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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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Calvin Scovel III, Matthew Hampton, Transportation Department

The Federal Aviation Administration will not meet its deadline for safely integrating all drones in the U.S. An inspector general report finds that the FAA has failed to establish a regulatory framework for training and certification of drone pilots. Cal Scovel is the inspector general for the Transportation Department, and Matt Hampton is the assistant inspector general for aviation. Scovel explained the Congressional mandate that FAA has to meet when he joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive.

Tags: Calvin Scovel , Matthew Hampton , FAA , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Monday - 07/14/2014, 07:00am EDT
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DoT technology research to lead to safer drivers, roadways

Greg Winfree, the assistant secretary for research and technology at the Transportation Department, said government-funded research into vehicle-to-vehicle infrastructure communication technologies could help reduce the 32,000 roadway fatalities that happen annually.
April 24, 2014

Tags: technology , Greg Winfree , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/24/2014, 08:57am EDT
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FAA safety oversight of aircraft repairs faulted

The Federal Aviation Administration's supposedly risk-based safety inspection system "falls short of being truly risk-based," especially for foreign repair stations, a report by the inspector general said.

Tags: FAA , oversight , inspector general

Monday - 05/06/2013, 09:10pm EDT
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