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Dr. Louis Uccellini, Director, National Weather Service, NOAA

With the help of higher resolution modeling systems, less disruption to daily life and the economy occurred than otherwise might have when hurricane Arthur made landfall last year. That's thanks to a highly accurate landfall prediction made possible by supercomputers. This month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration begins the next phase of a $44.5 million upgrade to its supercomputers. Dr. Louis Uccellini is director of the National Weather Service at NOAA. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain the strategy behind NOAA's newest upgrade.

Tags: Louis Uccellini , NOAA , National Weather Service , technology , Tom Temin

Monday - 01/19/2015, 09:37am EST
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Monday federal headlines - January 19, 2015

The Federal Headlines is a daily compilation of the stories you hear discussed on Federal News Radio each day. It is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com readers more information about the stories heard on the radio. In today's news, the State Department gives agencies two weeks to comment on the hotly debated Keystone XL pipeline, the Air Force approves a plan to expand a bomber training area over the northern Plains and the federal government will no longer be able to accept assets seized by state and local law enforcement agencies.

Tags: newscasts , In Depth

Monday - 01/19/2015, 07:36am EST

Wolf Tombe, CTO, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Not a day goes by when working people don't touch high technology in one form or another. Wolfe Tombe is the chief technology officer for U.S. Customs and Border Protections. He was one of the two keynote speakers at the government conference at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. He also spent a lot of time on the show floor. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain exactly what a federal CTO does, and how the position differs from that of a Chief Information Officer.

Tags: Wolf Tombe , CBP , CTO , Consumer Electronics Show , technology , Tom Temin ,

Monday - 01/19/2015, 09:33am EST
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Lynne Bernabei, Bernabei & Wachtel

Two Justice Department prosecutors were briefly suspended for withholding evidence during the 2008 corruption trial of then-Sen. Ted Stevens. Now they've won their appeals over a technicality in how Justice handled their case. According to the Merit System Protection Board, Justice violated its own procedures in punishing the duo. Lynne Bernabei, a partner at the law firm Bernabei and Watchel, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the case.

Tags: Lynne Bernabei , Bernabei & Watchel , Tom Temin , Justice Department , Ted Stevens , MSPB

Monday - 01/19/2015, 09:44am EST
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Mark Papermaster, CTO and Senior VP, AMD

It's a chief technology officer's job to see the big picture, recognize trends, assess threats and anticipate where it's all heading. Mark Papermaster is chief technology officer and senior vice president at computer chip designer AMD. He spoke alongside Customs and Border Protection CTO Wolf Tombe at the government conference at the Consumer Electronics Show. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain how a CTO's job can vary in the private sector.

Tags: Mark Papermaster , CTO , AMD , Wolf Tombe , CBP , Tom Temin , technology

Monday - 01/19/2015, 09:23am EST
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Dr. Neil Cheatwood, Senior Engineer, NASA Langley

NASA is aiming to send humans deeper into space than ever before. Maybe to an asteroid, maybe to Mars. The mission presents a whole new set of technical challenges. Engineers are hopeful that an inflatable heat shield, shaped like a stack of doughnuts, will be the key to landing a large, manned spacecraft on Mars. Dr. Neil Cheatwood is NASA Langley's Senior Engineer for Advanced Planetary Entry, Descent and Landing Systems. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss how the heat shield will hopefully kick off the next age of space travel.

Tags: NASA Langley , Tom Temin , technology , Neil Cheatwood

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 10:49am EST
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Friday federal headlines - January 16, 2015

The Federal Headlines is a daily compilation of the stories you hear discussed on Federal News Radio each day. It is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com readers more information about the stories heard on the radio. In today's news, President Barack Obama hosts British Prime Minister David Cameron at the White House today to talk about cybersecurity, the Army opens up its Ranger School to women for the first time and contractor at the center of a Navy bribery scandal pleads guilty.

Tags: newscasts , In Depth

Friday - 01/16/2015, 07:57am EST

Dr. Stephen Cozza, Uniformed Services University

When someone dies, those left behind each grieve in their own way. Now for the first time a large-scale study is underway to understand the impact that the death of a service member has on his or her family. Dr. Stephen Cozza is Professor of Psychiatry and the Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress at the Uniformed Services University. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to talk about the National Military Bereavement Study.

Tags: Stephen Cozza , Uniformed Services Universit , DoD ,

Friday - 01/16/2015, 08:18am EST
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Alan Raul, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

No enterprise is safe from cyber attacks these days. Federal agencies, critical infrastructure operators, even movie makers. But today, digital pirates have less to fear from the United States than did the Barbary Coast pirates of the 18th century. Alan Raul is a partner at the law firm Sidley Austin and former vice chairman of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain.

Tags: Alan Raul , Sidley Austin LLP , Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board , cybersecurity , technology ,

Friday - 01/16/2015, 08:17am EST
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Rich Buetel, IT Acquisition Expert & Policy Adviser

After nearly three years on the job, Dan Tangherlini announced yesterday that he will be stepping down as administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA). His last day is Feb. 13. The agency today, however, is very different from the one he took over in 2012. Rich Buetel, a longtime Hill staff member and an IT acquisition expert, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on those changes, as well as what might be next for GSA.

Tags: Rich Beutel , GSA , Dan Tangherlini ,

Friday - 01/16/2015, 08:10am EST
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