The Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently saw one of its longtime employees off into retirement. Steve Lavie, had a long career working on a nuclear submarine in the Navy then at nuclear power plants on the East Coast and finally at the NRC. But when he enlisted in the Navy, he was just a few credits shy of receiving his college degree. His NRC colleagues saw to it that Lavie still had a chance to experience a college commencement, before his retirement this summer. Lavie tells his story to Federal News Radio’s Nicole Ogrysko on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Federal Communications Commission’s program for providing subsidized broadband to low income families is at a high risk for fraud and abuse, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. The FCC has initiated an independent assessment, but that’s still a couple of years off. Joining me with more, Seto Bagdoyan, director of forensic audits at the GAO, shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
According to the Veterans Affairs Department’s new reports detailing all major disciplinary actions for its workers, VA is on track to fire fewer people in 2017 than it has during the past six fiscal years. Federal employment experts say the new adverse action reports lack some significant details about VA’s efforts to improve accountability and transparency.
Walter Shaub’s resignation leaves a hole in an already small office, and a question mark about what direction the ethic’s agency will go under a new leader.
All of the Washington ways of getting things in and out of a defense budget are coming into play. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin, how contractors can at least keep track of the game.
Thanks to the work of Jitender Dubey, a microbiologist at the Agriculture Research Service, we now understand how toxoplasma gondii gets transmitted, avoiding countless illnesses and hospitalization. For his work, he’s a finalist in this year’s Service to America Medals program. He joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about his work and the honor.
The government ethics director who prodded President Donald Trump’s administration over conflicts of interest is resigning to take a new job
The Office of Special Counsel urged the General Services Administration to follow recommendations and put stronger financial controls on the use of Acquisition Services Fund dollars.
For federal contractors, summer vacations can be problematic. That’s because the start of summer also brings the last fiscal quarter and the scramble to use funds before they run out. It’s a more concentrated issue this year because of how late Congress approved the 2017 budget. David Berteau, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, provides an overview of the next 11 weeks on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Glenn Johnson is mayor of Pullman, Washington, a this city of 30,000 people in the southeast corner of the state. He tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin why he opposes a Trump administration proposal to privatize air traffic control.
The Army spends in the neighborhood of $20 billion a year to develop and buy weapons. But it has trouble developing sound requirements, and now it has an issue with its requirements workforce. Marie Mak, director of acquisition and sourcing management issues at the Government Accountability Office, offers insight on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Office of Management and Budget is writing a new consolidated policy on identity management. The forthcoming guidance is designed to give agencies one place to view OMB’s collection of identity management policies and lessons learned over the past several years.
The National Taxpayer Advocate and Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) released their respective reports, highlighting actions the IRS needs to take to improve customer service and strengthen IT security.
Two months after the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act implementation, the DATA Act is proving to not only be a source of financial accountability, but a beacon, platform, and self-help tool for managing government.
The General Services Administration’s inspector general concluded former administrator Denise Turner Roth retaliated against former FAS Commissioner Tom Sharpe after he made protected disclosures about potential waste, fraud and abuse.