• Digital collaboration at the VA

    This week on Federal Tech Talk, host John Gilroy speaks with Blake Hall, founder & CEO of; Emily Tavoulareas, VA Digital Service, and Greg Gershman, co-founder/principal at Ad Hoc LLC. They will discuss a website called “” and how it opens up the world of collaboration in solving many issues with funneling 500 Department of Veterans’ Affairs websites into one portal. February 28, 2017

  • Don’t Risk IT!

    Cloud computing is quickly changing almost every aspect of our lives. But for government agencies, it is often a struggle to keep up with the rapid pace of technology changes. The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is helping agencies chart their way, but they still need help. Fortunately, FedRAMP has arrived and is providing an efficient and affordable way to build long-term success in the cloud: Cisco® WebEx Web Conferencing, A FedRAMP-Authorized Service.

  • Don’t Risk IT!

    Aging, non-compliant systems are risky. Don’t risk your agency’s IT! Learn more about how secure networks and FedRAMP-compliant cloud-based conferencing services will help you meet easily, work faster, travel less without risking security.

  • Innovating the world of big data

    Dr. Kurt Heisler, senior policy advisor for Technology and Innovation, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families at the Department of Health and Human Services, discusses innovation, data visualization, and how to interpret big data. March 1, 2016

  • Agile software development: A manager’s perspective

    Consultant Jesse Fewell will discuss agile software development from the perspective of the program manager, He’ll discuss creative ways for federal workers to collaborate and how gaming can assist in generating software ideas. January 5, 2015

  • 18F tech experts help OPM reshape how feds work

    The government’s digital consultancy is applying its flexible approach to solving problems more human than technical in nature.

  • John Kamensky: Crowdsourcing hits federal budget process

    Budgeteers are putting their own stake in the federal community. They have at least 148,000 participants across more than 180 agencies. Members of the budget community created their own online collaboration tool to share ideas documents and data with each other. And other federal communities are joining the MAX Federal Community now too. John Kamensky is a senior research fellow for the IBM Center for the Business of Government. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose how the Max Fedeal Community works.

  • Karl Kurz, Defense Collaboration Services, DISA

    A new secure online collaboration tool is up and running at the Defense Department. The open source solution enables access card users to chat, message and conference securely with others around the world. Karl Kurz is the program manager for Defense Collaboration Services at the Defense Information Systems Agency. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain more about the new tool and what came before it.

  • Human capital in the public and private sectors

    Jason Briefel hosts a roundtable discussion of human capital and how the public and private sectors are collaborating. March 6, 2015

  • Pentagon, Adobe offer competing options for online collaboration

    The Defense Department will shut off its widely-used Defense Connect Online service in June, and is telling all of its users to transition to a new DISA-provided service before then. But the vendor behind DCO thinks users are hooked, and will continue to provide it for a fee.