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DHS cyber executive to retire

Larry Zelvin is stepping down as the director of DHS's National Cyber and Communications Integration Center (NCIC) next month after almost 30 years of government service.

Tags: people , Larry Zelvin , Phyllis Schneck , DHS , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 03:26pm EDT

Gunter Waibel and Adam Metallo, Smithsonian Institution

Less than 1 percent of the artifacts at the Smithsonian Institution are on public display. But 3-D printing could help the agency send millions more artifacts to museums and schools around the world. Gunter Waibel is director of the Digitization Program Office, and Adam Metallo is 3-D Program Officer of the Smithsonian Institution. They're both Service to America medal finalists in the Citizen Services category, and explained their pioneering work on In Depth with Francis Rose. View a gallery of all the Sammies finalists.

Tags: Gunter Waibel , Adam Metallo , 3-D printing , Smithsonian Institution , Sammies , Service to America Medals , In Depth

Wednesday - 07/30/2014, 04:16pm EDT
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GSA cuts 1,000 noncompliant vendors from IT schedule

Kay Ely, GSA's director of IT schedule programs in the Federal Acquisition Service, said removing 1,000 vendors who weren't meeting the minimum annual sales requirement of $25,000 a year is saving the agency about $3.2 million a year in administrative costs. At the same time, GSA is adding 30-to-40 new vendors each month to Schedule 70 as part of its effort to make sure agency customers have access to new, innovative companies.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , GSA , Kay Ely , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , National Contract Management Association , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/30/2014, 04:48am EDT
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Copy data management

Ash Ashutosh, CEO of Actifio, will discuss how his company can help your agency reduce the size and cost of its data center.
July 29, 2014

Tags: copy data management , data management , Virtualization , Ash Ashutosh , Actifio , information sharing , data analysis , data storage , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 08:48pm EDT
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Keith Trippie, Chief Executive Officer, The Trippie Group

Uncle Sam a venture capitalist? Imagine a board room with honchos from government, finance and Silicon Valley. A board of directors for the federal government, solving its toughest challenges with the latest concepts and cutting edge technology. Keith Trippie is CEO of the Trippie Group and a former Homeland Security executive. He says if the government follows a Silicon Valley venture capital model the taxpayer would win. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to explain why.

Tags: Trippie Group , Keith Trippie , Silicon Valley , acquisition ,

Monday - 07/28/2014, 12:45pm EDT
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DoD gave security clearances to thousands of 'federal tax cheats'

About 83,000 Defense Department employees and contractors, who held or were determined eligible for a security clearance, owed more than $730 million in unpaid taxes as of June 2012, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. Per GAO's recommendations, the Office of Personnel Management, Office of the Director of National Intelligence and DoD are now working to include tax-compliance checks to enhance security clearance processes.

Tags: DoD , IRS , OPM , GAO , ODNI , management , security clearance , Tom Coburn , Evan Lesser , Stephanie Wasko

Monday - 07/28/2014, 04:33pm EDT

Kenneth Gillilland, Attorney, ARDEC

If you want to wave a red flag to get contractors' hackles up, just say the words, "lowest-price, technically acceptable." It may not sound like best value, but in a world of tough budgets, that's the way agencies are going. How can the strategy work for both sides? Kenneth Gilliland, an attorney with the Army's Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center spoke to Tom Temin at the National Contract Management Association World Congress at National Harbor. View photos and listen to more interviews from the conference.

Tags: Kenneth Gilliland , ARDEC , contracting , National Contract Management Association World Congress , Federal Drive

Monday - 07/28/2014, 09:19am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The General Services Administration's idea to make acquisition easier for your agency is starting to come into focus. GSA kicked off five governmentwide pilots and 17 agency specific functional areas under its category management initiative. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller takes us Inside the Reporter's Notebook for details on what GSA is doing. Read Jason's related story.

Tags: Jason Miller , acquisition , Inside the Reporters Notebook ,

Friday - 07/25/2014, 04:39pm EDT
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Over six years, DISA cuts inventory of large data centers from 18 to 10

The Pentagon's main IT provider shuttered its large data center in Huntsville, Alabama. in May, leaving only 10 of its large Defense Enterprise Computing Centers in its inventory. The mission of those remaining DECCs, however, is growing, not shrinking.

Tags: DoD , DISA , data center consolidation , Alfred Rivera , David Bennett , Jared Serbu

Friday - 07/25/2014, 06:08pm EDT
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