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For Your Benefit

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Host Bob Leins and presenters from NITP, Inc., the national leader in Federal retirement planning seminars, present topics of interest to the Federal community including Federal benefits, Social Security, financial planning, TSP and estate planning.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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Foodie and the Beast

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Foodie and the Beast

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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 ...
 
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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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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.
 
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On this episode, an extended discussion with Danielle Metz, the deputy DoD chief information officer for information enterprise. Metz explains how Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Oracle will actually compete for work under the up to $9 billion contract, in an approach that's novel for government procurement. Federal News Network reported on the key d…
 
Today’s Your Turn show is about the kind of thing he could be very good at: Taking care of his family. Hopefully it will help you in important ways, like taxes and investments. Subject that are not fun, but are very important when someone else settles your affairs.My guest is Tom O’Rourke. He’s a Washington-area tax and estate attorney, and a forme…
 
What is the technology strategy for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)? How is it using technology and innovation to change the way it does business? How has SBA adjusted its operations to meet the demands of its pandemic recovery mission? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Sanjay Gupta, Chief Technology…
 
For nearly a dozen years, the Energy Department has been sustaining carbon capture demonstration projects at process and power plants. But the program has been rocky. DOE canceled some projects before they were built. Others started but were shut down. The Government Accountability Office has found that Energy hasn't done enough to ensure cost cont…
 
A former Bush White House official is hoping to turn around a key Homeland Security division for the Biden administration. Kenneth Wainstein has been nominated to lead DHS’ Office of Intelligence and Analysis. If confirmed, he’ll have to take on the division’s long-standing leadership and morale issues. For more, Federal News Network’s Justin Doubl…
 
The Postal Service hopes to deliver a billion COVID-19 tests to U.S. homes in the coming weeks. Starting today, people can request them at a new federal web site. Tests are supposed to ship within 12 days of ordering. Behind the scenes, USPS is striking a deal with one of its unions to help carry out this work. Federal News Network’s Jory Heckman h…
 
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is expanding a partnership with several Health and Human Services agencies. Now they've launched an entity called the Housing Services Resource Center. It's all aimed at ensuring people with disabilities can get the type of housing they need. For details, HUD's Senior Adviser for Housing and Services …
 
Top planners in the Pentagon and in the armed services have talked for years about the need to obtain innovation from small business. But according to my next guest, would-be companies new to the Defense market say that have trouble getting an audience, much less a contract. And that has implications beyond the small companies themselves. Federal s…
 
After a short break for the Martin Luther King Day holiday, Congress is back. Members will resume budget talks that started late last week, which is encouraging given that the continuing resolution deadline is just a month away. WTOP Capitol Hill Correspondent Mitchell Miller has the latest.By Tom Temin
 
Program evaluation dates almost as far back as government programs. But the art and science of program evaluation is always changing. The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act, passed back in 2018, aims to bring data and data science more deeply into evaluation. There's even a foundation to support this work. Recently it surveyed agencies…
 
As national security threats seem to multiply constantly, nuclear non-proliferation remains an abiding priority. Now there's a new guy at the helm of the National Security Sciences Directorate, part of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Associate lab director Dr. Moe Khaleel joined the Federal Drive to discuss his new role.…
 
A small but profound change in Defense Department procurement is underway, namely a move away from the DUNS numbers used for decades as way to reference contractor corporate entities. And the vaccine mandate picks up steam against unvaccinated service members. These stories are part of this week's DOD Reporters Notebook by Federal News Network's Sc…
 
President Barack Obama wouldn’t give his up. President George W. Bush wasn’t allowed to have one, even though he wanted to. For about 15 years, the BlackBerry phone was seemingly velcroed to every federal executive hand from the Oval Office on down. But when Research in Motion, which owns BlackBerry, ended its support for the aging but still loved …
 
Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis. On today’s show:• Nick Schulman, wine director, RPM Italian, a restaurant that is modern in approach and Italian in spirit and features a contemporary, chef¬-driven menu with dishes meant to be shared; • Jim Snediker, CEO, Stock Mfg Co, a top workwear creator for sexy, premium hospitality brands. Think Gucci for re…
 
When U.S. Customs and Border Protection considers its supply chain, the range of products and services is almost endless. One day they might be buying food and clothes for migrants. The next day, CBP may be buying unmanned aerial vehicles to protect the border. And the next day, CBP may be buying IT systems to process forms. Mark Borkowski, the ass…
 
Log4j, the most visible cybersecurity threat since Solar Winds, has organizations scrambling to find and fix instances of certain software. My next guest says that the two incidents are totally different technically, buy they produce the same lessons learned. Gordon Bitko is former FBI chief information officer, now the senior vice president of pol…
 
No matter what happens on the viral front, the workplace is not going to look like 2019. In early 2020, agencies hastily set up remote working capabilities for people suddenly forced to telework. My next guest says, now agencies need to think about how this is going to work long term. Deniece Peterson is the director of federal market analysis at D…
 
We continue with our occasional series of interviews with the latest cohort of Presidential Rank Award winners. My next guest, when Congress passed the first pandemic relief legislation, led the team to manage a $178 billion fund. It was aimed at helping front-line health care providers, and paying for treatment of the uninsured. The deputy adminis…
 
The Office of Personnel Management is launching a Chief Diversity Officer Council, the latest in a series of gambits under President Joe Biden’s executive order on diversity, equity, inclusion in the federal workforce. As for other goals in the EO, chief diversity officers say a hiring spree won’t improve diversity in the long-term. For more on thi…
 
Members of Congress haven’t been shy about passing cybersecurity legislation in recent years. More is on the way this year. They’re promising to pass a cyber incident reporting law. One lawmaker is going to take a hard look at how to boost the influence of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. For more, Federal News Network’s Justin…
 
Ever been on a long airplane flight and, after all that coffee or tea, you really gotta go? Imagine being on a long flight in a cramped cockpit and there's no aisle to line up in, no restroom. That's a daily reality for the Air Force. Solutions have been so sub-optimal, that the service says airmen routinely dehydrate themselves so they can make it…
 
The lingering Covid virus is keeping people out of IRS offices. Yet a buildup of paper from tax returns is compelling tax employees to be there. So even though tax filing deadlines are returning to normal, the IRS is looking at a rough season. That's among the findings in this years annual report from the Taxpayer Advocate Erin Collins.…
 
The government’s been running under a continuing resolution for three and a half months now. At the moment, there aren’t any clear signs of a spending agreement that would head off a full-year CR. Pentagon leaders say that would be extremely bad news for the military. Rather than just keeping 2022 spending levels the same as last year, they say a C…
 
The Navy has agreed to empty one of its largest strategic fuel tank farms in the Pacific. That’s after 14,000 gallons of jet fuel seeped into drinking water in Hawaii. But, the Navy's troubles don't end there. Military families are still displaced by the leak. And the Navy didn’t have answers to some big questions as officials testified before Cong…
 
The FEDforum is an initiative at the show’s sister newsletter–FEDagent–to unite voices across the federal law enforcement community. This partnership among law enforcement associations establishes a space for federal agents, officers, prosecutors, and supporters, to share their association’s initiatives, legislative agenda, and events, with the FED…
 
Members of Congress say they have a real chance to reform federal cybersecurity standards this year. Legislation has already passed one Senate committee. Now, a House committee is developing a companion bill to update the Federal Information Security Modernization Act. For more, Federal News Network’s Justin Doubleday shares his reporting.…
 
The Biden administration has launched a new way to gather data and feedback from the federal workforce. The President’s Management Council is releasing the first data from its Federal Pulse Survey that went out to civilian federal employees last fall. The survey is a pilot program aimed at getting here-and-now from feds more than OMB gets from the …
 
Some 9,000 aging veterans live in nursing homes operated by the Veterans Health Administration. The VA calls them community living centers. Sometimes complaints arise from residents or their advocates. An audit by the Government Accountability Office found some policy and procedural lapses that hinder VA's ability to respond to complaints. For more…
 
The Federal Drive with Tom Temin spoke with Debra Roth, a partner at Shaw, Bransford and Roth. She's a long time specialist in taking federal managers' cases to the Merit Systems Protection Board. Her firm also supports the Senior Executives Association. Roth explained why the Senate has failed to vote on the three nominees before it and also a bit…
 
Most federal employees get through their careers without disputes with supervisors. But when they do have a dispute they've got recourse. For five years though, a crucial part of that recourse machinery, the Merit Systems Protection Board, has lacked a quorum, or even any of its three members at all. Now, three nominees are awaiting a Senate vote. …
 
Entrepreneur Lacy Starling divested her holdings from a $30 million logistics business in 2020 to pursue her passion for journalism. Now the president and CEO of OneNYK Alliance, Starling is focusing her business chops on creating a sustainable news platform to cover Northern Kentucky. Keep up with the latest news about the It's All Journalism podc…
 
The Biden administration ended the last calendar year with a whisper. It added only 1,400 pages to the Federal Register. That's a slow week for a document that grows by 75,0000 or 85,000 pages a year. And yes, there is someone who tracks this. For what it means, the Federal Drive turned to the deputy chief policy editor at Ballotpedia, Caitlin Styr…
 
Artificial intelligence might be the greatest thing since the half slip. But its software. And that means it can be hacked. That's a concern for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. DARPA has launched a program to develop defenses against that possibility. It's called Guaranteeing AI Robustness against Deception, or GARD. For more, the GA…
 
The government-wide improper payment rate crept up last year, because of programs spawned by the pandemic. The Office of Management and Budget found that improper payments grew most under the Federal-State Unemployment Insurance program, which saw its improper payment rate reach nearly 19%. Eight points higher than pre-pandemic rates. For a closer …
 
Tucked into page 6, second paragraph down of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s new strategic plan is a hum-dinger of a sentence. DISA says it wants to "eliminate the need for third party resellers, integrators" under the Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability or JWCC program.In his weekly feature, the Reporter's Notebook, executive editor Jason M…
 
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