Bill Eggers, executive director of Deloitte’s Center for Government Insights said that automation and artificial intelligence could free up billions of man-hours worth of paperwork. He tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin about some of the research to support that claim.
The players have taken their seats. They’re tuning their instruments. Now where’s the Trump administration’s IT conductor?
The Senate is tied up with the 2018 budget and probing whether Russia influenced the 2016 election. But members still remain interested in the Veterans Affairs Department. The committee is marking up the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act. If enacted, this bill could help the department attract the talent management says it needs. Kristine Simmons, vice president of government affairs at the Partnership for Public Service, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more.
Students at the Naval War College and several universities in Massachusetts participated in exercises to simulate how military and civil interaction in times of crisis. They retreated to a state park to enact a refugee situation. Dave Polatty, director of the civilian-military humanitarian response program at the Naval War College, explains the purpose of this annual program on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Federal hiring managers have a new way to buy human capital services and meet small business goals. It’s a new arrangement under the General Services Administration’s multiple award schedules program called Human Capital Management and Administrative Support Services Schedule 738 X. For what these new special item numbers, or SINS, are all about Federal Drive with Tom Temin spoke to Peter Han director of GSA’s northeast supply and acquisition center, and Robert Woodside, deputy director.
Avi Bender, NTIS director, says his agency’s partnership with the private sector is opening doors for other agencies to solve data service issues, in part by helping them realize what problem it is that they’re actually trying to solve.
In today’s Federal Newscast, in both of the agencies’ 2018 budget requests, the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division within the Justice Department said they would like to save money by cutting some positions.
The Trump administration’s Defense budget proposal envisions billions of dollars in savings from more oversight on IT, base closures, health care reforms and plane tickets.
The Defense Department is requesting $575 billion in its base budget, a $52 billion increase from last year to help increase readiness.
The OCC uses bank statement data, loan level data, financial market data, economic and legal data to provide the government with both holistic, macroeconomic views and the ability to dive deep into a particular subject.
The recent WannaCry ransomware attack might have been the umpteenth wake-up call. Critical infrastructure is still critical and it’s still vulnerable. A piece of legislation in the Senate could help with critical infrastructure to become more resilient, and it could spur industry to make devices more secure. James Scott, senior fellow at the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
It’s been an interesting year for federal employee union, first a hiring freeze. and then a renewed attempt in the Senate to change the terms of employment at the Veterans Affairs Department. Now the House has turned its attention to civil service reform. J. David Cox, national president of the American Federation of Government Employees, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin for one union’s view.
If you’re a federal employee, the budget proposal comes with some interesting policy ideas. You probably won’t like them.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a win for drone hobbyists as the Court of Appeals in D.C. found the Federal Aviation Administration overstepped it’s authority in forcing recreational UAS flyers to register their aircraft.
Many of the ideas President Donald Trump outlined in his March budget blueprint remain the same in his final budget proposal, which he released Tuesday. But federal employees will notice other proposals that are new — and have the potential to impact them directly.