Federal Drive with Tom Temin

DoD still working off old NDAA tasks while Congress debates new bill

Even as Congress debates the 2019 defense authorization act, the Defense Department is working off a backlog of tasks from prior year NDAAs. Among these efforts is a new rule to help stave off counterfeit electronic parts. And on a less crucial note it adds language to the rule so companies know the purpose of defense procurement. Procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo or Petrillo and Powell PLLC joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for more discussion.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
00:09:07 5/24/2018

Past Episodes

The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association is taking the Office of Personnel Management to court. The association is challenging a change OPM made three years ago to how it apportions retirement annuities impacted by divorce settlements. Before 2016, the agency interpreted the law to only divide retirees' basic annuities with their former spouses. But the lawsuit claims OPM improperly started splitting annuity supplements, too, and it made the change retroactively, leaving some retirees with thousands of dollars worth of new debts to repay. Patrick O'Carroll is the executive director of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association. He joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the lawsuit.
00:09:53 3/25/2019
The Senate Committee on the Budget is working on its resolution for fiscal 2020 this week. As always, the budget resolution is not legally binding, but it's an important procedural step in the budget process. Among other things, if it's passed by the full Senate it sets top-line spending targets for the appropriations committees. David Hawkings is editor in chief at The Firewall, and he joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about this early step in the 2020 budgeting process.
00:08:40 3/25/2019
Large numbers of veterans today have grown up with technology, including smart phones. Now the Department of Veterans Affairs and Apple are collaborating to bring vital information to the health app on their iPhones. It's just one small effort in a massive IT modernization going on at VA. For the full story, Tom Temin spoke with Bill James, deputy assistant secretary for development and operations, and Drew Myklegard, acting executive director of demand management, both of the VA's office of IT. Hear the entire interview on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
00:24:42 3/25/2019
If a generation of low-level warfare has proved anything it's that you cannot end violent extremism with matching violence. A task forced convened by the U.S. Institute of Peace has come up with a whole new recommended framework for dealing with extremism. Nancy Lindborg, president of the U.S. Institute of Peace,joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin in studio for the details.
00:11:52 3/24/2019
Days ago, the Trump administration revised its year-old federal management agenda but retained its 14 cross agency priority goals. Contractors watch these developments no less than federal managers. Professional Services Council CEO David Berteau joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for his view of the strengths and weaknesses of the agenda.
00:07:47 3/24/2019
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. swoops in when badly managed banks threaten to fail and cause local or regional financial havoc. But the agency has a few management challenges of its own. Its Office of Inspector General released the 2019 list and FDIC IG Jay Lerner joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin in studio for the highlights.
00:08:49 3/24/2019
The President's Management Agenda has been out a year. The Trump administration said it sees progress here and there on the plan's 14 cross-agency priority goals. Margaret Weichert is the acting director of the Office of Personnel Management and deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget. She told Federal News Network's Nicole Ogrysko why modernizing the federal workforce is maybe the most difficult PMA challenge. Hear the discussion on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
00:20:45 3/21/2019
Like the jammed six-lane street in front of it, the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, always seems to harbor construction activity. We last checked in on progress two years ago. But dump trucks were spotted coming and going just the other day. For a progress report, Walter Reed Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff Theresa Lavoie checked in with Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
00:09:16 3/21/2019
For the federal government, no less than for the private sector, the cybersecurity threat seems to worsen by the day. Savvy organizations have long turned to the National Institute of Standards and Technology for its detailed guidance publications on all facets of cybersecurity. Two of the most widely referenced publications are about to undergo updates. NIST fellow Ron Ross joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for the details.
00:10:50 3/21/2019
It's no secret that the Air Force is struggling with its deferred facilities maintenance. At last count it had $33 billion worth of undone work. Under a new strategic investment plan, the Air Force hopes to recapitalize its installations over the coming years. For more on the plan, Federal News Network's Scott Maucione spoke with Richard Hartley, Air Force principal deputy assistant secretary for installations, environment and energy, on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
00:07:41 3/20/2019

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