In today’s Federal Newscast, three federal agencies launch a new network to quickly relay information about individuals considered a threat to police officers.
With the Trump administration proposing budget cuts and workforce reductions in other agencies, many feds could soon find themselves offered a lump sum to call it quits early. Federal News Radio’s Eric White spoke with Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director at the National Institute of Transition Planning, on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about what you should consider before making a decision.
Congress is considering several reform bills, and agencies are supposed to be complying with the Trump administration’s create-one, kill-two order. Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel at the Professional Services Council, provides an update for Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
In the 100 years since the U.S. entered World War I, more than 4,000 Americans remain missing in action. Defense Department MIA efforts only go as far back as World War II. Historian and author Robert Laplander heads up the Doughboy MIA Team for the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission. He joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about locating these earlier MIAs.
The government surpassed its 5 percent small business contracting goal for the fourth year in a row, but failed to hit two milestones for HUBZones and women-owned small businesses.
So clearly there is risk in eliminating the polygraph for new hire. A risk management approach asks, is it a risk worth taking?
After facing death threats and decades of institutional corruption, Jon Smibert has worked steadily on behalf of the Justice Department to help revise the laws and judicial practices of the former communist Albania. Smibert, a finalist in the 2017 Service to America Medals program in the national security and international affairs category, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about his work.
At the Interior Department, the Bureau of Land Management has discretion to grant exceptions to the rules for oil and gas drilling on federal land. Frank Rusco, director of natural and environment issues at the Government Accountability Office, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin it’s impossible to tell how often the agency does so because it doesn’t keep track.
The U.S. Postal Service’s independent regulatory body may raise the price of a postage stamp after it finishes reviewing the current rate-setting system later this fall.
Since the Government Publishing Office, a legislative branch agency, changed its name from the Government Printing Office in 2016, it’s been continuing its efforts at modernizing. GPO Director Davita Vance-Cooks outlined some of these changes during yesterday’s visit to Capitol Hill. Federal News Radio’s Meredith Somers shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
For defense contractors, especially small businesses, protecting covered defense information (CDI) can be a complicated and costly undertaking. It’s the law now, and contractors have until the end of the year to comply. Attorney Robert Metzger, a partner at Rogers Joseph O’Donnell, offers his take on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Government Accountability Office found that the Veterans Affairs Department doesn’t have a very effective process for aligning facilities and capital investments. Debra Draper, director of health care issues at the GAO, shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
In today’s Federal Newscast, following the massive WannaCry ransomware cyber attack, a group of senators introduced legislation to set up a board to regulate disclosures of hardware and software vulnerabilities discovered by federal agencies.
House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) calls for the Pentagon to enter into private commercial marketplaces.
Soldiers might be Army strong, but the same cannot necessarily be said about the buildings they work in. The service is facing a nearly eleven billion dollar tag to get its facilities and installations fixed. Federal News Radio’s Scott Maucione was joined by Randy Robinson, acting assistant secretary of the army for installations, energy and environment, and Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham, assistant chief of staff for installations management, on Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the issue further.