Online Chats

Federal News Radio online chats give participants a chance to interact directly with government executives and federal experts. During each chat, you are given the opportunity to submit your own questions and comments to be addressed during the event. Register for our free upcoming chats or view archives of past chats below. 







david_brayOnline Chat: Ask the CIO with FCC's David Bray

David Bray, the Federal Communication Commission’s CIO, joined Federal News Radio for a free online chat. Bray discussed his priorities around the IT workforce development, moving to the cloud and mission application modernization.  View the archived chat here.


Iron Mountain Government Services' April Chen and Kevin Walsh joined Federal News Radio's Custom Media Director Jason Fornicola for a complimentary online chat on to discuss the federal records and information management landscape.  

david_cottonOnline Chat: DoD Deputy CIO David Cotton

David Cotton, the Defense Department's deputy chief information officer for Information Enterprise, joied Federal News Radio for a free online chat  to discuss the latest progress on the Joint Information Environment, modernizing old systems to take advantage of JIE, Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS), JIE oversight authorities and more.


frank_baitmanOnline Chat: Ask the CIO with HHS' Frank Baitman

Frank Baitman, chief information officer at the Department of Health and Human Services, joins Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller for a free online chat to discuss Baitman's IT priorities around cloud computing and mobility, as well as how he's supporting the office of the future with IT.


Brocade's Anthony Robbins and Bill Kaczor join Federal News Radio's Custom Media Director Jason Fornicola for a free online chat to discuss The New IP and it's role in Federal IT. Some topics that may be covered include: why there is the need for the New IP, key features, and mega trends happening in Federal IT.
Friday - 04/24/2015, 12:56pm EDT


doug_wiltsie-1Doug Wiltsie, Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems, Army
Doug Wiltsie, head of the Army's Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems, discusses budget pressures, agile development, acquisition innovation and cyber, among other topics.
Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 01:00pm EDT

Joe_KlimaviczJoe Klimavicz, CIO, Justice Department
Joe Klimavicz, the Justice Department's chief information officer, joins Federal News Radio for a free online chat on March 4 to discuss his IT priorities around streamlining IT operations to better serve customers; transitioning IT services to a service broker model; and improving and standardizing IT portfolio management.
Wednesday - 03/04/2015, 01:00pm EST

Steve_CooperAsk the CIO with Commerce's Steve Cooper
Steve Cooper, the Commerce Department's CIO, joins Federal News Radio to discuss his IT priorities around shared services and FedRAMP, as well as upcoming procurements.
Thursday - 02/05/2015, 01:00pm EST

Mark_OrndorffMark Orndorff, risk management executive & CIO, DISA
Mark Orndorff, risk management executive & chief information officer for the Defense Information Systems Agency, joins Federal News Radio to discuss his agency's new risk management organization and DoD's evolving approach to cybersecurity.
Tuesday - 01/27/2015, 11:00am EST

Dr._Doug_MaughanAsk the DHS Cyber R&D Expert
Dr. Doug Maughan, cybersecurity division director at the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate, joins Federal News Radio at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10, for a free online chat to discuss the agency's upcoming research and development showcase and S&T's focus for 2015.
Wednesday - 12/10/2014, 11:00am EST

Walton_FrancisAsk the Open Season Expert

Walton Francis, author of the annual Consumers' CHECKBOOK Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees & Annuitants, joins Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey for an online chat to discuss this year's Open Season.
Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 11:00am EST