In Thursday’s Federal Headlines, the Justice Department urges local police departments to adopt body cameras, but federal marshals are not allowed to wear them.
In Wednesday’s Federal Headlines, the Senate passed the veterans and military construction bill — leaving 11 annual appropriations bills yet to be approved.
In Tuesday’s Federal Headlines, the Office of Special Counsel helps an Air Force Reservist who took leave from his job as a U.S. Marshal to serve overseas.
In Monday’s Federal Headlines, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald’s statements are called into question regarding how many VA employees would be punished for manipulating scheduling at VA facilities.
Bob Tobias, a Distinguished Practitioner in Residence at American University, counts down the week’s top federal stories with Francis Rose.
The National Academy of Public Administration has elected a new class of fellows. They will take on some of the most complex management and policy issues in government and report on them to Congress. Janet Hale is a member of the new class of NAPA Fellows. She’s a director at Deloitte and Touche and former Undersecretary for Management at the Department of Homeland Security. She joined In Depth with Francis Rose to talk about what its to be a NAPA fellow.
About half of agencies earn an “F” for incremental and agile development on their first Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act report cards. Agencies are trying to think about acquisition differently. But the new scorecards from Congress show many have a long way to go. Dave Zvenyach is director of acquisition management at the General Services Administration’s 18-F. GSA is one of four agencies that scored an “A” in the agile development category. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he tells Federal News Radio’s Nicole Ogrysko how he’s using more unconventional acquisition methods to buy innovative ideas and services quickly.
A new round of communication between industry and government is coming from the Office of Management and Budget and the General Services Administration. It’s a follow-on to the Mythbusters campaign that began in the Office of Federal Procurement Policy several years ago. Anne Rung is administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy and winner of this year’s Gov Con Award for Public Sector Partner of the Year. She told In Depth with Francis Rose about the latest efforts to connect with industry.
In Friday’s Federal Headlines, the commission will try to replace Allison Hickey, who resigned Oct. 16 in the wake of allegations of pay fraud.
In Thursday’s Federal Headlines, House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chair Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) says he wants it to be easier to discipline individuals who aren’t doing their jobs, adding that there are issues throughout the federal government.
Republicans and Democrats agree on what the problem is at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The agency has been trying to repair the damage from a scheduling scandal for over a year. Federal News Radio’s Emily Kopp tells In Depth with Francis Rose how Congress wants the agency to fix its problems. First, Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, explained what he thinks is the VA’s most pressing problem.
Appropriators in the House and Senate are filling in the budget lines underneath the toplines in the bipartisan budget agreement President Barack Obama signed this week. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, tells In Depth with Francis Rose that the deal matters to contractors for at least three reasons.
The Library of Congress is collecting veterans’ personal memories of war to create a unique telling of the nation’s history. Bob Patrick, director of the Veterans History Project, shared details with Federal News Radio’s Lauren Larson on In Depth with Francis Rose.
Protesting the cancellation of a solicitation after a protest caused a cancellation is the latest wrinkle in the government contracting protest space. The General Services Administration is at the heart of this case. Bill Welch, a partner at the law firm McMahon Welch and Learned, told In Depth with Francis Rose that GSA got a kick in the pants from the Government Accountability Office.
Good numbers for some big government contractors are some of the biggest highlights of Wall Street’s earnings season. For one company, a big contract award means a nice pop on its stock price. Ross Wilkers, newsroom editor at Executive Mosaic, give In Depth with Francis Rose the lowdown about the Gov Con Index.