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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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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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So many people have been teleworking for so long, many leaders of industry and government are starting to presume this is, pardon the cliché, the new normal. They're rethinking how much office space they'll need permanently. My next guest cautions, not so fast. There are good reasons to retain office space with people in it. He's the president of P…
 
The pandemic has altered life for employees of state and local governments, no less than it has for their federal counterparts. Recent research by the Center for State and Local Government Excellence points up several trends for the year ahead. For the highlights, the Federal Drive spoke to the Center's senior research associate, Gerald Young.…
 
The Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy, known as ARPA-E, has just awarded some $47 million to seven companies doing innovative work in, energy. The money comes under a program ARPA-E calls Scale Up, to help promising new technologies get off the ground. Joining the Federal Drive with more, ARPA-E Director Lane Genatowski…
 
It’s been a long time coming, but this week, the Defense Department started migrating its IT users to a multibillion dollar commercial cloud computing contract. No, we’re not talking about JEDI. This cloud is called Defense Enterprise Office Solutions, the software-as-a-service platform that’ll eventually deliver email and collaboration services to…
 
Another year, another milestone for the Merit Systems Protection Board. Not necessarily the good kind. It marked its fourth straight year without a quorum. And the backlog of pending petitions for review sits at more than three-thousand. Federal employment attorneys are optimistic the incoming administration will nominate new members to staff the b…
 
Last month a Congressionally-mandated study commission confirmed what many sensed. That military aviation training accidents are on the rise. In a five year period, more than six thousand accidents killed 198 service members. Joining the Federal Drive with analysis, Project on Government Oversight national security reporter Jason Paladino.…
 
Federal agencies, and there are several of them, affected by the Solar Winds cybersecurity fiasco are under a new deadline. Days-ago policy from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency gives them to the end of the month to complete forensic analysis and harden their systems. My next guest questions whether this will be possible. He's t…
 
The Trump administration is inching along with its efforts to modernize the decades-old security clearance system. The Office of Personnel Management recently published what it's calling a federal personnel vetting core doctrine. The doctrine explains the administration's philosophy behind planned efforts to modernize the credentialing, suitability…
 
If confirmed, former Army General Lloyd Austin will be the second recently-retired uniformed official in five years to hold the top position in the Pentagon. That concerns some lawmakers and military-watchers, alike, who worry this could erode civilian authority in the Defense Department. Yet when it comes to granting a waiver for Austin’s confirma…
 
It’s All Journalism host Michael O’Connell speaks with Mazin? ?Sidahmed?, founder of the immigration publication Documented. They discuss how WhatsApp has become Documented’s distribution network and why listening to the immigration and refugee community changed the course of his work. Keep up with the latest news about the It's All Journalism podc…
 
The federal government has a long history of funding top-tier scientific research. This week, join host James Heelan for a discussion with Nobel Laureate Dr. Andrea Ghez to learn about the private-public partnership that earned her the Nobel Prize in Physics.The discussion will feature Dr. Ghez and National Science Foundation Galactic Astronomy Pro…
 
It’s only a matter of time before somebody writes a book or does a TV interview saying he or she predicted most of the events of 2020 well in advance. To qualify as visionary of the century this combination of Nostradamus, Pinocchio and your favorite tarot card reader would have had to go on record as saying 2020 would mean. That there would be a o…
 
The IRS is rolling out a second wave of pandemic stimulus payments to millions of households and building on the lessons learned from the first wave. That includes greater access to the Social Security Administration’s Death Master File to reduce the risk of improper payments. But the IRS is also counting down to the start of this year’s tax filing…
 
Any federal IT practitioner who can fog a mirror is thinking about cybersecurity these days, or should be. In reviewing 15 large software development programs underway in the Defense Department, congressional auditors found that cyber concerns have the potential to stretch out projects or boost costs. Here with highlights, director of the informati…
 
NASA recently awarded 17 small companies more than $14 million to keep developing promising new technologies. They're already shown promising results in the first round of funding. With the latest on NASA's and Small Business Technology Transfer and Small Business Innovation Research programs, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to the acting progr…
 
The office of DoD’s chief management officer officially ceased to exist on Jan. 1. And the Pentagon isn’t wasting any time deciding how to replace the CMO’s functions. A pair of memos the deputy defense secretary signed this week make several changes to DoD’s organizational chart. One of the biggest takeaways: The already-powerful DoD comptroller’s…
 
Federal spending never stops rising, and that's certainly true of contracts spending. The pandemic has accelerated contract spending in several categories. For some of the trends that will continue into 2021 and the Biden administration, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to the director of government contracts at Bloomberg Government Dan Snyder.…
 
What is the mission of the Homeland Security & Defense Business Council? How does it work to building better engagement between industry and government? What are some of the critical issues facing the homeland security enterprise? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Rafael Borras, President & CEO, Homeland Security…
 
NASA looks down from space. Farmers grow things upward from the earth. Now NASA and the Agriculture Department have inked an agreement to deepen cooperative efforts in research on agricultural production, conservation and food security. Here with details, NASA's acting associate administrator for international and interagency relations, Mike Gold.…
 
Among the many questions following last week's mass break-in at the Capitol building are … what went wrong with the capitol hill police and whether the incident has national security implications. For what he's planning to look at, the Federal Drive spoke with the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Mississippi Representative Bennie …
 
The Pentagon wants to let contractors in on a little secret. Possible lots of secrets. It's part of a plan to give contractors knowledge they might need to help tailor products more closely to defense requirements. Joining the Federal Drive with details of the gambit, Federal News Network's Scott Maucione.…
 
Let's start with the good news, the number of protests filed with the Government Accountability Office over contracts is down for the second year in a row.Now the bad news, that two-year trend may be coming to an end. In his weekly Reporter's Notebook, executive editor Jason Miller explains why new data from GAO could embolden more vendors to prote…
 
Corinne Chin and Lauren Frohne are video journalists at The Seattle Times. They wrote a piece for Better News on how the Times is using Slack to lower barriers, expose insensitivity, and allow conversations about cultural issues that can arise from their stories. Better News host Michael O'Connell talks to Chin about how newsrooms can use Slack to …
 
January 11, 2021 on ForYourBenefit, host Bob Leins, CPA® and co-host Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP, Inc. welcome back Paula S. Jakub, RHU; CEO of The American Foreign Service Protective Association, sponsor of the Foreign Service Benefit Plan.Today’s guest will discuss benefits in your FEHB plan that you might not be aware of and…
 
If you're expecting a period of moonlight and roses now that the Donald Trump team will be leaving Washington, think again. If anything the aftermath of the Great Capitol Break-in means more rancor than other. So how will the actual legislative work happen? Joining the Federal Drive with a look ahead, Bloomberg Government Editorial Director Loren D…
 
For nearly a century, the FAA has maintained air traffic control for things that fly close to earth. Now NASA is getting a handle on safe operations in space, where the population of satellites is growing fast. Joining the Federal Drive with more on its new best practices handbook, technical program manager Joshua Krage.…
 
Girl Scout cookies have it. So do many crackers and breads. Lipstick, shampoo and soap use it. It's even in peanut butter. But much of the world's palm oil comes from foreign producers that used forced labor. That's why the Homeland Security Department recently banned palm oil and palm oil products from certain companies. For how they discover forc…
 
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission approved some big changes to official time for union representatives. Commissioners voted, along party lines, to cancel official time for union representatives to work on EEO complains including discrimination. Supporters of the rule change say it'll bring more efficiency to agency operations. Critics say…
 
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has created a new program under which it will select 16 companies for hundred thousand dollar innovation grants. Recipient companies could go on to work with the government on a larger scale. For more on the new accelerator program, Federal News Network’s Scott Maucione spoke with NGA’s chief for Strategi…
 
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