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TSA IT budget cuts spur innovations in cloud, risk management

Stephen Rice, the TSA chief information officer, said the agency is figuring out how to modernize its IT infrastructure despite seeing a $65 million budget cut over the last three years.

Tags: Technology , Stephen Rice , TSA , DHS , budget , cloud , Data center consolidation , Risk management , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/22/2015, 04:31am EDT
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DCMA innovates IT through new virtual lab

Jacob Haynes, the chief information officer at the Defense Contract Management Agency, said the new innovation lab helps the agency use a disciplined approach to testing technology before making a major investment.

Tags: Technology , Jacob Haynes , Defense Contract Management Agency , Mobile computing , Financial management , Better Buying Power , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/30/2015, 02:39pm EDT
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Pentagon's new cyber strategy looks to Silicon Valley

The cyber policy revisions, which Ashton Carter will announce during a speech at Stanford University, will be the first significant update since 2011, when the department issued its first-ever cyber strategy. Carter's visit to Silicon Valley is the first such trip in 20 years for a Defense secretary. Officials say the pilgrimage is meant to build tighter partnerships between DoD and the tech sector it depends on for cybersecurity and technology innovation.

Tags: DoD , Technology , Cybersecurity , U.S. Cyber Command , U.S. Digital Service , In-Q-Tel , Ashton Carter , Industry , Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 04:03am EDT
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Tim McManus, Partnership for Public Service

Millenials are leaving the federal government in big numbers. A lack of innovation is one contributor. The Partnership for Public Service's Best Places to Work in Government research shows the government's innovation score is down again. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Tim McManus, vice president for education and outreach for the Partnership for Public Service, says innovation, or lack thereof is a sticky topic in government right now.

Tags: Tim McManus , In Depth , millennials , Best Places to Work

Thursday - 04/09/2015, 04:32pm EDT
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Minh Le, Director, Sunshot Initiative, Dept. of Energy

The first class of Marine trainees from the Energy Department's new solar job training program graduated earlier this year. It's called the Sunshot Initiative, and its goal is to train service members as solar panel installers and other solar industry related jobs. There are three military bases and more than 200 service members involved in the initiative. Minh Le, director of the Sunshot Initiative at the Energy Department talked about the ambitious goals of the program on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

Tags: Minh Le , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Energy Department , Marine , solar energy , Sunshot Initiative , Technology

Thursday - 04/09/2015, 10:06am EDT
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Millennials leaving government over lack of innovation, study finds

Agencies more willing to take on innovative projects and ideas are more likely to get the attention of millennials looking for jobs, according to a follow-up study to the 2014 Best Places to Work report.

Tags: PPS , Partnership for Public Service , hiring , shutdown , Workforce , millennial

Thursday - 04/02/2015, 11:30am EDT

David Dye, Director, Federal Human Capital Services, Deloitte

The latest snapshot of the "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" comes out later today. As it is every year, it's developed by the Partnership for Public for Service, Deloitte and the Hay Group. This year the number crunchers have ranked agencies in terms of how innovative they are. David Dye, a director in Deloitte's Federal Human Capital Group, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain just how to measure something like that and how important it is.

Tags: David Dye , Deloitte , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Best Places to Work , Workforce

Thursday - 04/02/2015, 09:34am EDT
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Cyber, ERPs top Army PEO-EIS' priority list

In our latest online chat, Doug Wiltsie, head of the Army's Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems, discusses budget pressures, the move to agile development, acquisition innovation and cyber, among other topics.

Tags: Doug Wiltsie , Army , DoD , online chat , Enterprise Information Systems , Francis Rose , Cybersecurity , Technology , Acquisition , e-learning

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 01:00pm EDT

3 ways to spark innovation in government

How long are we going to let outdated practices, inefficient processes and unequipped leadership disarm real innovation? asks Paul Brubaker, a former Defense Department official, in a new commentary.

Tags: Paul Brubaker , VMware , Airwatch , commentary , Clinger-Cohen Act , management , Technology

Monday - 03/23/2015, 05:00am EDT

Navy brings IT, business, innovation under one roof

The Department of the Navy is taking a more corporate approach to meeting the ever-changing mission needs with technology, said Maura Sullivan, the Department of Navy's chief of strategy and innovation.

Tags: Technology , management , Navy , Maura Sullivan , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/13/2015, 05:45pm EST
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