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DoD must pay for quality, not quantity, to tackle rising health costs

An independent report cites a "fee-for-service" model as a main driver in DoD's rising medical costs, and urges the department to value outcomes over volume in upcoming TRICARE procurement.

Tags: budget , DoD , VA , Health IT , Center for a New American Security , Peter Levin , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 02/19/2015, 04:17am EST
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White House hires DJ Patil, jumps into the chief data officer pool

DJ Patil is the first chief data scientist and deputy chief technology officer for data policy.

Tags: people , DJ Patil , Megan Smith , Open data , White House , Chief data officer , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/19/2015, 03:48am EST
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Section 508 guidelines get an update under proposed rule

The U.S. Access Board released its long-awaited proposed rule to update accessibility guidelines for federal information and communication technology. Some of the changes are significant, others are subtle.

Tags: U.S. Access Board , Section 508 , Section 255 , accessibility , workforce , proposed rules , information technology , Sachin Dev Pavithran , David Capozzi , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 03:56pm EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

If you've never heard of the Invoice Processing Platform, you're probably not alone. It's a system for handling electronic transactions with vendors. And now the Office of Management and Budget is developing new guidance that strongly encourages agencies to use it and it alone. At the moment, your chief financial officer is commenting on the draft guidance. It's all part of OMB's more aggressive push to shared services in 2015. Executive Editor Jason Miller joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss what he's found out about the draft guidance, and where OMB is heading with shared services.

Tags: Jason Miller , Invoice Processing Platform , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , OMB , In Depth

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 10:15am EST
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Hurd: 'Three-Legged Stool' key to federal IT reform

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) has four top priorities as new chairman of House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on IT, and he wants to use a "three-legged stool" approach to realize them.

Tags: Will Hurd , Congress , House , cybersecurity , In Depth , House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on IT , information technology , Sean McCalley

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 02:51pm EST

Understanding big data

Tim Estes, chairman and CEO of DigitalReasoning joins host John Gilroy to discuss how his company can help federal agencies understand and manage large data sets.
February 17, 2015

Tags: big data , data management , Tim Estes , Synthesys , Amazon Web Services , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk , Digital Reasoning

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 05:17pm EST
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Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas)

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's lineup of subcommittees will include a new one in the 114th Congress. Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) is chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform's new Subcommittee on Information Technology. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained what to expect from his subcommittee, his four priorities, and what he'll look at first.

Tags: Will Hurd , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , House , Congress , information technology , In Depth ,

Monday - 02/16/2015, 04:16pm EST
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Eric Mill, Technologist, 18F Team, General Services Administration

A handful of government websites are taking at least one step toward making themselves more secure. They're hardcoding a security protocol that would make it more difficult for outsiders to intercept a visitor's connection. That's according to 18F, the General Services Administration's tech team. Eric Mill, a technologist and member of the 18F team, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the upgrade.

Tags: Eric Mill , GSA , cybersecurity , Tom Temin , Federal Drive ,

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 09:41am EST
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Jonathan Aberman, Managing Director and Chairman, Amplifier Ventures

President Barack Obama held the first White House Cybersecurity Summit and pushed for greater sharing of information with an Executive Order. And, the Federal Aviation Administration published rules for the use of small drones over the weekend. Jonathan Aberman is chairman of the venture capital firm Amplifier Ventures and founder of TandemNSI, a non-profit. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to further discuss the news.

Tags: Jonathan Aberman , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , acquistion , Amplifier Ventures , White House , FAA ,

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 09:31am EST
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GAO adds IT acquisition, VA health care to High Risk List

The Government Accountability Office added two new issues to its ever-growing list of challenges for agencies. The biennial High Risk List includes six areas that have been problematic for 25 years.

Tags: GAO , Congress , High Risk List , IT acquisition , Department of Veterans Affairs , Gene Dodaro , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 02/12/2015, 04:42am EST
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