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Smart Grid protected by smart money

Efforts to protect the smart grid could generate $21 billion dollars in spending over the next five years. Tom Billington, CEO of CyberSecurity Seminars, walks us through some of the issues found in a study by Pike Research.

Tags: Federal Drive , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Pike Research , Smart Grid , Tom Billington , CyberSecurity Seminars ,

Monday - 06/28/2010, 03:26pm EDT

Postal Service finds $75B dollar overpayment

The Postal Service inspector general says the agency overpaid $75 billion into the Civil Service Retirement System from 1972 to 2009. Michael Thompson, Director of Capital Investments for the Postal Service Office of Inspector General, explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , Postal Service , USPS , Michael Thompson , inspector general , management , business model , CSRS ,

Monday - 06/28/2010, 11:08am EDT

VA ready to kick the virtual tires

Veterans Affairs is looking for a virtual call center prototype.

Tags: technology , telework , TANDBERG Telework Center , VA , Roger Baker ,

Friday - 06/25/2010, 07:09pm EDT

Analyst: border security deserves more funding

While some are saying border security is at an all-time low, others are saying it's never been better. What's really going on? We ask Steve Atkiss, a former Chief of Staff of CBP, for his thoughts.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , DHS , Steve Atkiss , Command Consulting Group , border security ,

Friday - 06/25/2010, 10:40am EDT

GPO celebrates its sesquicentennial

GPO prepares to celebrate 150 years of Keeping American Informed on the documents of our democracy. Public Printer, Bob Tapella, tells us how.

Tags: Federal Drive , GPO , management , Bob Tapella ,

Wednesday - 06/23/2010, 10:31am EDT

War zone corruption allegations rise

More and more cases of fraud and corruption by troops and contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan are being investigated. The Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, Stuart Bowen, brings us up to speed.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD , SIGIR , Stuart Bowen , Iraq and Afghanistan , contracting ,

Wednesday - 06/23/2010, 10:15am EDT

Wartime commission plans for a first hand view

The proper role and oversight of more than 40,000 private security contractors supporting U.S. operations were examined and debated in two days of hearings by the federal Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Michael Thibault, commission co-chair, explains the debate and tells us what's next.

Tags: Federal Drive , contracting , inherently governmental , Commission on Wartime Contracting , Mike Thibault ,

Tuesday - 06/22/2010, 11:08am EDT

VA innovates innovation ideas

Winners have been announced in the most recent effort under the VA's Innovation Initiative, a department-wide program that brings the most promising innovations to VA's most important challenges by involving employees and the private sector in the creation of visionary solutions in service to Veterans. VA CTO Dr. Peter Levin has details.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , management , innovation , VA , VHA/OIT Innovation Competition , Peter Levin , CTO , best practices ,

Monday - 06/21/2010, 11:09am EDT

Analysis: HHS health IT program is the right start

The Department of Health and Human Services has made it possible for vendors to certify that their electronic health records hardware and software meet the definition of meaningful use for health information technology. Dr. John Loonsk, former director of interoperability and standards in the Office of the National Coordinator, explains what this means.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , contracting , HHS , Health IT , EHR , vendor certification , John Loonsk , CGI Federal ,

Monday - 06/21/2010, 11:08am EDT
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