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Sydney Heimbrock, Chief Learning Officer, OPM

Federal chief learning officers are gaining a higher profile across the government. A majority of the respondents to an exclusive Federal News Radio survey of federal chief human capital officers and CLOs say agencies highly value these executives. Sydney Heimbrock, chief learning officer at the Office of Personnel Management, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller the CLO is more important ever, even though the job has been around for a least a decade.

Tags: Sydney Heimbrock , In Depth , chief learning officer , CHCO

Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:07pm EDT

Despite declining budgets, CHCOs still desire outside training opportunities

A new survey federal CHCOs, deputy CHCOs and CLOs by Federal News Radio found budget challenges and workforce turnover is causing agencies to value training and education even more. This is putting chief learning officers in a new and more prominent role to ensure critical skill gaps are filled and employees are turned into leaders.

Tags: workforce , training , OPM , Chief Learning Officers Council , Sydney Heimbrock , CXO Surveys , exclusive

Monday - 05/11/2015, 05:28pm EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The hopes and expectations for Homeland Security's continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program haven't diminished as the cyber program has rolled out over the past year. Nothing has stymied the program. But two recent agency procurements indicate people are tired of waiting. Executive Editor Jason Miller writes about this, among other topics, in his bi-weekly feature "Inside the Reporter's Notebook." He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on CDM's progress.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , DHS , CDM , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 09:49am EDT

Draft FITARA policy elicits few comments, but new IT commission to help

The Technology Business Management (TBM) Council launched the Commission on IT Cost Opportunity, Strategy and Transparency (IT COST) May 14.

Tags: Technology , FITARA , OMB , Commission on IT Cost Opportunity , Strategy and Transparency , Technology Business Management Council , public-private partnership , Inside the Reporters Notebook ,

Monday - 05/18/2015, 04:45am EDT

Marine Corps CIO Nally to retire

After 34 years in the Marine Corps, Brig. Gen. Kevin Nally is retiring.

Tags: people , Marine Corps , Kevin Nally , GSA , Dan Twomey , Category management , Inside the Reporters Notebook ,

Monday - 05/18/2015, 04:37am EDT

Navy: A glutton for RFP punishment

The Department of the Navy plans to release the first of two requests for information this summer for the follow-on to NGEN, which could be worth $3.5 billion over five years.

Tags: acquisition , Navy , Marine Corps , industry , AFCEA , NGEN , contracting , Inside the Reporters Notebook ,

Monday - 05/18/2015, 04:29am EDT

TSA, HHS speed up move to cyber dashboards

Is patience running short among agencies over the Homeland Security Department's continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program?

Tags: Technology , acquisition , industry , DHS , continuous diagnostics and mitigation program , HHS , TSA , Cybersecurity , Inside the Reporters Notebook ,

Monday - 05/18/2015, 04:16am EDT

NASA using carrot, not stick in push for shared services

Larry Sweet, the NASA chief information officer, said he's not mandating the use of enterprise services such as the I3P contract, but rather is making the case by ensuring mission needs are met and the commodity IT is affordable.

Tags: Technology , NASA , Larry Sweet , Shared services , mobile computing , big data , I3P program , Ask the CIO ,

Friday - 05/15/2015, 11:50am EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Navy Department isn't making as much progress on data center consolidation and moving to the cloud as the brass want it to. So it's moving both initiatives, consolidation and cloud under a new owner, and training some big guns on those who are standing in the way. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on how the Navy wants to kick-start its data center and cloud efforts.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Navy , cloud , Data center consolidation

Friday - 05/15/2015, 10:57am EDT

Slow progress forces Navy to change strategies for cloud, data centers

The Department of Navy later this summer will move the Data Center and Application Optimization program office under its PEO-EIS group and out of its SPAWAR organization. Acting CIO John Zangardi said the DCAO will create a cloud brokerage hosting program with commercial and federally-approved clouds.

Tags: Technology , cloud computing , Data center consolidation , Navy , Marine Corps , Kevin Nally , Ted Branch , John Zangardi , Thomas Hicks , Mobile devices , Bring-your-own-device , AFCEA ,

Friday - 05/15/2015, 04:39am EDT
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