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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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis. On today’s show:• The Washington Post has called Andy Bixby, creative director of beverage at The Imperial, a “cocktail wizard,” for his uber-creative house cocktail ingredients. Andy’s with us today and we find out some of his trade secrets and … if the Post’s praise is justified;• Thanks to the pandemic, there’s …
 
Host Shirley Rooker talks to John Berlau. The author of "George Washington, Entrepreneur" explores the greatness and intellect of Washington and his ventures into whiskey making and mule breeding as well as his vision about flight. He also discusses Washington's partnership with his wife Martha and her importance to his success.…
 
The Sesame Workshop has a long history of working with the Defense Department. Its goal is to help children of service members adapt to the sometimes-difficult living conditions they face. This year, the muppets are tackling race and diversity. Federal News Network’s Scott Maucione spoke with the workshop Vice President Maria del Rocio Galarza.…
 
A trillion here, a trillion there — as Congress prepares to spend relatively more money than it spent on World War II, the question arises whether the federal workforce even has the capacity to carry out whatever programs the coming money will spawn. Bob Tobias said the government needs a parallel investment in management. The professor in the Key …
 
As cybersecurity attacks interrupt government services at the state and municipal levels, governors are calling on the National Guard for help. For details on just how often this happening, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to a senior fellow at the center-left think tank Third Way, Todd Rosenblum.…
 
As it expands additive manufacturing all over, the Defense Department is also adding cybersecurity risk. That's because operators of networked 3D printers aren't always securing the machines or the files that drive them. For more, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to Karla Roark, program director for Audit Cyberspace Operations in the DoD Office …
 
Both the Air Force and the Navy want Congress’ permission to retire some of their weapons systems. The basic rationale is to free up money for the sort of high-end warfare they say they need to prepare for. Some of those systems are decades old, and showing their age, but not all of them. Federal News Network’s Jared Serbu had details on the servic…
 
It might sound surprising, but many federal contractors are under no obligation to report cybersecurity breaches to the government. That could changing under a new bipartisan bill introduced in the Senate this week. The Cyber Incident Notification Act of 2021 would require contractors, critical infrastructure companies, and agencies themselves for …
 
Department of Veterans Affairs reform legislation back in 2018 required the Veterans Health Administration to report regularly on its staffing and vacancy levels. VHA officials generally meet the requirement. Now the Office of Inspector General has found that VHA has made a lot of progress in the accuracy of its reporting but still has a ways to go…
 
Federal contractors who ship stuff often overlook or don't put a lot of bother into compliance with obscure federal shipping rules. Now with a refreshed federal emphasis on Buy American, that could be a costly mistake. Federal Drive with Tom Temin got details from Thomson Coburn attorney Jayna Marie Rust.…
 
Simon Galperin, founding director of the Community Information Cooperative, explains the concept of an Info District. He talks with It’s All Journalism host Michael O’Connell about how local news initiatives, funded by taxpayer dollars, can help change the future for municipalities across the country. Keep up with the latest news about the It's All…
 
Investors in the TSPs stock index funds (C, S and I) have done very, very well for a long time.The market has had its ups and downs (but mostly ups) since the end of the Great Recession in mid-2009. Most people didn’t see that one coming and few knew how or when it would end. Until after the fact, when investing your retirement nest egg is not real…
 
Federal data isn’t much use if no one can find it. Many chief data officers are running inventories of their data, saying they've got a battle getting their agencies to think critically about it. The Treasury Department’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service is also assessing the maturity of its data and trying to make it more shareable. The bureau's CDO J…
 
How can the Department of Homeland Security possibly vet 40,000 people coming to the United States every day to spot the possible security threats? Until recently, it couldn't, or it took so long a terrorist could already have moved in. Lori Vislocky developed, in record time and on a shoestring, a modern information system that lets Custom and Bor…
 
Defense policy will forever be debated, but nearly everyone agrees it's possible for the Pentagon to spend more wisely. One potential for savings comes from the prices for spare parts, which came up recently in Congressional hearings. The Project on Government Oversight's Mandy Smithberger testified, and she joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to t…
 
Congress provided the Department of Veterans Affairs received nearly $20 billion to take on COVID-19. The money came with the requirement to account for it. Now VA's Office of Inspector General has found that the department worked hard to document its handling of the money. But weaknesses in VA's financial management systems raise questions. For mo…
 
Who’s in charge of the Veterans Affairs Departments police force? That's one question VA officials hope to settle as they struggle to reform VA's law enforcement arm. Government overseers said veterans and employees could be at risk in the meantime, and are pressing the VA to sort out a confusing leadership structure that could be preventing the de…
 
A tough congressional look at the budding Space Force and an experienced hand chosen to lead Air Force acquisition. Two of the top stories on the defense front this week. Most urgent perhaps is something of a budget crisis for the National Guard. For more, Jared Serbu and Scott Maucione joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.…
 
For all of its talk about yet more procurement reform, the Biden administration still hasn't appointed anyone to run the small but crucial Office of Federal Procurement Policy. Meanwhile, over at the Labor Department's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, something big is brewing. Federal Drive with Tom Temin talked about that with feder…
 
In terms of customer service, the IRS is in a difficult spot. A delayed filing season, extra duties piled on by Congress, and some enduring technology issues. No wonder taxpayers could hardly get through with a phone call. For how the agency might improving things for the next filing season, the National Taxpayer Advocate Erin Collins joined Federa…
 
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