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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The FBI provided a host of new capabilities for federal and local law enforcement officials to improve how they identify suspects. The Next Generation Identification System replaced a 15-year-old fingerprint system with advanced biometrics. Jim Preaskorn is the program manager for the I-D system. He told Executive Editor Jason Miller about and why AFCEA Bethesda recognized it with an award.

Tags: Jim Preaskorn , FBI , Technology , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 05/13/2015, 12:23pm EDT

FBI delivers on $1.1B biometrics program

The FBI launched the Next Generation Identification System in increments over the last four years to replace a 15-year-old fingerprint system with advanced biometrics. The bureau received an award for its successful program that met cost, schedule and performance goals.

Tags: Technology , FBI , Jim Preaskorn , Biometrics , Next Generation Identification System , Lockheed Martin , Richard McKinney , Transportation Department , AFCEA Bethesda ,

Wednesday - 05/13/2015, 04:22am EDT

Joanne Woytek, Program Manager, SEWP 5, NASA

The latest iteration of NASA's Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement contract (SEWP) is on the street. SEWP V is live after some delays. On In Depth, Joanne Woytek, the program manager for NASA SEWP, told Francis Rose and Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller about the big SEWP V announcement.

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

Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 04:05pm EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Now the hard work really begins for agencies to make their spending data more transparent. The Office of Management and Budget issued new guidance and other tools to begin the implementation of the Data Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act). Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller writes about the new policy in his biweekly feature "Inside the Reporter's Notebook." He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain what agencies have to do over the next two years.

Tags: DATA Act , Technology , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Monday - 05/11/2015, 11:07am EDT

Justice gets $9M back from bankrupt vendor, GCE

Global Computer Enterprises agreed to settle allegations under the False Claims Act with the government by paying a fine. GCE filed for bankruptcy in September while also receiving $23 million from GSA and Labor to buy back financial management systems and data.

Tags: industry , Contracting , Justice Department , GCE , Raed Muslimani , False Claims Act , GSA , Labor , EEOC ,

Monday - 05/11/2015, 12:47pm EDT

The New IP for Federal IT

What is the New IP? It's the old IP reimagined for our modern world, and designed to meet the needs of cloud, mobile, social and big data.

The new IP is both hardware and software….and it has both business and technology benefits.

Tags: The New IP , Brocade , Anthony Robbins , Phil OReilly

Sunday - 03/08/2015, 07:43pm EDT

Work officially sets up Pentagon reservation IT shared services

The Joint IT Single Service Provider-Pentagon is a much better name than the Pentagon Defense Information Service Agency Field Activity. But in the end, no matter what this new shared service office is called, Defense Deputy Secretary Bob Work signed off on the consolidation of redundant IT services options across the Pentagon Reservation and in the National Capital Region.

Tags: Technology , DoD , Pentagon , Shared services , Bob Work , Val Henderson , Joint IT Single Service Provider-Pentagon , Inside the Reporters Notebook ,

Monday - 05/11/2015, 05:16am EDT

Vendors call GSA's estimates for data reporting rule 'irrational'

Contractor associations are raising red flags over the General Services Administration's proposed rule for vendors to report 11 transactional data elements. And they are using data and expertise to make their case.

Tags: acquisition , industry , Coalition for Government Procurement , Professional Services Council , GSA , Transactional data , Inside the Reporters Notebook ,

Monday - 05/11/2015, 05:27am EDT

Cyber desktop standard gets wakeup call from CIO Council

The Chief Information Officer's Council held a séance, pulled out its Ouji board and asked for the approval from Rip Van Winkle to raise the United States Government Configuration Baseline (USGCB), otherwise known as the Federal Desktop Core Configuration, from its long slumber.

Tags: Technology , cybersecurity , OMB , CIO Council , industry , Inside the Reporters Notebook ,

Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:39am EDT

OMB starts DATA Act implementation in high gear

Executive editor Jason Miller says that for all of the Obama administration's reluctance and push-back against the Data Transparency Accountability Act as it was going through Congress, give them credit for meeting the first major statutory deadline of the law on May 7.

Tags: management , data transparency , DATA Act , OMB , Treasury , David Mader , David Lebryk , Hudson Hollister , Mark Warner , Data Transparency Coalition , Congress , Inside the Reporters Notebook ,

Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:29am EDT
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