The Defense Department builds economic assumptions and cost savings into its budget, but when those savings are too optimistic it hurts critical programs.
Despite clear benefits to cloud computing in both the public and private sectors – from information sharing and efficiencies to cost reduction – questions remain, particularly in the federal government. What is the state of cloud adoption? What’s the demand for moving to the cloud? What challenges are associated with a cloud migration?
Greg Wenzel, executive vice president and lead, Digital Initiatives, at Booz Allen Hamilton’s Strategic Initiative Group, joins host John Gilroy to discuss how agencies can generate and store big data in a secure manner. February 16, 2016
It may be another 9 months until the football season returns, but federal managers have another team sport they can play in the meantime. It’s called innovation. Yes, innovation is not a contact but a contract sport at least according to the Partnership for Public Service. Ron Sanders, principal author of the new study on how agencies can team up with industry and academia, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to share how you can play without getting hurt.
A group of former and current federal executives advise against making the mobility provisions in the executive order to reform the Senior Executive Service too narrow.
“They face concerns about their economic security and they face concerns about their isolation from the larger community, from family and friends, and everyday Americans,” Kathy Roth-Douquet, president and CEO of Blue Star Families, told Federal News Radio Custom Media Director Jason Fornicola on this week’s In Focus. “By actively seeking to employ military spouses and train them in portable careers, we can help address that very difficult issue without impacting the federal government budget. And in terms of creating connections, Blue Star Families runs a number of programs to help connect Americans to the militaries in their community.
“The cellphone and Skyping has really, on the one hand, been great for families but it’s also caused tremendous stress because there’s no mystery,” Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, founder and president of Give an Hour, told Federal News Radio Custom Media Director Jason Fornicola on this week’s In Focus. “You can see your loved one; you can tell often that they’re really struggling on both sides of that line.”
“Too many military families continue to be burdened with the uncertainty over the future, their finances, and the effects of the future deployments will have on their lives,” Andrea Inserra, senior vice president of military health for Booz Allen Hamilton told Federal News Radio Custom Media Director Jason Fornicola on In Focus. “Studies by Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense also show the feelings of disconnectedness. Around 90% of our military families still continue to feel that the communities that they live within don’t truly understand their lives.”
Derrick T. Dortch talks to Ron Sanders, vice president and fellow at Booz Allen Hamilton and former associate director of National Intelligence and the first Chief Human Capital Officer for the U.S. Intelligence Community. October 16, 2015
Congress is up against several deadlines when it comes back from recess next week. It’s not just the Dec. 11 date, when the continuing resolution expires. The debt ceiling problem needs a solution by Nov. 5 and highway funding expires Oct. 29. One possible solution to the budget deadline is another CR that would last through the rest of fiscal 2016. Bob Hale, a fellow at Booz Allen Hamilton and former Undersecretary of Defense Comptroller, told In Depth with Francis Rose no CR is good for the department or the government.