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OPM details self-plus-one FEHBP option

In a proposed rule expected to be released Dec. 3, the Office of Personnel Management outlines how this new benefit will work for federal employees and retirees. OPM is accepting comments on the proposal.

Tags: pay and benefits , OPM , Federal Employee Health Benefit Propgram , Federal Register , self-plus-one ,

Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 02:00pm EST

Jason Miller, executive editor, Federal News Radio

The Education Department is giving prospective managers a chance to walk in their supervisor shoes before buying them. A program called "A Day in the Life" lets GS-14 and 15 employees see what it's like to be a manager by shadowing a current one over a few days. Quay Crowner is the Education Department's acting deputy chief administration officer and HR director. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained how the Day in the Life program is part of a broader employee engagement effort going on across the department.

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Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 05:13pm EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department takes a new view of the best way to secure cloud computing services the Pentagon gets from the private sector. A new report by the DoD chief information officer highlights potential changes to the security levels required for commercial cloud services. In the latest edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller writes about DoD's 45-day cloud computing study. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the Pentagon's plans.

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Monday - 12/01/2014, 04:25pm EST
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Matt Goodrich, Acting Director, FEDRAMP

Demand is finally pushing the cloud services cybersecurity program known as FedRAMP to develop standards for high impact systems. The Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program will send a draft baseline standard for FISMA high systems around the government for comment in the next month. Matt Goodrich, acting director of the FedRAMP program, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller about the changes that are coming.

Tags: Matt Goodrich , FedRAMP , In Depth , cloud computing , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , cybersecurity

Wednesday - 11/26/2014, 05:03pm EST
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FedRAMP developing a FISMA high baseline in 2015

The Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program will send a draft baseline standard for FISMA high systems around the government for comment in the next month. Matt Goodrich, the acting director of the FedRAMP program, said the high-impact baseline would apply only to non-classified technology systems as characterized under the Federal Information Security Management Act.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , FedRAMP , Matt Goodrich , GSA , DoD , DHS , Trusted Internet Connections initiative , Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program , Joint Authorization Board , cloud computing ,

Friday - 11/28/2014, 07:33am EST
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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: DoD trying to remove the haze around its use of commercial clouds

In this edition of "Inside the Reporter's Notebook," The Department of Defense releases the results of a study detailing three new approaches to help military services and agencies ensure the security of the commercial clouds they use; what could be the last set of the mostly dreaded annual Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) reports are arriving from agency inspector generals and Harvard, the Commerce Department and the Office of Management and Budget are stealing away three senior executives from the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Tags: technology , cloud computing , cybersecurity , DoD , Terry Halvorsen , Inside the Reporters Notebook , oversight , FISMA , State Department , continuous monitoring , people , White House , Office of Science and Technology , Commerce Department , OMB , U.S. Digital Service , Nick Sinai , Harvard University , Lynn Overman , Charles Worthington , Aneesh Chopra

Monday - 12/01/2014, 03:56am EST

OMB to seed digital services teams across government

The U.S. Digital Service team is working with VA and other agencies to hire and train employees to apply the agile development approach to projects. Mikey Dickerson, USDS director, said the goal is two-fold: to create lasting agile development capacity in agencies and to ensure agencies think about citizens' needs first and foremost.

Tags: technology , workforce , OMB , Lisa Schlosser , Mikey Dickerson , digital services , agile development , training , hiring , Veterans Affairs Department , CIO Council , GSA , 18F , exclusive

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 06:06pm EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Digital services teams will begin sprouting up across the government over the next year. The Office of Management and Budget plans to expand the number of teams of technology experts that will work on troubled or high-profile projects. Lisa Schlosser, acting federal chief information officer, and Mikey Dickerson, director of the U.S. Digital Services Office and deputy federal CIO, spoke to Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller about the evolution of digital services.

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Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 05:01pm EST
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Aaron Raddock, Manager, Baker Tilly

Some vendors use the phrase "contractors as pinatas" to describe how they feel about the assortment of new rules and regulations coming from the Obama administration. Aaron Raddock, a manager in the government contractor advisory services practice at the consulting firm Baker Tilly, spoke with Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller at the National Contract Management Association's 33rd annual Government Contract Management Symposium to discuss how vendors can avoid the strike zone.

Tags: Aaron Raddock , Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP , Federal Drive , workforce , industry , NCMA , regulations , contracting , acquisition

Monday - 11/03/2014, 09:10am EST
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Agencies delivering IT capabilities 20 days faster by using agile, OMB says

The Office of Management and Budget says PortfolioStat data is proving the positive impact agile development is having on IT projects. The U.S. Digital Service is providing both help and training to expand the understanding and use of agile development.

Tags: technology , OMB , Lisa Schlosser , Mikey Dickerson , Haley Van Dyck , agile development , U.S. Digital Service , PortfolioStat , Smarter IT Delivery Agenda , acquisition , Marina Martin , VA , exclusive

Friday - 11/21/2014, 04:23am EST
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