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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Federal agencies obligated more than $18 billion in spending against the General Services Administration's Alliant government-wide acquisition contract for IT services over the last five years. One vendor got more than 10 percent of that revenue. In his bi-weekly feature, "Inside the Reporter's Notebook," Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller writes about the winners under Alliant and other trends that might surprise you. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , GSA , contracting

Monday - 02/02/2015, 10:32am EST
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Cost doesn't factor heavily in military compensation panel recommendations

The nine-member Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission submitted 15 recommendations to bring effectiveness and efficiency, and that would protect, maintain and improve benefits for the service members.

Tags: pay and benefits , workforce , DoD , Congress , Alphonso Maldon , Bob Daigle , Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission , TRICARE ,

Friday - 01/30/2015, 04:02am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission came away from its huge task with a mixed bag of recommendations. Some of the 15 suggestions the experts revealed Thursday were obvious changes that have been needed for decades. Other recommendations are going to cause heartburn among military service members, retirees and their families, and on Capitol Hill. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose why the commission believes all of them are not only needed, but achievable.

Tags: DoD , In Depth

Friday - 01/30/2015, 05:35pm EST
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Commerce's ITA getting out of IT business

Joe Paiva, the International Trade Administration's CIO, said he wants to outsource the agency's network, device management and printing to the private sector.

Tags: technology , Commerce Department , International Trade Administration , Joe Paiva , industry , infrastructure as a service , outsourcing , print management , Ask the CIO ,

Friday - 01/30/2015, 08:46am EST
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Stempfley leaving DHS for private sector position

Bobbie Stempfley is heading to the private sector after five years at the Homeland Security Department. She worked in a variety of senior executive cyber positions.

Tags: Bobbie Stempfley , people , DHS , cybersecurity , Andy Ozment , Rick Harris , exclusive

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 04:43pm EST

DoD's proposals aim to simplify 'mindboggling' acquisition rules

Frank Kendall, the undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, told the House Armed Services Committee that a bunch of incremental changes could help DoD find success with its acquisitions more often. The seven legislative proposals address redundant documents and processes that the military needs help from Congress to get rid of and give program managers more time.

Tags: acquisition , management , Congress , DoD , Mac Thornberry , House Armed Services Committee , Frank Kendall , Better Buying Power , Aerospace innovation initiative ,

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 04:10am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department submits seven legislative proposals to Capitol Hill to simplify its acquisition process. But don't call them reforms, says Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss what DoD is asking for.

Tags: DoD , Frank Kendall , In Depth

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 04:38pm EST
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Air Force suspends, begins debarment process of FedBid

The Air Force's decision comes after the Veterans Affairs IG found alleged procurement fraud, intimidation and threats against a federal official. FedBid says it's cooperating with the Air Force and believes it took the necessary steps to fix the problems.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , FedBid , Air Force , VA , Joe Jordan , Suspension and debarment , reverse auctions , oversight ,

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 06:32pm EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Federal Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith describes the type of people needed to populate the new digital services offices across government in a simple way: TQ. So what kind of person is that? Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller describes Smith's formula on In Depth with Francis Rose. Read Jason's related article.

Tags: In Depth , Federal Drive , Megan Smith

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 04:25pm EST
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Federal CTO Smith wants tech experts who speak the language

Megan Smith, the federal chief technology officer says agencies need employees with a high technical quotient to help build digital services. Four months into the job, Smith said digital services, policy and innovation, and STEM are her top priorities.

Tags: technology , Megan Smith , White House , digital services , OMB , workforce , training , FTC , Internet of Things , State of the Net , Internet Freedom Foundation ,

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 04:54am EST
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