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Energy deputy CIO Adcock heading to private sector

Don Adcock is leaving government after 17 years, including the last three at Energy as its deputy CIO.

Tags: Don Adcock , Energy Department , people , Michael Johnson , Jason Miller , exclusive

Monday - 04/13/2015, 11:52am EDT

DoD promises to balance push for open architectures with companies' property rights

Pentagon is studying its existing use of open systems in preparation for a final report, due at the end of the year, on how to expand them. Officials insist they're not interested in wiping out Defense firms' proprietary systems, but they need to own the data links between them.

Tags: DoD , Acquisition , Better Buying Power , Open architecture , Katrina McFarland , Frank Kendall , Industry , AFCEA , Jared Serbu

Monday - 04/13/2015, 03:42am EDT
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Acquisition leaders on the move at VA, GSA

As much attention as the Veterans Affairs senior executive responsible for oversight of the debacle in Boulder, Colorado of the construction of a new hospital left, his replacement got strikingly little fanfare.

Tags: people , Acquisition , VA , Greg Giddens , Larry Gross , Interior , USDA , Jim Gwinn , GSA , Greg Hammond , Tom Sharpe , Tim Horne , Amanda Fredriksen , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/13/2015, 04:53am EDT

Lessons for federal IT from Roman architecture

Scott told the 39 participants who kicked off the IT Solutions Challenge last week to follow in the example of an ancient Roman architect.

Tags: management , Tony Scott , Lisa Danzig , OMB , CIO Council , IT Solutions Challenge , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/13/2015, 04:46am EDT

Cloud legislation gets new life behind CDM success

Federal chief information officer Tony Scott, a growing number of lawmakers on Capitol Hill and industry associations are warming to the idea of new legislation to make it easier for agencies to buy cloud services.

Tags: Cloud computing , Congress , Rich Beutel , FITARA , OMB , Acquisition , Industry , Professional Services Council , IT Alliance for Public Sector , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/13/2015, 04:27am EDT

IRS Commissioner questions congressional double-edged sword

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said there is a disconnect in Congress as lawmakers continue to give the bureau more responsibility yet reduce its budget. He said he has a plan for the IRS to modernize its online services despite its budget challenges.

Tags: management , budget , Congress , IRS , John Koskinen , Citizen services , Brookings Institution , Jason Miller , Rosemary Marcuss , tax

Friday - 04/10/2015, 04:12am EDT

Steve Buerger, Project Lead, Sandia National Labs

Robotics have advanced to a place where walking machines may soon be sent into emergency response situations too dangerous for people. This reality is made possible only through a long battery life and mechanical systems that don't eat up all the battery's energy stores. Steve Buerger is a project lead in the intelligent systems control department at Sandia National Labs. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he explained how it all works.

Tags: Steve Buerger , Sandia National Labs , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , robotics

Friday - 04/10/2015, 06:08am EDT
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Army deploying warfighting version of in-flight Wi-Fi

Within weeks, the Army says it will deploy systems that, for the first time, will give commanders access to the systems they need for mission command and planning, while they and their troops are airborne.

Tags: DoD , Army , PEO-C3T , Dan Hughes , Jared Serbu , mobility

Thursday - 04/09/2015, 12:55pm EDT
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Minh Le, Director, Sunshot Initiative, Dept. of Energy

The first class of Marine trainees from the Energy Department's new solar job training program graduated earlier this year. It's called the Sunshot Initiative, and its goal is to train service members as solar panel installers and other solar industry related jobs. There are three military bases and more than 200 service members involved in the initiative. Minh Le, director of the Sunshot Initiative at the Energy Department talked about the ambitious goals of the program on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

Tags: Minh Le , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Energy Department , Marine , solar energy , Sunshot Initiative , innovation ,

Thursday - 04/09/2015, 10:06am EDT
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Navy finalizing strategy to begin moving cyber into warfighter domain

The Department of Navy's Cyber Fleet Command is among the first military services to recognize the need to operationalize cyber along with traditional weapons. DISA Director Gen. Ronnie Hawkins said the Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS) should move into a cyber range to test the security architecture against real-world attack simulations.

Tags: Navy , Cybersecurity , DoD , DISA , Kevin Cooley , Ronnie Hawkins , Kevin Nally , Joint Regional Security Stacks , Marine Corps , C4SIR & Networks , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/08/2015, 04:04am EDT
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