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  • Dr. Tim Persons: How to evaluate maturity of a technology

    Immature technologies can sink an otherwise carefully planned program. That’s why the Government Accountability Office is preparing a guide to help program and acquisition people evaluate the maturity of technology before they get stuck with it. Dr. Tim Persons, chief scientist at GAO, talked about the new guide on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Dr. Baligh Yehia: What’s ahead for veterans health care?

    Since 2014, when Veterans Affairs Department reform legislation became law, the VA has been expanding its network of outside health care providers. The Choice Program recently underwent a major review. Dr. Baligh Yehia, assistant deputy undersecretary for health at the Veterans Health Administration, talked about the changes and what’s still ahead on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Jonathan Jarvis: NPS marks 100th anniversary by promoting national parks

    As National Park Service director, Jonathan Jarvis is responsible for overseeing 400 NPS locations covering more than 80 million acres. Jarvis is using this year’s 100th anniversary to not only promote the national parks but also to raise funds to keep them spiffy. Jarvis tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin about NPS’ next generation connectivity.

  • John Hale: DISA helps agencies stay secure in the cloud

    For nearly 10 years, the Defense Information Systems Agency has been working to provide secure cloud computing to DoD agencies. No longer the exclusive cloud provider itself, DISA now helps agencies use commercial providers in a secure way. John Hale, the cloud portfolio manager at DISA. tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin the effort centers on applications, if they’re ready for cloud hosting and the best way to go about it.

  • James McFadden: Hurricane hunter gets Sammies nod

    Hurricane hunting by aircraft has been both the job and the passion of James McFadden for most of his 50-year federal career. He’s chief of programs and projects at the Aircraft Operations Center at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He’s also a finalist in this year’s Service to America Medals program. He talks to Federal Drive with Tom Temin about the honor.

  • Derek Weeks: A closer look at software supply chain

    The software world is being flooded with open source product. In fact, the federal government has an open-source-first policy. But maybe it’s time to stop and think about sources of open source. Where does all that code originate? The software supply chain. That’s something Derek Weeks, vice president and DevOps advocate at Sonatype, looks at carefully. He joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

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