, Monopoly Killer?

On this week's Capital Impact show, analysts discuss the fiscal cliff and its impact, and how a new court ruling will affect traditional utilites and power companies.
December 6, 2012

Tags: acquisition , contracting , sequestration , fiscal cliff , FERC order 1000 , Allen Scott , Robert Litan , Tony Costello , Rich Heidorn , utilities , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 06:17pm EST
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Federal Drive interviews - September 19

On the Federal Drive 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: Linda Bilmes , Eduardo Ribas , SES reform , hiring reform , STOCK Act , workforce

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 10:27am EDT

SES reform stalled, more progress needed

Eduardo Ribas, the chief human capital officer of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, discusses whether reforms to the Senior Executive Service have stuck and what remains to be done. The interview is part of Federal News Radio's special report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

Tags: Eduardo Ribas , SES , SES reform , Federal Drive , Obama Impact , workforce , management

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 04:00am EDT
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FERC goes back to Congress again for more cyber oversight

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said it needs authority to enforce cybersecurity standards. The agency also wants Congress to expand its jurisdiction over electric grid operators.

Tags: cybersecurity , Smart Grid , electric grid , Joseph McClelland , Greg Wilshusen , Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee , Congress , GAO , information sharing , Ruben Gomez , technology

Thursday - 07/19/2012, 05:12am EDT
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