Today is Tara O’Toole’s last day as undersecretary of science and technology at the Homeland Security Department. During her time at DHS she helped the Science and Technology directorate survive a 53 percent budget reduction and even helped persuade Congress to reverse those cuts in fiscal 2012. She tells Federal News Radio’s Sean McCalley the trick to getting a budget back is teaching employees how to market their own work.
The multi-billion dollar OASIS solicitation is facing a third protest. Aljucar, Anvil- Incus and Company files its second protest of OASIS. Federal News Radio’s executive editor Jason Miller is here to tell us if OASIS will be stalled.
Bob Gourley Founder and Chief Technology Officer Crucial Point
Two years is forever in the cyber world. An assesment of the last two years in cybersecurity is coming from Dr. James Miller, the under secretary of defense for policy. Bob Gourley is former chief technology officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency and he’s founder and CTO of Crucial Point.
Mike Causey Senior Correspondent Federal News Radio
Naval Sea Systems Command is looking for work space to get back to its mission. Getting back to normal may be a futile exercise. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey writes about that in his column today. He says a lot of his readers tell him they think about how it could have been them.
Michele Mackin Director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues Government Accountability Office
The Homeland Security Department gets some good news and some bad news on its acquisition management. The good news is, the Government Accountability Office thinks the agency is making progress managing its acquisition programs. The bad news is, it’s not enough progress to get them off the GAO’s high risk list.
Phil Lenowitz Deputy Director, Office of Human Resources National Institutes of Health
Five winners are celebrating their selection as this year’s Causey Award winners from Federal News Radio. Those winners demonstrated excellence in human resources. Phil Lenowitz is Deputy Director of the Offices of Human Resources at the National Institutes of Health. He says his motivation for professional success comes from some colorful athletes named Muhammed Ali and Joe Namath.
Read more about all of the 2013 Causey Award winners.
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 as the producer and news anchor of the station’s morning drive program, the Federal Drive. He launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.