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Five things you may have missed at the Air, Space and Cyber Conference

Beyond the headlines involving a new name for the B-21 long-range strike bomber, a doubling of the Air Force’s drone pilots and several new initiatives by the new chief of staff, there was an abundance of lesser-noticed news during the three days of events at the Air Force Association’s annual conference.

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    In a exclusive survey, CIOs share their opinions about OMB’s IT Modernization Fund, a more hybrid approach and the role they each play in government today.

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    Industry and government officials differ on whether encryption contributes to cyber safety or could be problematic.

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    Government CIO’s still face procurement, management and security obstacles when moving to the cloud.

  • Larry Allen: The upside of a continuing resolution

    Government by continuing resolution is no fun for anyone. Plans get put on hold, strategies stall. And it’s hard for contractors when the government holds back, afraid to overspend what might be appropriated. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin that early on a CR can have some benefits.

  • Dr. Patrick Conway: CMS a leader in health care innovation

    Few places match the pace of innovation in health care found at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Dr. Patrick Conway, the deputy CMS administrator for innovation and quality and its chief medical officer, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin size and scope of CMS.

  • Jason Hartke: Energy efficiency reviewed at large sports venues

    A team at the Energy Department is surveying operators of large sports venues to gage their energy and water use and begin developing strategies for more efficiency. Jason Hartke, Energy’s commercial buildings integration program manager, has more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Leila Jackson & Dr. Harold Kudler: Helping canines that support veterans

    The Veterans Affairs Department is testing the idea of providing health care benefits to service canines used by veterans with mental health issues.

  • Brian Paget: How more agencies can go mobile

    Even after years of talk, only about a third of federal websites are mobile friendly, according to Adobe. Brian Paget, technical director for content and analytics at Adobe, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on how agencies can really go mobile.

  • Tammy Flanagan: When retirement planning goes wrong

    There’s an old saying. You don’t get what you deserve. You get what you negotiate. You could add, you get what you make sure you ask for. When it comes to retirement and other benefits, federal employees must be sure to word their questions accurately. Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, shares some real-life examples of what can go wrong on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

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