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Jim Demetriades, Veterans Health Administration

You might only know it from "Jeopardy!" but IBM's famous Watson technology has found a new use. Veterans Affairs plans to use it as part of a pilot program to quickly search electronic medical records. If it works as planned, it'll allow VA doctors to spend more time with their patients. Jim Demetriades is the director of emerging health technologies at the Veterans Health Administration. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the program.

Tags: Jim Demetriades , Veterans Health Administration , Watson , IBM , Federal Drive , health IT

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 10:43am EST
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Scott McIntyre, U.S. Public Sector Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers

PricewaterhouseCoopers Public Sector Practice has won a Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award. It's the first services provider to win a Baldridge in 15 years. Since 1987, the Commerce Department has been authorized by Congress to make up to 18 awards each year across six categories. PwC's U.S. Public Sector practice leader, Scott McIntyre, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to provide with more on what it takes to make it through the selection process.

Tags: Scott McIntyre , PricewaterhouseCoopers , Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award , Federal Drive , Commerce

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 10:12am EST
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Robert Anderson, Executive Assistant Director, FBI

Even before recent swell of cyber attacks, the FBI was looking to beef up its cyber division to help better handle such threats. The agency is in the midst of a drive to find and hire more cybersecurity experts and turn them into special agents. Applications are due Jan. 20. Robert Anderson is executive assistant director of the FBI. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain the push for new cyber agents.

Tags: Robert Anderson , FBI , Federal News Radio , cybersecurity

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 09:13am EST
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Gil Kerlikowske, Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

When President Barack Obama issued his executive action on immigration, a lot of the work fell to the Homeland Security Department. Customs and Border Protection certainly received its share thanks to new rules for deferred actions on parents of Americans and lawful permanent residents (DAPA). Part of that work means making sure illegal or undocumented immigrants understand the rules and who they apply to. Gil Kerlikowske, the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain how CBP is handling the executive action.

Tags: Gil Kerlikowske , CBP , DHS , Barack Obama , immigration , executive order , DAPA , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 09:35am EST
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Jose Arrieta, Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, U.S. Treasury

The Treasury Department wants to make sure small players aren't left out of potential contracting opportunities. That's why it put out a guide for small, women-owned and minority-owned businesses. The guide gives them tips for pursuing Treasury contractings. Jose Arrieta is the director of Treasury's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to talk about the guide.

Tags: Jose Arrieta , Treasury Department , Federal Drive , contracting

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 09:33am EST
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John Palguta, Vice President for Policy, Partnership for Public Service

Some save lives by fighting disease, developing vaccines or rescuing children from sexual predators. Others save money by fighting fraud. Still others save human dignity by pursuing justice, no matter how long it takes or how far they have to go. They are the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medalists. You've only got until the end of the week to nominate an outstanding federal employee for the 2015 awards. John Palguta is vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Policy. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain the criteria and what the Sammies mean.

Tags: John Palguta , Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medalists , Sammies , Federal Drive , workforce

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 09:29am EST

Tim Sullivan, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP

A contracting negotiation is supposed to be a win-win. But your chances of a good outcome increase the more you know about your opponent. That's according to Tim Sullivan, a Partner at the law firm Thomspon Coburn, and author of the new blog, "A Government Contractor's 10 Commandments." On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, Sullivan tackled Commandment 2: Thou shalt study thy adversary. He says it's wise to arm yourself with knowledge before a negotiation.

Tags: Tim Sullivan , Federal Drive , 10 Commandments for Government Contractors , contracting

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 09:20am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The General Services Administration is trying to make a systemic change to how federal agencies complete IT projects. GSA's 18F and Integrated Technology Services issued a request for information from industry last week that could lead to basic changes in how the government contracts with vendors and buys technology. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on the RFI and reaction to the approach.

Tags: Jason Miller , Federal Drive , GSA , technology , acquisition

Monday - 01/12/2015, 11:02am EST
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Melissa Hathaway, President, Hathaway Global Strategies

Before leaving office, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) released a thorough study of the cybersecurity mission at the Homeland Security Department. Coburn says DHS is struggling to protect federal networks from intrusion. And he says its efforts at working with the private sector on cyber protection are sketchy. Melissa Hathaway, president of Hathaway Global Strategies, a former director of the Joint Interagency Cyber Task Force during the Bush Administration and a member of the National Security Council for President Barack Obama, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with reaction and some ideas for where DHS should go next.

Tags: Melissa Hathaway , Hathaway Global Strategies , Federal Drive , Tom Coburn , cybersecurity , DHS , Joint Interagency Cyber Task Force , National Security Council

Monday - 01/12/2015, 10:53am EST
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Brenna Isman, National Academy of Public Administration

The 2015 budget came with more than money for federal agencies. You got some homework, too. Namely 15 Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) goals important to the White House. They cover everything from cybersecurity to climate change. Brenna Isman is a project director at the National Academy of Public Administration. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss some of the CAP goals agencies will be working toward over the next year or so.

Tags: Brenna Isman , NAPA , budget , cross-agency priority goals , cybersecurity , climate change , Federal Drive

Monday - 01/12/2015, 10:59am EST
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