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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Clear evidence is in: the agile software development concept is leading to more successful federal technology projects. The Office of Management and Budget issued a memo calling for modular project development in 2012, and it's been monitoring its uptake since. Lisa Schlosser is acting federal chief information officer. Mikey Dickerson is the director of the U.S. Digital Service and the deputy federal chief information officer. Haley Van Dyck is a member of the Digital Services Team. All three of them sat down with Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller to discuss the progress in using the agile concept commonly known as DevOps.

Tags: In Depth , U.S. Digital Service , agile development , OMB

Thursday - 11/20/2014, 03:50pm EST
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Senate Judiciary approves bill to codify ‘presumption of openness'

Senate committee lawmakers voted to send a manager's amendment to the Freedom of Information Act Improvement Act to the full body for consideration. The bill would require agencies to release documents more proactively.

Tags: management , FOIA , Senate Judiciary Committee , Patrick Leahy , Charles Grassley , Patrice McDermott , OpenTheGovernment.org , Sunlight Foundation , Sean Vitka , National Security Archive ,

Thursday - 11/20/2014, 03:20pm EST

Bid protests continue to rise as agencies take corrective action more quickly

The Government Accountability Office released its annual report showing vendors submitted 5 percent more protests in 2014 than in 2013. But the overall sustainment rate dropped significantly for the first time in five years.

Tags: bid protests , acquisition , contracting , GAO , industry , Ralph White , Rob Burton , Venable ,

Thursday - 11/20/2014, 02:30pm EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

It took five requests and a subpoena for Todd Park to finally appear before the House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Oversight. But yesterday's hearing on the security of HealthCare.gov never did get to the bottom of the former federal chief technology officer's involvement, what he knew and when leading up to the October 2013 launch. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller explained the hearings highlights on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

Tags: Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Todd Park , HealthCare.gov , technology , cybersecurity

Thursday - 11/20/2014, 10:50am EST
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CMS claims cyber fixes in place for HealthCare.gov

Administrator Marilyn Tavenner told House Oversight and Government Reform Committee members on Nov. 14 that CMS fixed 22 technical recommendations before open enrollment began. The letter came on the cusp of yet another contentious hearing on the role of former White House CTO Todd Park in overseeing and developing the initially troubled portal.

Tags: technology , management , oversight , Congress , House Science and Technology Committee , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , CMS , HHS , White House , Todd Park , Marilyn Tavenner , Scott Peters , Darrell Issa , Paul Broun , Eric Swalwell , Bill Johnson , cybersecurity , HealthCare.gov , Affordable Care Act ,

Thursday - 11/20/2014, 04:26am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

It took five requests and a subpoena for Todd Park to finally appear before the House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Oversight. But Wednesday's hearing on the security of HealthCare.gov fails to shine much of a brighter light on the former federal chief technology officer's involvement, and what he knew and when, leading up to the October 2013 launch. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the hearing.

Tags: In Depth

Wednesday - 11/19/2014, 04:28pm EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Veterans Affairs Department says it managed to pinch off the paths foreign hackers used to steal data from its systems. But that isn't enough to offset a series of disturbing reports by government auditors on the state of VA's cybersecurity. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with the latest details on VA's cybersecurity problems.

Tags: Federal Drive

Wednesday - 11/19/2014, 09:39am EST
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VA to spend $60 million more on cyber after auditors' continued concerns

Steph Warren, VA's CIO, said he moved money out of projects and into cybersecurity to ensure the agency gets rid of as many material weaknesses as they can. The decision to move money comes as Congress turns back up the heat on VA to correct long-standing and systemic cyber shortcomings.

Tags: technology , oversight , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Veterans Affairs , Steph Warren , GAO , Greg Wilshusen , Sondra McCauley , cybersecurity , VA Cyber Efforts in the Hot Seat ,

Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 12:56pm EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Veterans Affairs Department says it closed down the paths foreign actors used to steal data from its systems. But that doesn't offset a series of disturbing reports by government auditors on the poor state of VA's cybersecurity. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the latest details on VA's cybersecurity problems.

Tags: In Depth

Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 04:27pm EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Treasury Department is preparing its holiday catalog. It is loaded with shared services though, instead of lovely gift ideas. Treasury is opening the door for industry to participate in the governmentwide effort. In the latest edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller writes about Treasury's plans. He joins

Tags: In Depth

Monday - 11/17/2014, 04:26pm EST
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