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  • NASA's science priorities

    A conversation with Dr. Ellen Stofan on NASA’s key goals including education, promotion and evidence of life outside earth during The Business of Government Hour .

  • What can government contractors do to stop insider threats?

    Insider threats are potentially more damaging and difficult to prevent than other cyber security risks but government contractors are finding ways to address these challenges.

  • The password is dead

    Learn how the derived credentials solution for card based authentication can be implemented in 6 easy steps.

  • The Roadmap to Windows 10

    Government and industry experts navigate the impending upgrade of Microsoft Windows machines.

  • Conversation with author, Dr. Don Kettl

    What can government executives learn from the GAO’s high-risk list and more of your questions answered during The Business of Government Hour.

  • Application security through IT modernization

    Read about the current initiatives and upcoming policy changes needed to address the ever-growing IT and application modernization challenge.

  • Heather Krause: Government spends $1 billion annually on PR

    The federal government spends about as much on public relations and advertising as it does on cell phone services – $1 billion a year. Plus, the number of public affairs employees shot up during the Obama administration. But the Government Accountability Office, which put together the figures, made no recommendations on this category of spend. Federal News Radio’s Eric White discussed these findings with Heather Krause, acting director of strategic issues at the GAO.

  • Zack Rosenburg: Government lacks disaster recovery strategy

    Even when the U.S. coastline dodged what could have been a much worse disaster, 22 people died when Hurricane Matthew brushed by. A decade after Katrina and a century after Galveston, Texas, the United States is still bad at disaster recovery, especially when it comes to housing. That’s according to Zack Rosenburg, the founder of non-profit SBP, who started his quest for better disaster planning after helping out in Saint Bernard parish in 2006. He joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more.

  • Paul Brubaker: Getting government to embrace driverless cars

    Self-driving cars might be the way of the future. But the way the Transportation Department is regulating autonomous traffic means it could it could be a long way off. One proponent of driverless cars is Paul Brubaker, president and CEO of the Alliance for Transportation Innovation. He finds lots wrong with current policy and joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more.

  • Joe Petrillo: Congress inaction on task order protests leaves questions unanswered

    Congress gives and it also takes away. On Sept. 30, it let expire a protest avenue for task orders larger than $10 million. Before then, contractors could have taken these protests to the GAO, like regular contract awards. So what happens next? For some insight, the Federal Drive with Tom Temin turns to Joseph Petrillo, procurement attorney with Petrillo and Powell.

  • Rep. Hank Johnson: Protecting integrity of elections

    The security of America’s elections is under heavy scrutiny this year. Fear of foreign hackers and insider threats have caused some people to think more should be done to secure the election system. One of those is Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.). He recently spoke with Federal News Radio’s Eric White to discuss two pieces of legislation he’s sponsored to enhance protections.

  • Mallory Barg Bulman: Boosting the management in OMB

    It comes up about this time every four years – questions over whether the Office of Mangement and Budget is organized in the best way to help the government deliver. You hear periodic calls for going back to having a budget bureau, or boosting the ‘M’ in OMB. For some ideas of what the next president can do, Mallory Barg Bulman, research director at the Partnership for Public Service joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Pint-sized COLA is double-trouble

    When it comes to cost-of-living adjustments for retirees, is there anything worse than nothing? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the only thing worse than nothing is something.

  • Former general pleads guilty in false statements probe

    A former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has pleaded guilty to making false statements during an investigation into a leak of classified information about a covert cyberattack on Iran’s nuclear facilities

  • Commerce, EU building economic data library

    The Commerce Department is opening an online library of economic data. Commerce is partnering with the European Commission to stand up the open source tool, which will use R programming language to make it easier for people to search and organize the data based on their search.

  • A fed’s guide to the presidential candidates

    What might a Trump administration look like for federal managers? What would another Clinton in the Executive Office mean? Regardless of who wins the presidential election, by Nov. 9 the government workforce needs to be ready to go in any direction.

  • As long term care prices soar, majority accept higher premiums or cut coverage

    Most Federal Long Term Care Program policyholders chose to accept higher premiums or took advantage of special benefit reduction options during this summer’s enrollee decision period. Premiums rose for about 264,000 active and retired federal employees by as much as 126 percent.

  • Love At The Office: Fed style

    You walk in the house and your significant other says “we need to talk.” OMG right? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it all depends on your federal job.

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