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Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Pandemic broke down some, but not all barriers for IGs

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 21:25


The 10th annual survey of inspectors general changed in two major ways. First, the Association of Government Accountants focused entirely on the impact of the pandemic on the oversight community. Second, AGA brought in more state and local oversight executives because of how closely they worked with federal officials over the last two years. Ann Ebberts, the CEO of the Association of Government Accountants, said the biggest challenge that emerged from the survey was about data sharing across the different organizations. She said the recognition that federal, state and local auditors could work faster and smarter if agencies and Congress removed some of the major roadblocks to sharing data.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Air Force meets 2022 recruiting goal, but faces myriad short and long-term challenges

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 21:07


In 2022, recruiting has been a very tough business for all the military services, and the Department of the Air Force is no exception. It met its goals for the active duty force this fiscal year, but it had to pull out all the stops to do so. The Air National Guard and Reserve, meanwhile, are thousands of troops short, and officials say 2023 looks to be at least as difficult as this year was.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Congress's own reform committee wraps up its work and now its time to vote

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 24:26


For several years, the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress has been developing ideas for just that: Updating a whole branch of government. Recently it held its final hearing. Earlier in September it introduced a resolution to advance 32 recommendations the committee itself endorsed. For a summary and what comes next, Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with committee chairman Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) and vice chair Rep. William Timmons (R-S.C.).

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
That new learning agenda may not be enough to actually improve agency performance

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 18:34


The Office of Management and Budget last week released what it called a learning agenda for federal agencies. It's the research they need to do to answer big questions. Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with someone who wonders whether the learning agenda actually gets to the root challenge of agency performance: Bob Tobias, professor in the Key Executive Leadership Program at American University.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Will telehealth -- which exploded during the pandemic -- continue to boom?

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 22:59


We know telehealth expanded a lot during the pandemic. Now we know how much. The Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General has pulled together data showing that in the first year (2020) more than 28 million Medicare beneficiaries received telehealth services. To find out more, Federal Drive host Tom Temin talked with Andrew VanLandingham, the IG's senior counselor for Medicaid policy.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Senate Dems ‘pushing to follow suit' after House passes bill to block any future Schedule F

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 19:02


The Preventing a Patronage System Act cleared the full House in a vote of 225-204, showcasing an effort to prevent the possible return of the Trump-era Schedule F executive order. The bill would prohibit future White House administrations from creating any new federal job classification without congressional approval, but the timing on the Senate's version of the legislation remains uncertain. Senate Democrats, led by Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), introduced a companion bill in August and applauded the passage of the bill in the House on Sept. 15. The lawmakers added that they will be pushing to follow suit in the Senate.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
We take a look at exactly how inflation has hit federal contractors

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 21:34


Inflation has seeped into every area of the economy, both goods and labor. For federal contractors, operating under fixed-priced contractors, and for the Defense Department, the pressure is real. Now the National Defense Industrial Association has completed a detailed look at just how inflation has affected budgets. Federal Drive host got the highlights from the association's chairman, retired Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Arnold Punaro.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Los Alamos researchers develop a way for 5G to be more useful to the military

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 23:09


If the widely touted fifth generation communications network is to fulfill its promise, it needs a better antenna. Now researchers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed an antenna they call a game changer for 5G and military communications. Federal Drive host Tom Temin found out some more about it with John Singleton, an electrical engineer and fellow at Los Alamos.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Los Alamos researchers develop a way for 5G to be more useful to the military

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 23:09


If the widely touted fifth generation communications network is to fulfill its promise, it needs a better antenna. Now researchers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed an antenna they call a game changer for 5G and military communications. Federal Drive host Tom Temin found out some more about it with John Singleton, an electrical engineer and fellow at Los Alamos.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Lawmakers, veterans support organizations pitch new VA administration for education, employment

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 20:10


The Veterans Readiness and Employment (VR&E) program has been struggling with a number of challenges for years. Two plans to create an updated case management system have failed since 2015, with a total cost of $26 million, and the contract for the third attempt isn't expected until March. VR&E counselors are understaffed and undertrained. The program lacks data on outcomes for veterans, especially those who leave the program unfinished. Too few veterans are being educated on the benefits available to them, and some of those benefits are too difficult to qualify for. That's why some members of Congress and Veterans Support Organizations think a fourth administration within the Department of Veterans Affairs is necessary to add focus on transition, employment and education.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
An unprecedented case arises on the status of a union of Park Service employees

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 23:29


The Federal Labor Relations Authority has to hear an unprecedented case, in for review. Normally, once a federal union is certified, no decertification vote can occur for at least a year. The question is: Can a decertification vote take place within a year, if the original certification occurred without a vote in the first place? Federal Drive host Tom Temin talked about that with Mark Mix, the President of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
An unprecedented case arises on the status of a union of Park Service employees

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 23:29


The Federal Labor Relations Authority has to hear an unprecedented case, in for review. Normally, once a federal union is certified, no decertification vote can occur for at least a year. The question is: Can a decertification vote take place within a year, if the original certification occurred without a vote in the first place? Federal Drive host Tom Temin talked about that with Mark Mix, the President of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
A troublesome rocket engine isn't the only problem plaguing NASA's Artemis program

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 21:29


Twice postponed launches of its big new rocket may indicate deep problems with NASA's Artemis program, as it makes plans to get back to the moon and eventually to Mars. The basic guidance the agency uses to manage Artemis may not be suited to such a complex enterprise, at least according to the Government Accountability Office. For more on this, Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with Bill Russell, the GAO's director of contracting and national security acquisitions.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
The Pentagon offers a shred of hope for inflation relief on fixed-price contracts

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 20:57


The Federal Acquisition Regulation is clear, fixed-price contracts are just that: Fixed price. There's no provision for adjustments because of inflation. Or is there? A memo last week from the Defense Pricing and Contracting office offers some hope. Federal Drive host spoke with someone who has studied the memo closely: Zach Prince, a partner at Smith Pachter McWhorter.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
The Pentagon offers a shred of hope for inflation relief on fixed-price contracts

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 20:57


The Federal Acquisition Regulation is clear, fixed-price contracts are just that: Fixed price. There's no provision for adjustments because of inflation. Or is there? A memo last week from the Defense Pricing and Contracting office offers some hope. Federal Drive host spoke with someone who has studied the memo closely: Zach Prince, a partner at Smith Pachter McWhorter.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Air Force creates new office to settle internal ‘squabbles' over ABMS

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 18:05


The Air Force is setting up a new management structure to ride herd over its Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS), the Air Force's contribution to the Pentagon's Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) project. Officials say ABMS has demonstrated progress in some key technical areas, but those advancements haven't always been coordinated with one another. At the top of the new management structure for what Air Force officials have previously termed the “internet of military things” will be a brand new program executive office: The Air Force calls it the PEO for Command, Control, Communications and Battle Management, or PEO-C3BM.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Martorana pressed about IT project oversight, role of Federal CIO by House lawmakers

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 21:33


Federal Chief Information Officer Clare Martorana's time before the House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations on September 16 lacked many of the trite lines of questioning that have usually come with federal IT hearings. There were no complaints about the definition of a data center. Lawmakers did a nice job of keeping big “P” politics to a minimum. And concerns about specific constituent issues were mostly left out during questioning.

Federal Newscast
The 'Oscars' of federal service will be handed out tonight in D.C.

Federal Newscast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 7:48 Transcription Available


(9/20/22) - In today's Federal Newscast: What some call "the Oscars" for federal public service will be given out tonight in the nation's capital.The Air Force is reversing a plan that would have cut pay for some servicemembers. And the Homeland Security Department is repurposing some electric vehicles to add to its 50,000-vehicle fleet.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Union organizers gain access to contractors, when they're working on government projects

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 23:00


Contractors working in buildings controlled by the General Services Administration, might get buttonholed by a union organizer. That's allowed now under a rule the GSA just finalized. What do contractor executives think about that? Federal Drive host Tom Temin talk about that with Stephanie Kostro, the executive vice president for policy at the Professional Services Council.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
A red letter day that embraces and celebrates the best and brightest of the federal workforce

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 20:27


You have heard their interviews for months here on the Federal Drive. This evening -- September 20, 2022 -- this year's Service to America Medals recipients will be honored in D.C. at the Kennedy Center. Federal Drive host Tom Temin, who interviewed 20 Sammies finalists, had one more interview in him: This one with Max Stier, the President and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Now, a modern way to share and use data generated by Congress

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 20:28


Congress has hundreds of members, thousands of employees, and a collection of monumental buildings. Now it has an application programming interface, or API. For more about APIs and how this one will help spread information about the legislative branch, Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with product owner Andrew Weber and the director of IT design and development, Jim Karamanis, both from the Library of Congress.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
DARPA launches new program to let small innovators behind the classified curtain

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 12:51


For a lot of would-be defense contractors, the world of classified contracts is a bit of a Catch-22. You can't get classified work without a security clearance, and you can't get a security clearance without a contract that demands classified work. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking to solve that problem with a new initiative it calls “BRIDGES.” The basic idea is to give small firms a chance to show they've got the technical acumen or creativity to solve the sorts of problems DARPA's working on in the classified arena. If it looks like the answer is yes, the agency itself will sponsor them for a security clearance.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
What does the future hold for the Army in the air?

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 29:34


The Army might be the nation's primary ground combat force, but it has lots of assets that fly, like missiles and helicopters. For an update on what is ahead for these platforms, Federal Drive host Tom Temin travelled to the Deep South to speak with Dr. James Kirsch, the acting director of the Aviation and Missile Center, within the Army's Combat Capabilities Development Command in Huntsville, Alabama.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Federal CISO: Software security memo is an enabler of the digital future

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 20:56


The fifth and final memo from the Office of Management and Budget to meet the goals outlined in the May 2021 cybersecurity executive order maybe its most daring. OMB is initiating a change to how agencies buy and vendors develop commercial software that may set the tone for decades to come. Chris DeRusha, the federal chief information security officer in OMB, said this memo is more than just another cyber mandate.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Continuing the conversation about continuing resolutions, and other happenings on the Hill

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 21:18


The Continuing Resolution that Congress is debating, is sort of like COVID. You know it's coming, but how bad will it be. CRs can go for days or they can go for months. Last year's went nearly halfway through the fiscal year. To find out how this one is shaping up, Federal Drive host Tom Temin talked with Loren Duggan, Bloomberg Government deputy news director.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
The Veterans Health Administration takes on one of the pandemic's most vexing challenges

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 20:36


For many people who contract the COVID virus, the illness comes and goes. Others develop what's known as long covid. Symptoms last weeks or months. The Veterans Affairs Department has developed what it calls a whole health approach to long covid. With how VA practitioners are dealing with long covid, Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with Dr.Elizabeth Brill, the deputy assistant undersecretary for health.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
A discussion about climate change with an earth scientist at PNNL

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 21:52


Lots of federal scientists are connected to ongoing research on the atmosphere, energy, and the question of climate change. Federal Drive host Tom Temin recently got a sort of survey of these topics with an earth scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and a delegate to the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Dr. Claudia Tibaldi. First question addressed weather versus climate.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Agencies have new ways to consider workforce improvements with OMB's final learning agenda

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 20:05


The Office of Management and Budget released its final version of the first-ever governmentwide learning agenda, to help implement the Biden administration's broad management goals.The learning agenda, which OMB finalized on Sept. 15, created research questions to help advance the priorities specifically outlined in the President's Management Agenda.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
VBA needs to tighten up procedures to get poison-water benefits to Camp Lejeune veterans

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 21:35


Maybe you've seen the lawyer ads on TV. For a period of some 35 years, a million people were potentially exposed to contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune, the Marines' base camp in North Carolina. Since 2017, veterans from that era are presumed to have service-related illnesses from drinking that water. Now the Veterans Affairs Department inspector general has found, the Veterans Benefits Administration hasn't done a great job processing the claims. Federal Drive host Tom Temin talked about this with deputy IG for audits and inspections, Brent Arronte.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Some trends in America prompting a new marketing approach to recruit soldiers

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 20:08


Government managers are supposed to use data-driven approaches in decision-making. That's what the Army is doing in trying to recruit more candidates to ROTC and to boost a flagging effort at regular soldier enlistment. Federal Drive host talked about this with Brigadier General Alex Fink, chief of Army Enterprise Marketing, a relatively new unit the Army placed in Chicago.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
A plan emerges to lower the prices on military spare parts

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 20:59


The prices of spare parts have long been a bugaboo for the military. Now the Senate version of the 2023 defense authorization bill (NDAA) contains something called a Progress-Payment Incentive Pilot program. For how it works and what the benefits would be, Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with Julia Gledhill, a defense analyst with the Project on Government Oversight or POGO.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
A plan emerges to lower the prices on military spare parts

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 20:59


The prices of spare parts have long been a bugaboo for the military. Now the Senate version of the 2023 defense authorization bill (NDAA) contains something called a Progress-Payment Incentive Pilot program. For how it works and what the benefits would be, Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with Julia Gledhill, a defense analyst with the Project on Government Oversight or POGO.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
DoD issues deviation after continued UEI transition delays

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 19:50


The delays have gotten so bad with the transition to the new unique entity identifier (UEI) on SAM.gov that the Defense Department isn't requiring contractors to have a new number to do business with them for the next six weeks. The Defense Pricing and Contracting office issued a deviation to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) on Sept. 8 that allows the services and defense agencies to do business with companies who aren't fully registered in the governmentwide acquisition system.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
White House releases post-SolarWinds federal software security requirements

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 19:09


Agencies will require software vendors to self-certify that they're following secure development practices under new White House guidance, but it leaves the door open for departments to mandate third-party security assessments as well. The new guidance from the Office of Management and Budget, “Enhancing the Security of the Software Supply Chain through Secure Software Development Practices,” stems from last year's cybersecurity executive order.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
This federal doctor's research has made HIV/AIDS manageable and saved lives

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 21:48


When it tragically hit the scene, some 40 years ago, HIV/AIDS was a fearsome scourge. Today it's manageable. Many people with it can lead normal lives. Much of the lifesaving research into the virus and the disease has been conducted at the National Institutes of Health. Federal Drive host talks to someone who was NIH all those years ago, Dr. Clifford Land, the clinical director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, as well as afinalist in this year's Service to America Medals Program: THE SAMMIES.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Health and Human Services launches a drive for your blood, but in a good way

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 22:40


The pandemic has depressed blood and plasma donations to what the Department of Health and Human calls historic lows. So the department has launched a public campaign to get more people to donate. Federal Drive host Tom Temin got the details from B. Kaye Hayes, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Infectious Disease and the Director of the Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
This federal construction project has dragged on through four administrations

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 22:55


The Homeland Security Department's headquarters project might be one of the longest-running construction programs in government history. Planning started more than 17 years ago. The latest estimates peg the completion date at 2027, another five years. Now, the Government Accountability Office reports the latest cost and schedule estimates lack detail and, perhaps, reliability. Federal Drive host got some details on the mater from Chris Currie, GAO's director for Homeland Security and Justice issues.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
On October 3, the State Department will launch a fellowship-and-internship-program named for Colin Powell

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 22:19


As part of its drive to modernize and diversify its workforce, the State Department will add new fellowhips and internships to its roster. The Colin Powell Leadership Program will open to college students and recent graduates and, its planners hope, prepare them for long-term success at the State Department. Federal Drive host Tom Temin talked about the program with Beth Sheppard, deputy director of talent services at the State Department.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
CISA goes on tour to get feedback on cyber incident reporting rules

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 19:54


The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is taking the development of landmark cyber incident reporting regulations on an 11-stop roadshow, as it seeks feedback on a number of key questions about the forthcoming rules. CISA previewed a request for information today on the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act of 2022. Under that law, passed earlier this year, the agency is developing regulations that will require critical infrastructure entities to report cyber incidents to CISA within 72 hours and ransomware attacks within 24 hours.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
OPM's Harris: There's a connection between remote work and DEIA

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 20:46


Although many have said the youngest generation in the workforce heavily prefers more remote work and telework opportunities, the full picture is more complicated.The future of those remote flexibilities looks a little different, after factoring in diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility, said Khalilah Harris, the Office of Personnel Management's new deputy chief of staff.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Why judicial branch employees sued over a rule on political activity

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 21:06


The Hatch Act prohibits political activities by federal employees on the job. It only applies to executive branch agencies. So when the head of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts enacted new rules for that agency's employees that went even further than the Hatch Act, not everyone was on board. Two employees filed a lawsuit. Federal News Network's Eric White spoke with one of the attorneys involved. He's legal director for the D.C. chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, Art Spitzer.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
A conversation with the STEM director at the U.S. Naval Academy

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 20:54


The Navy is many things: sailors, ships, submarines, airplanes. In some sense, it's a science and technology enterprise. You know, STEM. Federal Drive host Tom Temin made a recent visit to the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dalhgren, Virginia and spoke with Joseph McGettigan, a former Navy captain (and Dalhgren commanding officer), who is now director of the STEM Center at the Naval Academy.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
The Army tries a new tactic to fill its pipeline with future officers

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 20:41


Each generation brings new recruitment challenges for the Army. That's why the Army is constantly seeking fresh messages to deliver through its marketing channels. Maybe you remember "Be All You Can Be" or "The Army of One." Federal Drive host Tom Temin talked about the latest recruiting challenges and the Army's newest marketing campaign, with Maj. Gen. Alex Fink, the Chief Marketing Officer for the U.S. Army.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Can the government prevent a grid shutdown from a quantum cyber attack?

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 23:48


If wind and solar don't wreck the energy grid, emerging quantum computing sure could. Brownouts here and there could turn into a sudden national catastrophe. For how the federal government can help prevent it, Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with Duncan Jones, the head of cybersecurity at Cambridge Quantum.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Contractors race for year-end business, while agencies rush to spend

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 21:26


Federal agencies are moving into the spend-it or lose-it stage of the fiscal year, with just two weeks to go. But it looks like when the books are closed, contract obligations for fiscal 2022 will have been bigger than last year. To get all the details, Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with federal sales and marketing consultant Larry Allen.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
So is the vaccine mandate for federal contractors on or off?

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 22:09


A three-member panel of federal judges upheld an injunction that stopped the mandate that federal contractors have COVID vaccinations. It was not a unanimous decision. The same panel -- to which the Biden Administration had appealed the injunction -- agreed that the injunction should not be nationwide. Confusing? You bet. Federal Drive host Tom Temin tried to cut throught the confusion by talking with Jenner and Block partner Matthew Haws.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
A program to foster intergovernmental cooperation points to some one-year accomplishments

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 23:39


A program established by the National Academy of Public Administration just marked its first year of operation. The Center for Intergovernmental Partnerships has already contributed to NAPA's work on the grand challenges in public administration. For more, Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with the center's director Nancy Augustine.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
White House developing cyber workforce strategy to be more ‘action oriented'

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 19:04


The White House is pulling together a new cybersecurity workforce strategy that promises to help the federal government grapple with longstanding cyber workforce challenges, including an emphasis on stronger implementation mechanisms to ensure agencies follow through on the plan's goals and objectives. Agencies have long struggled to compete with the private sector for cyber talent. Mounting cyber threats combined with a tight labor market cast an especially acute focus on efforts to recruit and retain the technology workforce at this year's Billington Cyber Summit in Washington.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Soon we'll know how long the Continuing Resolution will be

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 20:02


A government shutdown in three weeks is unlikely, but Congress still has to work out the details of a Continuing Resolution. Then there's the matter of the $47 billion in immediate spending the White House has requested for COVID relief and a few other things. For the latest , Federal Drive host Tom Temin talked with WTOP Capitol Hill Correspondent Mitchell Miller.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
The latest DoD attempt at improving contractor cybersecurity, runs into a buzz saw

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 24:18


Industry has lodged a pretty strong objection to the latest version of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program, known as CMMC. The Defense Department has been working and reworking CMMC for several years. It's an attempt to make sure contractors have the controls in place to safeguard controlled unclassified information. The Coalition for Government Procurement has raised the latest objections. In this interview, Federal Drive host Tom Temin gets the latest from Rob Metzger, a coalition member and procurement attorney.