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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

House Veterans Affairs lawmakers want more details on why the Veterans Affairs Department let 14 contractor employees telework from countries like China and India. The latest VA Inspector General report on the agency's cybersecurity once again calls into question VA's actions and reactions to the potential problems. In the latest edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the latest concerns from members of Congress on VA's cybersecurity.

Tags: Inside the Reporters Notebook , Veterans Affairs , In Depth

Monday - 04/20/2015, 04:24pm EDT
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The New IP for Federal IT

What is the New IP? It's the old IP reimagined for our modern world, and designed to meet the needs of cloud, mobile, social and big data.

The new IP is both hardware and software….and it has both business and technology benefits.

Tags: The New IP , Brocade , Anthony Robbins , Phil OReilly

Sunday - 03/08/2015, 07:43pm EDT

Military associations embrace some compensation and retirement recommendations

Five military associations are calling on the House Armed Services Committee members to take a closer look at several of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission's recommendations.

Tags: pay and benefits , DoD , House Armed Services Committee , Air Force Association , Inside the Reporters Notebook , National Guard

Monday - 04/20/2015, 04:25am EDT

House lawmakers alarmed by VA's overseas network access

On the heels of another Veterans Affairs Department inspector general report showing departmental cybersecurity practices falling short, House Veterans Affairs Committee lawmakers are pressing for more answers about just how secure the data of millions of veterans are in the agency's network.

Tags: Technology , cybersecurity , VA , House Veterans Affairs Committee , oversight , Stephen Warren , VA cyber on the hot seat , Inside the Reporters Notebook ,

Monday - 04/20/2015, 04:04am EDT

OMB adds a twist to two-year goal setting process

Lisa Danzig, associate director for personnel and performance at OMB, said a new memo requires agencies to set high-priority objectives earlier than usual in an effort to institutionalize and continue progress. Agencies have deadlines in June and July to create goals and implementation plans.

Tags: management , OMB , Lisa Danzig , Shaun Donovan , Agency priority goals , Performance Improvement Council ,

Friday - 04/17/2015, 04:07am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Agency managers have about a month to come up with new management goals for fiscal 2016 and 2017. As part of the Office of Management and Budget's annual goal-setting process, agencies are following a well-worn path. But this year that path also includes a bit of a twist. Lisa Danzig is the associate director for Personnel and Performance at OMB. She told executive editor Jason Miller about how the administration wants to ensure long-term focus on achieving its agency high-priority goals. As always, it starts with a memo.

Tags: OMB , management , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Friday - 04/17/2015, 11:34am EDT
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DIA doubles training budget for IT workers in face of growing challenges

Janice Glover-Jones, the Defense Intelligence Agency's chief information officer, said she brought in a training expert from the CIA to help create courses to meet the agency's need for soft and technical skills.

Tags: Technology , DIA , Janice Glover-Jones , workforce , cybersecurity , Training , Defense , Ask the CIO ,

Friday - 04/17/2015, 09:10am EDT
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SEA calls on House lawmakers to further improve VA Accountability bill

Carol Bonosaro, president of the Senior Executives Association, explained her organization's concerns, saying Congress doesn't need to micromanage SES performance reviews at VA.

Tags: management , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Senior Executives Association , Senior Executive Service , Veterans Affairs Department , oversight , Carol Bonosaro ,

Thursday - 04/16/2015, 04:35pm EDT

Cyber award to Booz Allen begins CDM's value-chain evolution

DHS and OMB says the continuous diagnostics and mitigation program will begin to show 'intrinsic value' to the government as more and more agencies benefit from the cyber tools and services. GSA's $39 million award to Booz Allen is the second of six awards for tools and services under the program.

Tags: Technology , cybersecurity , Contracting , DHS , GSA , OMB , Grant Schneider , Mark Kneidinger , Continuous diagnostics and mitigation program , Booz Allen Hamilton , Symantec Government Symposium ,

Thursday - 04/16/2015, 04:22am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The continuous diagnostics and mitigation program (CDM) is spreading to eight agencies, including some big ones. It's all the result of a big new contract award. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on where CDM is headed over the next year.

Tags: CDM , Booz Allen Hamilton , Contracting , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Thursday - 04/16/2015, 09:42am EDT
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