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Courtney O'Callaghan, Chief Digital Officer, Freer and Sackler Galleries

The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery the Smithsonian's museums featuring Asian art will ring in the new year by releasing their entire collections online to the public on Jan. 1. The majority of the 40,000 pieces have never been seen before by the public. Most will be available in high resolution. Courtney O'Callaghan is the galleries' chief digital officer. She spoke with Tom Temin on the Federal Drive about this digital transition and the collection itself.

Tags: Freer Gallery of Art , Arthur M. Sackler Gallery , Asian art , Federal Drive , digitization , technology

Monday - 12/29/2014, 07:15am EST
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Tim Sullivan, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP

Government-issued contracts usually include pages of boilerplate. Contractors ignore it at their peril. Buried in all that fine print might be clauses that can burn you. Contracting legal expert Tim Sullivan has authored the blog, "10 Myths of Government Contracting." He's been exploring these myths on the Federal Dive with Tom Temin. Today, Sullivan tackles the 10th and final myth: Solicitations are filled with standard provisions that don't require careful reading. Sullivan says, to the contrary. Make sure someone combs over all that boilerplate.

Tags: Tim Sullivan , 10 Myths of Government Contracting , Federal Drive , contracting

Tuesday - 12/23/2014, 06:52am EST
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Julia Ziegler, Web Manager, Federal News Radio

As winter settles in with its icy bite, the Office of Personnel Management is just warming up. The agency announced some updates to its dismissal and closure procedures for feds in the D.C. area. Web manager Julia Ziegler joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss these changes what's new this year, and what feds think of the additions.

Tags: OPM , Federal Drive , Julia Ziegler , closures , workforce

Tuesday - 12/23/2014, 06:13am EST
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Tim Blades, U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center

A Defense Department team was recently honored by a British chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear industry group. DOD was the first organization outside the United Kingdom to get top honors from the group known as CBRN UK. The team received its award for developing and operating the ship-mounted system that destroyed tons of Syrian chemical weapons last year. The Field Deployable Hydrolysis System was housed on the converted container ship MV Cape Ray. Tim Blades is the deputy director of program integration at the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, which had a major hand in developing the technology. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the technology and the challenges the team faced.

Tags: Tim Blades , DoD , Federal Drive , Syria , technology ,

Tuesday - 12/23/2014, 08:55am EST
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Jim Lewis, Center for Strategic and International Studies

With each passing week, the stakes in the cybersecurity game get higher. Now Sony is reeling from a cyber attack U.S. officials believe originated in North Korea. This incident got Tom Temin wondering if the average federal agency has sufficient defenses against an attack like this. Or if it has enough resilience to recover. Jim Lewis, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joined the Federal Drive with an update on the government's cybersecurity status.

Tags: Jim Lewis , Federal Drive , cybersecurity , Center for Strategic and International Studies

Tuesday - 12/23/2014, 06:49am EST
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So, federal senior execs to get nods for customer service

Federal Drive host Tom Temin explores the notion of government services being equal to what people get from the private sector.

Tags: workforce , managament , Senior Executive Service , customer service , commentary

Monday - 12/22/2014, 07:16am EST

The IT Vision of the Future and the Path to Get There

IT budget pressures and the need for agility and efficiencies are forcing government agencies to adopt a modern IT vision of the future. While many agencies have a clear vision of where they want to go, the path to get there is often clouded. In this interview, hear about the transformational path that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (CoPA) is taking to host and operate what is expected to be one of the largest secure, cloud-based, on-demand IT implementations by a U.S. state government.

Tags: Unisys , Modern Mission Critical Series , Dan Huberty , Tony Encinias

Monday - 12/22/2014, 09:00am EST

David Dye, Director, Federal Human Capital Services, Deloitte

Some days, it's not easy being a senior career executive in the Federal Government. Ill will reached a peak last summer at the height of scandal in the Veterans Affairs Department. That led to Congress enacting legislation cutting the civil service protection of SESers at the VA. A couple of weeks ago, President Obama gave the SES a pat on the back, promising to make the service into how it was originally envisioned. So what will 2015 bring? David Dye, the director of Federal Human Capital Services at Deloitte and a former official at the Office of Personnel Management, offered some answers on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

Tags: David Dye , Deloitte , Federal Drive , SES , workforce , Veterans Affairs , OMB

Monday - 12/22/2014, 06:57am EST
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Mike Kucharek, Spokesman, NORAD

It's that most wonderful time of the year again. And as Santa gears up for his annual flight, NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) prepares to track his progress. That will happen, as it always has, on Dec. 24, and Santa's location will be available to all the little and not-so-little prying eyes who can't wait for those shiny boots to drop down through their chimneys. Mike Kucharek is a spokesman for NORAD. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to offer some insight into this annual event, starting with how it began.

Tags: Mike Kucharek , NORAD , Christmas Eve , Santa Claus , Christmas , Federal Drive , DoD

Monday - 12/22/2014, 06:52am EST
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Transform to Modern Mission Critical: Modernizing Your SAP Landscape

Many federal agencies recognize the need to modernize their mission-critical data centers to gain greater agility for more interdependent real-time applications while addressing the proliferation of anytime-anywhere mobile data access. To do so, organizations must find a way to move their current SAP applications from dedicated, legacy environments. However, for many, this means sacrificing mission-critical security and reliability to achieve the benefits of flexibility and cost efficiency. Learn how agencies can achieve the best of both worlds as Unisys and SAP experts discuss key strategies and solutions for transitioning SAP environments.

Tags: Unisys , Modern Mission Critical Series , SAP , John Kunzier , Mark Whittington

Monday - 12/01/2014, 04:42pm EST
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