The Veterans Affairs Department is testing the idea of providing health care benefits to service canines used by veterans with mental health issues.
Even after years of talk, only about a third of federal websites are mobile friendly, according to Adobe. Brian Paget, technical director for content and analytics at Adobe, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on how agencies can really go mobile.
There’s an old saying. You don’t get what you deserve. You get what you negotiate. You could add, you get what you make sure you ask for. When it comes to retirement and other benefits, federal employees must be sure to word their questions accurately. Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, shares some real-life examples of what can go wrong on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, the White House creates a working group involving several agencies to come up with a plan for the national security implications caused by climate change.
The Office of Management and Budget said it’s overhauling PaymentAccuracy.gov, the website the agency uses to report improper payments data. The original version of the site wasn’t entirely accurate, OMB Controller Dave Mader told Congress. But some lawmakers are skeptical that OMB’s work will bring the results it’s looking for.
Having a foreign subsidiary in a country getting preference in an acquisition … that may not be enough to overcome a protest. That’s what a court initially decided when the Air Force went ahead with an acquisition using a subsidiary of a U.S. company and not one home-grown in Denmark. But there’s a twist. Procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo with Petrillo and Powell fills in all the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Lots of potential for reducing the attack surfaces lies in getting rid of forgotten and unknown devices that remain connected.
A recent cybersecurity challenge sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency pitted three company teams, each fielding autonomous bug-hunting machines. The winner was a Pittsburgh company called For-All-Secure. Tyler Nighwander, ForAllSecure’s bi-directional engineer, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain how it all works.
In Today’s Top Federal Headlines, Congress wants the Justice Department to investigate further after a new report from Veterans Affairs’ Inspector General.
Are you still in sticker shock over the new federal long-term care premiums? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says help is on the way.
Few American cities are blanketed in smog any more. But just because New York isn’t Beijing doesn’t mean there’s no room to improve air quality. That’s why the EPA is launching a challenge to cities and towns across the country to develop plans for using air quality sensors in a big data sort of way. Robin Thottungal, the EPA’s chief data scientist and director of analytics, joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more.
When it comes to organizational complexity, the federal government makes General Motors look like a lemonade stand. Each department, agency, bureau, branch, office and program seems to have its own people, agenda and policies. But for the next administration, it’ll be beneficial to look at the government as an integrated whole. Mallory Barg Bullman, director of research at the Partnership for Public Service, explains why on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, the Defense Department wants to clear up the records of those who were discharged for being gay.
Envisioning a significant change or program outcome in a federal bureaucracy might be easy, but getting it done can seem impossible. But not to the Sammies people.
What constitutes health care innovations besides or within new drugs, new techniques and new methods of payments?
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.