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Dan Waddell, Director of Government Affairs, ISC2

The Office of Personnel Management has a list of 25 different conferences that comply with federal training regulations. Dan Waddell is director of government affairs for the cybersecurity non-profit (ISC)2. OPM just added their fourth annual Security Congress event to its list of approved conferences. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Waddell explained how the event got on the list.

Tags: OPM , management , technology , cybersecurity , workforce , Francis Rose , Security Congress , Dan Waddell , ISC(2) , training

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 04:14pm EDT
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Lexy Kessler, Government Contracting Practice Partner, Aronson

Budget certainty is in place now, with the continuing resolution that funds the government through Dec. 11. But what happens after that? Only Congress can make that more clear, and it isn't doing anything until November. Lexy Kessler is partner-in-charge of the government contracting practice at Aronson LLC. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said history can be a contractor's planning guide for the CR.

Tags: Lexy Kessler , acquisition , contracting , Congress , management , budget , continuing resolution , Aronson LLC , Francis Rose

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 04:11pm EDT
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Raj Sharma, CEO, Censeo Consulting

Nov. 15 is the deadline for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to patch up the cybersecurity holes in the Healthcare.gov website. The Government Accountability Office offered 22 technical recommendations to the agency last week. Those problems appear just as the website nears its first birthday. Raj Sharma is co-founder and CEO of the Censeo Consulting Group. On the In Depth with Francis Rose Industry Chatter segment, he shared some ways to predict, and fix, longstanding problems with large federal IT projects like Healthcare.gov.

Tags: industry , Industry Chatter , technology , health IT , Raj Sharma , cybersecurity , HealthCare.gov , GAO

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 04:04pm EDT
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Ken Sandler, Sustainability and Green Building Advisor, GSA

The Army needs big solutions if it wants to generate as much energy as it consumes by 2020. It's using the Fort Carson Army base in Colorado Springs as a testing ground for the Net-Zero Energy Initiative. The General Services Administration identifies four ideas that could help Fort Carson reach big energy breakthroughs. It's also partnering with the Army and Energy Department to measure Fort Carson's progress so far. Ken Sandler is the sustainability and green building advisor within the Office of Federal High Performance Green Buildings at GSA. He told In Depth with Francis Rose what Fort Carson has done so far.

Tags: DoD , Army , Francis Rose , Fort Carson , GSA , Energy Department , Ken Sandler , green energy , Net-Zero Energy Initiative

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 04:15pm EDT
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Walter Shaub, Director, Office of Government Ethics

The Office of Government Ethics is stepping out from behind the legal and policy curtain to help build a broader community, and it wants agency ethics officials and others to do the same. Walter Shaub, director of the Office of Government Ethics, says a month-long series of seminars and summits is part of a broader effort to change the view of ethics oversight across government. He spoke to Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller in part one of their interview.

Tags: Walter Shaub , Office of Government Ethics , Federal Drive , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 09/23/2014, 04:32pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

By next summer, the Defense Department plans to make an award for a new off-the-shelf electronic health record system that meets modern health IT standards. But the system won't be a silver bullet for DoD's challenges in exchanging medical data with VA, or within the department itself. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu has details on the legwork DoD will be doing over the next couple years to make its existing data more interoperable.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , Veteran Affairs , health IT , electronic health record system , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 04:41pm EDT
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Ann Hagedorn, Author, "The Invisible Soldiers"

The Pentagon is looking at the relationship between its prime contractors and their subcontractors. That relationship has generated some controversy, especially in the area of private military security companies. Ann Hagedorn is author of The Invisible Soldiers: How American Outsourced Our Security. Her book focuses on the pros and cons of those companies and how the government buys their services. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she shared the story of Kadhim Alkanani.

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Tuesday - 09/23/2014, 04:19pm EDT
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Walter Shaub, Director, Office of Government Ethics

The STOCK Act, the revolving door, the reverse revolving door: these are the reasons why the Office of Government Ethics is being more aggressive in its training of federal employees. Over the last year, OGE has offered 238 percent more training courses and hours then the year before. In part two of their interview, Walter Shaub, director of the Office of Government Ethics, told Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller how OGE is managing through this volatile environment.

Tags: Walter Shaub , STOCK Act , training , ethics , Jason Miller , management , OGE , Federal Drive

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 12:47pm EDT
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Adrian Gardner, CIO, FEMA

The White House wants to cut about $2 billion from the federal IT budget next year. The Obama Administration says that's good news, because it means federal agencies are being more efficient with their IT projects. Adrian Gardner, chief information officer of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and agency co-chair of this year's Executive Leadership Conference, told In Depth with Francis Rose about one of his passions. He said he likes using industry partnerships to make the most out of shrinking IT budgets.

Tags: Adrian Gardner , FEMA , Francis Rose , budget , technology , Obama administration , Executive Leadership Conference , information technology

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 04:11pm EDT
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Cary Russell, Director of Defense Capabilities, GAO

The F-22 Raptor made its combat debut against the Islamic State in Syria this week. The F-22 project cost about $70 billion over a decade. The Pentagon expects the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to be combat-ready in four years, and it's already the most expensive weapon system in Defense Department history. Cary Russell, director of Defense Capabilities and Management Issues at the Government Accountability Office, estimates the cost of running the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. He told In Depth with Francis Rose after DoD activates the F-35 for combat, the cost could reach about $1 trillion.

Tags: DoD , Francis Rose , Cary Russell , GAO , F-22 Raptor , Pentagon Solutions , F-35 Joint Strike Fighter , Pentagon

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 04:08pm EDT
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