This is the In Depth show blog. Here you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss. Host Francis Rose reported today from the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards ceremony in Tysons Corner, Va. The awards are presented by the the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce and the Professional Services Council.
In Depth host Francis Rose talks to Ted Davies, senior vice president and president of Unisys Federal Systems, about being nominated as Executive of the Year at the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards.
Two job openings in government today after two well-known names in the federal space announce retirements. Tony Trenkle leaves his job next week as chief information officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Beth McGrath is retiring from the position of deputy chief management officer at the Defense Department at the end of the month. Federal News Radio’s Tom Temin says those two situations appear to be different, but they have one thing in common.
The 16-day government shutdown forced federal employees to miss millions of days of work, cost agencies millions of dollars in revenue and ground programs to a halt. The Office of Management and Budget Thursday estimated the economic, programmatic and budgetary costs of the longest closing of government since 1995 in a new report. Federal News Radio executive editor Jason Miller is here with details on what OMB found.
Tim McManus Vice President for Education and Outreach Partnership for Public Service
The next generation of leaders at your agency won’t necessarily be there when you need them. Eight percent of the federal workforce consists of millennials, compared to 25 percent in the private sector. And they don’t plan on staying in government their entire careers. Tim McManus, vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, says public service looks a lot different to millennials than it did to the generation that heard President Kennedy’s call to service.