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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Federal executives are on the move today, but one high-profile executive is moving thanks to a new law. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller covers this and more in this week's edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose who's leaving and why.

Tags: In Depth

Monday - 10/06/2014, 03:54pm EDT
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Helpdesk award continues USDA's trek toward more shared services

Cheryl Cook, USDA's CIO, said the Forest Service awarded a contract to AbilityOne for tier one helpdesk services. This is one of several enterprisewide services the agency is creating to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

Tags: technology , shared services , USDA , Cheryl Cook , ACT-IAC , AbilityOne , contracting , Forest Service , Ask the CIO ,

Monday - 10/06/2014, 12:26pm EDT
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OMB gives DHS new powers to scan some civilian agency networks for cyber threats

In fiscal 2015 FISMA guidance, OMB is trying to close a big hole exposed during the government's reaction to the Heartbleed vulnerability. The White House is giving DHS the authority to regularly conduct proactive scans of certain civilian agency networks. DHS made it clear to Congress earlier this year the delay in getting permission from agencies to scan their networks cost them days in response time during Heartbleed.

Tags: DHS , cybersecurity , technology , Heartbleed , OMB , Beth Cobert , management , Shaun Donovan , FISMA , Andy Ozment ,

Friday - 10/03/2014, 01:53pm EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Office of Management and Budget's technology shop is getting some new people and brain power after the recent exodus of several long-time executives and policy folks. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller covers this and more inside his Reporter's Notebook. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

Tags: Tom Temin , Federal Drive , OMB , hiring

Monday - 10/06/2014, 09:21am EDT
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PSC hires Navy acquisition exec to lead defense, intel committee

Jerry Punderson, the outgoing director of contracts for the Naval Sea Systems Command, will join PSC as its new senior vice president of defense and intelligence.

Tags: acquisition , industry , people , DoD , Navy , Jerry Punderson , Stan Soloway

Monday - 10/06/2014, 08:58am EDT

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: CIOs on the move; shared services governance under development

In this edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, the Office of Management and Budget's office of E-Government and IT is getting a shot in the arm of people and brain power after a recent exodus. Plus, Treasury and OMB are working to set baseline expectations for financial management shared services. Also in the notebook...

Tags: Inside the Reporters Notebook , OMB , Treasury , managament , people , technology , shared services

Monday - 10/06/2014, 04:47am EDT

DHS' Ozment seeks the best metrics for new cyber scorecard

The goal of the scorecard or dashboard would be to give government leaders a better sense of just how secure agency networks are from hackers. As the 11th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month begins, DHS is doing much less education about why securing computers and networks is important.

Tags: exclusive , technology , cybersecurity , DHS , Andy Ozment , information sharing , scorecard , Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Friday - 10/03/2014, 03:40am EDT
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Energy reverses course on plan to hire VA executive at center of FedBid procurement fraud

The Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management planned to bring on Susan Taylor, the Veterans Health Administration's deputy chief procurement officer, but now has changed its mind. Taylor is accused by the VA inspector general of committing procurement fraud, lying to investigators and having a conflict of interest by promoting FedBid.

Tags: management , acquisition , Energy , Veterans Affairs , Susan Taylor , Thomas Johnson , FedBid , oversight ,

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 03:14pm EDT

NSF launches new financial system as fiscal year begins

Federal News Radio's annual chief financial officers survey found dealing with budget reductions and workforce challenges continue to be top priorities. At the National Science Foundation, CFO Martha Rubenstein said her office completed what may be the last modernized financial management system done by the private sector.

Tags: financial management , management , NSF , Martha Rubenstein , CFO survey , risk management , shared services , In Depth , exclusive

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 04:21am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Federal chief financial officers say financial management shared services make a lot of sense, as long as it's for someone else. A new Federal News Radio survey of CFOs and deputy CFOs finds a majority of respondents aren't likely to move to a shared services provider in the next five years. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details about the survey results.

Tags: Tom Temin , NSF , CFO , Federal Drive , surveys

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 10:46am EDT
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