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  • Joe Weishaar: Architect shares insight on World War I Memorial design

    Washington is about to get a new memorial to World War I. After a years-long effort, the World War I Centennial Commission chose designs by Chicago Architect Joe Weishaar and New York sculptor Sabin Howard. Weishaar joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about the designs.

  • If only Maytag made computers

    Everywhere you look, the government is crying out for modernization.

  • Cummings: OPM discovered last year’s massive data breach, not contractor

    The massive cyber breach impacting more than 22 million current and former federal employees was discovered by the Office of Personnel Management, and not by a contractor.

  • Christopher Doley: NOAA continues Gulf of Mexico cleanup

    It’s hard to forget the videos of oil spewing forth from the hole at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. The Deepwater Horizon accident took 87 days to cap off. But it will take thousands and thousands of days to totally clean up. The job of overseeing what might be a 15-year effort belongs to Christopher Doley, chief of habitat restoration at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He’s also a finalist for this year’s Service to America Medals. He spoke to Federal Drive with Tom Temin about the cleanup effort.

  • Nishita Henry: What’s driving innovation and transforming federal agencies?

    Federal managers often say they know how important innovation is, but they struggle to create an environment for innovation in government. Nishita Henry, a technology principal with Deloitte, tells Federal News Radio’s Eric White on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about some fresh findings that map out forces driving innovation and governmental transformation.

  • Kim Weaver: TSP board sets goals to improve service

    Self service and longer hours for the call center are two goals of an ambitious project to update the way the Thrift Savings Plan interacts with federal employees. Kim Weaver, director of external affairs for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with a status report on Project ExPRESS.

  • Leonard Olijar: What it takes to make the new $20 bill

    Harriet Tubman died more than a century ago. Photographs of her are grainy and fuzzy. And she’s not the sort of person who wold have posed for an expensive oil painting. Yet somehow her likeness has to be translated for printing on the new $20. Creating that bill falls to the Treasury Department’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Bureau Director Leonard Olijar shares details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Judy Bradt: How to identify if an RFQ is wired or winnable

    The government can’t legally write a requirement so influenced by a contractor that only that company can win. But program managers and contract officers do have their ways of getting the company they really want, even when soliciting bids. Incumbents have their tricks, too. Judy Bradt, CEO of Summit Insight, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin how to identify whether an RFQ is wired or winnable.

  • 1,500 DoD headquarters jobs slated for reduction

    The Defense Department has announced a major restructuring of headquarters staffs. DoD’s assistant deputy chief management officer David Tillotson said this will mean staff reductions.

  • John Altenburg: ABA applauds proposed changes to Uniform Code of Military Justice

    The Pentagon is pushing Congress for a long list of changes to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, including no more jury sentences. Civilian lawyers, through the American Bar Association, praise some of the changes, but express doubt some of the others. John Altenburg, former Army deputy Judge Advocate General and now with the law firm Greenberg Traurig, shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • VA secretary clarifies ‘Disney’ analogy to vets health care

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald has clarified his comparison of veterans wait times to lines at Disney World.

  • Tim McManus: Improved recruiting results via content marketing

    Content marketing can improve the quantity and quality of job applications in recruitment campaigns. Tim McManus, vice president for outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, discusses content marketing and social media in recruitment by federal agencies on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Rob Levinson: Homeland security vendors overlooking many opportunities

    Contractors looking for work related to homeland security might naturally concentrate on the Homeland Security Department. But they’d be overlooking half of their opportunities. that’s according to a new spending analysis by Bloomberg Government. Rob Levinson, senior defense analyst at Bloomberg, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with the details.

  • Steve Ryan: Did DoJ prosecutors lie about immigration executive order?

    Judge Andrew Hanen of Texas recently accused federal prosecutors of outright lying in a case challenging President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration. The judge ordered ethics training for the lawyers and told the attorney general to develop a plan for preventing unethical behavior. Attorney Steve Ryan, a partner at the law firm McDermott, Will and Emery, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to offer his analysis.

  • ‘Fired’ fed: Fall guy or incompetent?

    TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger yanked Kelly Hoggan from the job as assistant administrator for the Office of Security Operations. But Neffenger says he wants to use Hoggan’s talents somewhere else in the agency.