Author Archive: Francis Rose

FedHeads Episode 36: Window Into An Open Government

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This week Robert and I welcome Howard Mortman, Communications Director at C-SPAN to talk about the role of unbiased media and access to the inner workings of government in a free and open society. Subscribe to FedHeads on iTunes Subscribe…
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Watch Government Matters: VA Deputy CIO outlines 5 strategic priorities

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IT systems at the Department of Veterans Affairs are currently undergoing a major overhaul. The VISTA health record system is being phased out, and being replaced with a private sector alternative from Cerner. Dominic Cussatt, deputy chief information officer at the…
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FedHeads Episode 35: Trends in Federal IT

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Kevin Cummins, Vice President of Technology at the Professional Services Council, joins Robert and me to talk about trends in Federal IT and the latest development in modernizing the technology that drives government programs. Subscribe to FedHeads on iTunes Subscribe…
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FedHeads Episode 34: Management Headlines and Listener Questions

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Robert and I run down the top headlines of the day in government management on Episode 34. Tune in to hear us talk about the new acting head of OPM, the recently released antifraud playbook, and whether big things are…
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Watch Government Matters 1-on-1: OMB DDM & Acting OPM Director Margaret Weichert

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After last month’s White House Symposium on the Modern Workforce, MITRE released a report on some of the conclusions from the event. As the federal government looks to meet the goals set in the President Management’s Agenda, the report’s recommendations…
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Watch Government Matters: Karen Evans, CESER office work to improve energy cybersecurity

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The Department of Energy has stood up a new office dedicated to ensuring the security of the nation’s energy infrastructure. The Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response will put power plants, installations, and DoE’s own laboratories under the…
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FedHeads Episode 33: State CIO as Communicator

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Robert and I welcome Doug Robinson, Executive Director of the National Associations of State CIOs (NASCIO) and Graeme Finley, Principal at Grant Thornton Public Sector to talk about the latest trends in tech in states across the country. NASCIO and…
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FedHeads Episode 32: Live from ELC – Special Pop-Up FedHeads

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The FedHeads are on location again – at the ACT-IAC Executive Leadership Conference in Philadelphia. This week, Robert and I welcome Dan Chenok, Executive Director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government. Dan is a stranger to nobody…
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