A long list of budget items the Agriculture Department could cut is headed to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack. The list comes from Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), the ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. He sent letters, with potential cuts listed, to leaders across government. He joins In Depth to discuss his list of proposed agency savings.
Tim McManus Vice President for Education and Outreach Partnership for Public Service
Your agency’s identity is critical for attracting new talent into the workforce. Sometimes its virtual identity can be just as important as the physical one. Tim McManus, vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, joins In Depth to discuss how agencies define their virtual identities.
The largest federal contractor for background checks is getting a check of its own. Office of Personnel Management Inspector General Patrick McFarland told Congress this week he’s been looking at USIS for over a year and a half. Nicole Smith, an associate at Tully Rinckey, joins In Depth to discuss the security-clearance process.
Your complaints about the certification process for veteran-owned small businesses at the Department of Veterans Affairs can go straight to the source now. The agency wants feedback on how to improve the process. Tom Leney, executive director for Small and Veteran Business Programs at the Veterans Affairs Department, joins In Depth with more.
Stalking implies a creepy, following-people-around-in-an-uncomfortable-way dynamic. But ethical stalking may put your company on a path to more federal business. Guy Timberlake, chief visionary officer of the American Small Business Coalition, is he’s leading some training workshops about ethical stalking.
Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 4-7 p.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC metro area and online everywhere. Francis has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He joined Federal News Radio in 2006 as the producer and news anchor of the station’s morning drive program, the Federal Drive. He launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.