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  • Open for Business: The State of the Government Cloud

    This panel will discuss government’s challenges and concerns when planning a cloud deployment from security, software development, managing virtualization, and load balancing.

  • How does the cloud impact my current data center architecture?

    Agencies are taking a more expansive look at their data management infrastructure and how best to manage data and run applications.

  • Disaster Resilience for America

    On this edition of “Disaster Resilience for America”, hosts Tim Karney and Tom Moran interview Aaron Strickland, the Emergency Operations Director for Georgia Power Company (Southern Company).

  • Today’s Cybersecurity and Rapid Response

    Industry expert Matt McCormack, former CISO at IRS and the Defense Intelligence Agency and now Chief Technology Officer of RSA’s Global Public Sector gives Director of Custom Media Jason Fornicola an overview of how organizations can rapidly respond to a data breach.

  • In Focus: Two Factor Authentication

    Jason Fornicola speaks with key stakeholders to better understand the opportunities and challenges of two-factor authentication.

  • Digital Transformation in Government

    Federal News Radio's Custom Media Director Jason Fornicola sits down with Mike Maiorana, the SVP of Public Sector Sales for Verizon Enterprise Solutions, and George Fischer, the SVP of Global Sales for Verizon Enterprise Solutions to address the evolving government technology landscape.

  • Emily Kopp: GAO opens training center for watchdogs

    The Government Accountability Office has launched a fee-based training center for other government watchdogs. The Center for Audit Excellence has been in the works since Congress approved the idea in a law passed late last year. The center’s director, Janet St. Laurent, tells Federal News Radio’s Emily Kopp that by training other public auditors, GAO will help ensure that federal dollars are well spent.

  • Lucy Jones: Developing disaster relief for earthquakes

    It’s not just tornados and floods that require a disaster relief and recovery plan. Seismologist Lucy Jones is Science Advisor for Risk Reduction at the U.S. Geological Survey. She’s turned her groundbreaking research on earthquakes into public action that will save lives and property. For her work, she’s been named a finalist for this this year’s Service to America medals. She tells the Federal Drive with Tom Temin more about her work and the Shake Out scenario she developed.

  • Tony Smeraglinolo: Engility recognized by GovCon

    The Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards honor many of the individuals and businesses among the region’s government contractors. The awards, sponsored by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce and the Professional Services Council, celebrate high achievers. Between now and Nov. 5, Federal News Radio is interviewing the finalists for this year’s awards. Tony Smeraglinolo, president and CEO of Engility and a finalist for this year’s Contractor of the Year award in the greater than $300 million in sales category, joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on his nomination.

  • Steve Kelman: Shifting focus in acquisition strategy

    Much of the focus on government acquisitions now is on source selection and acquisition strategy. Less attention goes to managing the contract on the back end. Steve Kelman is Professor of Public Management at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and former administrator of Federal Procurement Policy. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose that focus may be getting it backwards.

  • Scott Maucione: Mixed feelings for a new Defense bill

    The fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill includes major acquisition reforms. The bill would give military service chiefs more power over the defense acquisition processes. The authorization bill may be in trouble though. President Obama has threatened to veto it. Federal News Radio’s reporter Scott Maucione tells In Depth with Francis Rose about what Congress is calling for at DoD

  • Steve Grundman: 50 years of acquisition reform

    Identifying the details of where the Defense Department’s money goes is the major contribution of new research from the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Steve Grundman is George Lund fellow at the Atlantic Council and former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Industrial Affairs and Installations. He spoke at the rollout event for the research project. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose his favorite part of the CSIS work is a survey of acquisition reform over the last 50 years because it shows a distinct milestone in the way acquisition reform has gone historically.

  • The New IP for Federal IT

    What is the New IP? It’s the old IP reimagined for our modern world, and designed to meet the needs of cloud, mobile, social and big data. The new IP is both hardware and software….and it has both business and technology benefits.

  • Phaedra Chrousos: GSA aims to make Schedule 70 easier

    The effort to revamp the General Services Administration’s Schedule 70 isn’t only happening in the Federal Acquisition Service. The agency’s customer service team is working with FAS to make Schedule 70 easier to use and easier for vendors to access. It’s one of a number of customer service initiatives at GSA. Phaedra Chrousos, chief customer officer at GSA, is the first person to hold that job at the agency. She tells In Depth with Frances Rose the history of the job and what she’s doing with it.

  • GSA should not reinvent the data collection wheel

    On March 4, the General Services Administration issued a proposed rule that would require contractors to report transactional data from orders placed against GSA’s Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contract vehicles as well as GSA’s governmentwide acquisition…

  • Survey of federal workers reveals more optimism than last year

    The 2015 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, the government’s annual poll of federal employees, found that workers felt more satisfied with their involvement in decisions that affect their work, and they felt more optimistic about their opportunities for training and advancement within their organization.

  • Fed photos of the day

    Photos of the amazing, moving, important and amusing things happening in the federal community.

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