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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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis. On today’s show: • Maxwell in the Navy Yard is celebrating its first anniversary. Joining us to celebrate surviving in business and COVID are Maxwell’s founder, mixologist to the stars Brent Kroll, and Niki Lang, partner/sommelier at Maxwell Navy Yard; • Srping is just around the corner and picnic time is very near…
 
On FEDtalk this week, join host Jason Briefel for a roundtable discussion on diversity and inclusion in the U.S. national security workforce. The guests will discuss diversity gaps in national security and barriers to equal opportunity. Through their work, the guests have sought solutions to diversifying the national security workforce and bridging…
 
Whatever plans federal agencies had to guide a return to offices, well, those seem to have evaporated months ago. My next guest says it's time for a little *strategic* planning that brings in productivity, employee preferences, and real estate. Joining the Federal Drive is American University professor and long time federal workplace expert Bob Tob…
 
Whether they needed it or not , the federal contracting community has a month-old Buy American executive order to deal with. With the height of the federal buying season just about here, the Federal Drive got a progress report from Morris, Manning and Martin partner Kelly Kroll.By Tom Temin
 
As this year's Black History Month winds up, we take a look at the recent history of Black federal executives. My next guest has a more than 40-year career, and retired as a member of the senior executive services. She's now the executive director of the African American Federal Executives Association, Tyra Dent Smith.…
 
The Air Force – the government’s largest fuel consumer – wants to use its market power to persuade industry to invest in new innovations like ultra-efficient airplanes and new fuels. But even if those investments pan out, they’ll take a while. In the short term, officials see big promise in software. The service is starting to use IT in new ways th…
 
The Postal Service, struggling to deliver mail and packages on time during the pandemic, is getting a few upgrades. USPS finally awarded a 10-year contract to replace its fleet of ancient delivery trucks, and President Joe Biden is staffing up the USPS Board of Governors with three new nominees. Meanwhile, the Postal Service is rolling out a plan t…
 
When protesting contract awards, losing contractors can sometimes receive government reimbursement for the costs of the protest. The key is sometimes. In one recent case, a protester caused the agency to redo the whole award. But the protester didn't get any money back for legal fees. Procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo has the details and lessons…
 
My next guest thought she'd work for the government for a year, maybe two. It ended up being 30 years. She's worked in personnel, administration, field operations, grants, you name it. We thought you'd like to hear her perspective on retirement as a Senior Executive. Her last federal post was deputy administrator for resilience at FEMA. The Federal…
 
Wherever they operate in the world, the armed services rely on contractors for all sorts of support, from fuel delivery to housing. It can get complicated in terms of accounting, and accountability. Now the Defense Department has proposed a comprehensive revision of the rules under which operational contractors, operate. The Federal Drive got the d…
 
The Defense Health Agency is working to bring 721 military treatment facilities into its big old tent. The task is supposed to be finished this year. Even with a pause because of the pandemic, DHA says it’s on track to finish the job. Less clear is how the transition will effect TRICARE recipients. Federal News Network’s Scott Maucione checked with…
 
Denis McDonough has been on the job as Veterans Affairs secretary for two weeks. So far he's still learning the ropes and getting to know the employees. This comes as federal employee unions are especially eager to see some big changes when it comes to the workforce, labor relations and collective bargaining. Meantime, the Biden administration has …
 
It’s All Journalism host Michael O’Connell talks with Priska Neely, managing editor of the new Gulf States Newsroom project from NPR. She talks about her career in journalism and the new initiative to help tell important stories from Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi across the region and the nation. Keep up with the latest news about the It's All…
 
How do you get a nation vaccinated when double-digit percentages of frontline health care workers turn down the chance for a shot? One leading practitioner said the Biden administration needs to radically change the way the government communicates about the vaccine. Federal Drive with Tom Temin spoke to the President of the Western University for H…
 
If you think federal accounting is dull and unchanging, think again. People who do federal accounting and finance say it's a constantly moving field that requires ongoing training. For more about where they can get that training and education, Federal Drive with Tom Temin spoke to the CEO of the Association of Government Accountants, Ann Ebberts.…
 
A longstanding partnership among the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the MITRE Corporation and several car makers is about to expand. The program, called the Partnership for Analytics Research in Traffic Safety, or PARTS, is greatly expanding the datasets it uses in research. The Chief Engineer for Transportation Safety at MITRE, Ch…
 
Freedom of Information Act requests are on the rise. Rising faster are instances of federal agencies turning them down. Turns out, they've got quite a few perfectly legal reasons for stamping "Sorry, no dice" on FOIA requests. For a review, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to the Director of Strategic Issues at the Government Accountability Offi…
 
A form of contracting known as lowest-price, technically acceptable, or LPTA, has long bugged federal contractors. Defense authorization legislation, and subsequent updates to the Federal Acquisition Regulations, were supposed to limit agency use of LPTA. But contractors say they're seeing a resurgence. For more, the Federal Drive turned to the pre…
 
A year in, and government at all levels are assessing how they've responded, to the pandemic, that is, and what innovations they might want to keep, and not let fade away. The IBM Center for the Business of Government has put together a series of essays that examine the lessons learned and the innovation success. Here with some of the findings, lea…
 
Besides being the biggest health care delivery organization in the country, the Veterans Health Administration is also one of the biggest medical research organizations. For how it goes about the business of research involving human subjects, we turn to the Director of Office of Research Protections, Policy, and Education. Dr. Molly Klote.…
 
The deep freeze that nearly took out Texas has sent a chill up the spines of the armed services brass and of Congress. The widespread paralysis was a reminder of what could happen to military installations. Now there's a new push on Capitol Hill to make military bases more energy independent. Part of this week's DOD Reporters Notebook with Scott Ma…
 
In today's Federal Newscast, For the third time in five years, a court decision is opening the door to major changes to multiple award contracts. The Court of Federal Claims weighed on the controversial “rule of two” requirement originally intended to help promote small business contracting, but now is causing concern and confusion for how agencies…
 
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