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The big story on today’s show was the news of General Services Administration Administrator Martha Johnson’s resignation and the firing of two other officials in the wake of a report detailing excessive conference spending.
Ana Galindo-Marrone — Chief of the Hatch Act Unit, Office of Special Counsel
It may only be April, but election season is already well underway. And in an age where personal electronic devices can be used for work email and work computers used for personal accounts, it has become harder to define the difference between work time and personal time. And if you chose to support a political candidate, you need to be especially careful of violating the Hatch Act.
Ana Galindo-Marrone joins Francis with a list of do’s and don’ts for federal workers.
Click here to read about proposed changes to the Hatch Act.
Greg Shannon — Chief scientist of CERT program, Software Engineering Institute
The federal government has two main roles in improving cybersecurity. Greg Shannon, the chief scientist of the CERT program at the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute, discussed those roles at a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce committee on Wednesday.
This story is part of Federal News Radio’s daily Cybersecurity Update. For more cybersecurity news, click here.
Peter Budetti (D-Va.) — Deputy Administrator for Program Integrity, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services busted a $375 million health-care fraud scheme last month — one of the largest fraud cases the feds have cracked.
Peter Budetti, the deputy administrator for program integrity at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services discussed how the agency analyzes data to find and connect the data it needs as well as how data analysis has evolved.
Click here to read more about how CMS is cracking down on health-care fraud.