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  • Dawn Simpson: Federal auditors sets sights on Treasury

    Every time they look at the Treasury Department, it seems as it federal auditors find new controls that need attention. Otherwise, the consolidated financial statements Treasury prepares for the federal government might not be all that reliable. Dawn Simpson is the acting director for financial management and assurance issues at the Government Accountability Office. She talked with Federal Drive with Tom Temin about GAO’s latest finding with respect to Treasury.

  • Avoiding performance pitfalls during a presidential transition

    NAPA panel chair, Robert Shea, discusses how the presidential transition teams can avoid performance pitfalls through evidence-based approaches with some operational recommendations.

  • David Hawkings: What to expect from a raucous DNC

    Never let it be said that political conventions aren’t interesting anymore. After an unpredictable and somewhat raucus week at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, the Democratic edition in Philadelphia is shaping up much the same way. David Hawkings is senior editor at Roll Call – he’s covering both conventions, and he joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin from Philadelphia.

  • Tammy Flanagan: Long-term care insurance not what it used to be

    When it comes to growing old, presuming you’ll get there, you’ve got three choices. Get rich so you can afford to take care of yourself. Spend your life savings on nursing care and go on Medicaid. Or buy long-term care insurance, which may not really be long-term nor fully insure you. For an update on option three, benefits and retirement planning expert Tammy Flanagan joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Fiscal fourth holds prospects for late-game contractors

    September is the make-it or break-it month for contractors to do business with agencies. But is it too late for them to make some cash in the fiscal fourth?

  • Jared Serbu: DHS eliminates federal anti-terrorism inspection backlog

    The Homeland Security Department eliminated a massive backlog of chemical plants that were waiting for federal anti-terrorism inspections. As Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin, previous estimates said DHS wouldn’t clear the backlog until at least the end of the decade.

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