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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The White House announced Tuesday a new cyber threat intelligence center to better understand and coordinate the response to the threats the nation faces. The approach the administration is taking isn't a new one. In fact, it's modeled after the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the center and why many experts say this approach seems like the right one.

Tags: cybersecurity , NCTC , In Depth

Tuesday - 02/10/2015, 04:30pm EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Navy and Marine Corps are investing millions of dollars in unmanned helicopters, jeeps and ships, which sound like they're right out of science fiction novels. The scientists and technologists were in full geek mode as they discussed the next generation vehicles and weapons at the recent Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo in Washington. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller visited the expo and spoke with several of the people behind the new innovations.

Tags: Navy , Marine Corps , In Depth

Monday - 02/09/2015, 04:55pm EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Right out of a science fiction novel, the Navy and Marine Corps are investing millions of dollars in unmanned helicopters, jeeps and boats. The scientists and technologists were in full geek mode as they discussed the next generation of vehicles and weapons at the recent Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller visited the expo. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he shared some of the descriptions the experts behind these technology innovations gave him.

Tags: Navy , Marines , Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Monday - 02/09/2015, 06:59am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Social Security Administration is shedding its reputation as an agency stuck in the 1980s when it comes to IT. SSA cobbled together a few leftover computers and took advantage of an open source platform to develop a new approach to conquering its big data problem. Ann Am-Rhein is SSA's deputy associate commissioner for the Office of Earning, Enumeration and Administrative systems. Ron Sikes is SSA's director of business intelligence and analytics. They tell Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller why their new approach earned honors in the Igniting Innovation awards.

Tags: SSA , In Depth , Federal Drive

Thursday - 02/05/2015, 05:08pm EST
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SSA's big data project speeds up transition to innovation culture

The Social Security Administration used excess desktop computers and an open source platform to tackle its big data challenge. For its efforts, ACT-IAC named SSA's improper payments and data analytics program a finalist in the Igniting Innovation awards.

Tags: technology , SSA , Ron Sikes , Ann Amrhein , improper payments , Open source , Hadoop , big data , Igniting Innovation awards , ACT-IAC ,

Friday - 02/06/2015, 11:05am EST
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Rep. Edwards makes another bid to repeal pension contribution increase

Rep. Donna Edwards reintroduces the Federal Employee Pension Fairness Act to rescind the laws requiring feds hired after 2013 to pay more into their pensions than those hired before them.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , Congress , Donna Edwards , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , J. David Cox , AFGE ,

Friday - 02/06/2015, 04:47am EST

Commerce's IT modernization is all about shared services

Steve Cooper, the Commerce Department's CIO, said the agency is looking to move four back-office functions to a private sector provider over the next two years.

Tags: technology , Commerce , Steve Cooper , Shared services , Cloud computing , mobility , Ask the CIO ,

Thursday - 02/05/2015, 04:22am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The General Services Administration's 18F has more business than it can handle. The special software development team has agreements with about 17 agencies. That's bringing in a constant stream of work. That demand for development is driving a new blanket purchase agreement (BPA) for agile development services. It needs to offer alternative sources for agencies needing fast turnaround applications. Greg Godbout is the executive director of 18F. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he tells executive editor Jason Miller about plans to get the BPA up and running in the coming year.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , GSA , 18F , agile acquisition , In Depth

Wednesday - 02/04/2015, 10:03am EST
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GSA's new contract to feed hunger for agile IT development services

With more business than it can handle, 18F hopes a new blanket purchase agreement for IT software development will prove the culture is changing. GSA will issue a final RFQ in the coming weeks and make the initial award in late spring.

Tags: technology , GSA , 18F , White House , Greg Godbout , Ryan Panchadsaram , Agile development , industry , acquisition , contracting , Noah Kunin , Hassan Harris ,

Wednesday - 02/04/2015, 05:00am EST
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GSA searching for right people to run category management

The General Services Administration is hiring a new assistant commissioner and subject matter experts to help move the category management initiative forward.

Tags: acquisition , people , GSA , Kevin Youel Page , Tom Sharpe , Anne Rung , OFPP , category management , IAE , workforce , industry ,

Wednesday - 02/04/2015, 07:20am EST
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