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  • Andrew Von Ah: DoD’s ongoing O&M accounting problem

    New estimates from Government Accountability Office say the Defense Department has routinely dipped into its overseas contingency operations account to fund “enduring” requirements since 2009, but there’s no way to tell which account ultimately funded any particular expense, making it very difficult for Congress to oversee DoD’s operations and maintenance accounts. Andrew Von Ah, GAO’s acting director for Defense Capabilities and Management, talked with Jared Serbu on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about the O&M accounting problem.

  • Caryl Bryzmialkiewicz: Data analysis helped crack $900M Medicare scam

    Earlier this summer, a team of FBI and Health and Human Services investigators completed a long investigation that snared 301 people trying to bilk Medicare out of $900 million. Caryl Bryzmialkiewicz, the chief data officer and assistant inspector general at HHS, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin about how they used data to find the culprits.

  • Dr. Tim Persons: How to evaluate maturity of a technology

    Immature technologies can sink an otherwise carefully planned program. That’s why the Government Accountability Office is preparing a guide to help program and acquisition people evaluate the maturity of technology before they get stuck with it. Dr. Tim Persons, chief scientist at GAO, talked about the new guide on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Dr. Baligh Yehia: What’s ahead for veterans health care?

    Since 2014, when Veterans Affairs Department reform legislation became law, the VA has been expanding its network of outside health care providers. The Choice Program recently underwent a major review. Dr. Baligh Yehia, assistant deputy undersecretary for health at the Veterans Health Administration, talked about the changes and what’s still ahead on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Jonathan Jarvis: NPS marks 100th anniversary by promoting national parks

    As National Park Service director, Jonathan Jarvis is responsible for overseeing 400 NPS locations covering more than 80 million acres. Jarvis is using this year’s 100th anniversary to not only promote the national parks but also to raise funds to keep them spiffy. Jarvis tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin about NPS’ next generation connectivity.

  • John Hale: DISA helps agencies stay secure in the cloud

    For nearly 10 years, the Defense Information Systems Agency has been working to provide secure cloud computing to DoD agencies. No longer the exclusive cloud provider itself, DISA now helps agencies use commercial providers in a secure way. John Hale, the cloud portfolio manager at DISA. tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin the effort centers on applications, if they’re ready for cloud hosting and the best way to go about it.

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