Over the years, Congress has earned monikers ranging from the world’s greatest deliberative body, to a bunch of children. Last week it was hard to argue with the second one. A profile in The National Journal says the first day of Congress resembles the first day of school. Freshmen lawmakers get the same jitters.
Roger Waldron president Coalition for Government Procurement
The General Services Administration has a confession: The industrial funding fee added to orders through its signature Multiple Awards Schedule program pays for a little something extra. Now GSA wants to make sure federal buyers know where its money is going.
Tim Solms manager Microsoft Department of Defense Business
It seems like only yesterday the Defense Department was stepping gingerly into the world of Windows 3.1. Flag officers used Minesweeper to learn how to use a mouse. Fast forward 20 years and now we’re in the age of Windows 8. And now, the Army, Air Force and Defense Information Systems Agency have inked a new deal with Microsoft covering 75 percent of DOD personnel.
There’s a new site for job seekers in the D.C. area and it’s unlike anything you’ve seen. Five of the area’s leading news sources have come together to connect the best talent with the best jobs. Here to tell us more is our own Lisa Wolfe, program director here at Federal News Radio.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-9 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC 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.