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Cyber center advances Energy's understanding of, defense against threats

Rod Turk, the Energy Department's associate chief information officer for cybersecurity and chief information security officer, said the Joint Cyber Coordination Center is moving into the advanced capabilities phase after building the information sharing foundation over the last year.

Tags: technology , Energy , Rod Turk , cybersecurity , Joint Cyber Coordination Center , information sharing , Ask the CIO ,

Friday - 03/20/2015, 02:16pm EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

House lawmakers and Veterans Affairs' IT officials continue to spar over the data security of millions of veterans. In the latest episode, VA Committee lawmakers say the agency suffered another nation state cyber attack. But IT officials say they have seen no evidence of such an attack. Federal News Radio's Executive editor Jason Miller joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with details on this ongoing cybersecurity drama.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Congress , cybersecurity , Federal Drive

Friday - 03/20/2015, 06:13am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Federal contractors have a new way to tell agency contracting shops how they really feel about the acquisition process. It's called Acquisition 360. It gives both contractors and program managers a chance to rate how individual agencies go about buying things. Anne Rung is the administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. Leslie Field is the deputy administrator. They tell executive editor Jason Miller about how Acquisition 360 works, and how they hope it will help improve the federal procurement process.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , contracting , acquisition , Acquisition 360 , OFPP , In Depth

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 09:19am EDT
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Rep. Chaffetz to try again to fire tax delinquent feds

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is expected to reintroduce a bill to make it easier for agencies to fire or not hire people with "serious" tax debt. But some lawmakers say the process the IRS uses may be a better option than legislation.

Tags: workforce , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Jason Chaffetz , IRS , Mick Mulvaney , Maureen Gilman , NTEU , pay and benefits , Tax delinquency , Pat Roberts , David Rouzer ,

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 07:26am EDT

OFPP initiates 360-degree reviews of the acquisition process

New guidance from Anne Rung, the administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, implements a way for vendors and program owners to rate the acquisition process in each agency. The goal of Acquisition 360 is to identify potential procurement process improvements.

Tags: acquisition , industry , OFPP , Anne Rung , PSC , GSA , customer satisfaction ,

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 04:12am EDT
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DoD pursues back-office savings ahead of potential cuts from sequestration

The Defense Business Board outlines three approaches for the Pentagon to save $125 billion across six administrative areas. Defense Deputy Secretary Bob Work said the 90-day study will help his department improve productivity as sequestration looms.

Tags: management , budget , DoD , Bob Work , Frank Kendall , Michael Turner , House Armed Services Committee , sequestration , Administrative functions , Defense Business Board , McAleese and Associates , Credit Suisse , Better Buying Power 3.0 , Acquisition policy ,

Wednesday - 03/18/2015, 04:05am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Anticipating another round of sequestration in 2016, the Defense Department is trying to make some headway in preparation for a tighter budget. The Pentagon sees a small treasure chest of money in back-office operations that could be used for mission and readiness needs. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on how DoD plans to unlock that treasure chest.

Tags: DoD , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 03/18/2015, 06:33am EDT
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Army commits $500 million to GSA's OASIS contract

Under a new agreement, GSA would reduce the Army's fee to use the professional services governmentwide acquisition contract to 0.1 percent from 0.75 percent. This is the second major MOU signed by GSA and a military service.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , OASIS , GSA , Harry Hallock , Tiffany Hixson , Jim Ghiloni , Professional services ,

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 03:53am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Federal chief financial officers are fighting an epic battle over ceding budgetary turf to chief information officers. The Federal Information Technology Reform Act (FITARA) is now law. It gives CIOs control over agency IT budgets. The Office of Management and Budget is working with agencies to implement FITARA, and that's sparked the reaction from the CFOs. In his biweekly feature, "Inside the Reporter's Notebook," executive editor Jason Miller writes about this long-simmering turf battle. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , CFOs , CIOs , FITARA , budgets , Inside the Reporters Notebook , In Depth

Monday - 03/16/2015, 10:34am EDT
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OMB proposes new approach to guarantee federal website authenticity

The administration releases draft guidance seeking comments on how this move to a secure website address standard would work.

Tags: technology , OMB , cybersecurity , Secure HTTP , federal websites , FTC , Ashkan Soltani ,

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 05:12pm EDT
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