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DoD, VA joint e-health record ahead of schedule

The development of a shared records system between the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs is making progress thanks to several pilots. VA-DoD is taking the lessons learned from the tests and applying them to future pilots.

Tags: DoD , VA , electronic health records , health IT , technology , Federal Drive , Esther Carey , Emily Kopp

Monday - 07/02/2012, 03:32pm EDT
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Agencies face 'hodge-podge' guidance on security clearances

The federal government has issued more than 4.8 million security clearances to federal civilians, military service members and contractors. But the process for determining what positions require clearances amounts to little more than a "hodge-podge" across agencies, an official with the Government Accountability Office told Federal News Radio.

Tags: DHS , OPM , GAO , security clearances , Federal Drive , Emily Kopp , Brenda Farrell

Monday - 07/16/2012, 05:53pm EDT
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Moran takes pragmatic approach to SES reform

Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) said a realistic approach is needed to reform the Senior Executive Service. His bill would automatically increase pay for highly rated SESers. However, the bill leaves out controversial provisions requiring mandatory agency rotations for SES members. The pragmatic approach is necessary to "rescue" the program which has struggled with recruiting new members.

Tags: Federal Drive , Emily Kopp , management , workforce , SES , SES reform , Jim Moran

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 03:45pm EDT
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Rapid acquisition speeds capabilities to warfighters

With a $500 billion budget, the United States is the world's biggest buyer, and Defense is the biggest piece of that pie. The Rapid Acquisition Program has kicked into overdrive to help warfighters in Iraq and Afghanistan. Roy Smith, an executive vice president at ITG and a member of the executive advisory council of the National Contract Management Association, discusses how the program works and how industry views its achievements.

Tags: Federal Drive , Emily Kopp , acquisition , contracting , Rapid Acquisition Program , NCMA , Roy Smith , ITG , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , DoD

Friday - 06/15/2012, 02:41pm EDT

Assessing acquisition rules a full-time pursuit

Rules and regulations are supposed to help the government make the smartest, fairest purchases are often complex. For Bill Woods, director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues at the Government Accountability Office, federal procurement rules are a full-time pursuit.

Tags: Bill Woods , GAO , Federal Drive , Emily Kopp , acquisition , acquisition workforce , oversight , acquisition policy , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 05:14pm EDT
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Meeting Your Telework Goals using Client Virtualization Solutions

What are the telework policy drivers, mandates and updates, and the technology that is being accepted and deployed at various agencies to support the telework mission enablement to the next generation of the mobile platform?

Tags: GovConnection , VMware , HP , David Young , Danette Campbell , Anil Karmel , Rick Holgate , Dr. Emma Garrison-Alexander , Tony Leone

Monday - 06/11/2012, 02:38pm EDT
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My HealtheVet - The Gateway to Veterans Health and Wellness

Tom Temin, of the Federal Drive, has an in depth discussion with the experts and users about the My HealtheVet program. He reviews the clinical applications of the new upgraded system and what that means for Veterans today and for the future.

Tags: Veteran Affairs , My HealtheVet , Theresa Hancock , Dr. Ross Fletcher , Craig Carpenter , Madhulika Agarwal , pay and benefit , veteran , health

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 12:17pm EDT
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Federal Drive interviews -- May 18

The Federal Drive talks to Susan Grundmann, the chairwoman of the Merit Systems Protection Board, about changes to federal employment cases. Plus, interviews with top officials from the Broadcasting Board of Governors and GSA's Public Buildings Service.

Tags: Federal Drive , Emily Kopp , Michael Meehan , Susan Grundmann , Larry Melton , BBG , MSPB , Public Buildings Service

Friday - 05/18/2012, 09:41am EDT

Federal Drive interviews -- May 17

The Federal Drive talks to NASA's deputy administrator about the first commercial space launch and ClearanceJobs.com's Evan Lesser about speeding up the clearance process.

Tags: Evan Lesser , Lori Garver , NASA , SpaceX , Federal Drive , Emily Kopp , security clearances

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 08:18am EDT

Federal Drive interviews - May 16

The Federal Drive talks to GSA's Bev Godwin about National Women's Health Week and NetApp's Mark Weber on big data.

Tags: Federal Drive , Emily Kopp , John Palguta , Brian Friel , Bev Godwin , Keith Laing , Mark Weber , Bloomberg Government , GSA , Partnership for Public Service , The Hill , NetApp

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 09:50am EDT
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