When President Donald Trump issued his executive order freezing federal hiring, it contained a clause against using contractors to make up for it. Often these types of rules are leaky. David Berteau, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin what services contractors are seeing right now.
One area where federal agencies have been able to save money is by ensuring projects run smoothly. Last year, agencies were able to save an average of $25 million per $1 billion spent with better project management. That’s what Mark Langely, CEO of the Project Management Institute, told Federal News Radio’s Eric White on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Frederick Douglass was appointed U.S. Marshal by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1877, making him one of the first African American marshals.
Our hunger for more guidance from the Trump administration stems from what we’re used to from the last 24 years of administrations.
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, newly appointed Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David Shulkin names a new Chief of Staff and Deputy Secretary.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says low TSP fees may actually save federal workers money in the long run.
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.
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein says the Air Force has “serious challenges” when it comes to readiness.
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.
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.
For more than 20 years we’ve had administrations keeping the pressure on moving government into the online age.
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, a bipartisan group of Senators want the Office of Personnel Management to work with the Defense Department to clarify what positions are exempt from the hiring freeze.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, 6 a.m.-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets.
Tom also writes a weekly commentary for Federal News Radio.