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David Bray, CIO, FCC

You think you're facing cybersecurity threats now just wait. Cyber threats coming at agencies will dramatically expand over the next five years as the amount of data and the use of mobile devices grow. It means agencies and contractors both need to think differently about cybersecurity. David Bray is the FCC's chief information officer. He tells executive editor Jason Miller about some potential ways to stay afloat in the rough cyber seas ahead.

Tags: David Bray , FCC , technology , cybersecurity , Federal Drive

Friday - 03/27/2015, 06:26am EDT
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Ian Kalin, Chief Data Officer, Department of Commerce

The Commerce Department recently hired its first ever chief data officer. The inaugural role went to Ian Kalin. He's a Navy veteran and came over from the private sector, having worked at Google and startups like Socrata. There, he helped modernize data and transparency programs. His first day on the job was Monday. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on his new position.

Tags: Ian Kalin , Commerce Department , Federal Drive , transparency ,

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 12:09pm EDT
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Senators: More transparency needed on geospatial data spending

Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) introduced a bill they hope will increase transparency on geospatial data. The bill would require agencies to report how much they spend on such data, as part of annual budget submissions to the White House.

Tags: Geospatial , Mark Warner , Orrin Hatch , Congress , Senate , Shefali Kapadia

Wednesday - 03/18/2015, 11:41am EDT

OPM banks on data to attract younger, more diverse job seekers

Four in 10 federal employees will be eligible to retire in the next five years. Who will take their place remains the big question. Meanwhile, 70 percent of jobs advertised on USAJobs.gov go to internal candidates, says Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta.

Tags: OPM , Katherine Archuleta , REDI , hiring , workforce , USAJobs.gov , Emily Kopp

Monday - 03/09/2015, 05:58pm EDT

Dodaro: GAO returns $100 for every $1 it's funded

The Government Accountability Office wants a 5.9 percent budget increase for FY 2016. Numbers from a new study by Deloitte show past funding of GAO has brought a good return on investment.

Tags: Gene Dodaro , GAO , budget , Deloitte , Bill Eggers , Daniel Byler , Senate , Sean McCalley , Senate Appropriations Legislative Branch Subcommittee

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 05:18pm EDT
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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.

Tags: Ron Haskins , Brookings Institution , In Depth

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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