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Federal News Network Defense Reporter Jared Serbu speaks one-on-one and in depth with the people responsible for managing the inner workings of the federal government's largest department, and those who know it best.
 
Hosted by nationally-known speaker and consultant Mark Amtower, Amtower Off-Center highlights the good, the bad, the ugly and the just plain silly of doing business in the government market. Every week experts join Mark for a lively discussion of current issues facing the government contractor community.
 
The Business of Government Radio Hour, hosted by Michael J. Keegan, features a conversation with a federal executive who is changing the way government does business. The executives discuss their careers and the management challenges facing their organizations. Guests include administrators, chief financial officers, chief information officers, chief operating officers, commissioners, controllers, directors, and undersecretaries.
 
Nycci Nellis is everyone's "go to" food journalist for insights and in depth info about everything happening across the food/wine/spirits/brews/restaurant scenes in the Mid-Atlantic and across the U.S. Her husband, David, is a beer and burgers guy. On radio since 2009, they host celebrity guest interviews with famous and up-and-coming chefs, winemakers, distillers, oystermen, farmers, marine biologists and more. Get the foodie info you need to know and won't find anywhere else; enjoy irrever ...
 
From how to win government jobs and contracts, to effectively managing your government career, learning about interesting federal agencies, workers and jobs, and best utilizing government services, host Derrick Dortch explores the world of the federal government and provides you the access needed to succeed.
 
Market Chat! is an ongoing series that provides an open and collaborative interaction between government and industry to ensure that listeners will walk away empowered with greater knowledge on how to better market to their targeted federal and state and local audiences.
 
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How has the management landscape of the federal government changed over the last 30 years? What lessons can be learned from the past to inform future strategies? Join host Michael Keegan next week for a Special Edition of The Business of Government Hour highlighting some of the most significant management efforts that have transformed how governmen…
 
Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis. On today’s show: • Often referred to as “an ode to feminine strength,” the Hotel Zena celebrates women’s accomplishments on the100th anniversary of the women’s right to vote through provocative and immersive art and design. Joining us are Natalie Vachon, area director of marketing for Zena, and, to showcase the ama…
 
Moving ships and submarines from point A to point B requires a careful ballet of many interconnected systems. Behind those systems are engineers. They don't work in obscurity. In fact the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Atlantic has named its 2021 engineer of the year. Charles Bolt joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss.…
 
At the county, city and town levels, governments often employ professional administrators hired by elected boards. Black public administrators sometimes face special challenges. For what those might be, and how the federal government can help, the Federal Drive turned to the executive director of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, …
 
Last week a stunning new museum devoted to Army history opened its doors in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Meanwhile, the Army's own museum enterprise, part of the Army Center of Military History, wants to divest itself of surplus items of the more than half million artifacts is now cares for. Joining the Federal Drive with what's going on, the museum ent…
 
Some agencies have outgrown their old telework policies during the pandemic, prompting them to consider making some telework arrangements permanent. Congress is interested in the idea too. Some senators see the recruitment and retention benefits to telework as just too promising to ignore. And they say it's worth updating 10-year-old federal telewo…
 
There’s been a lot of talk in Defense IT circles about Joint All-Domain Command and Control – the Pentagon’s vision to connect all of the military’s sensors and weapons systems. But so far, there hasn’t been much of a clear plan for how to achieve that. DoD says that’s about to change. Officials are putting the finishing touches on a JAD-C2 strateg…
 
Foreign mischief makers and hackers have long targeted U.S. veterans for online scams and false information. Now one veterans group has teamed up with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. The goal is to help a particularly vulnerable group of veterans identify disinformation and stop its spread. For details, we turn to the presiden…
 
As chief information officer of the National Institutes of Health, Andrea Norris oversees a far flung operation. Its many components have their own ways of doing things. But her leadership has helped the agency get through the extraordinary challenge imposed by the pandemic. Now she's been inducted as a fellow into the National Academy of Public Ad…
 
The United States has long been in the business of helping developing nations. That goes on no matter who is in the White House. One instrument of that work is the Millennium Challenge Corporation. This relatively new agency is active in several countries. For an update on one of them, the Federal Drive turned to the MCC's country director for Beni…
 
After five years working to improve customer experience, the Veterans Affairs Department has started to share its success recipes with the rest of government. It published a new customer experience cookbook, a report detailing VA's own customer experience efforts. For more, Federal News Network's Nicole Ogrysko spoke with VA's chief veterans experi…
 
The United States is making more investments in space, as it becomes a contested, warfighting domain. Now the Air Force Research Lab is creating a new shop to make sure small things pack a big punch when put on spacecraft. Federal News Network’s Scott Maucione spoke with a one of the leads at the new Deployable Structures Laboratory, Benjamin Urios…
 
It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell talks with Madison Carter, an investigative journalist for the ABC affiliate in Buffalo, WKBW. They discuss her coverage of Black Lives Matter protests in the city this summer and how she tries to incorporate context in all her reporting. Keep up with the latest news about the It's All Journalism podcast, …
 
In August, the Navy announced it was increasing the ceiling value for its Information Warfare Research Project OTA to $500 million. That’s after IWRP exhausted its initial 100 million dollar ceiling in just a little over a year and a half. To talk about how that happened and some of the technology that’s come out of IWRP since the OTA was first sig…
 
On FEDtalk this week, join host Tony Vergnetti for a discussion with the leading players in federal employee insurance. In our second annual Open Season show, the guests will cover life and healthcare insurance options federal employees may be considering this year.The discussion will feature Shane Canfield, CEO of WAEPA, as well as David Yoder, Vi…
 
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is spending the next decade modernizing its networks and has awarded AT&T more than a 300 million dollar task order to support this effort. This network modernization will build resiliency into NOAA communications, a key capability for an agency that has seen near-record levels of economic devasta…
 
When it comes to keeping its fleets of ships and submarines ready, the Navy has a problem it just can't seem to solve. Namely, vessels stay consistently in maintenance bays longer than scheduled. The Navy has cited a lack of shipyard capacity as one reason. But there's more according to the latest in a string of Government Accountability Office rep…
 
Members of Congress often don't read the bills they vote on. But they do know what every bill will cost taxpayers, or at least they should. That's thanks to the diligent work of the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. The CBO's director of Budget Analysis may not be a household name. But her work has made her a member of this year's class of …
 
According to the latest projection, there is at least a 20% chance you are in the wrong health plan. And that you are very likely paying more than necessary in premiums. This is especially true for retirees who may have been in the same health plan for years. So, is that BS... or fact from more reliable sources? Walton Francis is again our guest on…
 
Sometimes things change after an agency issues a request for quotations. Like the possible deliverable quantities or other conditions. If the solicitation doesn't change along with it, the agency might be forced to start over. The pandemic upended a solicitation by the Federal Housing Administration, part of HUD. Procurement attorney Joseph Petrill…
 
Tim Cook, executive director of the Center for Procurement Advocacy and Tom Sisti, general counsel for the Coalition for Government Procurement, join host Roger Waldron on this week's Off the Shelf for a wide ranging discussion that includes the congressional outlook of the National Defense Authorization Act, and whether Congress will pass an addit…
 
Just over a year ago, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission separated its innovation lab from its general counsel’s office. LabCFTC now answers directly to the chairman of the commission. The Lab has a new approach to finding and promoting innovation in the financial sector. In fact, it kicked off the final part of a three-part virtual event cal…
 
A long serving chief information officer at both the EPA and NASA, Renee Wynn recently retired. But she's hardly out of the picture. Among her post-federal pursuits, she has become a fellow at the National Academy of Public Administration. Wynn joins Tom Temin on the Federal Drive as part of a weeklong series of new NAPA fellows.…
 
After a nearly year-long standoff with the Department of Veterans Affairs, the American Federation of Government Employees finally has a contract. But the seven-year deal was imposed by the Federal Service Impasses Panel. The Panel mostly sided with VA management. Outside supervisory attorney Ibidun Roberts shares the AFGE reaction and what the uni…
 
Acquisition 360 is a late-hour initiative by the Office of Federal Procurement Policy to improve communications between industry and government. It's a good idea as far as it goes, but could it go a little further? The executive vice president and counsel at the Professional Services Council, Alan Chvotkin, has more details.…
 
The military health care system might be less than optimal for military women resulting in issues that might ultimately reduce both top health and retention. That's the finding of no less than the Defense Health Board and it's one of several developments you need to know about in this week's DoD reporters notebook. Federal News Network's Jared Serb…
 
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