Federal Drive Show Blog – September 26, 2013

This is the Federal Drive show blog. Here you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Today’s Interviews:


Jonathan Bell

Federal Employment Attorney

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The Office of Management and Budget’s memo earlier this month outlines the path to termination for any government employee who makes illegal purchases on a government issued credit card. Agencies have until the end of this month to firm up their internal controls and prove they will take a tougher stance on credit card abuse. So what should the holders of credit cards know? Jonathan Bell is a federal employment attorney and has the answers.

Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

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The Treasury Department is finalizing requirements for agencies on financial management shared services. It’s part of an effort to push agencies to federally-outsource those services. Federal News Radio’s executive editor Jason Miller joins us with details.

Jon Adler
National President
Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association

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In the District, you’ll find multiple police forces responding to emergencies. There’s the Metropolitan Police, U.S. Park Police, Government Printing Office Police, Capitol Police, Secret Service, Amtrak Police and the list goes on and on. But who’s in charge during big events like the recent Navy Yard shootings? And how does command-and-control work in those situations? For some answers, we called Jon Adler, national president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association or FLEOA.

David Capozzi
Executive Director
U.S. Access Board

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Forty years ago, federal buildings had long, skinny staircases and few employees who needed ramps. The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 made both federal bricks-and-mortar and managers friendlier to people with disabilities. It also created the Access Board, the federal agency that sets standards for accessible design. David Capozzi, executive director of the Access Board, joined us to look back at the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 40 years on.

Ron Loube
Procurement Analyst-Acquisition Career Manager
Food and Drug Administration

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Five winners celebrate their selection as this year’s Causey Award winners from Federal News Radio. These winners demonstrate excellence in human resources. Ronald Loube is a procurement analyst and Acquisition Career Manager for the Food and Drug Administration. He was selected for his design and development of an in-house training program called The FDA Acquisition Academy.

Jared Serbu
DoD Reporter
Federal News Radio

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology is nearing what it calls the end of the beginning for the first national cybersecurity framework. The document for protecting critical infrastructure will be released in a few weeks.

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