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For Your Benefit

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Host Bob Leins and presenters from NITP, Inc., the national leader in Federal retirement planning seminars, present topics of interest to the Federal community including Federal benefits, Social Security, financial planning, TSP and estate planning.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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Foodie and the Beast

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Foodie and the Beast

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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 ...
 
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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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Fed Access

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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.
 
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Federal workers, retirees and their surviving spouses are fortunate in many ways. They have a large number of health plans to choose from. The government will pay much if not most of the premium. No one can be turned down for any reason. Full coverage continues in retirement, which is not the case in most private plans.While the choice of 20 to nea…
 
No contract type requires more government oversight than cost reimbursement. Looking at just a small sample of invoices incurred by the National Security Agency, its inspector general found the NSA has some work to do. Inspector General Robert Storch had the details on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin.…
 
The White House is mandating that federal contractors get vaccinated, but that doesn’t mean everyone. The Navy is turning a blind eye to by not amending its contracts with the nation’s largest shipbuilder to require the shots. That decision effects tens of thousands of contractors. Federal News Network’s Scott Maucione joined the Federal Drive with…
 
The Bureau of Land Management, part of the Interior Department, famously relocated from Washington, D.C., to Grand Junction, Colorado, in 2019. It hasn't gone smoothly. The agency is rife with vacancies because many people didn't want to move. The Government Accountability Office now has several recommendations for how BLM can manage back to normal…
 
The Defense Department is in the midst of an acquisition program for a new fighter jet. Actually it's an extensively modified version of an old warhorse, the F-15, known as the F-15 E-X. Dan Grazier said the plane may be mostly new, but the Air Force is making some old mistakes in buying it. He is a military fellow at the Project on Government Over…
 
An executive order from the Biden administration is ostensibly aimed at protecting employees of services contractors. It would require a company that wins a follow-on contract from an incumbent, to give the incumbent employees first right of refusal to work for the winning company. It's an idea that's come up in earlier Democratic administrations. …
 
The Federal Election Commission on a party-line vote recently decided not to sanction a federal prisons contractor. The company, GEO Group, had made a big contribution to the Donald Trump political action committee in 2016. Where can contractors contribute politically, and where can they not? Bloomberg Government senior editor Ken Doyle has been fo…
 
Congress gave the Department of Homeland Security the authority to create its own cybersecurity personnel system back in 2014. Six years later, the new cyber talent management system is live, and accepting applications. CTMS lets the department recruit, hire, pay and promote cybersecurity talent in a completely different way from the traditional Ge…
 
As it does every year, the Health and Human Services office of inspector general publishes the top management and performance challenges facing the department. This year, the IG found that HHS faces significant challenges when it comes to data, managing it and using it. Joining the Federal Drive with details, the senior counselor to the OIG, Andrew…
 
The Labor Department’s new initiative to modernize the technology that underlies the delivery of unemployment insurance. It's far from your typical IT project. Labor has more than 50 customers, each at varying stages of development and with varying types of technology. Michele Evermore is the deputy director for policy in the office of unemployment…
 
November 29, 2021 on ForYourBenefit, our hosts Bob Leins, CPA®, and Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director NITP, welcome Mary Beth Franklin, Certified Financial Planner®, Contributing Editor for InvestmentNews, and President of RetirePro.Tune in for relevant information about your Social Security retirement benefit. During the broadcast you will …
 
The Continuing Resolution under which the government has been operating since October 1 will expire this Friday. Returning from its Thanksgiving recess, dealing with the budget is a top priority for both chambers. Federal Drive host Tom Temin talked about all this with Bloomberg Government deputy news director Loren Duggan.…
 
Now that the 2020 decennial count is more or less in the rearview mirror, the Census Bureau has a new concern: The five-year American Community Survey will also be late, with the pandemic to blame, as well. Federal Drive host Tom Temin talked about all this with Census Project co-director Howard Fienberg, who said Congress needs to bolster the Cens…
 
What is the purpose of the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) Science, Technology Assessment, and Analytics team? How is GAO innovating the way it does business? What emerging technologies offer the most promise and require the most oversight? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Timothy Persons, Chie…
 
The Biden administration's military strategy appears to support a reduction in forces while relying more on soft-power tools. That is the gist of the most recent (and detailed) analysis by the Center for Strategic and International Studies. For highlights about what upcoming budget battles are all about, Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with CSIS…
 
The Transportation Security Administration is proposing new cybersecurity regulations. They would apply to high-risk rail operators. It’s part of a broader push by Homeland Security to improve cybersecurity across the transportation sector. For more, Federal News Network’s Justin Doubleday.By Tom Temin
 
It's one thing for a contracting officer to help a bidder in a tight contract competition to fix errors in its bid. It's another thing to disclose information from a competitor's offer. That's what happened in a State Department plan to recompete protective services. We got details from Smith Pachter McWhorter procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo.…
 
The Social Security Administration delegates to state agencies responsibility for making disability determinations. States in turn use medical experts, some staff, some contracted. Either way, the Government Accountability Office found Social Security needs to shore up its oversight of state medical experts. For more, we turned to the director of G…
 
Gentlemen, listen up. Prostate cancer is no fun. But it takes many forms. Some will get you fast. Others grow so slowly you'll die from something else. Now the Veterans Health Administration is teaming with the University of Maryland on a research project. It's goal is to establish new surveillance methods to track those with low-risk prostate canc…
 
U.S. Transportation Command’s first attempt to reform the military moving system got derailed by a successful bid protest. Now it’s reawarded the Global Household Goods Contract to one of the companies that lost the first time around. The initial award is worth an estimated $6.2 billion over the next three year, and could be worth up to $20 billion…
 
Tired of shelling out thousands of dollars each year for your federal health plan? Confused, irritated or both by the multiple-choices available under the Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) Program? Why not consider picking a health plan that pays you? Thousands of federal and postal workers have done it. Joined a high deductible health plan t…
 
Federal sales boomed during the fiscal 21, with General Services Administration buying vehicles reporting sales records. That shouldn't be a surprise given record appropriations in response to the pandemic. My next guest says that despite the strength of the market, dark clouds hover over contractors. Larry Allen is president of Allen Federal Busin…
 
The Biden administration's management agenda, which it called a vision, laid out three basic principles. Boosting the federal workforce, improving citizen service, and using the bureaucracy to achieve the administration's agenda. New stuff or old wine in a new bottle? The Federal Drive got one view from the president and CEO of the National Academy…
 
The U.S. Agency for International Development is looking to expand the roster of organizations it partners with around the world. So it's launched a set of online resources to help new partners get together with experienced ones and with the agency. It's all housed at a new site called WorkWithUSAID.org. Joining the Federal Drive with details, USAI…
 
Ambassadors and diplomats aren’t the only ones who further the mission of the State Department. In most cases, the family members that join them overseas promote the department’s interests through volunteer work. This year’s winners of the Secretary of State’s Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Abroad did just that, donating reusable hygiene kits t…
 
The deadline for federal employees to comply with the Biden administration's vaccine mandate has passed. And some of the numbers are in. The White House says 90% of federal employees have at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. Federal News Network's Nicole Ogrysko joined the Federal Drive to tell us what we know so far about the vaccination cam…
 
Supply chain security issues have been dominating the news lately. That plus rising costs and longer delivery times. The Biden administration has taken some steps to help logistics companies. For an assessment, Federal News Network's Eric White spoke with the Senior Vice President of Policy and Senior Counsel at the Information Technology Industry …
 
Agencies with big campuses often have parking that's either not enough, or people have long hikes from distant spaces. That's the case at the National Security Agency's big headquarters campus at Fort Meade, Maryland. For decades it's been a source of angst for employees. The Office of Inspector General took a look at the parking situation. IG Robe…
 
On Friday, the federal IT world got some long awaited news about the future of cloud computing in DoD. The department picked four companies for spots on its upcoming Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability contract, expected to be worth several billion dollars. But the names of the companies are about all we do know. After months of market research, the …
 
It’s been six months since President Joe Biden signed a sprawling executive order on cybersecurity. Agencies have received a fire hose of new guidance and standards. Now a top White House cyber official says it’s time to start executing on those plans. For more, Federal News Network’s Justin Doubleday.…
 
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