George Mason University

  • Agencies must deal with Recovery Act stress

    OMB developing data standards to reduce strain on governmentwide systems

  • Is DoD fighting an asymetric cyber war?

    One professor explains why DoD needs to be concerned about using social media.

  • USPS searches for break even point

    How much mail would the USPS have to handle to turn a profit? We get an update about a recent study from Renee Sheehy, an economist with the Office of the Inspector General at the Postal Service

  • Pension, health care programs could be cut next

    The Fiscal Commission issued its final set of recommendations detailing several that would affect federal employees. The panel suggested reducing the federal workforce by 200,000 employees over the next five years, changing the FEHB to a defined contribution premium program and several other short term changes.

  • Analysis: Deficit Commission’s lasting effects

    While the recommendations from the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform didn’t pass, we may not have seen the end of them. Jason Fichtner, senior research fellow with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, joins us with more.

  • Analyst: Regulations, like gardens, need weeding

    When looking at which programs to cut, ask yourself what the results and what have the costs been. That from an expert on the art and science of regulations, the Mercatus Center’s Jerry Ellig.

  • New GMU program targets sales/marketing professionals

    Host Mark Amtower is joined by Dr. Roy Hinton, Associate Dean for the School of Management at George Mason University, and Louis Numkin, lifetime member and former board member of the Federal Information Systems Security Educators Association (FISSEA). February 21, 2011

  • Researchers urge gov to declassify cyber threat details

    George Mason University researchers are calling on the government to declassify details about cyber threats. Jerry Brito is one of the researchers behind the call.

  • FEMA’s attempts to recoup improper payments set off new problems

    FEMA has recovered just $3 million of $643 million in potentially improper disaster relief aid since Hurricane Katrina. But its attempts to recoup the money are setting off one senator and threatening to erupt into a public relations snafu.

  • Analysis: GSA’s scandal pales in comparison to historical misdeeds

    From Darleen Druyun to Jack Abramoff to wartime contracting, history shows the Public Buildings Service’s lavish spending is small potatoes. Experts say the energy and time Congress has put into hearing on the GSA conference near Las Vegas could be better used to address bigger, most costly problems.