Don Kettl

  • Is Your Job Safe?

    During the election, President-elect Obama promised to fire poor-performing managers but will he follow through on that? Professor Don Kettl, director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government, joins us to talk about…

  • CPO: does government experience matter?

    FederalNewsRadio has been telling you about the new Chief Performance Officer Jeffrey Zients. Though Zients comes with excellent credentials, some have pointed out he has little government experience. Don Kettl is with the Fels Institute…

  • Analysis: Across-the-board workforce cuts ‘guaranteed’ to cause damage

    Don Kettl, dean of the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, said policymakers can draw on lessons learned from previous rounds of government downsizing to make smarter decisions now. He made his remarks from the 2011 Excellence in Government conference.

  • Federal Drive interviews – July 2

    Barclay Butler of the Defense and VA departments’ interagency office discusses the electronic health records system. Don Kettl, dean the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy talks about a proposed audit of the Federal Reserve. Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) introduced a bill to make the Senior Executive Service more attractive. Deputy Chief Mike Downing of the Los Angeles Police Department’s counterterrorism and special operations unit discusses a new report by The George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute.

  • In Depth interviews – August 14

    On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

  • Federal Drive Interviews — Oct. 8, 2012

    Bloomberg Government’s Jason Wilson discusses the cybersecurity draft proposals. Jim Beaupre of Jim Beaupre Federal Consulting talks about the 2013 Acquisition Excellence Conference. Don Kettl, dean of the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy, talks about a new online game students played to solve the nation’s $1 trillion deficit.

  • Election Special: Federal Drive Interviews — Nov. 7, 2012

    Po Collins of the National Contract Management Association talks ethics. Don Kettl, dean of the school of Public Policy, University of Maryland, sheds light on the election. Craig Karch of ICE talks about the return of antiquities to Mexico. Alexander Bolton of The Hill newspaper and J.David Cox, national president of AFGE, call in about the election.

  • Federal Drive Interviews — Dec. 26, 2012

    Tom Devine from the Government Accountability Project tells us how the new whistleblower law will protect you. Policy expert Don Kettl gives us his federal predictions for 2013, and The Hill Newspaper brings us the latest on the looming sequestration deadline.

  • In Depth interviews – Jan. 8

    On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

  • In Depth interviews – Feb. 6

    On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.