Fedscoop Radio http://fedscoop.com/radio Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:09:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 FedScoop Radio: Does digital government make sense?http://fedscoop.com/radio/fedscoop-radio-digital-government-make-sense/ http://fedscoop.com/radio/fedscoop-radio-digital-government-make-sense/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:54:45 +0000 http://fedscoop.com/radio/?p=1667 There’s a revolution brewing in our government. Since the Obama administration released its Digital Government Strategy two years ago, agencies and industry have been working to modernize citizen-facing services. In a recent fireside chat, U.S. CIO Steven VanRoekel said “that transformation … is really starting to happen.” However, as well-intentioned as the effort has been, […]

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There’s a revolution brewing in our government. Since the Obama administration released its Digital Government Strategy two years ago, agencies and industry have been working to modernize citizen-facing services.

In a recent fireside chat, U.S. CIO Steven VanRoekel said “that transformation … is really starting to happen.” However, as well-intentioned as the effort has been, a recent survey found that it has gotten lost in translation. The 2014 Digital Government Study, administered by FedScoop and underwritten by Xerox, shows that while nearly everybody agrees on the need to create a digital government, the initiative faces significant challenges at the agency level.

Hear Goldy Kamali, CEO and founder of FedScoop, Camille Tuutti, editorial director at FedScoop, Chuck Brooks, vice president and client executive for the Department of Homeland Security at Xerox, and Fred Baradari, VP and client executive for Department of Justice at Xerox, discuss the digital government revolution in this BlogTalkRadio podcast, which originally aired here.

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Leveraging data to enable reformhttp://fedscoop.com/radio/leveraging-data-reform/ http://fedscoop.com/radio/leveraging-data-reform/#comments Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:41:18 +0000 http://fedscoop.com/radio/?p=1658 Reform today is viewed by many as the new normal, especially in government. It’s no longer defined by episodic change, but by the continuous evolution of technologies, policies, procedures and strategic thinking. Today’s reform leaders approach reform not as a one-time fix, but as a normal part of their organization’s day-to-day mission. And of course, […]

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Ezmeralda Khalil, Booz Allen Hamilton

Ezmeralda Khalil, Booz Allen Hamilton

Reform today is viewed by many as the new normal, especially in government. It’s no longer defined by episodic change, but by the continuous evolution of technologies, policies, procedures and strategic thinking. Today’s reform leaders approach reform not as a one-time fix, but as a normal part of their organization’s day-to-day mission. And of course, data is playing a greater and greater role in the day-to-day operations of government and private sector enterprises. A particular challenge facing these organizations is finding ways to effectively extract value from their data.

To help us better understand these issues, FedScoop Radio recently spoke with Ezmeralda Khalil, a principal in the Strategic Innovation Group at Booz Allen Hamilton.

The interview runs about 8 minutes.

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On government reform and IT with Michael Farberhttp://fedscoop.com/radio/government-reform-michael-farber/ http://fedscoop.com/radio/government-reform-michael-farber/#comments Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:21:53 +0000 http://fedscoop.com/radio/?p=1651 Reform in government is no longer defined by episodic change, but by the continuous evolution of technologies, policies, procedures and strategic thinking. The process of reform, according to experts, has shifted from being viewed as a one-time fix to becoming a regular part of the day-to-day mission of most federal agencies. And technology is playing […]

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Michael Farber, Booz Allen.

Michael Farber, Booz Allen.

Reform in government is no longer defined by episodic change, but by the continuous evolution of technologies, policies, procedures and strategic thinking. The process of reform, according to experts, has shifted from being viewed as a one-time fix to becoming a regular part of the day-to-day mission of most federal agencies.

And technology is playing an increasingly important role in agency reform efforts. To get a better understanding of the most important IT trends and their role in government reform efforts, FedScoop Radio recently spoke with Michael Farber, executive vice president with the Strategic Innovation Group at Booz Allen Hamilton.

The interview runs about 8 minutes.

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TechTake: Robyn East, Treasury CIO, on how to be successful in techhttp://fedscoop.com/radio/techtake-robyn-east-treasury-cio-on-how-to-be-successful-in-tech/ http://fedscoop.com/radio/techtake-robyn-east-treasury-cio-on-how-to-be-successful-in-tech/#comments Wed, 07 Aug 2013 21:48:47 +0000 http://fedscoop.com/radio/?p=1613 This week, we hear from Robyn East, CIO at the Treasury Department. As a woman leader in technology with more than 20 years’ experience in IT management, East knows a thing or two about how to be successful in this field. East takes a second to give advice to young professionals coming up in the field on how to stand out.

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Robyn East

Robyn East, Treasury Department CIO

TechTake explores the bigger issues and trends in the federal IT community, and twice-monthly features a “Women in Technology” segment.

This week, we hear from Robyn East, CIO at the Treasury Department. As a woman leader in technology with more than 20 years’ experience in IT management, East knows a thing or two about how to be successful in this field. East takes a second to give advice to young professionals coming up in the field on how to stand out.

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TechTake: Feds talk virality at SocialGov Summithttp://fedscoop.com/radio/techtake-feds-talk-virality-at-socialgov-summit/ http://fedscoop.com/radio/techtake-feds-talk-virality-at-socialgov-summit/#comments Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:22:55 +0000 http://fedscoop.com/radio/?p=1607 The SocialGov Summit held Tuesday gathered more than 200 federal officials to talk about the virality of government, with speakers from NASA, HHS, Labor, TSA and GSA.

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TSA’s “Blogger Bob” (Bob Burns) speaks at the July 30 SocialGov Summit. (Photo: Colby Hochmuth/FedScoop)

TechTake explores the bigger issues and trends in the federal IT community, and twice-monthly features a “Women in Technology” segment.

The SocialGov Summit held Tuesday gathered more than 200 federal officials to talk about the virality of government. The audience heard from representatives from the Labor Department, NASA, Health and Human Services Department, Transportation Security Administration and General Services Administration.

BuzzFeed’s Viral Politics Editor Benny Johnson also provided insight into the world of viral content and how agencies can tap into its potential by reaching wider-than-usual audiences.

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2013 global defense outlook: special ops, mini drones and the rise of small countrieshttp://fedscoop.com/radio/2013-global-defense-outlook-special-ops-mini-drones-and-the-rise-of-small-countries/ http://fedscoop.com/radio/2013-global-defense-outlook-special-ops-mini-drones-and-the-rise-of-small-countries/#comments Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:25:10 +0000 http://fedscoop.com/radio/?p=1601 This week on the Defense Landscape, we talk to Jack Midgley, director of Deloitte Consulting. Deloitte recently finished up its Global Defense Outlook for 2013, which revealed a dramatically shifting global military structure.

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The Defense Landscape is a weekly conversation with national security experts on the news of the day.

This week, we talk to Jack Midgley, director of Deloitte Consulting.

Deloitte recently finished up its Global Defense Outlook for 2013. The study broke down the military budgets of the the top 50 defense spenders worldwide, who account for 97 percent of all global defense spending.

(Click on the images for a close-up view.)

Global Defense Spending

The results reveal a shifting military landscape:

  • The traditional big spenders — the U.S., the European Union — are all scaling back spending, hampered by debt from a decade of war and slow economic growth. But small, fast-growing countries are rapidly expanding their military spending

Big Country vs. Small Country military spending

  •  Personnel costs are increasingly dominating military spending as countries move away from traditional tank-on-tank wars and rely more on special ops forces.

Four strategic profiles of military spending

 

Decline of general purpose military spending

  •  Nuclear weapons are increasingly a non-factor, replaced by cyberwarfare and drones as the big wild card of warfare.

Decline of nuclear devices

 

Rise of cyberoperations

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The Defense Landscape: Cyber leaders ignore their history lessonshttp://fedscoop.com/radio/the-defense-landscape-cyber-leaders-ignore-their-history-lessons/ http://fedscoop.com/radio/the-defense-landscape-cyber-leaders-ignore-their-history-lessons/#comments Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:28:20 +0000 http://fedscoop.com/radio/?p=1573 This week, we talk to Jason Healey, director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Atlantic Council, focusing on international cooperation, competition and conflict in cyberspace.

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The Defense Landscape is a weekly conversation with national security experts on the news of the day.Defense Landscape

This week, we talk to Jason Healey, director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Atlantic Council, focusing on international cooperation, competition and conflict in cyberspace. Jason recently edited the first comprehensive history of cyber conflict “A Fierce Domain: Cyber Conflict, 1986 to 2012,” which came out last month.

The book explains the country has been facing many of the same cyberattack issues for decades, despite the common refrain the cyber landscape has changed only recently.

The Economist said in its review of the book: “Mr. Healey’s main message is to urge policymakers to be less secretive and more humble. Too many past attacks remain classified. Officials continue to burble the same warnings and assurances as they did 20 years ago; the public is left in the dark.”

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TechTake: Todd Khozein talks ‘Champions of Change’ event and civic hackinghttp://fedscoop.com/radio/techtake-todd-khozein-talks-champions-of-change-event-and-civic-hacking/ http://fedscoop.com/radio/techtake-todd-khozein-talks-champions-of-change-event-and-civic-hacking/#comments Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:33:18 +0000 http://fedscoop.com/radio/?p=1584 This week's podcast features an interview with Todd Khozein of the Collaborative Innovation Lab at SecondMuse, who discusses the upcoming "Champions of Change" event at the White House.

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techtakeTechTake explores the bigger issues and trends in the federal IT community, and twice-monthly features a “Women in Technology” segment.

This week’s podcast features an interview with Todd Khozein of the Collaborative Innovation Lab at SecondMuse, who discusses the upcoming “Champions of Change” event at the White House. Khozein also talks about civic hacking — some background, its role in government and its potential to further expand open data.

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Introducing The Defense Landscape podcasthttp://fedscoop.com/radio/introducing-the-defense-landscape-podcast/ http://fedscoop.com/radio/introducing-the-defense-landscape-podcast/#comments Thu, 11 Jul 2013 21:36:42 +0000 http://fedscoop.com/radio/?p=1590 Welcome to the inaugural episode of The Defense Landscape, a weekly conversation with national security experts on the news of the day.

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Defense Landscape

Welcome to the inaugural episode of The Defense Landscape, a weekly conversation with national security experts on the news of the day.

Each Thursday, we’ll aim to give context to the week’s defense news by talking to academics, policy analysts, legal experts and government employees.

Feel free to submit topics you’d like to see covered in the comments section below.

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Introducing the TechTake podcasthttp://fedscoop.com/radio/introducing-the-techtake-podcast/ http://fedscoop.com/radio/introducing-the-techtake-podcast/#comments Wed, 10 Jul 2013 21:40:17 +0000 http://fedscoop.com/radio/?p=1594 TechTake explores the bigger issues and trends in the federal IT community, and twice-monthly features a "Women in Technology" segment.

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Tune in to TechTake for a weekly conversation with the top technology leaders in the industry and government. This podcast explores the bigger issues and trends in the federal IT community, and twice-monthly features a “Women in Technology” segment.

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