The Trump administration has ordered up a reorganization that’s got both opportunities and dangers. Dave Wennergren, chief operating officer of the Professional Services Council and former federal executive, discusses some of the options on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The numbers that the Census Bureau comes up with do more than tally up the population, they also affect where billions in federal dollars go each year. Phil Sparks, co-director of The Census Project, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin the bureau may be underfunded.
Nobody seems to be paying attention to the bigger picture of where federal finances are headed.
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology conducted a controlled study that shows video surveillance systems still need a lot of work. NIST computer scientist Patrick Grother shares more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Congress has been criticized for kicking the can down the road when it comes to federal spending, but as the government shutdown clocks ticks closer to midnight — and agencies dust off their contingency plans — some are wondering if that kicked can might be the best option right now.
The Defense Department won’t have any problems spending money if Congress can pass a budget next week.
The Navy launching a task force to improve its chops in ocean science. Rear Adm. Tim Gallaudet, the Navy’s chief oceanographer and commander of the Naval Meteorological and Oceanography Command, shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Civilian agencies have been struggling with the same challenges in developing strategies for insider threats for years now. They say those challenges are unique to them not to the Defense Department and intelligence community that have the insider threat mindset built into their culture. But the IC and DoD say not so. Federal News Radio Reporter Nicole Ogrysko tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin the two agencies have struggled with the same issues.
Linda Springer, a senior adviser at the Office of Management and Budget, said in part 2 of her exclusive interview about the Trump administration’s reorganization plans that the White House wants to give agencies a lot of freedom in how they execute their plans.
Governance, risk and compliance. Sounds like the dry stuff of corporate and agency process. But in fact it’s a crucial set of activities that lead to better financial management and program accountability. Federal Drive with Tom Temin asked Dan Zitting, chief product officer for ACL and a former auditor with Ernst and Young, about the trends in public sector GRC.
OGE has a longstanding policy about the “gift” of free attendance, which often comes with a nice breakfast or lunch and tchotchkes off vendor tables.
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, DHS’ Office of Inspector General says phone scammers are making it appear as if the IG’s office is calling people in need of personally identifiable information.
The Army is in the midst of a sweeping review of its intelligence apparatus. Interviews and surveys are asking commanders at every level what they’ll need from the intelligence corps over the next decade.
Linda Springer, a senior adviser at OMB, said the Trump administration is borrowing from past administrations and modifying many long-held concepts to reorganize and restructure the government.
If the government workforce shrinks, as President Donald Trump says he thinks it should, then agencies need to make sure the people they do have are top notch. Tim McManus, chief operating officer of the Partnership for Public Service, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin how agencies can improve their recruiting game.