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Dr. Rana Hajjeh, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

From cracking down on Medicare fraud to giving paralyzed veterans the ability to walk, over the past several months we've been telling you about the great work of this year's Service to America Medals nominees. The winners were recognized at a gala in Washington last night. Tom Temin spoke with this year's Federal Employee of the Year. Dr. Rana Hajjeh is director of the Division of Bacterial Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She told Tom Temin on the Federal Drive about her work and what's next.

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Tuesday - 09/23/2014, 10:01am EDT

The New Generation of Database

As businesses face ever growing data diversity and volume, Enterprise Data Management is moving beyond established EDW and ETL practices toward logical data warehousing strategies that include different mechanisms and tools. In a world where big data has entered into common practice, NoSQL is coming into its own because we are constantly reminded that 80% of our data is unstructured and so a new generation of databases is needed to help deal with it. Why is NoSQL important to organizations/agencies? This panel will discuss ACID Enterprise Compliance, NoSQL vs. Relational Technologies, Enterprise NoSQL addressing security, transactions, availability and scalability.

Tags: database , MarkLogic , Taha Kass-Hout , Kevin Shelly , Kenneth Bible , Cliff Daus

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 12:00pm EDT

Reginald France, Health and Human Services Department Office of Inspector General, Miami Regional Office

Each year, fake Medicare claims filed by medical equipment suppliers, home health care agencies and pharmacies bill the federal government out of billions of dollars. Florida is considered ground zero for health care fraud. One reason is a big portion of its residents are over the age of 65. Reginald France is an assistant special agent in charge at the Health and Human Services Department's Inspector General office in Miami. He and his team led Medicare fraud investigations resulting in nearly 700 convictions in South Florida. For their work, team members are winners of the Homeland Security and Law Enforcement Medal in this year's Service to America Medals. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss his role in the investigations.

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Monday - 09/22/2014, 09:28am EDT

Greg Wilshusen, Government Accountability Office

Open enrollment for health care insurance through the federal exchange is coming around again. Congress, among others, is wondering if the exchange and its website are secure. The Government Accountability Office took a look. It found some issues. Greg Wilshusen is the information security issues at GAO. He testified last week about what auditors say need to be done. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

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Monday - 09/22/2014, 09:49am EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Steve VanRoekel has decided to move out of the federal chief information officer's position. He'll be taking a more operational role for the U.S. Agency for International Development. That decision caught most people by surprise. Some who know him think VanRoekel was attracted to the challenge of fighting the Ebola virus. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller writes about VanRoekel's legacy in his biweekly feature Inside the Reporter's Notebook. Jason joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on what some are saying about Steve VanRoekel's impact on federal technology.

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Monday - 09/22/2014, 06:27am EDT

Federal News Countdown: VanRoekel departure, NASA's next big step

Jason Miller, Executive Editor at Federal News Radio, and Tom Temin, Federal News Radio host, count down the week's top stories with Francis Rose

Tags: Jason Miller , In Depth , Federal News Countdown

Friday - 09/19/2014, 05:56pm EDT

Roger Cressey and Kiersten Todt, Liberty Group Ventures

Cybersecurity is emerging as a major business risk. USIS, the government's main contractor for security background checks, had a big contract canceled. A security breach exposed personal information about 25,000 Homeland Security employees. It doesn't matter that the company discovered and reported the breach itself. Kiersten Todt and Roger Cressey are former feds and now principals of Liberty Group Ventures. They joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss strategies for not becoming the next USIS or Home Depot.

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Friday - 09/19/2014, 10:22am EDT

Jordan Sims, Organization Relations & Programs, Project Management Institute

Modernizing the Defense Department acquisition system is a tall order. Sequestration has put extra strain on the process. Pentagon officials and even contractors say improvements in requirements management could help. Jordan Sims is the director of Organization Relations and Programs at the Project Management Institute. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with his prescription for fostering the skills and relationships needed to boost the acquisitions system.

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Friday - 09/19/2014, 10:23am EDT
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