Identity management is one of the holdups for full-bore mobile commuting and teleworking at some agencies. And making sure the right people receive government services and benefits is cutting improper payments and saving money across government. Two experts on identity management joined Francis Rose for Executive Suite — Jeremy Grant of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Doug Glair of the U.S. Postal Service.
Pat Niehaus National President Federal Managers Association
The Interior Business Center at the Interior Department is only a little more than a year old, at least as that name. The National Business Center was around for a long time before the name change last Oct. 1. Joe Ward, director of the Interior Business Center, says a lot has changed in his tenure at IBC not just the name.
Roger Waldron President Coalition for Government Procurement
Tools for running your agency’s acquisition programs more smoothly and cheaper are available from the private sector, according to the Government Accountability Office. Now the trick is getting agencies to follow the GAO’s recommendations. Roger Waldron is president of the Coalition for Government Procurement.
The National Security Agency says just because information is classified doesn’t mean authorized users should only be able to handle it when they’re tethered to their desks. As Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu reports, the agency’s looking for ways to access classified information on tablets and smartphones over commercial wireless networks.
Federal government acquisition reform is about to get mixed up in the National Defense Authorization Act. Some members of the Senate will try to attach the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act to the bill next week. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) is one of the sponsors of the House version of the bill. He tells Executive Editor Jason Miller how FITARA is one part of the cure to the way agencies buy technology.
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.