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Stephen Welby, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering

The Defense Department is starting a new long-range research and development initiative. It's intended to deliver technologies capable of providing the next generation of dominance on the battlefield. A similar initiative in the 1970s resulted in the creation of technology offsets like smart munitions and stealth aircraft. Stephen Welby is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he explained what separates this initiative from the department's existing R&D testing.

Tags: Stephen Welby , DoD , R&D , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Monday - 02/02/2015, 09:53am EST
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In Pentagon's belated march to the cloud, DoD CIO looks to spark 'national dialogue' on cloud security

Pentagon CIO sees renewed vigor in DoD's cloud migration path as an opportunity to raise the bar for the nation's overall cybersecurity, telling vendors he wants a much closer partnership with commercial cloud providers.

Tags: DoD , cybersecurity , industry , cloud computing , DISA , Terry Halvorsen , Alan Lynn , Jared Serbu

Friday - 01/30/2015, 12:17pm EST
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Dr. William "Kip" Krebs, Warfighter Performance Dept., Office of Naval Research

The Navy has a powerful software system that dramatically reduces the time it takes to plan safe submarine missions. That same software recently made its way above the surface and was installed on the guided missile cruiser, USS Mobile Bay. Dr. Kip Krebs, program officer in the Office of Naval Research's Warfighter Performance Department, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the app's uses.

Tags: William Krebs , Office of Naval Research , Navy , USS Mobile Bay , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Friday - 01/30/2015, 10:45am 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: 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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The ultimate 'Holy-You-Know-What' moment at the office?

Have you ever done something really, really stupid at the office? Or work- related? Something so dumb, so bad, so off the wall that it's a miracle you still have a job? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , workforce , drones ,

Friday - 01/30/2015, 03:00am EST

Jim Russo, Network Services 2020, GSA

Federal agencies are seeing an explosion in the use of satellite services. A lot of that growth is happening the defense and national security sectors, but it's not all happening there. Mary Davie, the Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Integrated Technology Services at the Federal Acquisition Service at the General Services Administration, writes about the explosion on her Great Government Through Technology blog. Jim Russo is the Network Services 2020 Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions Technical Lead at GSA. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the DoD connection is important in the satellite category.

Tags: Jim Russo , Network Services 2020 , GSA , FAS , In Depth

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 04:22pm EST
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Phil Carter, Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security

The Department of Defense is making another push for an electronic health record system. One factor is interoperability with the system at the Department of Veterans Affairs. EHRs, and a functional, interoperable system, may become a national security asset. Phil Carter is senior fellow and Director of the Military, Veterans & Society Program at the Center for a New American Security. He participated in a CNAS event called A Conversation About Healthcare Technology as a National Security Asset and Improving Outcomes. Dr. Karen Guice -- the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs -- was one of the speakers. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained what his takeaways were from the event.

Tags: Phil Carter , Center for a New American Security , Health IT , In Depth

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 04:14pm EST
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Robot door greeters first step toward robot Marines?

The Navy is funding robotic door greeters to learn more about potential futuristic training options for the Marine Corps.

Tags: Navy , DoD , Office of Naval Research , Marine Corps , University of Central Florida , AMITIES , Science and Technology Strategic Plan , Sean McCalley

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 03:49pm EST

Government innovation? It gets an 'A' for effort

Federal Drive host Tom Temin reports that agencies and companies at a recent technology conference are betting on innovation.

Tags: Tom Temin , innovation , Energy , Booz Allen Hamilton , Sentien , Jonathan Aberman

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 03:56am EST

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: 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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