Cloud computing has been a part of federal information technology policy for eight years. Yet, agency chief information officers and their tech staffs still say they have challenges in moving stuff out of their own data centers and into clouds. One reason might be they often don’t see the benefit. That’s according to a new survey by Deloitte. Doug Bourgeois, Deloitte’s Federal Cloud leader and managing director, shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
WikiLeaks has a lot in common with lightning. It can strike anywhere, and doesn’t discriminate. When it does, organizations know they’ve been zapped good. Yet each cybersecurity loss gives or should give some insight in how to improve your defenses. What potential lessons learned from this latest case, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turns to Jeff Pollard, principal cybersecurity analyst at Forrester Research.
The President’s management agenda lays out points of emphasis the President wants agency managers to show progress in. That’s sort of a first for Presidential skinny budgets. The idea is receiving praise from good government associations like the Partnership for Public Service. Federal News Radio’s Eric White spoke with Margot Conrad, director of Education and Outreach for the Partnership, on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, former representative Steve Stockman and a director from his office are indicted of using charitable funds on his campaign and personal expenses.
About 8 percent of federal employees say they’re fully confident in their agency’s talent management system, according to a recent survey of more than 300 employees. But human capital experts are wondering whether the triple threat of budget cuts, attrition and a government reorganization could push agencies to address longstanding human capital questions they’ve avoided in the past.
The Labor Department’s unemployment insurance program pays out $3.5 billion a year improperly, an error rate of more than 10 percent. Justin Bullock, assistant professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A & M, studied this problem. He shares the results on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
If you’re lucky or wise, you’ll keep adding to your Thrift Savings Plan and it keeps growing. Should you leave it or do you put it to work for you in some other way? Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director at the National Institute of Transition Planning, offers some advice for wringing the most out of your TSP on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
It’s President Donald Trump’s turn to step up to the federal technology plate. Will he hit a home run or strike out?
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, after pleads from Democratic lawmakers, the Government Accountability Office says it will conduct a review of how much security is costing taxpayers when the President travels to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
The Trump administration will soon be asking for public comment and expert input on what a reorganized federal government would look like. David Berteau, president of the Professional Services Council, said this will be reminiscent of another reorganization from the Reagan era, the Grace Commission.
The third offset strategy was born under the Obama administration, but it may still have life under the Trump presidency. On Federal Drive with Tom Temin DoD reporter Scott Maucione speaks with Andrew Hunter, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies about what the third offset means under the new administration and where it’s going.
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, the President’s son-in-law will be in charge of a new office looking to overhaul the federal bureaucracy with ideas from business and technology executives.
The General Services Administration will create a new special item number under Schedule 70 for approved products under the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program as part of the effort to add flexibility to the initiative.
The Office of Personnel Management released a new guidebook on how agencies should begin preparing for workforce reshaping efforts. It also updated key documents on issuing administrative furloughs. Both guides are designed to help agency heads implement possible reductions in force or furloughs so that they comply with the law and do the least damage.
Veterans groups want a 10 percent overall budget increase for VA, more staffing and updated facilities to meet today’s healthcare needs.