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  • Tim McManus: Closer look at Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey results

    In the case of federal employee engagement, a 1 percent change means something is going on. That’s what happened in the most recent Federal Employment Viewpoint Survey. For an interpretation, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turns to Tim McManus, chief operating officer of the Partnership for Public Service.

  • Dr. Michael Kelley: VA, DoD join in cancer moonshot initiative

    Veterans Affairs Department doctors are teaming up with those in the Defense Department and the National Cancer Institute to develop new cancer treatments. The program is called Applied Proteogenomics Organizational Learning and Outcomes consortium, or Apollo. It’s part of the so-called cancer moonshot initiative. Dr. Michael Kelley, national program director for Oncology at Veterans Affairs, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain what the program is all about.

  • Michelle Mackin: GAO reports on VA inefficiencies

    When you spend $20 billion of taxpayer money a year, inefficient and unnecessarily complex are not the adjectives you want to hear for how you do it. But that’s what the Government Accountability Office has revealed about the Veterans Affairs Department.

  • David Hawkings: Uncertainty revolves around looming shutdown

    The possibility of a government shutdown is again up in the air. A week ago, it looked liked a continuing resolution was in the bag. Maybe we thought too fast. With this week’s update, and deadline of Friday night, Federal Drive with Tom Temin checks in with David Hawkings, senior editor at Roll Call.

  • Jonathan Aberman: What will be the DIUX impact?

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter is planting so-called innovation centers all over. First came San Jose, then Boston and now, Austin Texas. Is he overdoing it? Will these DIUXs produce tangible results? And what do they mean for companies in the D.C. region. For some possible answers, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turns to Jonathan Aberman, chairman of Amplifier Ventures.

  • Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.): Bill garners rare unanimous backing of Congress

    Not many bills pass the House unanimously. But this one did and in the Senate. It would make federal agencies help native American tribes establish the infrastructure they need to support rising tourism. Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) sponsored the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin what the bill would do.

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