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Census, Archives face 'tsunami' of interest in 1940 census data

You might think the year 1940 is firmly ensconced in the history books. But the Census Bureau, which earlier this week released data from that year's census online, has brought it into the digital age.

Tags: Census , NARA , Rebecca Warlow , 1940 census , Francis Rose

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 09:49pm EDT

Navy squadron readies for F-35 C Lightning Two JSF

The Navy is already preparing to teach the next generation of sailors how to fly the F-35 C Lightning Two Joint Strike Fighter, according to a post on

Tags: Navy , DoD , DoD Report , Francis Rose , F-35 C Lightning Two

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 09:13pm EDT

FBI: Encryption key for cloud security

The FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services says local law enforcement needs to encrypt its data if it wants to join the cloud. The FBI said when information is encrypted from the start, police can have control of its cybersecurity on any cloud system, according to a post on InfoSecurity.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Report , Francis Rose , FBI , encryption

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 08:57pm EDT

On the show today - April 4

On the In Depth 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: Cindy Allen , CBP , ACE , Sean Moulton , OMB Watch , STOCK Act , Steven Grundman , F-35 , Francis Rose

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 01:44am EDT

GSA scandal highlights IG role, but vacancies persist

Aside from the abrupt personnel changes at the General Services Administration, the spending scandal highlighted the role of the agency inspector general in federal oversight. But it turns out many agencies and departments now lack an official IG, according to data maintained by the Project on Government Oversight.

Tags: management , CIGIE , Jake Wiens , POGO , GSA , inspectors general , Brian Miller , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 10:21pm EDT

Analysis: Increased financial reporting by federal execs under STOCK Act necessary

President Barack Obama signed legislation Wednesday prohibiting members of Congress, the President and thousands of federal workers from engaging in insider trading. Under the law, lawmakers and government employees will be required to report certain financial transactions within 45 days of the initial trade. Those reports which now are typically only available upon request will be made available on agency websites and, eventually, on searchable databases.

Tags: STOCK Act , Sean Moulton , OMB Watch , Francis Rose , Congress , financial disclosure

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 02:24pm EDT

GAO examines DoD's audit stance, weapons portfolio

Asif Khan, the director of financial management and assurance at GAO, and Mike Sullivan, the director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues, joined Pentagon Solutions with Francis Rose to discuss two recent GAO report.

Tags: Pentagon Solutions , Francis Rose , acquisition , DoD , Selected Acquisition Report , Asif Khan , Mike Sullivan , GAO

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 07:04pm EDT

Large power supplier vulnerable to 'any knowledgeable hacker'

A federal utility powering a third of the Pacific Northwest is vulnerable to computer breaches. An Energy Department audit found the Bonneville Power Administration, which services hospitals, banks, and critical military installations accounts for 30 percent of the region's power.

Tags: Nextgov , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 05:57pm EDT

On the show today - April 3

On the In Depth 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: Francis Rose , Jake Wiens , POGO , GSA , Tom Shoop , GovExec , Martha Johnson

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 01:18am EDT

Navy opens first LEED Platinum facility

Navy officials cut the ribbon on the$11.2 million Naval Operational Support Center Phoenix at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Ariz. on March 30.

Tags: green government , Navy , DoD , DoD Report , Francis Rose ,

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 08:09pm EDT
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