Cybersecurity is more about people than technology. That’s why the federal agencies having to do with cybersecurity need certain vacant management positions filled. Federal News Radio’s Eric White discussed this with Mallory Barg Bulman, vice president for research and evaluation at the Partnership for Public Service, on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Trump administration got off to a slow start in nominating people to important jobs. Now President Donald Trump is picking up the pace of nominations, only to have the Senate take its sweet time to confirm them. The lingering policy vacancies leave career employees wondering and now the holes are starting to worry contractors. Sam Skolnik, Bloomberg BNA senior reporter, offers insight on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
In Episode 2 of Bureauchat, Federal News Radio reporters Meredith Somers and Nicole Ogrysko catch up on vacant offices in the federal government — both the literal and bureaucratic ones. They also have a special holiday treat to get you in the mood to spread federal cheer.
Mike Pompeo has been nominated to lead the State Department, but what shape is the agency in and how does its workplace compare to other large federal agencies?
The chairman of the Federal Bar Association’s government relations committee spoke about the state of federal courts.
The office of the undersecretary for personnel and readiness has five Senate-confirmable positions and up until now, Robert Wilkie’s seat was the only one the Trump administration had managed to fill.
The Veterans Affairs Department now has at least seven top leadership positions that are vacant or led by acting officials.