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Month: April 2021

Government Matters (Full Show) – April 29, 2021

Reducing compliance burden supports modernization, former agency chief information officer says Casey Coleman, Senior Vice President of Global Government Solutions at Salesforce, discusses outdated IT legislation, the need for modernization and the Technology Modernization Fund   Russia’s Poseidon missile is a terror weapon, says geopolitical policy expert Christopher Ford, Senior Advisor for Geopolitical Policy and […]

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Reducing compliance burden supports modernization, former agency chief information officer says

The Technology Modernization Fund has $1 billion from the latest coronavirus relief bill, and it could get another half billion when the next budget comes out. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee hearing Tuesday looked at IT costs and solutions for the future. Casey Coleman, former Chief Information Officer at the General Services […]

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Russia’s Poseidon missile is a terror weapon, says geopolitical policy expert

The Russian military is testing a weapon called the Poseidon missile that could threaten the west coast of the United States. Former Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Ford says the weapon could generate radioactive tsunamis. Ford said the device is a terror weapon designed to kill or traumatize civilians and it is unclear what it […]

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Federal classification and pay system needs refresh, says former Office of Personnel Management director

The Office of Personnel Management is working on new guidance on locality pay. Remote work and the pandemic could make the agency rethink who gets paid what to work where. Former Office of Personnel Management Director Jeff Pon said the federal government should update its way of determining employee pay to catch up with the […]

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Government Matters (Full Show) – April 28, 2021

New GAO report predicts the F-35 program will cost billions for sustainment Roman Schweizer, Senior Aerospace and Defense Policy Analyst at Cowen and Company, talks about F-35 program costs and challenges the services are grappling with   United States must track counterspace weapons development of both China and Russia Kaitlyn Johnson, Deputy Director of the […]

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Upcoming budget release will provide more clarity for F-35 program

The F-35 program will cost the Defense Department tens of billions of dollars in sustainment costs, according to the Government Accountability Office. That would make the program unaffordable based on what the services that fly the plane project they will have to spend on it. Roman Schweizer, Senior Aerospace and Defense Policy Analyst at Cowen, […]

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United States must track counterspace weapons development of both China and Russia

The intelligence community says China is weaponizing space to “match or exceed” U.S. capabilities in space. The Center for Strategic and International Studies has a new evaluation of those threats from China and other adversaries. Kaitlyn Johnson, Deputy Director of the Aerospace Security Project at CSIS, said Russia was “incredibly active” in counterspace capability pursuits […]

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