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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission came away from its huge task with a mixed bag of recommendations. Some of the 15 suggestions the experts revealed Thursday were obvious changes that have been needed for decades. Other recommendations are going to cause heartburn among military service members, retirees and their families, and on Capitol Hill. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose why the commission believes all of them are not only needed, but achievable.

Tags: DoD , Jason Miller , In Depth

Friday - 01/30/2015, 05:35pm EST
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Cost doesn't factor heavily in military compensation panel recommendations

The nine-member Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission submitted 15 recommendations to bring effectiveness and efficiency, and that would protect, maintain and improve benefits for the service members.

Tags: pay and benefits , workforce , DoD , Congress , Alphonso Maldon , Bob Daigle , Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission , TRICARE , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/30/2015, 04:02am EST
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Commerce's ITA getting out of IT business

Joe Paiva, the International Trade Administration's CIO, said he wants to outsource the agency's network, device management and printing to the private sector.

Tags: technology , Commerce Department , International Trade Administration , Joe Paiva , industry , infrastructure as a service , outsourcing , print management , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/30/2015, 08:46am EST
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Stempfley leaving DHS for private sector position

Bobbie Stempfley is heading to the private sector after five years at the Homeland Security Department. She worked in a variety of senior executive cyber positions.

Tags: Bobbie Stempfley , people , DHS , cybersecurity , Andy Ozment , Rick Harris , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 04:43pm EST

DoD's proposals aim to simplify 'mindboggling' acquisition rules

Frank Kendall, the undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, told the House Armed Services Committee that a bunch of incremental changes could help DoD find success with its acquisitions more often. The seven legislative proposals address redundant documents and processes that the military needs help from Congress to get rid of and give program managers more time.

Tags: acquisition , management , Congress , DoD , Mac Thornberry , House Armed Services Committee , Frank Kendall , Better Buying Power , Aerospace innovation initiative , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 04:10am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department submits seven legislative proposals to Capitol Hill to simplify its acquisition process. But don't call them reforms, says Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss what DoD is asking for.

Tags: Jason Miller , DoD , Frank Kendall , In Depth

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 04:38pm EST
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Air Force suspends, begins debarment process of FedBid

The Air Force's decision comes after the Veterans Affairs IG found alleged procurement fraud, intimidation and threats against a federal official. FedBid says it's cooperating with the Air Force and believes it took the necessary steps to fix the problems.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , FedBid , Air Force , VA , Joe Jordan , suspension and debarment , reverse auctions , oversight , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 06:32pm EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Federal Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith describes the type of people needed to populate the new digital services offices across government in a simple way: TQ. So what kind of person is that? Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller describes Smith's formula on In Depth with Francis Rose. Read Jason's related article.

Tags: Jason Miller , In Depth , Federal Drive , Megan Smith

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 04:25pm EST
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Federal CTO Smith wants tech experts who speak the language

Megan Smith, the federal chief technology officer says agencies need employees with a high technical quotient to help build digital services. Four months into the job, Smith said digital services, policy and innovation, and STEM are her top priorities.

Tags: technology , Megan Smith , White House , digital services , OMB , workforce , training , FTC , Internet of Things , State of the Net , Internet Freedom Foundation , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 04:54am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Veterans Affairs Department's computers and networks get a clean bill of health from third-party experts. The analysis comes about a year and a half after the VA came under intense scrutiny at a House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing for having major cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the report and what it means for veterans' data.

Tags: Jason Miller , In Depth , Veterans Affairs Department , cybersecurity

Tuesday - 01/27/2015, 04:43pm EST
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