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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.
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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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Ever since the first magnetometers in the 1970s, airport authorities have sought better ways to see if people are hiding weapons or contraband. In recent years the old methods have give way to imaging. Now the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory is working with the Transportation Security Administration to perfect imaging systems passengers ca…
 
The Defense Department's data strategy, release just a few weeks ago, says improving data management will help it fight and win wars. It says artificial intelligence will become an important component of data-fueled, digital modernization. Joining the Federal Drive with an assessment, the CEO of data analysis company Govini, Tara Murphy Dougherty.…
 
They're smart. They're idealistic. They want to help. But they've only got a year. They're the latest class of Presidential Innovation Fellows, nearly three dozen technology practitioners and entrepreneurs just assigned to agencies across the government to help with modernizing and deploying new digital services. Joining the Federal Drive with more…
 
Most agencies will happily tell you how their organizations successfully pivoted to telework during the pandemic. The vast majority of the federal workforce has been teleworking since March. And there's no end in sight. Now some agencies are embracing the next frontier of remote work. They're starting to consider new hires who can work remotely fro…
 
Soldiers and Army civilians duked it out this week to make their inventions the winner of the Dragon Innovation Challenge. The contest worked much like the famous TV show Shark Tank. Contestants submitted innovations that could improve Army ranges and land use. Federal News Network’s Scott Maucione spoke with the winner of the challenge, Maj. Evan …
 
The Defense Department is running out of fingers to plug up the ever-increasing amount of cyber threats it faces to its dam. But hiring more people, with more fingers, to block the holes is not the answer either. Jeff Kleck, the director of the cyber portfolio for the Defense Innovation Unit at the Defense Department, said DIU is testing artificial…
 
Condemnation of the Trump administration executive order creating a new, excepted service called Schedule F, well, it's been nearly universal. But some experts think changing policy-connected civil service jobs is overdue. For that sentiment, the Federal Drive turned to the research fellow in economics, budget and entitlements at the Heritage Found…
 
Organizations that receive funding from the EPA are required to adhere to section Six of the Civil Rights Act, which bars racial discrimination. That goes for state and local governments, non-profits, academics and contractors. But agency staff don't always check, according to an audit by the Office of Inspector General. Joining the Federal Drive w…
 
It's a complaint that started about the day after formation of the Homeland Security Department. Secretaries have complained. Employees. Contractors. Academics. Think tanks. Even member of Congress themselves. The complaint? Too many congressional committees have sway over DHS plans, policies and budgets. Now one member of Congress has called for r…
 
Desire by the Office of Management and Budget’s for governmentwide shared services remains as strong as ever. But the obstacles have been stubborn over the last 15 years. A recommendations from the Shared Services Coalition aim to bring some solutions to problems that have plagued financial management, human resources and other back-office initiati…
 
The Data Coalition is rolling out recommendations to the Biden and Trump campaigns to improve the government’s data infrastructure. The group urges the next administration to invest money in the Federal Data Strategy, and to stand up a National Secure Data Service responsible for enabling better data-sharing among agencies. For details, Federal New…
 
It’s All Journalism host Michael O’Connell talks with Tina Vasquez, a reporter with Prism and author of a new piece in Nieman Reports titled “Is Movement Journalism What Is Needed During This Reckoning Over Race and Inequality?” They discuss movement journalism and how people who practice it aren’t necessarily advocates but are better equipped to p…
 
Worried about your financial portfolio, your job, and your retirement, not to mention the future of the nation, if that idiot (fill-in-the-blanks) wins Tuesday?Tip from a Washington D.C. insider: The next president’s last name has 5 letters. You take it from there!Seriously. What if you really, for-dead-certain, knew right now whether President Don…
 
The National Institute of Standards and Technology recently awarded more than $4 million in grants to 19 small businesses. The money, from the Small Business Innovation Research Program, is designed to spur artificial intelligence innovation. The Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services at NIST, Mojdeh Bahar, had more information on …
 
Everybody talks about the problem of workplace sexual harassment. But hard facts about its extent and frequency are difficult to find. That makes estimating the costs of harassment problematic. The Government Accountability Office has found few reliable estimates. For more, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to the GAO's managing director for educ…
 
If you went to the average contemporary farm, you'd be hard pressed to fine a hoe or a rake. But you would find information systems, GPS, and artificial intelligence driving operations. As part of its Agriculture Innovation Agenda, the Agriculture Department is looking for technologies and practices that can help U.S. farm productivity increase by …
 
Army Futures Command is in charge of modernizing the Army. That includes making sure the workforce has the resources it needs. The command is providing educational opportunities at all levels so Army people understand and work with artificial intelligence. For how it all can work, Federal News Network’s Scott Maucione spoke with Doug Matty, directo…
 
The news about that new Schedule F executive order will not stop. The National Treasury Employees Union is suing the Trump administration over the order. And three prominent House Democrats introduced new legislation to try to block it. This all comes a day after the chairman of an influential if little-known advisory council resigned in protest ov…
 
The security operations center (SOC) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory thought it knew the online patterns and actions of most of its scientists and employees. Then the pandemic hit and everything was thrown into a tizzy. Kevin Kerr, the Energy Department’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory chief information security officer, said the SOC adjusted i…
 
A bipartisan bill in the Senate would make the National Guard cybersecurity mission more available to state and local governments. Especially as the threat to critical infrastructure. Federal News Network's Scott Maucione describes the bill in more detail in his latest DOD Reporter's notebook, and he joined the Federal Drive to discuss.…
 
Hardly a day of zoom conferences goes buy without someone talking about supply chain security. But the government supply chain is ultimately also the supply chain of industry. The next guest on the Federal Drive says the danger there is a hollowing out of the supply chain because of lean purchasing management practices. She's Deloitte's managing di…
 
The IRS this year has been blessed, or maybe it's cursed, to live in interesting times. Delayed filings. Getting millions of checks out under the pandemic stimulus Cares Act. Having nearly all of its employees telework. So how'd it do? For one look at IRS challenges, the Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to the associate Treasury inspector genera…
 
Something or other is going to happen on stimulus relief, but not before the full Senate vote on the Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Closer to home, some members of Congress are starting to make noise about the president's infamous order, creating that new civil service schedule that pushes career employees to political. For more details, …
 
Like the other military services, the Coast Guard often singles out members who have made outstanding contributions. Sometimes they showcase people receiving recognition from outside organizations. A case in point is my next guest. She has received the Meritorious Service Award for the Coast Guard from Blacks in Government, or BIG. Lt. Tanesha Gree…
 
The American Federation of Government Employees has no end of complaints about the Veterans Affairs Department. Its contract bargaining has floundered. VA even charges it for office space, while slashing official time. Now the union has obtained documents it says prove systemic racism at VA. They show white employees are twice as likely to be promo…
 
The Pentagon’s Space Development Agency is only about a year and a half old. But on Friday, the agency awarded a contract that’ll go a long way toward fulfilling one of its main missions: building a new architecture of low-earth orbit satellites. They'll detect military threats and move data to and from the battlefield. The $18 million task order f…
 
The Census Bureau has compressed the timeline to complete the 2020 count as much as possible. It wants submit apportionment data by December 31. But the bureau says it won’t rush if that means less accurate data. For what happens on one of the most difficult counts ever, Federal News Network’s Jory Heckman joined the Federal Drive to discuss.…
 
How is the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) enhancing its enterprise networks? What is the CBP's “mission first” approach to network and technology solutions? How is CBP working to build a resilient enterprise systems network? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Robert Costello, Executive Director, Enterpri…
 
On FEDtalk this week, join host Natalia Castro for a discussion with the National Academy of Public Administration. The show will update listeners on NAPA’s Grand Challenges with a deep dive into the progress this year and an inside look at the Agile Government Center. The show also discusses considerations for Election 2020 and the upcoming NAPA F…
 
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