Federal Drive Show Blog – August 7, 2013

This is the Federal Drive show blog. Here you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Today’s Interviews:


Alan Chvotkin
Executive Vice President and Counsel
Professional Services Council

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A long-awaited multiple award contract is finally here. One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services, or OASIS, is designed to reduce duplication in contracting across the government. The General Services Administration released the final request for proposals last week. Alan Chvotkin is the executive vice president and counsel for the Professional Services Council. He shared his thoughts with Federal News Radio’s Executive Editor Jason Miller.

Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

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The Federal Chief Information Officers Council is reorganizing to address the government’s technology trends and priorities.The goal is to make it easier to give agency CIOs tools and guidance to meet the administration’s initiatives. Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller shared details on the council’s new set up and how it matches agency priorities.

Jared Serbu
DoD Reporter
Federal News Radio

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The Pentagon is in the early throes of putting together the latest edition of its cornerstone strategic document: the Quadrennial Defense Review. The general leading the effort for the Air Force says it provides his service an opportunity to ask hard questions, and begin to reinvent outdated thinking. We hear more from Federal News Radio’s DoD reporter Jared Serbu.

Derek Wallbank
News Reporter

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Reading Congress is far easier than reading the tea leaves. Senate Republicans last week killed a $54 billion bill to fund transportation and housing projects. The scuffle has amped talks of a government shutdown and continuing resolution. Bloomberg News Reporter Derek Wallbank joined Emily to connect the dots.

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