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  • Ron Sanders: Pain-free innovation for agencies

    It may be another 9 months until the football season returns, but federal managers have another team sport they can play in the meantime. It’s called innovation. Yes, innovation is not a contact but a contract sport at least according to the Partnership for Public Service. Ron Sanders, principal author of the new study on how agencies can team up with industry and academia, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to share how you can play without getting hurt.

  • John Callas: How did Mars Rover extend 90-day mission to 12 years?

    NASA’s Mars Rover Opportunity recently complete its 12th year on Mars. Its mission was originally meant to last just 90 days. Since then, the gadget has taken more than 200,000 images and driven more than 26 miles across the surface of the red planet. Just how did it work out so much better than NASA could have hoped for? Federal News Radio’s Eric White spoke with John Callas, the Project Manager for the Mars Exploration Rover Project at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He shared that interview on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Michele Mackin: New Coast Guard cutter hits stormy development seas

    The National Security Cutter is at the heart of a long-running effort to modernize the Coast Guard. Three of the ships have already been built and deployed. The Coast Guard, with test and evaluation help from the Navy, says the ships are effective and suitable for its mission. The Government Accountability Office is saying, not so fast. Michele Mackin, director of acquisition and sourcing management issues at GAO, fills in all the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Joseph Petrillo: The folly of being your own lawyer

    You’ve heard the saying. Don’t take the law into your own hands. You take ’em to court. There’s a corollary saying, or there should be. If you take ’em to court, hire a good lawyer. That is, don’t try and represent yourself. Everyone’s a genius, but three recent cases show the folly of trying to be your own lawyer. Procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Robert Shea: Deep dive into 2017 budget proposal

    From cybersecurity to clean transportation to curing cancer, the 2017 budget request from the Obama Administration is ambitious. The non-Defense portion of the discretionary budget would rise to nearly $600 billion. For one view of what the budget is saying and what it might mean to federal agencies, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to Robert Shea, principal at Grant Thornton and former Office of Management and Budget official during the Bush administration.

  • Mallory Barg Bulman: SES mobility under the microscope

    Achieving senior executive status in the federal government can be a two-edged blade. The pay is better and you get a lot of authority. But too often, it means getting stuck in one place for too long. That can make you stale and deprive other agencies of your expertise. The Partnership for Public Service, in conjunction with McKinsey and Company, has taken a deep look at mobility in the Senior Executive Service. Joining Federal Drive with Tom Temin with some of the findings, Mallory Barg Bulman, research director at the Partnership.

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