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Federal News Network Defense Reporter Jared Serbu speaks one-on-one and in depth with the people responsible for managing the inner workings of the federal government's largest department, and those who know it best.
 
Hosted by nationally-known speaker and consultant Mark Amtower, Amtower Off-Center highlights the good, the bad, the ugly and the just plain silly of doing business in the government market. Every week experts join Mark for a lively discussion of current issues facing the government contractor community.
 
The Business of Government Radio Hour, hosted by Michael J. Keegan, features a conversation with a federal executive who is changing the way government does business. The executives discuss their careers and the management challenges facing their organizations. Guests include administrators, chief financial officers, chief information officers, chief operating officers, commissioners, controllers, directors, and undersecretaries.
 
Nycci Nellis is everyone's "go to" food journalist for insights and in depth info about everything happening across the food/wine/spirits/brews/restaurant scenes in the Mid-Atlantic and across the U.S. Her husband, David, is a beer and burgers guy. On radio since 2009, they host celebrity guest interviews with famous and up-and-coming chefs, winemakers, distillers, oystermen, farmers, marine biologists and more. Get the foodie info you need to know and won't find anywhere else; enjoy irrever ...
 
From how to win government jobs and contracts, to effectively managing your government career, learning about interesting federal agencies, workers and jobs, and best utilizing government services, host Derrick Dortch explores the world of the federal government and provides you the access needed to succeed.
 
Market Chat! is an ongoing series that provides an open and collaborative interaction between government and industry to ensure that listeners will walk away empowered with greater knowledge on how to better market to their targeted federal and state and local audiences.
 
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Has our discomfort with uncertainty given rise to forecasting industries that profit off our “prediction addiction.”? Why election predictions, polls, and surveys won't tell us who will win? To what extent are predictions really just hypothesis that need to be challenged? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Margare…
 
November 30, 2020 on ForYourBenefit, host Bob Leins, CPA® and co-host Ray Kirk, Ph.D., Federal Benefits Specialist, NITP, welcome Gavin Toner, Manager, Account Management, Federal Employee Health Benefit Programs and Dr. Saima Siddiqui, Physician Advisor for MAPMG and Chief of Acute Care Services for DC and Suburban MD, Kaiser Permanente.If you’re …
 
It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell talks with Pacinthe Mattar, a broadcast producer in Toronto, who recently wrote a piece for The Walrus titled "Objectivity is a Privilege Afforded to White Journalists." They discuss her belief that there is a two-fold crisis in credibility when it comes to journalists of color covering racialized topics. …
 
The federal government has offered workers and military personnel Long Term Care insurance for years. The idea is people can enroll at group rates which are generally more reasonable than buying a one-person policy. But premiums for LTC insurance nationwide have jumped dramatically in recent years. People are living longer and need services. Enter …
 
Like the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Indian Health Service - part of the Interior Department - operates a nationwide network of health care facilities. Now an audit by the Government Accountability Office has found some gaps in the oversight of the spending and operations of IHS facilities. Director in the health care team at the GAO, Jessi…
 
An old lesson had a new airing when a contractor challenged the set-up of a blanket purchasing agreement. The General Services Administration wanted to use a system of highest-technically ranked, and reasonable pricing for awarding equipment deals under the federal supply schedules. That's a no-no, as we hear from procurement attorney Joseph Petril…
 
The IRS, while gearing up for next year’s tax filing season, is still wrapping up the last one. The agency has millions of 2020 tax returns it still needs to sort out, plus those millions of pieces of mail that piled up while everyone was teleworking. The agency is also behind schedule on its latest IT modernization effort, the cost of which is now…
 
The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency is just about a year old. The Defense Security Service and the National Background Investigations Bureau merged into one agency last October. And DCSA has gotten bigger since then. It took over some key IT systems and absorbed a few other Defense Department entities a month ago - all while the pan…
 
The pandemic has scrambled operations of Congress no less than any other governmental entity. Members have had online hearings and meetings by the thousands. But the only remote voting allowed was by proxy. Now the House administration committee has confirmed that a technology for secure, full remote voting exists. One person urging this move for a…
 
At 245 years old, the Army remains a fundamental unit of national security. But it must modernize, too many changes in technology and in the world threat situation. Analysis by the Center for Strategic and International Studies says the Army will have a hard time maintaining its basic state and modernizing under very real budget constraints. The Fe…
 
Federal entities across the board have been striving to adopt and become skilled in the art of artificial intelligence. Now the Congressionally-mandated National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, a creature of the 2019 Defense Authorization law, is seeking input from small and medium sized businesses. With more about what the commissi…
 
If Defense Department civilians thought some sort of return to the office was imminent, think again. In fact, with the apparent surge in COVID cases sweeping the nation, the Pentagon is notching up telework under a new condition called Bravo Plus. Joining the Federal Drive with details and other new happening in DOD, Federal News Network's reporter…
 
The National Archives and Records Administration is rethinking how social media can highlight its vast array of records. The agency has released a five-year strategy for increasing public engagement with its social media. For more on the roadmap, Federal News Network’s Jory Heckman spoke with NARA's Hilary Parkinson.…
 
On Capitol Hill, the lame duck session has both the current and the future to deal with. The pandemic is returning to a boil, and so are the calls for some sort of relief bill. And some members are starting to get annoyed at GSA administrator Emily Murphy over the presidential transition process. For more on the week ahead, WTOP capitol hill corres…
 
By the reckoning of the Government Accountability Office, over the last two decades it has saved the government more than $1 trillion and recommended 25,000 improvements. My next guest has analyzed 21 years of GAO annual reports and finds the congressional agency may be a little too modest. Joining the Federal Drive with more, the director of cyber…
 
November 23, 2020 on ForYourBenefit, host Bob Leins, CPA® and co-host Ray Kirk, Ph.D., Federal Benefits Specialist, NITP, welcome Jay Fritz, Program Manager, Program Support and Analysis, Healthcare and Insurance, U.S. Office of Personnel Management.It is that time of year again for employees and annuitants to review their Open Season options, whic…
 
Federal agencies do a lot of leasing, of buildings, vehicles, and equipment. How they account for it can have a big effect on their finances. Now the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board has proposed several changes to how agencies account for leasing. Joining the Federal Drive with what they are, and the impact they might have, advisory boa…
 
Agencies have started to scratched the surface with what they can do with artificial intelligence. As they delve in, questions arise not only about how to use AI, but also the ethics of AI. For instance, making sure it doesn't hurt employees more than it helps them. That theme emerged at an online federal panel last week sponsored by the General Se…
 
How has the management landscape of the federal government changed over the last 30 years? What lessons can be learned from the past to inform future strategies? Join host Michael Keegan next week for a Special Edition of The Business of Government Hour highlighting some of the most significant management efforts that have transformed how governmen…
 
Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis. On today’s show: • Often referred to as “an ode to feminine strength,” the Hotel Zena celebrates women’s accomplishments on the100th anniversary of the women’s right to vote through provocative and immersive art and design. Joining us are Natalie Vachon, area director of marketing for Zena, and, to showcase the ama…
 
Moving ships and submarines from point A to point B requires a careful ballet of many interconnected systems. Behind those systems are engineers. They don't work in obscurity. In fact the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Atlantic has named its 2021 engineer of the year. Charles Bolt joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss.…
 
At the county, city and town levels, governments often employ professional administrators hired by elected boards. Black public administrators sometimes face special challenges. For what those might be, and how the federal government can help, the Federal Drive turned to the executive director of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, …
 
Last week a stunning new museum devoted to Army history opened its doors in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Meanwhile, the Army's own museum enterprise, part of the Army Center of Military History, wants to divest itself of surplus items of the more than half million artifacts is now cares for. Joining the Federal Drive with what's going on, the museum ent…
 
Some agencies have outgrown their old telework policies during the pandemic, prompting them to consider making some telework arrangements permanent. Congress is interested in the idea too. Some senators see the recruitment and retention benefits to telework as just too promising to ignore. And they say it's worth updating 10-year-old federal telewo…
 
There’s been a lot of talk in Defense IT circles about Joint All-Domain Command and Control – the Pentagon’s vision to connect all of the military’s sensors and weapons systems. But so far, there hasn’t been much of a clear plan for how to achieve that. DoD says that’s about to change. Officials are putting the finishing touches on a JAD-C2 strateg…
 
Foreign mischief makers and hackers have long targeted U.S. veterans for online scams and false information. Now one veterans group has teamed up with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. The goal is to help a particularly vulnerable group of veterans identify disinformation and stop its spread. For details, we turn to the presiden…
 
As chief information officer of the National Institutes of Health, Andrea Norris oversees a far flung operation. Its many components have their own ways of doing things. But her leadership has helped the agency get through the extraordinary challenge imposed by the pandemic. Now she's been inducted as a fellow into the National Academy of Public Ad…
 
The United States has long been in the business of helping developing nations. That goes on no matter who is in the White House. One instrument of that work is the Millennium Challenge Corporation. This relatively new agency is active in several countries. For an update on one of them, the Federal Drive turned to the MCC's country director for Beni…
 
After five years working to improve customer experience, the Veterans Affairs Department has started to share its success recipes with the rest of government. It published a new customer experience cookbook, a report detailing VA's own customer experience efforts. For more, Federal News Network's Nicole Ogrysko spoke with VA's chief veterans experi…
 
The United States is making more investments in space, as it becomes a contested, warfighting domain. Now the Air Force Research Lab is creating a new shop to make sure small things pack a big punch when put on spacecraft. Federal News Network’s Scott Maucione spoke with a one of the leads at the new Deployable Structures Laboratory, Benjamin Urios…
 
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