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CTOvision.com publisher Bob Gourley joins host John Gilroy to discuss a number of technology challenges affecting the federal tech community.
January 20, 2015

Tags: Bob Gourley , Cognitio , CTOvision.com , open data , data security , cloud computing , hadoop , big data , Cloudera , Eddie Garcia , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 08:16pm EST
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Michael Ashford, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Granicus

About half of the federal government is at least 50-years old. One way to change that statistic is to bring new technology to your agency that will attract young people. That's according to Michael Ashford -- he's vice president of strategic partnerships at Granicus. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said some simple mobile technology can help fill your office with younger faces.

Tags: Michael Ashford , Granicus , In Depth

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 04:36pm EST
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A second bite at the Networx apple?

GSA has made it clear the follow-on to Networx, called Network Services 2020, will live up to its name with most agencies not completely migrating to the new contract for another five years.

Tags: industry , contracting , telecommunications , GSA , Bill Lewis , Networx , NS2020 , CenturyLink , AT&T , Jeff Mohan , Lisa Crawford Bruch , USDA , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/19/2015, 02:40pm EST

Jonathan Aberman, Managing Director, Amplifier Ventures

Defense officials say they want to hear from big and small companies alike as the department hunts for breakthrough technology that will ensure the military's dominance well into the future. It's a grand initiative that resembles ones from the past that led to nuclear weapons and precision-guided munitions. This one the third offset strategy could have more to do with big data, robots or 3-D printers. Jonathan Aberman is the managing director of Amplifier Ventures and founder of the non-profit Tandem NSI. He joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss where the small companies will fit in.

Tags: Jonathan Aberman , Amplifier Ventures , DoD , Tandem NSI , Emily Kopp , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 09:02am EST
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Dr. Louis Uccellini, Director, National Weather Service, NOAA

With the help of higher resolution modeling systems, less disruption to daily life and the economy occurred than otherwise might have when hurricane Arthur made landfall last year. That's thanks to a highly accurate landfall prediction made possible by supercomputers. This month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration begins the next phase of a $44.5 million upgrade to its supercomputers. Dr. Louis Uccellini is director of the National Weather Service at NOAA. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain the strategy behind NOAA's newest upgrade.

Tags: Louis Uccellini , NOAA , National Weather Service , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Monday - 01/19/2015, 09:37am EST
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Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International

More than 90 percent of federal managers say better technology helps them be more productive for their agency. But that doesn't mean their lives are any easier. New research from the National Academy of Public Administration and ICF International shows about 30 percent agency managers have to bring their work home with them now. Jeff Neal is Senior Vice President of ICF International, a NAPA fellow, and former Chief Human Capital Officer of the Homeland Security Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained some of the 13 findings and 14 recommendations from the research.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ICF International , NAPA , management , In Depth

Monday - 01/19/2015, 05:48pm EST
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Maria Roat, Chief Technology Officer, Transportation Department

Agencies are slowly realizing the benefits of cloud computing don't rest in real dollar savings. Agencies like the Transportation Department should expect the move to cloud services to provide mission-focused value instead. Maria Roat, DOT's chief technology officer, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller how agencies are changing their expectations of cloud computing.

Tags: Maria Roat , Transportation Department , cloud computing , In Depth

Monday - 01/19/2015, 05:14pm EST
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IT Job of the Week

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement directorate within the Homeland Security Department is on the CIO search once again.

Tags: hiring , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Monday - 01/19/2015, 02:57pm EST

FITARA implementation begins

The Chief Information Officer's Council held a meeting last week to discuss the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act and ensure there is consistent implementation across the government.

Tags: acquisition , OMB , Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act , CIO Council , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/19/2015, 02:33pm EST

OMB gives agencies deadline to set up digital services teams

The Office of Management and Budget is instructing agencies to set up their own digital services group modeled after those at the General Services Administration under 18F and the Veterans Affairs Department.

Tags: management , OMB , IT passback , budget , digital services , workforce , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller , exclusive

Monday - 01/19/2015, 02:06pm EST
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