Federal agency leaders report President Trump’s order to plan for reorganization has resulted in low morale and has had a negative impact on their ability to fulfill their agency’s mission. But a survey of more than 600 of those leaders indicates most do not plan to leave their agencies or alter their dedication to the mission.
GAO Comptroller Gene Dodaro told the Federal Drive with Tom Temin that the agency’s seen significant progress in getting troubled federal projects off its High-Risk List.
Regulation and deregulation have been a ceaseless process at least since the Carter administration.
The Secret Service has taken significant, wide-ranging and important actions to transform the way it does business, according to recent study.
The first order of business for the 115th Congress will be conducting confirmation hearings for some of Trump’s nominees and addressing the repeal of Obamacare.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) raises questions about safeguards for congressional staffers against retaliatory criminal referrals initiated by the executive branch.
The U.S. intelligence community is reportedly prepared to release an estimate on how many Americans are being monitored through online surveillance tools.
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, the Homeland Security Department’s inspector General points out many glaring problems with the agency’s process in distributing Green Cards.
Had Hillary Clinton won, you in the federal government and we who cover it would have had a fairly clear picture of what would have come next. With Trump, no one can honestly say.
When Hurricane Matthew stuck the East Coast earlier this month, many people were watching the Federal Emergency Management Agency to see how it would respond. After all, more than five years have passed since a storm like that hit the U.S. FEMA Deputy Director Joe Nimmich tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin the agency’s performance showed how it’s adapted after lessons learned from Katrina and Sandy.
Companies can no longer protest civilian agency task orders, which is an odd situation given that Congress retained the ability of defense contractors to protest to the Government Accountability Office task orders larger than $10 million. The House would restore things, the Senate would not. Terry O’Connor, director of government contracts at the law firm Berenzweig Leonard, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain what contractors can do.
If the Defense Department is getting financial savings from its contracted work, it either doesn’t know or just isn’t reporting it. Nor has the department developed a plan for getting more efficiency out of its staff and contractors. A lot of work yet to be done. Brenda Farrell, director of defense capabilities and management issues at the Government Accountability Office, talks to Federal Drive with Tom Temin about GAO’s latest work on civilian workforce costs
For the Navy, virtual reality is more than a training tool. It’s also becoming a novel way of public outreach. The Recuiting Command plans to field trailer-sized virtual reality chambers to let citizens experience a real-life Navy Seal operation. Capt. Dave Bouve, the national director of Navy Marketing and Advertising. He talked about the VR project on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Partnership for Public Service has published new guidance for updating HR and improving workforce management. Margot Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership, discussed the recommendations on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Accessibility for all promotes open government and transparency, but it can also be a burden on agencies’ Freedom of Information offices. That’s where the U.S. Access Board, and a pending final rule, can help.