The General Services Administration’s inspector general issued a notice saying former Administrator Denise Turner Roth made “statements and taking actions that threatened the complainant with transfer to another position.” Sources say out-going FAS Commissioner Tom Sharpe is the whistleblower.
President Donald Trump says he’s taking “historic action” to transform the Department of Veterans Affairs
A 30-year stagnation in staff size means members of Congress and the people behind the scenes have all the more work to do, if only because of population growth. Molly Reynolds, a fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the Institution’s findings on the subject and how the stagnation affects Congressional independence.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a former State Department special agent in the Diplomatic Security Service has appeared in federal court on charges of giving top-secret documents to a Chinese agent.
Imagine cheating taxpayers out of millions and millions of dollars, and at the same time, deliberately misdiagnosing hundreds of patients just for the purpose of stealing. Unfortunately such people are out there. But there’s one less now, thanks to the efforts of Bryan Drake. Drake is a special agent on the FBI Doctor Fata investigative team and a finalist in this year’s Service to America Medals. He joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss his process.
The Veterans Affairs Department’s inspector general said in its annual Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) report that the agency’s cybersecurity efforts remain troublesome and puts data and systems at risk.
Rep. Mac Thornberry’s (R-Texas) said his draft version of the defense authorization bill includes a pay raise for military members and increased missile defense spending.
Senators sent the Congressional Budget Office a series of questions related to its recent study comparing federal employee compensation to the private sector. But senators won’t find much clarity or many concrete conclusions from CBO’s responses.
Sometimes large and highly publicized procurements go so far off the rails the agency has no choice but to cancel them. That’s what happened when Homeland Security’s acquisition shop tried to make a multiple award deal for agile development. After two rounds of protests, the agency gave up. Joseph Petrillo, procurement attorney with Petrillo and Powell, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk more on the perceived irregularities.
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said his agency’s budget reflects the priorities of the overarching fiscal 2018 budget.
The Insider Threat Task Force was created by the Obama administration to uncover, analyze and thwart the risk of insider threat in government agencies.
Bureau of Land Management may be stepping up its technology game with improvements to its system for tracking oil and gas reserves on public and Indian lands.
The Veterans Affairs Department will immediately get rid of 71 vacant or nearly empty facilities. VA will eliminate another 71 buildings within the next six months. It’s part of the department’s long term effort to trim its inventory of outdated, underutilized or vacant buildings within the next two years.
From proving bomb parts can get through front-door screenings to examining the Fort Hood shootings, the Government Accountability Office has been following the federal insider threat situation for years. Its work covers both the physical world and cyberspace.Joseph Kirschbaum, GAO director of defense capabilities and management, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the range of work he’s overseen.
For many federal agencies, summer marks the arrival of interns. Among the fresh-faced kids could be one of the next generation of federal public servants. It is important to offer them an opportunity to see what’s great about the work you do. Margot Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the possibilities.