The Office of Federal Procurement Policy recently told agency planners and contracting officers to take a fresh look at value engineering. They said some departments, mainly defense, have saved billions of dollars using it. To find out more about what exactly value engineering is and how you get started, we turn to Mary Ann Lewis.
How happy are you? And why does it matter to the government? A National Research Council study argues that the federal government could use happiness data to shape policies on benefits like retirement age and unemployment. Arthur Stone chaired the committee that wrote the report.
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.