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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Defense Information Systems Agency launches a new cyber defense organization. The Joint Task Force DoD Information Networks will official launch Thursday. The new cyber organization is part of the broader DISA reorganization that goes into effect Monday. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about some of the changes.

Tags: DoD , In Depth , DISA

Monday - 01/12/2015, 04:25pm EST
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GSA's agile RFI beginning of ‘systemic change' in IT acquisition

The General Services Administration's 18F and the Office of Integrated Technology Services issued a request for information as part of its strategy to create a blanket purchase agreement where agencies can buy agile development services for IT projects. Experts say the RFI shows how the government is beginning to adopt industry best practices.

Tags: technology , acquisition , Contracting , industry , GSA , 18F , Agile development , Nick Sinai , Harvard Kennedy School for Government , Raj Ananthanpillai , InfoZen ,

Friday - 01/09/2015, 06:37pm EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The General Services Administration is setting the table for a systemic change to how federal IT projects are completed. GSA's 18F and Integrated Technology Services now have a request for information on the street that would initiate a sea change to how the government contracts with vendors and buys technology. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the RFI and reaction to this approach.

Tags: In Depth , technology , GSA , 18F

Friday - 01/09/2015, 05:15pm EST
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NASA SEWP to drop fee again, launch new customer initiatives

Joanne Woytek, NASA SEWP program manager, said the space agency now plans to implement the next generation of the technology GWAC by May 1 after reexamining vendor bids. In the meantime, starting in March, SEWP will give agencies more information about what they buy, who they buy from and how they buy than ever before.

Tags: technology , acquisition , NASA , Joanne Woytek , SEWP , bid protest , supply chain risk management , exclusive

Friday - 01/09/2015, 04:24am EST

Joanne Woytek, Program Manager, SEWP 5, NASA

NASA is still five months away from kicking off its next generation governmentwide acquisition contract known as SEWP 5. But that isn't stopping the space agency from rolling out a series of new initiatives to give customer agencies more data -- and context about their spending -- than ever before. Joanne Woytek, program manager of NASA SEWP, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller about the status of SEWP V and where NASA is heading next.

Tags: Joanne Woytek , NASA , SEWP 5 , acquisition , In Depth

Thursday - 01/08/2015, 04:49pm EST
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Influx of employees is part of HUD's ongoing culture change

The Department of Housing and Urban Development hired 1,000 new employees in 2014. The new workers are helping the agency reverse a downward trend around morale.

Tags: workforce , HUD , Michael Anderson , Towanda Brooks , Partnership for Public Service , Best Places to Work , morale , training , security clearance

Thursday - 01/08/2015, 03:47am EST
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Rep. Cummings demands answers from background investigation contractor on data breach

Congressman Elijah Cummings wants KeyPoint Government Solutions to provide him with a briefing and answers to 13 questions about the December cyber vulnerability that put more than 48,000 federal employees at a greater risk of identity theft.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , oversight , Elijah Cummings , KeyPoint Government Solutions , industry , data breach , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , OPM ,

Wednesday - 01/07/2015, 03:46pm EST

HUD replenishes workforce with 1,000 person hiring spree

The Department of Housing and Urban Development increased its workforce by more than 10 percent in 2014. Michael Anderson, HUD's CHCO, said the agency found success by having the HR office collaborate with senior officials and program hiring officials to make the process more efficient.

Tags: workforce , HUD , Michael Anderson , Towanda Brooks , hiring reform , OPM

Wednesday - 01/07/2015, 04:41am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Department of Housing and Urban Development expects the 1,000 new employees it hired in 2014 to do more than just help it to meet its mission.The new employees are an important way HUD is leading a culture change. Michael Anderson is HUD's chief human capital officer and Towanda Brooks is HUD's deputy CHCO. In part two of their interview with Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller, they discuss the secondary goal of HUD's 2014 hiring spree.

Tags: In Depth

Wednesday - 01/07/2015, 04:40pm EST
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Air Force evolves its cybersecurity as JIE comes into focus

Air Force CIO Lt. Gen. Bill Bender said the service is baking in role-based authentication capabilities as part of its move to the MilCloud. He said the Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS) will help the Air Force move out of its AFNet architecture.

Tags: technology , Bill Bender , Air Force , Joint Regional Security Stacks , Joint Information Environment , cybersecurity , Role-based authentication , Governance , Ask the CIO ,

Wednesday - 01/07/2015, 04:49am EST
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