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Administration empowering agencies for more lab-to-market innovation

The Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Department of Energy are simplifying intellectual property licensing, and encouraging more private sector involvement in federally-funded research and development.

Tags: technology , OSTP , DoE , lab to market , R&D , Stephanie Wasko

Monday - 07/07/2014, 02:21pm EDT

Mari Galloway, Women's Society of Cyber Jutsu

It's no secret the U.S. faces some big challenges with the size and capacity of its cybersecurity workforce. But putting a finer point on those challenges isn't as easy. An all-week event at Virginia Tech tried to answer those questions. At the 2014 U.S Cyber Challenge Summer Cyber Camp, attendees got intensive training on discrete cyber skills but also an overview of the overall workforce shortage, and where their specialized skills might be able to help. Mari Galloway, director of finance for the Women's Society of Cyber Jutsu, was one of the 45 participants in this week's event. She tells In Depth with Francis Rose about a few of her main takeaways.

Tags: cybersecurity , Womens Society of Cyber Jutsu , technology , In Depth , Mari Galloway

Friday - 06/20/2014, 04:29pm EDT
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Air Force engineers develop lifesaving, IED-detecting technology

Sean C. Young and Benjamin J. Tran, two electronics engineers with the Air Force Research Lab created an aerial sensor that has helped U.S. service members to find and destroy dangerous improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Afghanistan.

Tags: Sean Young , Benjamin Tran , Air Force , DoD , Air Force Research Laboratory , technology , IEDs , Afghanistan , drones , Sammies , Service to America Medals , people

Monday - 07/07/2014, 01:45pm EDT

John Landwehr, Chief Technology Officer for Federal, Adobe

The federal IT market has always been a lively one for companies willing to take the time and effort to understand it. Adobe has been a federal player for a while. Now it has a new chief technology officer just for its federal business. John Landwehr joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the government's progress toward mobile compared to the private sector.

Tags: John Landwehr , Adobe , technology , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Monday - 07/07/2014, 10:15am EDT
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New ‘hallways' lead to strategic sourcing expansion

Under the Obama administration's strategic sourcing cross-agency priority goal, new commodity managers will oversee "hallways" for information technology, administration and human resources across government. The hope is that the managers and their teams of experts will be able to offer guidance and best practices to agencies when it comes to strategic sourcing.

Tags: strategic sourcing , acquisition , technology , OMB , GSA , DoD , GAO , SBA , Strategic Sourcing Leadership Council , OS3 , Stephanie Wasko , cross-agency goals

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 05:54pm EDT

New ‘hallways' lead to strategic sourcing expansion

Under the Obama administration's strategic sourcing cross-agency priority goal, new commodity managers will oversee "hallways" for information technology, administration and human resources across government. The hope is that the managers and their teams of experts will be able to offer guidance and best practices to agencies when it comes to strategic sourcing.

Tags: strategic sourcing , acquisition , technology , OMB , GSA , DoD , GAO , SBA , Strategic Sourcing Leadership Council , OS3 , cross-agency goals , Stephanie Wasko

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 05:41pm EDT

Report finds blind spots in DoD's view of global science and technology

New study by the National Research Council says DoD needs to develop a new strategy to better understand what's happening in a world of more globalized defense research. By 2050, the authors note, more than four-fifths of R&D activity will be happening outsize the U.S.

Tags: DoD , National Research Council , science and technology , technology , Arden Bement , Jared Serbu , Federal Drive

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 12:56pm EDT
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OMB, OSTP to release new tools to reach big open data goals

The Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Science and Technology Policy are on track to launch a new metadata validator tool this month. They are also developing an integrated dashboard that will track agency progress on the administration's open data goals.

Tags: OMB , Treasury , shared services , management , technology , financial management , Performance.gov , Stephanie Wasko , human resources management , cross-agency goals

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 01:31pm EDT

HHS Buyers Club opens door to innovative approaches to IT projects

The Department of Health and Human Services isn't following in the footsteps of the Oscar winning movie, Dallas Buyers Club. Rather, HHS is trying to help contracting officers recognize agile and iterative approaches to buying and managing technology programs.

Tags: technology , acquisition , contracting , HHS , Bryan Sivak , DHS , Mike Pozmantier , Mark Naggar , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 08:39am EDT

Shared service providers preparing for more, bigger agencies

The Obama administration looks to expand shared service usage even more by improving existing financial shared service providers and laying the groundwork for shared service governance.

Tags: OMB , Treasury , shared services , management , technology , Performance.gov , Stephanie Wasko , financial management , human resources management , cross-agency goals

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 01:14pm EDT
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