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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Federal chief information officers have adjusted to flat technology budgets. But they haven't quite been able to shift significant money to modernization and innovation and away from operations. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss what CIOs say are their biggest challenges and concerns in a new TechAmerica and Grant Thornton survey. Read Jason's related article.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , technology

Friday - 06/06/2014, 09:38am EDT
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ATF's move to tablets part of broader infrastructure modernization effort

Rick Holgate, the chief information officer and assistant director for science and technology at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said lighter, more mobile computers along with VDI and the cloud is making it easier for employees to do their jobs.

Tags: technology , Ask the CIO , Rick Holgate , Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive , mobile ,

Friday - 06/06/2014, 10:19am EDT
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Intel community's fight against terrorism moves beyond connecting the dots

The Data Aggregation Working Group, under the Information Sharing Environment, is creating a data aggregation reference architecture to give law enforcement and intelligence agencies a better approach to sharing information more securely and more quickly. The group ran two pilots and created a tool kit for others to use.

Tags: technology , information sharing , Dirk Rankin , Paul Reynolds , data standards , exclusive

Thursday - 06/05/2014, 04:16am EDT
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Marines driving toward more active approach to cyber

The comply-to-connect initiative is about removing much of the people challenges by automating the software patching and updating the cyber processes in real time.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Ray Letteer , DoD , Marine Corps , AFCEA , continuous monitoring ,

Friday - 05/30/2014, 01:35pm EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The intelligence community is moving from "connect-the-dots" to sharing some or all of the picture created by connecting those dots. As part of this effort, a working group is creating data standards to ease the burden of understanding the picture the dots created. Dirk Rankin is the chief technology officer for the National Counterterrorism Center and the co-chairman of the Data Aggregation Working Group. Paul Reynolds is the other co-chairman of the Data Aggregation Working Group. They tell executive editor Jason Miller about the progress the DAWG is making.

Tags: In Depth

Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 04:40pm EDT
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Protests force GSA to suspend governmentwide use of Office Supplies 2 contract

Eleven vendors submitted protests to GAO over GSA's desire to extend the OS2 contract another six months. The contractors say GSA's extension would violate the Small Business Jobs Act because they didn't do a contract consolidation impact assessment.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , GSA , strategic sourcing , GAO , bid protest , Roger Waldron ,

Thursday - 06/05/2014, 03:49am EDT

Agencies struggle to adjust to new Pathways internship program

Chief human capital officers say the inability to do targeted internship announcements is frustrating and reducing effectiveness of the program. The Office of Personnel Management says it's working with agencies to address these challenges, including initiatives to target specific skillsets.

Tags: workforce , OPM , Commerce , Kevin Mahoney , Max Stier , Partnership for Public Service , GSA , Mike Casella , Pathways Program ,

Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 04:13am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Remember the Pathways program? It was the highly-touted replacement for the Presidential Management Fellows. Agencies are unhappy with the limitations under the new Pathways internships. It's almost two years since the program was launched, and agency use of Pathways is underwhelming. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller has the details on why some are saying Pathways needs to be fixed. Read Jason's related article.

Tags: Pathways Program , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 11:32am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Agencies are unhappy with the limitations under the new Pathways internship program. The program is two years into its existence and agency use of Pathways is underwhelming. Federal News Radio executive editor Jason Miller is here with details on why some are saying Pathways needs to be fixed.

Tags: In Depth

Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 06:28pm EDT
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Congress joins the fray as protests mount over strategic sourcing

Reps. Grace Meng and Tim Walberg introduce a provision in the Defense authorization bill to require GAO to study the impact of strategic sourcing on small businesses. GSA also is facing more than two dozen protests over its current and future office supplies contracts and now OASIS.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , Congress , Grace Meng , Tim Walberg , Sam Graves , House Small Business Committee , strategic sourcing , GAO , bid protests , GSA , Office Supplies 3 , OASIS , Sam Bornstein ,

Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 01:29pm EDT
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