Sometimes a terrific job just lands in your lap without any warning. Lynn Simpson is senior advisor and OSD executive at the National Defense University. She’s also a winner for this year’s Causey Awards, named after Federal News Radio senior correspondent Mike Causey. She explains her work for the National Defense University that helped win the award.
Terri Freeman President Community Foundation for the National Capital Region
The charitable minds behind the multi-million dollar Survivors Fund after 9-11 are starting a new fund to help victims of the Navy Yard Shooting. The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region is also starting a fund to combat gun violence and provide mental health services.
Richard Ginman Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy Defense Department
A cost culture is a change at the Defense Department. Pentagon leaders say that cost culture will result in better procurements and better prices for the agency. Richard Ginman, director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, says some pointed questions will help Pentagon decision makers adapt to a cost culture.
The Treasury Department is finalizing a new set of requirements for agencies to provide financial management shared services. It’s part of a broader effort to push agencies to federally-outsource financial management services over the next several years. Federal News Radio’s executive editor Jason Miller discusses the details on the next steps to change how financial management services are delivered.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology says it’s the “end of the beginning” for drafting the nation’s first cybersecurity framework for protecting critical infrastructure. The agency says the document is just about finished, and should be ready for release by its due date in a few weeks.
The lineup includes Gen. James Amos, the commandant of the Marine Corps; Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert; Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh.