Does the intelligence community know who has access to sensitive information? Maybe not. The Government Accountability Office says the Director of National Intelligence isn’t taking an accurate count of so-called “core contractors,” the body shops that supply personnel. Tim DiNapoli is the director of acquisition and sourcing management issues at GAO.
Tim Gallagher Special Agent in Charge of the Criminal Division, Washington Field Office FBI
The FBI’s Washington field office is asking for the public’s help to identify corruption in Northern Virginia. It cites a recent case of motor vehicle officials accepting bribes from illegal aliens and a local fire chief who admitted stealing funds from a federal grant. The notice says public corruption is the FBI’s number one criminal investigative priority. Tim Gallagher is a special agent in charge for the FBI’s Washington Field Office, Criminal Division.
Small business contracting rules are like Chicago weather. If you don’t like them, just wait a minute. The SBA has just completed another round of revisions to the canon. Attorney Joe Petrillo of Petrillo & Powell tells you what you need to know.
Sam Visner Vice President and General Manager CSC Global Cybersecurity
The Edward Snowden affair touched off a national debate about surveillance. But for people worried about cybersecurity, it renewed questions on what to do about possibly the most dangerous threat — namely, the trusted insider. Sam Visner, vice president and general manager of CSC Global Security, offers his perspective.
Employee morale at the Homeland Security Department is starting to improve. While the annual Employee Viewpoint Survey may not show it, the consistent attention to changing the agency’s culture is beginning to pay off. Rafael Borras is the former undersecretary for management at the Homeland Security Department. He recently left DHS to return to the private sector. In part 2 of his exclusive interview, he tells Executive Editor Jason Miller how DHS has improved employee morale over the last few years.
The Defense Department has a new strategy for using the electromagnetic spectrum. It will call for new ways of thinking about how to divvy up radio waves between commercial users and the federal government. As Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu reports, DoD doesn’t think it can afford to continue selling off large chunks of spectrum to the wireless industry.
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.