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  • Larry Gibbs: Enough is enough with IRS’ shrinking budget

    The Internal Revenue Service has been operating on a shrinking budget for the last five years. Congress has taken it down a total $1.2 billion, or 17 percent. That means fewer and fewer workers are getting the job done. Larry Gibbs is a member of the Miller and Chevalier law firm and an IRS commissioner under the Reagan administration. He tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin about his experience as one of seven former commissioners who signed a letter to Congress this month saying enough is enough.

  • Larry Allen: Contractors need to remember competition basics

    The contracting world is competitive, to say the last. Contractors can be tempted to overlook certain bid specs to get ahead of the competition. But details like security clearances and other personnel qualifications are crucial. It’s a big mistake to think the government isn’t paying attention. Two companies recently learned that lesson the hard way. Larry Allen is the president of Allen Federal Business Partners. He tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin that some services contractors need to be reminded of key basics.

  • Heather Evans: NIST takes next step toward more open data

    NIST last summer launched what it calls reference data challenge. It was seeking a new app that could provide access at least one of six NIST data sets in a move toward open data. The challenge just concluded. Heather Evans is a challenge manager at NIST. She talked with Federal News Radio’s Eric White on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about the those results and what the agency has planned.

  • Robert Taub: What it means to be a NAPA fellow

    Nomination as a fellow at the National Academy of Public Administration is a sign you’ve made a difference to federal management and good governance. One recent inductee is Robert Taub, the acting chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission. After 30 years of experience in public service, he tells Federal News Radio’s Eric White on Federal Drive with Tom Temin what it means to be a NAPA fellow.

  • 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.

  • Jared Serbu: DoD aims for clean financial audit in 2016

    The Pentagon in 2016 aims to get a least step closer to a clean financial audit. Well, maybe a baby steb. But an expensive one DoD reporter Jared Serbu tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin. Read Jared’s related story.

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