Managing IT projects in government will get a shot in the arm from Reforming Federal Procurement of Information Technology Act, according to its sponsors. Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) and Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) are the bill’s co-sponsors. In our Congressional Spotlight, Congressman Connolly describes the bill’s key points.
Jessica Klement Legislative Director National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association
Both sides of Capitol Hill are working on new Postal Service reforms. Part of those reforms could include a new, separate health plan for Postal Service employees. That plan may not only affect Postal Service employees.
Colleen Kelley National President National Treasury Employees Union
Almost all of the new hires in the federal government are going to just three different agencies. The Government Accountability Office says the federal workforce is growing, but 94 percent of the growth is in national security agencies.
Roger Waldron President Coalition for Government Procurement
For the first time, Army officials detail a multiyear criminal investigation that tarnishes one of the military’s most successful recruiting programs ever. As Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu reports, investigators find tens of billions of dollars in fraudulent payments, and the whole program appears to violate federal law in several ways.
The Homeland Security Department comes out on top on one of a number of protests of awards on the EAGLE 2 IT services contract. But this protest wasn’t about the awards where DHS is facing the largest number of complaints from industry. Federal News Radio’s executive editor Jason Miller provides details of GAO’s decision in favor of DHS and what comes next for EAGLE 2.
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.