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Ron Haskins, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

An Obama Administration initiative to fund social programs relies on one critical factor. Agencies had to use a data-driven and evidence-based approaches for planning and spending. Ron Haskins, senior fellow for economic studies at the Brookings Institution and author of "Show Me the Evidence," tells In Depth with Francis Rose how the evidence-based funding approach works.

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Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 04:30pm EST
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Shawn Kingsberry, Director of Cloud Services, TASC

More agencies are hiring Chief Data Officers, or at least designating an official to lead data collection and curation efforts. That data may make Congress's oversight job easier. Shawn Kingsberry is director of cloud services at TASC, and former chief information officer for the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said he expects Congress will use a lot more data to oversee Federal agencies this year.

Tags: Shawn Kingsberry , TASC , technology , In Depth

Friday - 01/09/2015, 05:10pm EST
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One Step to the Cloud, Two Steps Toward Innovation

Cloud computing and innovation are intrinsically linked in the federal government. The idea of agencies moving commodity technology such as email or collaboration to the cloud begets their ability to be more innovative with both commodity and mission critical IT.

Tags: technology , Accenture , cloud , cloud computing , David DeVries , Christopher L. Smith , Charles Riddle

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 04:48pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Veterans Affairs Department is on the street with a new procurement to replace its patient scheduling system. The department has used the current system since 1986. It's the one scheduling staff used to manipulate data on patient waiting times in Phoenix and several other locations across the country. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu writes about this RFP and more in this week's edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , procurement , patient scheduling system , Veterans Affairs , Health IT

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 11:09am EST
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Anne Altman, Manager, U.S. Federal Government and Industries, IBM

A new partnership between IBM and Twitter is designed to help enterprises get better market intelligence. It could also have application for federal agencies. The collaboration will allow IBM to offer clients access to Twitter data, and will include new applications to analyze data and enhance agency understanding of what's going on in social media. Anne Altman is the General Manager of IBM's US Federal and Government Industries. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on how this data service might work for federal agencies.

Tags: Tom Temin , Anne Altman , IBM , Twitter , technology

Friday - 10/31/2014, 01:00pm EDT
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Cobert: Technology, innovation key to OMB's management agenda

Beth Cobert, deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, told an audience of federal executives that agencies need to take advantage of technology and data to drive innovation in government.

Tags: Beth Cobert , OMB , management agenda , management , technology , ACT-IAC , Executive Leadership Conference

Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 04:22pm EDT
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IRS 'scandal': Cover up, train wreck or simple mistake?

What's in those missing IRS tapes? The ones critics of the agency say would provide the smoking gun of evidence. Is there a lesson for your agency in record-keeping? Yes, but maybe not what you thought.

Tags: IRS , Lois Lerner , scandal , archiving , nixon tapes , Mike Causey ,

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 04:32am EDT

Tom Karl, Director, National Climatic Data Center

The White House recently put out what it calls "the loudest and clearest alarm bell to date" on climate change. Its new report says global warming is a factor in changing weather from heat waves to bad allergy seasons. Much of the data supplying the national climate debate is housed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Tom Karl, director of NOAA's National Climatic Data Center, spoke with Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the work his agency is conducting and the data its collecting.

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Tuesday - 05/13/2014, 09:30am EDT
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Shelley Metzenbaum, President, Volcker Alliance

The Obama Administration has tried to infuse a love of data and evidence into the federal bureaucracy with mixed success. It's also pledged to give agencies more flexibility in hiring to bring people with fresh ideas into the government. For perspective on the management agenda, Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp spoke to Shelly Metzenbaum, who served as Office of Management and Budget assistant director for performance. She now is president of the Volcker Alliance. Metzenbaum recently testified on Capitol Hill about the problems she sees in federal management and performance.

Tags: Shelley Metzenbaum , Volcker Alliance , OMB , Federal Drive

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 11:18am EDT
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John Teeter, Global Center of Excellence for Health, KPMG

Health care data comes from unexpected places.

Tags: John Teeter , health care , NIH , HHS , KMPG

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 04:47pm EDT
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