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Lee Dougherty, leader of the government contracting practice at General Counsel PC, and Jim Williams of Schambach & Williams Consulting, LLC, joined Francis Rose to count down the top stories of the week on the Federal News Countdown.
Earl Crane Senior Principal Promontory Financial Group, LLC
HealthCare.gov passes a set of security tests several months after its initial launch. But the conversation about cybersecurity isn’t going away. Cybersecurity is about to enter the boardroom of your agency along with your CIO.
Today is the last day on the job for Joe Jordan. He’s leaving as administrator of Federal Procurement Policy today and he starts his new job at FedBid on Tuesday. Tom Temin from Federal Drive says the job Jordon is leaving is a tough one.
Joe Jordan, the outgoing administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, believes agencies have only scratched the surface of the administration’s campaign to buy smarter. Today is Jordan’s last day at OFPP. He says strategic sourcing is among the most important initiatives to help agencies stretch their dollars farther. In part 2 of their interview, Jordan tells executive editor Jason Miller about the impact of the buying smarter campaign and strategic sourcing.
Mike Causey Senior Correspondent Federal News Radio
The Office of Personnel Management will look at the pros and cons of a self-plus-one option in the Federal Employee Health Benefit Plan. Congress put a provision in the budget deal to allow OPM to examine the possibilities of a self-plus-one. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey writes about that option and says not everyone is a big fan of the idea.
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.