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Joe Petrillo, Procurement Attorney, Petrillo & Powell

The great thing about federal contracting is that the rulemakers never rest. Just when you are sure you've got it all figured out, things change. The latest rules are just out from the Labor Department. They concern affirmative action programs required of federal contractors. In Federal Drive's weekly legal loop segment, hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp turned to procurement attorney Joe Petrillo of Petrillo & Powell for an explanation.

Tags: Joe Petrillo , Petrillo and Powell , Federal Drive , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 10:04am EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The next version of cloud security standards is under development, even as agencies race to comply with current ones. The General Services Administration and the departments of Defense and Homeland Security are kicking off FedRAMP 2.0 by incorporating new NIST guidance. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp to explain how the agencies are keeping different standards aligned. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

Tags: Jason Miller , Federal Drive , Emily Kopp , GSA , DHS , DoD , cybersecurity , cloud computing

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 10:26am EDT

Former acting IRS chief says agency now on right track

The former acting chief of the Internal Revenue Service, who led the agency in the aftermath of the political-targeting scandal and who stepped down in December, says he believes the agency is on the right track. In an interview on on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp, Danny Werfel, who recently joined the Boston Consulting Group, cited strong leadership at the agency.

Tags: IRS , management , John Koskinen , Danny Werfel , Federal Drive , Emily Kopp , Jack Moore

Monday - 03/31/2014, 03:26pm EDT

Navigating Tough Choices in Government Cloud Computing

Federal agencies looking to move to the Cloud have a number of tough choices to make when evaluating cloud service provider offerings. They are looking for trusted partners to help them get there securely and help ease the migration challenges that lie before them as the make this transition. This panel explores some best practices that have been implemented by agencies that have already made the move. The panel will also examine, given the unique security needs of Federal agencies, the stringent security guidelines set forth by FedRAMP and the DISA Cloud broker and explore best practices for deciding which cloud deployment model private, public, government community and hybrid best meets agencies requirements for their mission critical enterprise applications.

Tags: Pamela Dyson , Zachary Goldstein , Lonny A. Anderson , Susie Adams , technology , Microsoft

Sunday - 03/23/2014, 04:19pm EDT

AMD betting on cloud-mobility convergence

The cloud of the future will handle larger workloads and a higher density of virtual machines per server, yet with less space and power consumption.

Tags: AMD , Rory Read , mobile computing , cloud , technology

Monday - 03/31/2014, 03:19am EDT

Tom Temin, Co-host, Federal News Radio

Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) and Jim Moran (D-Va.) are sponsoring a bill that would give feds a 3.3 percent pay raise. Federal Drive's Tom Temin says the bill has one major strike against it.

Tags: In Depth

Thursday - 03/27/2014, 05:11pm EDT

Tom Temin, Co-host, Federal News Radio

Your agency may get a chance to cut its own paperwork.

Tags: In Depth

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 05:43pm EDT

Federal Drive Show Blog - March 12, 2014

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Federal Drive , Emily Kopp , Jared Serbu , Susan Tsui Grundmann , Jason Miller , Tom Berger , Jitinder Kohli

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 10:20am EDT

Federal Drive Show Blog - March 11, 2014

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Federal Drive , Emily Kopp , Bob Cusack , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 09:34am EDT

Time to fix the federal spending house of (reporting) horrors

Despite the billions spent investing in systems, financial processes are such that when you add up all the layers, it takes something akin to archaeology for a citizen to unearth a specific fact about where and how money was spent, says Federal News Radio host Tom Temin.

Tags: financial management , accountability , DATA Act , commentary , budget

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 12:46pm EST
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