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Jonathan Aberman, Managing Director and Chairman, Amplifier Ventures

President Barack Obama held the first White House Cybersecurity Summit and pushed for greater sharing of information with an Executive Order. And, the Federal Aviation Administration published rules for the use of small drones over the weekend. Jonathan Aberman is chairman of the venture capital firm Amplifier Ventures and founder of TandemNSI, a non-profit. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to further discuss the news.

Tags: Jonathan Aberman , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , acquistion , Amplifier Ventures , FAA , technology

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 09:31am EST
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Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

Political leaders from both the White House and Congress are offering up ways to improve the Senior Executive Service. There's the mundane the White House is launching a candidate development program. And the punitive legislation that would make it easier to fire SES members when things go wrong. Now in our special report, "Fixing the SES," we ask: Is it actually broken? Jeri Buchholz is an SES member and chief human capital officer at NASA. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, she told Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp that the SES has its faults but is essential to the government.

Tags: Emily Kopp , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Congress , SES , workforce

Monday - 02/16/2015, 08:31am EST
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OMB seeks approval for agencies to ante up $15M for cross-agency goals

The White House proposed in its 2016 budget request to Congress that lawmakers approve the interagency transfer of money to pay for long-term progress against the 17 cross-agency objectives.

Tags: management , Beth Cobert , OMB , 2016 budget request , cross-agency-priority goals , real property , Customer service , Category management , acquisition , Simplified acquisition threshold , Civilian Agency Property Realignment Act , GSA , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/03/2015, 03:53am EST

New cyber threat center to fill gaps in information sharing

The White House announced Tuesday the creation of the Cyber Threat Intelligence Center to improve coordination and collaboration of information about computer network security. The Director of National Intelligence will oversee the CTIC, and it will be modeled after the National Counterterrorism Center.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Lisa Monaco , Woodrow Wilson Center , Cyber Threat Intelligence Center , NCTC , information sharing , Christian Beckner , The George Washington Center for Cyber and Homeland Security , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 03:43am EST

GSA's new contract to feed hunger for agile IT development services

With more business than it can handle, 18F hopes a new blanket purchase agreement for IT software development will prove the culture is changing. GSA will issue a final RFQ in the coming weeks and make the initial award in late spring.

Tags: technology , GSA , 18F , Greg Godbout , Ryan Panchadsaram , Agile development , industry , acquisition , contracting , Noah Kunin , Hassan Harris , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/04/2015, 05:00am EST
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Obama's budget proposal gives feds 1.3 percent pay raise

President Barack Obama sent Congress a $4 trillion budget Monday that aims to keep the federal government on the cutting edge of technology when it comes to public services.

Tags: Barack Obama , budget , innovation , technology , management

Monday - 02/02/2015, 07:15am EST
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