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  • The Navy’s IT strategy

    DON CIO Rob Foster talks IT priorities when it comes to mobility, cybersecurity and other advances within his agency during The Business of Government Hour.

  • The path to federal IT modernization

    A recent study finds that transitioning from legacy 3-tier architectures to a hyperconverged infrastructure is more effective and efficient.

  • Optimism growing around IT modernization

    In a FederalNewsRadio.com 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.

  • The brave new infrastructure

    Software driven infrastructure can relieve agencies from managing legacy systems.

  • Encryption, safe or sorry?

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

  • The business of cloud

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

  • 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.

  • Joseph Petrillo: This may not mean preferential treatment for contractors

    Having a foreign subsidiary in a country getting preference in an acquisition … that may not be enough to overcome a protest. That’s what a court initially decided when the Air Force went ahead with an acquisition using a subsidiary of a U.S. company and not one home-grown in Denmark. But there’s a twist. Procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo with Petrillo and Powell fills in all the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Tyler Nighwander: How one cyber bug hunter works

    A recent cybersecurity challenge sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency pitted three company teams, each fielding autonomous bug-hunting machines. The winner was a Pittsburgh company called For-All-Secure. Tyler Nighwander, ForAllSecure’s bi-directional engineer, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain how it all works.

  • Robin Thottungal: Using big data to improve air quality

    Few American cities are blanketed in smog any more. But just because New York isn’t Beijing doesn’t mean there’s no room to improve air quality. That’s why the EPA is launching a challenge to cities and towns across the country to develop plans for using air quality sensors in a big data sort of way. Robin Thottungal, the EPA’s chief data scientist and director of analytics, joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more.

  • COLA conspiracy?

    Is there a conspiracy to hold down the January inflation adjustment for federal and Social Security retirees? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains what some believe is going on.

  • Reducing Risk in the Cloud

    Security is one of the highest priorities for today’s government agencies as cyber-security threats rise and become increasingly sophisticated. While many IT and agency department heads feel increasing concern and pressure around security breaches and privacy, FedRAMP and key compliance mandates are driving greater standards within the industry. In our second panel discussion, Reducing Risk in the Cloud, we’ll discuss how a trusted cloud platform can help government agencies meet today’s demands—from certification to privacy and security mandates—and also evolve to address future needs.

  • Details emerge about new security clearance organization, processes

    The Office of Personnel Management is expected to launch the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) on Oct. 1 with eight new functions.

  • Carter: Eighth consecutive year of continuing resolutions is ‘deplorable,’ creates strategic risk

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter expressed deep displeasure with the congressional budgeting process Thursday, calling it “deplorable” that the government seems poised to begin a new fiscal year under a continuing resolution for the eighth year in a row.

  • McConnell unveils stopgap spending bill, anti-Zika funds

    The Senate’s top Republican has unveiled legislation to prevent a government shutdown next weekend and provide more than $1 billion to battle the Zika virus

  • Senate moves on CR as agencies plan for possible shutdown

    The Senate is scheduled to vote on a House bill that will be used as the legislative vehicle for a short-term continuing resolution to fund the government through Dec. 9 on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

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