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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Small Business Administration has received more than 200 comments on a proposed change to just one sub set of the size standards for small businesses. The change would apply to information technology companies known as value-added resellers (VARs). Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the proposal and why some small companies are concerned.

Tags: Small Business Administration , VAR , information technology , Jason Miller , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 08:35am EST
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HHS pioneers responsive website design, shares out template

It seems like everyone has a smartphone or tablet device these days, and that new-found ubiquity has forced federal agencies to rethink their mobile sites specifically how they're laid out. Leading the charge in increasing mobile friendliness is the Health and Human Services Department (HHSD), which recently moved its own site to a repsonsive design template. And now it's sharing its code with any federal agency that wants it.

Tags: HHS , mobile devices , mobile design , Dick Stapleton , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , HealthCare.gov , Matt Wingfield

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 10:47am EST
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Compliance, data collection & healthcare IT

NextLOGiK CEO Kirk Couser and Director Chad Baker explain how their products can help federal agencies with data collection.
November 11, 2014

Tags: Kirk Couser , Chad Baker , NextLOGiK , data collection , GSA , FEMA , NASA , HHS , Healthcare IT , mobile data management , ISO 9001 , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 08:38pm EST
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Mark Doms, Undersecretary for Economic Affairs, Commerce Department

The Commerce Department is partly responsible for the explosion of data from the government. The Census Bureau alone conducts about 80 different surveys a year. NOAA produces 29 terabytes of data a day. So the department is focusing on accessibility and education about its data to rescue public and private sector users from drowning in its data. Mark Doms, undersecretary for economic affairs at the Commerce Department, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller about current and future plans to better manage its information.

Tags: Mark Doms , Commerce Department , In Depth

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 04:42pm EST
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Commerce throwing a life raft to those drowning in its data

Mark Doms, the Commerce Department's undersecretary for Economic Affairs, said the agency is hiring a chief data officer, setting up a Data Advisory Council and looking to private sector experts to make its information more accessible and easier to use. Commerce also is testing mapping and other tools to improve the presentation of data.

Tags: open data , Commerce Department , Mark Doms , chief data officer , Census , NOAA , data sharing , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 06:37pm EST
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ATF CIO says technology refresh will push mobile

In a technology overhaul that will replace hardware as old as five years, Rick Holgate, CIO at the Bureau for Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said the agency will move towards mobiles devices, including tablets.

Tags: Rick Holgate , mobile technology , workplace , Windows 8 , tablets , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Jory Heckman , workforce , ATF , ATFE

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 11:42am EST
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GSA seeks help to improve back-end management of NS2020 program

The General Services Administration released an RFI seeking industry input on how best to improve the "management and operations functions that include ordering, billing, inventory and service level agreements management" and "pricing concepts."

Tags: acquisition , GSA , Network Services 2020 , telecommunications , industry , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/07/2014, 11:33am EST

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department is having success with a new data transparency effort designed to drive better business deals on sole-source contracts. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain that the initiative is designed to track all of DoD's business arrangements with a given vendor, allowing individual contracting officers to learn from past deals.

Tags: DoD , data transparency , acquisition , industry , Contracting officers , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Jared Serbu

Friday - 11/07/2014, 07:47am EST
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