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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.
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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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…
 
The Naval Aviation Museum is a dream for flight enthusiasts, with everything from biplanes to Blue Angels jets. Behind the museum is a Foundation, which actively participates in educating potential future aviators. To learn more, Federal News Network's Eric White spoke with the foundation's recently appointed CEO and President, retired Rear Admiral…
 
It's no secret the strategic situation facing the U.S. Navy has changed. Adversaries China, Russia, North Korea and Iran have significantly improved their ability to keep the United States away while they exert greater regional power. My next guest argues, the Navy therefore has to totally rethink the design of its next generation fleet. Hudson Ins…
 
The Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy, known as ARPA-E, has a good track record of investing in new, clean energy companies. If your measure is patentable innovation, that is. But not all those companies survive commercially. That's the chief finding of a detailed academic study of ARPA-E's investment record. Joining with the Federal Drive w…
 
An extraordinary new White House executive order will reclassify certain career federal employees as political. It gives agency heads the authority to hire or fire them at will. The EO from President Trump creates a brand new schedule in excepted service for career people in certain policy-making roles. The EO may not make enough waves to count as …
 
Blue Star Families is keeping a close eye on how service members and their families fare during the pandemic. The organization just released a survey summing up the past six months. The numbers are tough. Federal News Network’s Scott Maucione spoke with Blue Star Families president and CEO, Kathy Roth-Douquet.…
 
After brewing for more than a year, the rules for the Defense Department's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification are out. The industry is coming to grips with this new requirement, that if you're in the DOD supply chain you've got to demonstrate to a third-party judge, of sorts, that you have a modicum of cybersecurity chops. Joining the Feder…
 
Every year, it seems, people become more dependent on battery power. Even the Defense Department is looking into electric field vehicles. Now the Defense, State, and Energy Departments have launched a consortium. They want to work together to help advance battery technology. Joining the Federal Drive with the details, the acting director of the Ene…
 
Incoming presidential administrations have no dearth of advice. The American Council for Technology Industry Advisory Group, better known as ACT-IAC, wants the next administration to take advantage of data-driven technology innovations to take government service delivery to the next level. It's published what it calls Agenda 2021 detailing these id…
 
The last few years of increases to the Defense budget have been, in general, good news for contractors. But even though contract spending is way up, it’s an uneven picture. In particular, Pentagon spending on research and development still hasn’t fully recovered, according to a new analysis of DoD contracts. Federal News Network’s Jared Serbu has d…
 
A Postal Service audit finds recent operational changes at the agency caused mail delays. The inspector general found USPS regions were short-staffed with sick leave taken during the pandemic. USPS is defending these changes in a dozen federal lawsuits. Federal News Network’s Jory Heckman has more.By Tom Temin
 
It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell talks to Jack Shuler, an associate professor at Denison University and author of a new book, This Is Ohio: The Overdose Crisis and the Front Lines of a New America. They discuss the drug overdose crisis in Ohio and how harm reduction practices can help save lives and communities. Keep up with the latest ne…
 
People under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) program will get larger annuities and full cost of living adjustments (COLAs) to keep pace with inflation. But the majority who will this year and in the future are under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). They will have to live with smaller monthly annuities, diet COLAs, and depe…
 
The pandemic is accelerating customer experience initiatives at many agencies. The Department of Veterans Affairs has long been a leader in CX. And now it's preparing to share some of the lessons it's learned in recent years with other agencies. It's also taking the lead on a CX hiring initiative. The Education Department and Small Business Adminis…
 
If you extend the current fiscal and economic trend lines, by 2040 the United States will be in no way the leading nation much less the only real superpower. David Walker postulates that we may not be a superpower at all. He's published a book laying it all in detail. The former comptroller general joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk more.…
 
The Open Government Data Act calls on federal agencies to make their data available to the public, and for the Office of Management and Budget to keep track of these activities and report on them. Some of it is happening, some isn't. For an update, Federal Drive with Tom Temin spoke to Michelle Sager, the director of Strategic Issues at the Governm…
 
Defense contractors should pay close attention to a couple of days-old developments. First, a long-needed update to the rule concerning payments to contractors who can't get into DoD facilities because of the coronavirus. Second, how the Pentagon spent its pandemic stimulus money - that's about to come into the crosshairs of the Defense inspector g…
 
Defense issues have been largely out of the mainstream discussions during this year's presidential election cycle. With the exception of a few overseas concerns, military issues have been largely absent from the presidential lexicon this year. However, the main candidates do have defense-related platforms planks. Federal News Network’s Scott Maucio…
 
You might have noticed that federal agencies are mostly stuck between phases one and two of a hoped-for return to regular work locations. The return seems stuck in neutral. And that's got agencies, and their contractors, starting to ask: What exactly is the future of federal work. Professional services contractor SAIC surveyed people across governm…
 
The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency is trying to see circles. That is, it wants satellites to have the ability to identify circles. If you think that sounds easy, you're missing a major challenge for artificial intelligence in the geospatial world. Joining the Federal Drive with details of a challenge competition and why it matters, the NGA…
 
Go ahead, take that commercial airplane flight. No less than DARPA and U.S. Transportation Command have concluded, the inside of a plane is one of the least likely places you'll catch coronavirus. That's one finding reported in this week's DOD Reporter's Notebook. Reporters Scott Maucione and Jared Serbu joined the Federal Drive with this and other…
 
Customer experience from government agencies has a long way to go. That's the principal finding in the latest survey by Forrester Research. It found CX has improved slightly, but it still lags behind the best of the private sector. For more, the Federal Drive spoke with Forrester vice president and principal analyst, Rick Parrish.…
 
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