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  • Scott Maucione: DoD spending more, getting less

    The Defense Department says it’s funded at the minimum level it needs to handle threats around the world. However, defense experts say DoD isn’t spending its money in the right way. DoD report Scott Maucione tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin the department is spending more and getting less. Read Scott’s related story.

  • Jared Serbu: Navy makes its first awards under Innovation Cell framework

    Back in March, the Navy said it would test a new IT acquisition process called the innovation cell. Its purpose: to evaluate, buy and insert new commercial technologies onto its networks within the space of one year. It appears to have worked. The Navy made its first awards under the Innovation Cell framework yesterday. Victor Gavin is the Navy’s program executive officer for enterprise information systems, and Dan DelGrosso is the PEO-EIS technical director. On Federal Drive with Tom Temin, they talked with Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu about the awards, and what the Navy has learned from the process so far. Gavin speaks first.

  • David Hawkings: Will Congress finish its budget work by Dec. 11?

    You might have heard. Congress is tied up in knots debating the Syrian refugee questions and other things like cybersecuritry. With a fast-approaching deadline for funding the government, Dec. 11, to be exact, the question is whether Congress will finish it’s budget work on time. Federal Drive with Tom Temin asked CQ Roll Call senior editor David Hawkings if other matters were crowding out the crucial budget.

  • Jeff Neal: Moving the human capital conversation forward

    Federal executives talk a lot about the importance of human capital. The workforce, that is. But not enough of them engage in meaningful workforce planning. That’s according to former Homeland Security HR-chief Jeff Neal, now with IFC International. Neal told Federal Drive with Tom Temin that’s changing.

  • Johana Ayers: DoD makes costly fuel forecasting mistake

    As possibly the biggest buyer of fuel in the world, the Defense Department can ill-afford to make mistakes in forecasting prices. If it guesses wrong, it could face billions in unforeseen costs. But the Government Accountability Office found mistakes can happen. And this one was a doozy. Johana Ayers, GAO’s director of defense capabilities and management issues, fills in Federal Drive with Tom Temin on all the details.

  • Nicole Ogrysko: FBI, Marshals Service face tough barriers in information sharing

    U.S. law enforcement agencies are on high alert now after recent terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut. New security threats mean sharing information among those agencies is more important than ever. But brass at the FBI and U.S. Marshals Service said they’ve got some tough barriers to overcome first. Federal News Radio reporter Nicole Ogrysko shares more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

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