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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

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Office of Personnel Management is pushing the bounds of cybersecurity. It's moving from the idea of defense in-depth -- or even the popular continuous monitoring -- to a concept called orchestration. Jeff Wagner, OPM's director of IT security, and Paul Nguyen, president of CGS Invotas, tell Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller how orchestration is giving OPM a head start on protecting its networks and applications.

Tags: OPM , cybersecurity , Jeff Wagner , Paul Nguyen , CSG Invotas , In Depth

Thursday - 03/12/2015, 05:20pm EDT
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OPM orchestrates cyber protections through automation

Jeff Wagner, OPM's director of IT security, said by detailing specific processes, his organization can protect the network in near real-time and ensure threats or vulnerabilities do not put the entire infrastructure at a greater risk.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , OPM , Jeff Wagner , Paul Nguyen , CSG Invotas ,

Thursday - 03/12/2015, 03:54pm EDT
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CIO Council to try to deepen the pool of IT workers

A new survey from the Chief Information Officers and Chief Human Capital Officers councils shows most agencies are finding the pool of job candidates to choose from is too shallow. Darren Ash and Richard McKinney, the co-chairmen of the CIO Council's Workforce Committee, said 75 percent of agency IT managers and human resource executives responding to the survey said they couldn't recruit the necessary talent to do mission critical work.

Tags: technology , Darren Ash , NRC , Richard McKinney , Transportation Department , CIO Council , workforce , Ask the CIO ,

Thursday - 03/12/2015, 04:15am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Army says it's in the midst of a significant reduction in its spending for service contractors -- including a $2 billion cut to logistics support contracts that officials expect to double in the coming years. As Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, most of the work they're performing will be handed over to soldiers and Army civilians.

Tags: Army , DoD , In Depth

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 04:51pm EDT
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USDA, GSA put out 'help wanted' signs for new CIOs

Sonny Hashmi, GSA's CIO since January 2014, is leaving government for the private sector. Cheryl Cook spent almost three years at USDA's CIO before leaving government earlier this month.

Tags: people , technology , GSA , Sonny Hashmi , USDA , Cheryl Cook ,

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 09:07am EDT

OMB plays data matchmaker to combat rise in improper payments

David Mader, OMB controller, said the administration will target specific agencies with new technology to access more data to combat this long-standing challenge. GAO reported Feb. 26 that the governmentwide improper payment rate was 4.02 percent, meaning agencies misspent almost $125 billion in 2014.

Tags: management , OMB , Dave Mader , Improper payments , Risk management , A-123 , GAO , financial management , Do Not Pay list , exclusive

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 03:41am EDT
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David Mader, Controller, Office of Management and Budget

After a few years of declines, the government's improper payment rate jumped 14 percent in 2014. The Government Accountability Office said the increase came from major programs including Medicare fee for service, Medicaid, the earned income tax credit, unemployment insurance and supplemental security income. David Mader is the White House controller. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he told Executive Editor Jason Miller about some new steps to move the needle in the right direction.

Tags: David Mader , OMB , GAO , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 06:20am EDT
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GAO highlights two ways to fire poorly performing feds more easily

A new report finds longer probationary periods and better performance metrics can help address a long-standing complaint about terminating federal employees who are not meeting their job's requirements.

Tags: workforce , Congress , Ron Johnson , GAO , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , OPM , GEAR ,

Monday - 03/09/2015, 05:14pm EDT
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