Immediate termination, recorded telephone calls and unpaid leave — these and others are all potential new requirements for federal employees accused of misconduct or otherwise. They’re all included in the Stop Government Abuse Act the House passed yesterday.
The Veterans Affairs Department is pushing ahead of other healthcare providers in using technology to improve patient care. VA is deploying a collection of applications to change its healthcare delivery model. Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller joins us with details from a recent VA telemedicine demonstration of these cutting edge technologies. Miller says the mission of veteran care is driving the app development at VA.
Jessica Klement Legislative Director National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association
As more of your colleagues retire, millennials will move up the ladder. That is, if you can recruit them and keep them in the first place. Young Government Leaders looks at how to do that in some new research.
Patrick Gallagher Acting Deputy Secretary and Under Secretary for Standards and Technology Department of Commerce
The private sector will play an important role in the federal cybersecurity framework the National Institute of Standards and Technology is developing. Exactly what that role will look like is still taking shape. Patrick Gallagher, director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, is also acting deputy secretary and under secretary of Commerce for standards and technology. Gallagher lays out how he believes the private sector will work with federal agencies for the Senate Commerce Committee.
The Navy’s fleet of surface ships is just starting to rebound from what leaders admit was a decade of neglected maintenance. But they say sequestration will reverse those gains, and ultimately lead to a much smaller fleet.
Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 8-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. 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, and launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.