Federal News Countdown: Website difficulties, robots to the rescue

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:

  • Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International
  • Tim Hoechst, Chief Technology Officer, Agilex

Jeff Neal’s stories:

#3 President Obama: We ‘underestimated complexities’ in creating health site (MarketWatch)


#2 Senate’s filibuster rule change should help Obama achieve key second-term priorities (Washington Post)

#1 Annual Message to the Congress on the State of the Union (The American Presidency Project)

Tim Hoechst’s stories:

#3 This 6-Foot, 330-Pound Robot May One Day Save Your Life (WIRED)

#2 How Google Sold Its Engineers on Management (Harvard Business Review)

#1 The Decline of Wikipedia (MIT Technology Review)