The public sector’s best ally in a fight against cyber threats is the private sector. The potential benefits of a lasting cybersecurity partnership are many, but agencies and experts still aren’t entirely sure what that partnership would look like. Earl Crane, senior principal at Promontory Financial Group, was Francis Rose’s guest in studio for Industry Chatter.
Lowest price, technically acceptable, otherwise known as LPTA, is changing the federal acquisition landscape and making vendors very nervous. Federal News Radio’s executive editor Jason Miller is here with details on new research and analysis of the impact LPTA is having on the federal acquisition marketplace.
Tim McManus Vice President Partnership for Public Service
Federal employees now look much better in the eyes of the public, according to a Pew Research study. But even with some renewed understanding from the general public, shutdowns and sequestration are still strangling morale at every agency.
The military services’ top acquisition officials tell Congress sequestration dealt a blow to virtually every modernization program in the Defense department during 2013. And they say the impacts will get progressively worse the longer sequestration stays in place.
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Pointing fingers is under way as Congress looks at the problems behind the stand- up of HealthCare.gov Executives for two of the project’s main contractors, CGI Federal and QSSI, testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee today.
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.