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FBI delivers on $1.1B biometrics program

The FBI launched the Next Generation Identification System in increments over the last four years to replace a 15-year-old fingerprint system with advanced biometrics. The bureau received an award for its successful program that met cost, schedule and performance goals.

Tags: Technology , FBI , Jim Preaskorn , Biometrics , Next Generation Identification System , Lockheed Martin , Richard McKinney , AFCEA Bethesda , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/13/2015, 04:22am EDT
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Federal CIO Scott to pilot IT initiatives toward smooth landings

Tony Scott, the new federal chief information officer, said in his first public speech his priorities are to ensure existing administration technology efforts are successful. But Scott offered some insights into tweaks and focus areas.

Tags: Tony Scott , Technology , OMB , Richard McKinney , Joyce Hunter , USDA , cloud computing , Workforce , training , digital services , AFCEA , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 03:22am EDT
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Christopher Hart, Director, National Transportation Safety Board

The Senate confirmed Christopher Hart as Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). He had been the acting chairman since April. when his predecessor Deborah Hersman left. A lawyer and well-known aviation safety expert, Hart held several senior jobs at the FAA. He was also an NTSB board member in the early 1990s. Just before his confirmation, Hart spoke with Tom Temin on the Federal Drive about how the board is handling what's turned out to be a busy year.

Tags: Christoper Hart , NTSB , Federal Drive ,

Wednesday - 03/18/2015, 09:46am EDT
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CIO Council to try to deepen the pool of IT workers

A new survey from the Chief Information Officers and Chief Human Capital Officers councils shows most agencies are finding the pool of job candidates to choose from is too shallow. Darren Ash and Richard McKinney, the co-chairmen of the CIO Council's Workforce Committee, said 75 percent of agency IT managers and human resource executives responding to the survey said they couldn't recruit the necessary talent to do mission critical work.

Tags: Technology , Darren Ash , NRC , Richard McKinney , CIO Council , Workforce , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/12/2015, 04:15am EDT
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CIO Council in search of GS 9-13s for IT Solutions Challenge

A new initiative from the Chief Information Officer's Council seeks to solve IT acquisition challenges by bringing together small groups of mid-level feds. The groups will try to take a different approach to these long-standing problems.

Tags: Technology , acquisition , CIO Council , Tony Scott , Richard McKinney , IT Solutions Challenge , workforce committee , digital services , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/05/2015, 11:38am EST

Maria Roat, Chief Technology Officer, Transportation Department

Agencies are slowly realizing the benefits of cloud computing don't rest in real dollar savings. Agencies like the Transportation Department should expect the move to cloud services to provide mission-focused value instead. Maria Roat, DOT's chief technology officer, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller how agencies are changing their expectations of cloud computing.

Tags: Maria Roat , cloud computing , Technology , In Depth

Monday - 01/19/2015, 05:14pm EST
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Does CIO stand for 'chief information officer' or 'career is over'?

With the challenges that chief information officers face today, it is worth asking whether becoming a CIO is worth the work and jeopardy it seems to entail, says former FAA IT leader Bob Woods in a new commentary.

Tags: Bob Woods , Topside Consulting , GSA , Veterans Affairs , management , CIO , FITARA , Clinger-Cohen Act , information technology , Technology , commentary

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 05:07am EST

Communications gap is putting DoD test ranges at risk, GAO says

A Government Accountability Office report says the Defense Department needs to close a gap in interagency communications to reduce the risk of foreign observation of its testing facilities.

Tags: Brian Lepore , GAO , DoD , Interior , Facilities , infrastructure , military bases , Michael OConnell , Bureau of Land Management , Federal Drive

Thursday - 01/01/2015, 01:39pm EST
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GSA changes plans, will keep service schedules open after all

The General Services Administration tells Federal News Radio it no longer believes it's necessary to close down its seven services schedules to new vendors while it puts together the consolidated professional services contracts. GSA is trying to make it easier for agencies to buy professional services and for vendors to sell their expertise.

Tags: acquisition , Contracting , GSA , Tiffany Hixson , schedule contracts , industry , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 04:17am EDT
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Brian Miller, Navigant & Cal Scovel, IG, Transportation Department

The spotlight is on the gederal government's Inspector General community. Coverage in the news media isn't common for IGs in government, nor is a chance to learn more about how they do their jobs. Brian Miller is former IG at the General Services Administration and Calvin Scovel is the Inspector General at the Transportation Department. Cal described the overall mission and work done by his office on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Brian Miller , Navigant , GSA , Cal Scovel , inspector general , Oversight , In Depth

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 04:28pm EDT
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