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Julia Phillips, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Sandia National Laboratories

Although it dates back to World War II, Sandia National Labs continues to make important contributions to national security today. Sandia's research and development aid the Pentagon in its nuclear mission and civilian agencies in energy, climate and infrastructure security. Julia Phillips, vice president and chief technology officer of Sandia National Laboratories, discussed Sandia's research agenda with Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

Tags: Julia Phillips , Sandia National Laboratory , security , Federal Drive , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 10:42am EDT
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Mike Hettinger, Senior Vice President for Public Sector, TechAmerica

The White House has issued six recommendations for protecting privacy in the era of big data. It's the result of a 90-day review of big data policies and practices. One of the top recommendations was to pass a National Data Breach bill, similar to the cybersecurity bill the administration proposed in 2011. Mike Hettinger, vice president for Public Sector at TechAmerica, gave industry's take on the recommendations to Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

Tags: Mike Hettinger , TechAmerica , big data , Federal Drive , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 10:36am EDT
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Tom Harbour, Director of Fire and Aviation Management, U.S. Forest Service

The Forest Service is bracing for a bad wildfire season. Drought and warm weather are a recipe for disaster. But that's not the agency's only issue. Last year it ran out of money to fight fires. It's hampered by old equipment, and replacements seem hard to come by. Tom Harbour, the Forest Service's director of Fire and Aviation Management, told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp what preventative measures the service is taking.

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Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 10:30am EDT
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Video: A View inside the Public Service 5K

Federal Drive Co-host Tom Temin lined up with the rest of the participants in Sunday's Public Service 5K Run/Walk at Anacostia Park in D.C. On his head, a Go-Pro video camera catching all of the action from the race.

Tags: Public Service Recognition Week , Federal Employee Education and Assistance , workforce , 5k

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 12:25pm EDT

Mike Causey, Lauren Larson, Federal News Radio

Public Service Recognition Week kicked off yesterday with a 5K run in Anacostia Park and a social media campaign to say thank you in 140 characters. This year's theme is "Proud to Serve." Director of the Office of Personnel Management Katherine Archuleta told Federal News's Radio's Mike Causey and Lauren Larson why she thinks this week is important. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

Tags: Mike Causey , Lauren Larson , Katherine Archuleta , Public Service Recognition Week , Federal Drive , Emily Kopp

Monday - 05/05/2014, 11:06am EDT
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Donald Kerwin, Executive Director, Center for Migration Studies

The Homeland Security Department re-issues asylum rules to immigration officials. This follows concerns that asylum officers have been misinterpreting decisions about which immigrants get to see a judge for asylum claims. Donald Kerwin, executive director of the Center for Migration Studies, explained to Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp how the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has had an uptick in credible fear claims.

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Monday - 05/05/2014, 11:27am EDT
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Ken Ammon, Chief Strategy Officer, Xceedium

Agencies are getting smarter about cyber. The Homeland Security Department and General Services Administration are fine-tuning a contracting vehicle for tools that let agencies not only monitor their computer networks 24/7, but also fix things that go wrong. The umbrella term for the tools is continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM). Xceedium is a supplier of CDM software products. Ken Ammon, the chief strategy officer of Xceedium, told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp what's in store for phase two of CDM.

Tags: Ken Ammon , Xceedium , cybersecuirty , Federal Drive , Emily Kopp

Monday - 05/05/2014, 11:21am EDT
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Rob Levinson, Senior Defense Analyst, Bloomberg Government

The military is putting more resources into covert programs. The Pentagon asks Congress for nearly $54 billion for classified, special access and intelligence programs. That would be an increase of 2.2 percent at a time when most other spending would be flat. Rob Levinson, senior defense analyst for Bloomberg Government, explained the "secret spending" to Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

Tags: Rob Levinson , Bloomberg Government , DoD , Federal Drive , Emily Kopp

Monday - 05/05/2014, 11:16am EDT
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Max Stier, President, Partnership for Public Service

Once a year, the federal government celebrates its employees' achievements in Oscar-like fashion. The Service to America Medals recognize the most innovative federal employees or teams that are making a difference for the public. The Partnership for Public Service has just released the list of 33 finalists. President Max Stier , told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the categories for this year's Sammies nominations.

Tags: Max Stier , Partnership for Public Service , Sammies , Federal Drive , Emily Kopp

Monday - 05/05/2014, 10:51am EDT
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Dorothy Robyn, Former Commissioner, General Services Administration

Shrinking the federal government's real estate holdings is the goal of seemingly every administration. But "the budgetary rules that govern investment in these assets are a blunt instrument that does serious collateral damage," Dorothy Robyn, former commissioner of the Public Buildings Service at the General Services Administration, wrote in an article for the Brookings Institution. Robyn gave her insight to Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on what she sees as the biggest problems in federal property management.

Tags: Dorothy Robyn , GSA , Federal Drive , Emily Kopp

Friday - 05/02/2014, 09:40am EDT
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