The VA Commission on Care recently proposed privitizing parts of the Veterans Health Administration. Good idea or bad, when it’s fully aired it’s sure to spark a new national argument. Charles Tiefer, law professor and former House of Representatives counsel, talks to Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The weather might be damp and chilly, but federal employees can warm up to what’s happening next week. Max Stier, president of the Partnership for Public Service, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss Public Service Recognition Week and the upcoming announcement of the finalists in the Service to America Medals competition.
Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) are taking aim at unnecessary government reports again.
Bryan Clark, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, and Dr. Caroline Mahoney of the Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center discuss new technology on Pentagon Solutions.
Stung by breaches and facing a rasher of policy mandates, federal agencies are using network upgrades as opportunities to improve cybersecurity. Lee Kelly, IT specialist and special assistant to the Environmental Protection Agency’s senior information security officer, spoke to Federal Drive with Tom Temin about how the internet of things and big data are affecting EPA’s network security.
Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) asked OMB Director Shaun Donovan when his agency will finalize Circular A-130.
Some Defense analysts believe changes being considered in Congress ignore the fundamental problems in the DoD acquisition system. Matthew Fay, a foreign and defense policy analyst at the Niskanen Center, a libertarian think tank, spoke with Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about why he’s a critic of the proposal.
A case now under deliberation by the Supreme Court could open contractors to all sorts of fraud and false claims lawsuits. Eric Crusius, attorney with Miles and Stockbridge, offers insight on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson nixed a new color-code system. It’s a case of where doing nothing proved superior to the do-something-do-anything mentality.
The Government Accountability Office has found, it’s time to gather up and consolidate National Institutes of Health’s chimpanzee management program into one inexpensive place. John Dicken, GAO’s director of health care issues, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin discusses the move.
Bart Stichman, joint executive director at the National Veterans Legal Services Program, talks with Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about a Veterans Affairs Department policy his group says is unfairly denying health care and compensation to more than 100,000 former service members.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives would get new enforcement powers under a bill from Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.). Among the provisions: Lifting a ban on a national, consolidated database of guns sold. Beyer joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to share how his bill would change the ATF.
The House has passed a bill to shorten the amount of time federal employees under misconduct investigation can be on paid administrative leave.
Apple’s revenues fell 13 percent in its latest reporting quarter as sales of iPhones dropped 16 percent. But fundamentally Apple at the moment is lacking the next killer product or the next big thing.
Intelligence agencies open doors to long-awaited cloud marketplace, invite analysts and developers to tinker with commercial technologies.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-10 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. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.
Tom also writes a weekly commentary for Federal News Radio. Read his latest columns.