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The Modern Edge of ITSM -Turning Insight into Action

Enterprises today are expected to modernize aging service desks, move to a people-centric approach, and deploy new services, while challenged with a plethora of consumer technologies brought into the workplace. These technologies include management of cloud, "as-a-service" solutions, bring your own technology, and other disruptive trends. Service Management processes and supporting technologies must evolve quickly to keep pace with demands while leveraging current IT investments. Furthermore, with the flood of data generated by user communities, How do you turn insight into action and drive increased value?

Tags: Unisys , Modern Mission Critical Series , ITSM , Amy DeMartine , Ed Vaccaro , cloud

Tuesday - 09/02/2014, 03:10pm EDT

Achieving FISMA - High Compliance With Public Clouds

Security concerns remain a major hurdle for federal agencies considering public clouds, especially when it comes to migrating mission-critical workloads. Agencies that have invested in their existing infrastructure still want to leverage the benefits of cloud utility-based services while meeting the compliance requirements of FISMA-High. How can government use public clouds to manage costs and improve IT service delivery to end users while overcoming security concerns and meeting FISMA- High?

Tags: Unisys , Modern Mission Critical Series , FISMA , Mark Cohn , David Wennergren , cloud

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 11:57am EDT

Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Director, Peace Corps

Americans are breaking down the doors to join the little old Peace Corps, virtually speaking. More than 17,000 people applied for two year service positions over the last year. That's the most applications the agency's received since 1992. Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain what contributed to the agency's recruiting success.

Tags: Carrie Hessler-Radelet , Peace Corps , workforce

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 01:10pm EDT
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Joe Petrillo, Procurement Attorney, Petrillo & Powell PLLC

Consider this: You're a contracting officer. Your technical representative recommends one contractor out of three who are competing for task orders. You give eight orders to the recommended one, two to another and zero to the third contractor. Now, suppose your representatives were bribed by that first contractor. Yep, it all ended up in court. In this week's legal loop, Procurement Attorney Joe Petrillo joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the lessons learned.

Tags: Joe Petrillo , Federal Drive , contracting , Legal Loop

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 01:00pm EDT
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Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Federal Salary Council voted to add 13 cities to a list of communities where federal employees are paid more. The council was aiming to close a growing gap between federal employees and private counterparts in certain regions of the country. But the administration has frozen locality pay until at least 2016. Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss what the council recommends.

Tags: Emily Kopp , Federal Drive , Federal Salary Council , locality pay , pay and benefits , workforce

Monday - 10/20/2014, 08:57am EDT
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Jeremy Grant, National Institute of Standards and Technology

You might be a dog on the Internet, but nobody can tell for sure. Confidence in who people say they are online is vital to a cyber secure future for government and industry. People at the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace have been working on this problem within the Commerce Department for a couple of years now. Jeremy Grant is senior executive advisor for Identity Management at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss some recent progress.

Tags: Jeremy Grant , Federal Drive , National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace , Commerce Department , National Institute of Standards and Technology , identity management

Monday - 10/20/2014, 11:11am EDT
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Mathew Tully, Founding Partner, Tully Rinckey PLLC

The Supreme Court is set to hear the case of a former Federal Air Marshal turned whistleblower on Nov. 4. Robert MacLean was fired after he told the media about the Transportation Security Administration's decision to use fewer air marshals on long distance flights. This is the first case the Supreme Court will hear that directly involves a federal whistleblower. Matt Tully, founding partner of the law firm Tully Rinckey, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

Tags: Mathew Tully , Federal Drive , Supreme Court , whistleblower , air marshal , Robert MacLean , TSA , Tully Rinckey

Monday - 10/20/2014, 11:18am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The rash of commercial and government online identity thefts has prompted a reaction from the White House. It's giving federal agencies a lead role in better protecting web transactions. It starts with the government itself. President Barack Obama is making big changes to the procedures for federal credit cards and other payment methods. In his bi-weekly feature Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss what you should expect starting in January.

Tags: Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Monday - 10/20/2014, 08:55am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

A new analysis of federal procurement data confirms what Defense Department vendors already experienced. During the first year of sequestration contracting dollars fell abruptly, dropping 16 percent in 2013 compared to the year before. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Federal Drive , DoD , sequestration , spending

Friday - 10/17/2014, 07:41am EDT
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