Federal Drive Show Blog – September 9, 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:


Kimberly Elenberg
Program Manager, Population Health, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs

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The Defense Department is encouraging service members to take a holistic approach to health. Operation Live Well is designed to promote healthy habits in areas like nutrition, exercise and mental health. The website brings a multitude of resources together in one place. Kimberly Elenberg is program manager for Population Health, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.

Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

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Civilian agency acquisition workers must now use one system to track how they are meeting their training requirements. The Federal Acquisition Institute Training Application System will also make it easier to find education opportunities across the government. Joe Jordan is the administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. He tells Executive Editor Jason Miller how his new memo mandating these changes will consolidate and simplify civilian agency acquisition worker training.

Kshemendra Paul
Program Manager
Information Sharing Environment

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When the Boston Marathon bombers were identified, tracked down and caught within days, a lot of credit went to interagency information sharing. That incident is one of the accomplishments outlined in the 2013 report to Congress from the Information Sharing Environment. But the report found, agencies still have some work to do when it comes to network security. Program Manager Kshmendra Paul described the highlights of the ISE report.

Heather Reilly
Deloitte Consulting

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Congress is back in session and one of the items on the agenda is immigration reform. The big question is how to deal with tens of millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States. Heather Reilly is a principal at Deloitte Consulting LLP in the Department of Homeland Security practice. She talked about these issues and how they’ll affect the federal government.

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