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Col. Jeff Schilling (Ret.), Chief Security Officer, FireHost

Information sharing is a two-way street with road hazards in both directions. President Barack Obama held the first White House Cybersecurity Summit last week and issued an Executive Order with hopes of fostering a more open exchange between government and the private sector. Jeff Schilling is the chief security officer for FireHost. He once directed the global Security Operations Center under U.S. Army Cyber Command and has seen the challenges from both sides. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he pointed out cybersecurity was only one of the topics the glitterati actually discussed.

Tags: Col. Jeff Schilling , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , FireHost , information sharing , cybersecurity , Barack Obama ,

Thursday - 02/19/2015, 09:38am EST
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Gil Kerlikowske, Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

When President Barack Obama issued his executive action on immigration, a lot of the work fell to the Homeland Security Department. Customs and Border Protection certainly received its share thanks to new rules for deferred actions on parents of Americans and lawful permanent residents (DAPA). Part of that work means making sure illegal or undocumented immigrants understand the rules and who they apply to. Gil Kerlikowske, the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain how CBP is handling the executive action.

Tags: Gil Kerlikowske , CBP , DHS , Barack Obama , immigration , DAPA , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 09:35am EST
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Obama gives feds four-day holiday weekend

President Barack Obama signed an executive order closing all executive branch offices and agencies on Friday, Dec. 26, creating a four-day weekend for most federal employees.

Tags: Barack Obama , OPM , workforce , holiday , Michael OConnell

Friday - 12/05/2014, 07:19pm EST

What will the President's immigration plan mean for CBP, ICE employees?

John Adler of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association wondered what impact President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration would have on the resources of CBP and ICE officers.

Tags: Jon Adler , FLEOA , CBP , ICE , DHS , workforce , border patrol agents , Barack Obama , Michael OConnell , Coast Guard

Monday - 12/01/2014, 05:40pm EST
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President's immigration plan pushes DHS to restructure personnel, tighten border security

Under President Obama's executive order on immigration, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson released a slew of memos outlining the agency's push to reform its personnel structure, review premium pay, and better secure the U.S.-Mexico border.

Tags: Barack Obama , Jeh Johnson , DHS , ICE , ICE ERO , OCHCO , OMB , OPM , Congress , personnel , workforce , pay and benefits , immigration , Coast Guard , Customs and Border Protection , Citizenship and Immigration Services , Jory Heckman

Friday - 11/21/2014, 08:33am EST

Trey Hodgkins, Information Technology Industry Council

Contractors are casting a wary eye on President Barack Obama's Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order. It seems innocuous because most contractors already comply with labor laws. Still, the EO could cause a lot of mischief. Trey Hodgkins, senior vice president of the Public Sector at the Information Technology Industry Council, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss how the EO affects contractors.

Tags: Trey Hodgkins , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Information Technology Industry Council , Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces , contracting

Sunday - 10/12/2014, 09:38pm EDT
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Ben Goad, Staff Writer, The Hill Newspaper

Federal contractors are gearing up to fight a new executive order. President Barack Obama last week signed the directive to protect contractors' employees. The businesses, though, say it goes too far and infringes on their rights. Some are threatening to sue the government. Ben Goad, staff writer for The Hill Newspaper, joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss the battle.

Tags: Ben Goad , The Hill Newspaper , contracting , employment , contractors , labor law

Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 02:40pm EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Federal vendors will have to certify they're not violating 14 federal labor laws in order to keep getting government contracts. President Obama signed an executive order yesterday creating another in a series of compliance requirements for more than 24,000 companies. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details and analysis of the President's executive order. Read Jason's related article.

Tags: contracting , Jason Miller , acquisition , labor laws

Friday - 08/01/2014, 07:10am EDT
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Recommendations attempt to raise acquisition, cyber consciousness

GSA and DoD release six suggestions for how to better integrate cybersecurity in the acquisition progress. The recommendations are one of the deliverables under the cyber Executive Order President Obama signed last February. GSA will release a RFI in the coming weeks to let industry and others comment on how best to begin implementation.

Tags: acquisition , technology , cybersecurity , GSA , DoD , Trey Hodgkins , IT Alliance for Public Sector , Jonathan Cedarbaum , WilmerHale , NIST , Jason Miller , Emile Monette

Thursday - 01/30/2014, 04:20am EST
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