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Navy picks GenDyn for undersea mine detector contract

The Naval Surface Warfare Center has awarded General Dynamics a $48 million dollar contract to develop a new, underwater mine detector.

Tags: DoD , Naval Surface Warfare Center , General Dynamics , industry , contracting , acquisition

Monday - 10/03/2011, 12:21pm EDT

ACUS building 'model agency' from best practices, success stories

Shawne McGibbon, the ACUS general counsel, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to explain the conference's new 'Model Agency' initiative.

Tags: ACUS , best practices , management , shawne mcgibbon , agencies

Monday - 10/03/2011, 10:20am EDT

Cyber criminals target large organizations in 'whaling' attacks

Cyber criminals are increasingly netting big-fish victims by using a technique called "whaling" a targeted spear phishing attack that aims for large organizations.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , IBM , Phishing Scam , whaling scam

Monday - 10/03/2011, 09:02am EDT

Monday morning federal headlines - Oct. 3

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: Federal Drive newscast , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , FAA , NARA , TechAmerica , Washington monument , Census

Monday - 10/03/2011, 08:33am EDT

Bin Laden death a proud moment for federal law enforcement

Jon Adler, president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, told the Federal Drive a "vile cancer to humanity" has been eliminated.

Tags: Osama bin Laden , FLEOA , Jon Adler , Suzanne Kubota , CIA , Leon Panetta , Barack Obama

Monday - 05/02/2011, 10:37am EDT

How to move cheaply out of COBOL

COmmon Business-Oriented Language still common in government. Joe Moyer of Micro Focus tells us about it.

Tags: technology , COBOL , Joe Moyer , Micro Focus , Dorothy Ramienski

Wednesday - 05/19/2010, 09:42am EDT

Health care reform tips for federal employees

Health care reform will eventually affect the daily lives and bank accounts of every American, including feds! Registered employee benefit consultant Ed Zurndofer gives us some survival tips.

Tags: pay and benefits , FEHBP , dependent health insurance , Ed Zurndorfer

Friday - 08/06/2010, 10:31am EDT

Defense furlough fears heat up

Without a supplemental spending bill by July 4th, Sec. Gates has said Defense will be unable to pay active-duty military and have to start furloughing civilian workers. We talk with Gen. Charles Wald of Deloitte about the bill and the concerns.

Tags: DoD , supplimental funding , defense , Charles Wald , Deloitte , furlough

Tuesday - 06/29/2010, 11:08am EDT

Federal Register: new look for new rules

The Federal Register online looks more like a daily web newspaper, with a clear layout and new tools to guide readers to the most popular topics and relevant documents. We get details from Michael White, the managing editor of the Federal Register.

Tags: technology , Federal Register , Michael White , website makeover

Monday - 07/26/2010, 09:11am EDT

Environmental Exec says green gov is growing

Agencies have been ordered to to set greenhouse gas reduction targets, increase energy efficiency, reduce fleet petroleum consumption, conserve water, reduce waste, etc. We get an update on their progress from Federal Environmental Executive Michelle Moore.

Tags: technology , environment , green gov , Michelle Moore , Dorothy Ramienski

Tuesday - 07/06/2010, 09:31am EDT
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