The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board is moving its financial management to the cloud. It recently awarded a $21 million dollar contract to CGI Federal to do it. George Govan, the board’s chief financial officer, discusses how the agency prepared for its cloud migration.
Whether sequestration happens or not, your agency is going to absorb some big spending cuts. Big data can be one tool to use to apply strategy to the choices you’ll have to make, according to John Salamone, vice president of FMP Consulting and the former executive director of the Chief Human Capital Officers Council.
Dan Blair President National Academy of Public Administration
“Opportunity” is probably not a word you would expect to hear much when it comes to the tight budget times the government is in. But Dan Blair, the president of the National Academy of Public Administration, says the tight budgets next year could be an opportunity to reshape the federal workforce.
Tight budget times have largely forced federal agencies into being low-price buyers. Vendors are seeing more procurements than ever based on price, under lowest-price, technically acceptable procurements.
Lee Dougherty, leader of the government contracting practice at General Counsel PC, says it’s not a new trend and it likely isn’t goin away anytime soon.
Cybersecurity threats come in all shapes and sizes. The trick is tackling the ones that register the brightest on the cyber threat radar. Hord Tipton, the former chief information officer for the Interior Department and now the executive director of I(ISC)², says the never-ending problems with the technology supply chain need the most attention.
Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 8-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. metro area and online everywhere. Francis has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He joined Federal News Radio in 2006, and launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.