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Steve LaFountain, National Security Agency

This fall, five more schools will offer an intensive science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education track to students who are serious about federal cybersecurity careers. These Centers of Academic Excellence are overseen jointly by the National Security Agency and the Homeland Security Department. Schools have to pass a meticulous screening process to qualify for the program. Steve LaFountain is dean of the NSA's College of Cyber. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss the new move.

Tags: NSA , cybersecuirty , Steve LaFountain , DHS , College of Cyber

Thursday - 07/31/2014, 08:52am EDT
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One woman's success inside the Intelligence Community

Jill Singer, partner at Deep Water Point and former CIO of the National Reconnaissance Office, sits down with Women of Washington radio show hosts Aileen Black and Gigi Schumm, for a discussion about cloud computing and insider threats.

Tags: Jill Singer , Deep Water Point , NRO , Intelligence community , cloud computing , insider threats , mentoring , workforce , management , CIO , Gigi Schumm , Aileen Black , Women of Washington

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 09:15am EDT

Geeks, science fairs and agency collections among highlights of latest open government plan

The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released Version 3.0 of the Obama administration Open Government Plan. It adds three new initiatives to the core principles of transparency, participation and collaboration introduced in earlier versions of the plan.

Tags: technology , education , OSTP , open government , transparency , data sharing , John Holdren

Thursday - 06/05/2014, 02:44pm EDT

Camsie McAdams, Deputy Director, Office of STEM, Department of Education

The government is in the biggest drive to promote STEM since the Sputnik era. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. The country needs more students to become interested in these vital fields. Now the Education Department and NASA have teamed up in a novel approach attract students to STEM. Camsie McAdams is the deputy director of the STEM office at Education. She spoke with Tom and Emily on the Federal Drive.

Tags: Camsie McAdams , Education Department , NASA , Energy Department

Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 06:47pm EDT
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DHS turns to mentors to strengthen cyber workforce

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) is trying to promote cyber skills across several disciplines.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Cyber Workforce , workforce DHS , NICE , Lauren Larson , Robin Williams

Friday - 03/28/2014, 03:49am EDT
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Supporting STEM leaders: 5 things we need to do

The STEM leader profile clearly shows the STEM leader is unlikely to be effectively served by traditional leader development programs.

Tags: Jeff Neal , leadership training , management , commentary

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 03:53pm EST
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Army Corps of Engineers worries about a shrinking pool of talent

The Army Corps of Engineering is already having difficulty recruiting candidates for certain fields, and is convinced the problem will worsen unless STEM graduation rates increase.

Tags: DoD , Army , Army Corps of Engineers , Thomas Bostick , workforce , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 06:09am EDT
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White House wants to root out copycat programs - starting with STEM

The Obama administration's proposed fiscal 2014 budget called for consolidating or eliminating 116 of the government's 226 STEM initiatives and centralizing the coordination of STEM programs under just three agencies: the Education Department, the National Science Foundation and the Smithsonian Institution. The administration's STEM proposal is one of the government's first visible steps in reversing some of the duplication that riddles the federal landscape and which some lawmakers have seized on as examples of government waste.

Tags: Senate , Senate Budget Committee , Task Force on Government Performance , Mark Warner , Kelly Ayotte , OSTP , John Holdren , duplicative programs , Jack Moore

Friday - 05/17/2013, 01:45pm EDT
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Federal Drive Interviews -- Jan. 10, 2013

Paul Strasser of Dynamics Research Corporation talks about a new deal his company has with FDA. Marilee Fitzgerald, director of the Department of Defense Education Activity, discusses promoting STEM fields. Tim Scannell of Technology Guide reports from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Tags: Paul Strasser , Dynamics Research Corporation , FDA , Marilee Fitzgerald , DoD , Department of Defense Education Activity , Tim Scannell , Technology Guide , Consumer Electronics Show , technology , Federal Drive , DoD Report , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Report

Thursday - 01/10/2013, 10:40am EST

'Unleashing' technology could slash deficit by $200B, report says

Better leveraging technology in a handful of key areas could help solve pressing national challenges, improve the quality of government services and reduce the federal deficit by more than $200 billion. That's the main takeaway from a collection of reports that make up the 2012 Quadrennial Government Technology Review, commissioned by the American Council for Technology-Industry Adivsory Council's Institute for Innovation. Anne Reed and Molly O'Neill, the two co-chairs of the institute's steering committee, and Wendy Henry, a member of the steering committee, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the reports' findings.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore , ACT-IAC , technology , budget , Anne Reed , Wendy Henry , Molly O

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 02:51pm EST
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