A shift in priorities in your agency’s IT shop is happening thanks to advancing technology. More and more agencies are getting out of the hardware business. Dominic Delmolino, vice president of data management and engineering at Agilex, joins In Depth to discuss why agencies’ technology refresh cycle could look different this year.
Government transparency is a high priority for the Obama administration. But independent watchdog group Cause of Action says there’s still room for improvement, giving the administration a grade of “C.” Dan Epstein, the group’s executive director, joins In Depth to discuss how his group came up with the scores.
A talented cyber work force is critical to your agency’s security. Finding, hiring, and retaining that force was the subject of the discussion at AFFIRM’s lunch series today at the Washington Plaza Hotel. Federal News Radio anchor Emily Kopp from the Federal Drive moderated the panel. She asked a panel of experts from federal agencies what their challenges are in building and maintaining a robust cyber work force. Darren Ash, the CIO at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, told her what he’s up against.
This story is part of Federal News Radio’s daily Cybersecurity Update. For more cybersecurity news, click here.
Mike Sullivan Director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues Government Accountability Office
The most expensive aircraft acquisition in Defense Department history is the F-35 program, now at the $400 billion. But with sequestration already taking effect the Defense Department will have to plan ahead to keep the F-35 program in flight. Mike Sullivan, director of acquisition and sourcing management issues at the Government Accountability Office, joins In Depth to discuss the current outlook for the F-35 program.
This story is part of Federal News Radio’s daily DoD Report. For more defense news, click here.
Dan Blair President and CEO National Academy of Public Administration
Private-sector partnerships could help the U.S. Postal Service escape it’s ever-growing debt problem. Dan Blair, president and CEO of the National Academy of Public Administration, examined how a hybrid model of public and private services would work for the postal service.
Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 4-7 p.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC 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.