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Adele Ratcliff, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy

The Defense Department wants to maintain its technological advantage in warfare. To do so, it relies on the U.S. industrial base. Next month, DoD will launch a competition to develop a new Institute for Manufacturing. But not just any manufacturing, in this case the work will have to involve photonics. The awardee will receive $110 million to jump start the institute. Adele Ratcliff is director of Manufacturing Technology in DoD's Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the objective of the new institute.

Tags: Adele Ratcliff , Federal Drive , DoD , Institute for Manufacturing , industry

Friday - 10/24/2014, 10:05am EDT
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Chris Mihm, Government Accountability Office

In a study destined to produce big headlines, the Government Accountability Office finds thousands of federal employees are taking prolonged periods of administrative leave. In the past three years, more than 50,000 employees were on paid leave for up to three months. But for most federal employees, paid time off amounts to about a day per year. Chris Mihm, managing director for Strategic Issues at GAO, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss what they found.

Tags: Chris Mihm , GAO , administrative leave , Federal Drive

Friday - 10/24/2014, 10:00am EDT
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Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

For years, the White House has been prodding agencies to cut costs by using shared services. But like the proverbial water trough, sometimes the horses don't drink. Now the Office of Management and Budget has once again deputized the General Services Administration to help it turn policy into reality. GSA will set up a program office to help agencies get over the most common hurdles to using shared services. Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

Tags: Emily Kopp , shared services , OMB , GSA

Friday - 10/24/2014, 06:13am EDT
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Ellen Edmonson, Veterans Health Administration Telehealth Services

Veterans made two million virtual healthcare visits in fiscal 2014. Whether it's having a consult without leaving your living room or having medical data collected and monitored remotely, telehealth makes more care possible for many vets who can't make it to a clinic or don't have one nearby. Ellen Edmonson is deputy chief consultant of the Veterans Health Administration Telehealth Services. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to describe how telehealth works.

Tags: Ellen Edmonson , Federal Drive , telehealth , veterans , Veterans Health Administration , Veterans Affairs

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 04:32pm EDT
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The Modern Edge of ITSM -Turning Insight into Action

Enterprises today are expected to modernize aging service desks, move to a people-centric approach, and deploy new services, while challenged with a plethora of consumer technologies brought into the workplace. These technologies include management of cloud, "as-a-service" solutions, bring your own technology, and other disruptive trends. Service Management processes and supporting technologies must evolve quickly to keep pace with demands while leveraging current IT investments. Furthermore, with the flood of data generated by user communities, How do you turn insight into action and drive increased value?

Tags: Unisys , Modern Mission Critical Series , ITSM , Amy DeMartine , Ed Vaccaro , cloud

Tuesday - 09/02/2014, 03:10pm EDT

Achieving FISMA - High Compliance With Public Clouds

Security concerns remain a major hurdle for federal agencies considering public clouds, especially when it comes to migrating mission-critical workloads. Agencies that have invested in their existing infrastructure still want to leverage the benefits of cloud utility-based services while meeting the compliance requirements of FISMA-High. How can government use public clouds to manage costs and improve IT service delivery to end users while overcoming security concerns and meeting FISMA- High?

Tags: Unisys , Modern Mission Critical Series , FISMA , Mark Cohn , David Wennergren , cloud

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 11:57am EDT

Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Director, Peace Corps

Americans are breaking down the doors to join the little old Peace Corps, virtually speaking. More than 17,000 people applied for two year service positions over the last year. That's the most applications the agency's received since 1992. Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain what contributed to the agency's recruiting success.

Tags: Carrie Hessler-Radelet , Peace Corps , workforce

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 01:10pm EDT
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Joe Petrillo, Procurement Attorney, Petrillo & Powell PLLC

Consider this: You're a contracting officer. Your technical representative recommends one contractor out of three who are competing for task orders. You give eight orders to the recommended one, two to another and zero to the third contractor. Now, suppose your representatives were bribed by that first contractor. Yep, it all ended up in court. In this week's legal loop, Procurement Attorney Joe Petrillo joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the lessons learned.

Tags: Joe Petrillo , Federal Drive , contracting , Legal Loop

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 01:00pm EDT
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Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Federal Salary Council voted to add 13 cities to a list of communities where federal employees are paid more. The council was aiming to close a growing gap between federal employees and private counterparts in certain regions of the country. But the administration has frozen locality pay until at least 2016. Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss what the council recommends.

Tags: Emily Kopp , Federal Drive , Federal Salary Council , locality pay , pay and benefits , workforce

Monday - 10/20/2014, 08:57am EDT
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