The White House on Friday defended chief of staff Reince Priebus against accusations he breached a government firewall when he asked FBI Director James Comey to publicly dispute media reports linking Trump campaign advisers to Russian intelligence agents
Upcoming budget cycles in 2017 and 2018 will be unlike any other for agencies and contractors, some budget experts say. They predict the Trump administration will try to “change the rules” to overcome debates among members of Congress and cabinet leaders who can’t agree on the future of the defense and domestic spending caps.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order calling on agencies to create regulatory reform task forces. The task forces will investigate how to “eliminate red tape” and regularly report back on progress to their respective agencies.
The Transportation Department established an advisory committee of industry executives during the Obama administration to create policy for autonomous vehicles. One participant was Chris Spear, and he joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to shine light on the possibilities of driverless technologies and what that will mean.
The Obama administration was the source for a large number of new rules for federal contractors. One rule for defense, by executive order, requires special handling of controlled, but unclassified, information (CUI). Mark Tanner, president of security consulting company Arixmar, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain the rule in depth.
One of the missions for the U.S. Marshals Service is called the Interdiction for the Protection of Children. The program deals with human trafficking and child sex offenders. Dr. Michael Bourke, chief psychologist of the U.S. Marshals spoke about the program with Eric White on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Given the Defense secretary’s reputation for being a no-nonsense leader, everyone in the DoD management establishment should take this directive very seriously.
Photos of the amazing, moving, important and amusing things happening in the federal community.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know what it’s really like for federal employees in the midst of this presidential transition.
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says there will be “no mass deportations” and “no use of military forces” in enforcing President Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown.
An ongoing court battle over a $182 million contract for Recreation.gov service hasn’t stopped the team behind the government site from thinking big, at least when it comes to federal lands and waters data.
The Trump administration’s regulatory budget promotes fewer regulations and less growth in cost to agencies, leaving room for better decision making.
President Donald Trump is calling on Homeland Security Department leadership to hire at least 5,000 new border patrol agents and 10,000 additional Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and officers. But existing hiring challenges could make that task even more complicated.
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly forged ahead with tough new immigration policies, outlined in a pair of memos. Although President Trump hadn’t yet released his revised executive order on immigration and securing the border with Mexico, Kelly widened the number of people potentially subject to detention and deportation. He reiterated the plan to hire another 5,000 Customs and Border Patrol agents.
How do agency executives sort out public-spirited whistleblowers from mean-spirited leakers? And what rights do whistleblowers in the ultra-sensitive intelligence community have? To provide answers, Debra D’Agostino, founding partner of the Federal Practice Group, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.