Federal News Countdown: Background checks, government shutdown

Two experts in the world of the federal government choose and rank the three news stories from the current week that they think are most important to people who work for the federal government. This discussion gives Federal employees and contractors a chance to hear what their peers are thinking about, talking about and dealing with.

Guests on the Federal News Countdown:

  • Molly O’Neill, vice president and Global Energy and Environmental Industry lead at CGI and former chief information officer at the Environmental Protection Agency
  • John Kamensky, senior fellow with the IBM Center for The Business of Government and former deputy director of the National Partnership for Reinventing Government

Molly O’Neill’s stories:

#3 NIST puts finishing touches on critical infrastructure cyber framework (Federal News Radio)


#2 What is the cost of a government shutdown? (The Washington Post)

#1 Background checks under scrutiny after Navy Yard shooting (Federal Times)

John Kamensky’s stories:

#3 OMB gives agencies more control over financial management systems (Federal News Radio)

#2 Travel and Conference Cutbacks Are Harming Innovation, Survey Finds (Government Executive)

#1 Report: Majority of federal workers exempt from shutdown (Federal Times)