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Dr. Louis Uccellini, Director, National Weather Service, NOAA

With the help of higher resolution modeling systems, less disruption to daily life and the economy occurred than otherwise might have when hurricane Arthur made landfall last year. That's thanks to a highly accurate landfall prediction made possible by supercomputers. This month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration begins the next phase of a $44.5 million upgrade to its supercomputers. Dr. Louis Uccellini is director of the National Weather Service at NOAA. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain the strategy behind NOAA's newest upgrade.

Tags: Louis Uccellini , NOAA , National Weather Service , technology , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Monday - 01/19/2015, 09:37am EST
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Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International

More than 90 percent of federal managers say better technology helps them be more productive for their agency. But that doesn't mean their lives are any easier. New research from the National Academy of Public Administration and ICF International shows about 30 percent agency managers have to bring their work home with them now. Jeff Neal is Senior Vice President of ICF International, a NAPA fellow, and former Chief Human Capital Officer of the Homeland Security Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained some of the 13 findings and 14 recommendations from the research.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ICF International , NAPA , technology , management , In Depth

Monday - 01/19/2015, 05:48pm EST
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Maria Roat, Chief Technology Officer, Transportation Department

Agencies are slowly realizing the benefits of cloud computing don't rest in real dollar savings. Agencies like the Transportation Department should expect the move to cloud services to provide mission-focused value instead. Maria Roat, DOT's chief technology officer, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller how agencies are changing their expectations of cloud computing.

Tags: Maria Roat , Transportation Department , cloud computing , technology , In Depth

Monday - 01/19/2015, 05:14pm EST
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IT Job of the Week

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement directorate within the Homeland Security Department is on the CIO search once again.

Tags: technology , hiring , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Monday - 01/19/2015, 02:57pm EST

FITARA implementation begins

The Chief Information Officer's Council held a meeting last week to discuss the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act and ensure there is consistent implementation across the government.

Tags: technology , acquisition , OMB , Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act , CIO Council , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/19/2015, 02:33pm EST

OMB gives agencies deadline to set up digital services teams

The Office of Management and Budget is instructing agencies to set up their own digital services group modeled after those at the General Services Administration under 18F and the Veterans Affairs Department.

Tags: management , technology , OMB , IT passback , budget , digital services , workforce , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller , exclusive

Monday - 01/19/2015, 02:06pm EST

Wolf Tombe, CTO, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Not a day goes by when working people don't touch high technology in one form or another. Wolfe Tombe is the chief technology officer for U.S. Customs and Border Protections. He was one of the two keynote speakers at the government conference at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. He also spent a lot of time on the show floor. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain exactly what a federal CTO does, and how the position differs from that of a Chief Information Officer.

Tags: Wolf Tombe , CBP , CTO , Consumer Electronics Show , technology , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Monday - 01/19/2015, 09:33am EST
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Mark Papermaster, CTO and Senior VP, AMD

It's a chief technology officer's job to see the big picture, recognize trends, assess threats and anticipate where it's all heading. Mark Papermaster is chief technology officer and senior vice president at computer chip designer AMD. He spoke alongside Customs and Border Protection CTO Wolf Tombe at the government conference at the Consumer Electronics Show. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain how a CTO's job can vary in the private sector.

Tags: Mark Papermaster , CTO , AMD , Wolf Tombe , CBP , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , technology

Monday - 01/19/2015, 09:23am EST
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Dr. Neil Cheatwood, Senior Engineer, NASA Langley

NASA is aiming to send humans deeper into space than ever before. Maybe to an asteroid, maybe to Mars. The mission presents a whole new set of technical challenges. Engineers are hopeful that an inflatable heat shield, shaped like a stack of doughnuts, will be the key to landing a large, manned spacecraft on Mars. Dr. Neil Cheatwood is NASA Langley's Senior Engineer for Advanced Planetary Entry, Descent and Landing Systems. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss how the heat shield will hopefully kick off the next age of space travel.

Tags: NASA Langley , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , technology , Neil Cheatwood

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 10:49am EST
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Prashant Gaur, President, Credence

A stronger economy is persuading senior executives to leave their jobs in the federal government. Twenty-three federal chief information officers and other senior IT leaders left their positions in 2014. One reason why is more industry job opportunities because of the improved economy. Prashant Gaur is president of Credence, and former Director of Enterprise Integration at the Defense Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained ways to streamline the reintegration of federal executives into the private sector.

Tags: Prashant Gaur , Credence , management , technology , In Depth

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 04:45pm EST
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