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SearchUSA aims to be 'traffic cop' of online government content

Martha Dorris, the deputy associate administrator of GSA's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, told In Depth with Francis Rose that Search.USA.gov doesn't compete with commercial search giants, such as Google. Instead, the site relies on the commercial search providers to get information seekers on government sites, where USASearch can act as a "traffic cop" directing them to the most high-value content.

Tags: GSA , technology , IT , Martha Dorris , Francis Rose , Office of Citizen Services & Innovative Technologies , Office of Citizen Services & Innovative Technologies , SearchUSA

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 09:43pm EST
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Navy testing PTSD injection treatment

The Navy is taking a different look at curing post-traumatic stress disorder. A doctor says he has developed an injection for the neck that can cure PTSD, Wired reports. Capt. Anita Hickey, the director of Integrative Pain Medicine at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego has received $100,000 to test Dr. Lipov's method.

Tags: PTSD , Wired , Francis Rose , Navy , DoD , DoD Report

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 10:00pm EST

Federal employees and big government

Government Executive Editor in Chief Tom Shoop joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss a recent poll finding big government a leading concern as the biggest threat facing the U.S. Shoop said distrust of the government translates into distrust of the political system.

Tags: workforce , Tom Shoop , Government Executive

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 08:41pm EST
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Younger feds quickly rising through government ranks

Steve Kelman, a professor of public management at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and former administrator at the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss how and why young feds are rising to the top so quickly.

Tags: budget , workforce , Steve Kelman , Harvard Kennedy School of Government , young feds , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 07:49pm EST
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Scope of DCAA's access to internal audits still muddled

Bill Woods, the director of acquisition and sourcing management issues at GAO, directed a team that reviewed seven defense companies and their internal audit processes. He joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the findings of the report.

Tags: Francis Rose , GAO , Bill Woods , DCAA , acquisition , contracting

Monday - 12/12/2011, 05:51pm EST
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TSP offers varying levels of risk

Tom Trabucco, the Director of External Affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, discussed managing risk in the TSP on In Depth with Francis Rose. He said one of the strengths of the TSP is its diversity of investment options.

Tags: TSP , FRTIB , Tom Trabucco , retirement , pay and benefits , Francis Rose

Monday - 12/12/2011, 08:47pm EST
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DoD renews push against converting in-house work to contractors

Rob Burton, a partner at Venable law firm, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss what recent indications from the Defense Department on A-76 and other workforce initiatives mean for industry.

Tags: Francis Rose , contracting , acquisition , acquisition policy , Venable , Rob Burton , Jo Ann Rooney , A-76

Monday - 12/12/2011, 05:47pm EST
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Is DoD's overseas contingency budget an escape hatch for cuts?

Gordon Adams, a professor of international relations at American University and former associate director at OMB, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss what the defense budget restructuring.

Tags: DoD , OMB , budget , Gordon Adams , Francis Rose

Monday - 12/12/2011, 05:56pm EST
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The risks and rewards of cost-reimbursement contracts

Roger Waldron, the president of the Coalition for Government Procurement who previously served in the General Services Administration, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the pros and cons of cost-reimbursement contracts.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , Coalition for Government Procurement , GSA , Francis Rose

Monday - 12/12/2011, 03:29pm EST
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Report: Electric-grid cybersecurity too fragmented

Jerry Grochow, a research affiliate at the MIT Energy Initiative and the former vice president for Information Services and Technology at MIT, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss how the federal government could reset its cyber priorities for the electric grid.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology , Francis Rose , Jerry Grochow , electrical grid , FERC

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 08:07pm EST
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