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.
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 Office of Management and Budget and the Department of Homeland Security led a much more coordinated and informed defense against the WannaCry cyber attack that began May 12.
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.