Federal Drive with Tom Temin

It's been a year since the Office of Federal Procurement Policy released and accepted comments on its draft circular concerning category management. With almost no activity on that circular over the past year, could OFPP be taking a less permanent way to further this approach to buying. In his weekly feature, the Reporter's Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller's got an exclusive look at a new draft memo focused on demand management and best-in-class contracts. He shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

00:08:25 11/14/2017

Past Episodes

The Army's new Futures Command is on its way to becoming reality. This comes as the service prepares for 2020. Federal News Radio attended a Pentagon briefing by Army Vice Chief of Staff General James McConville and Army Undersecretary Ryan McCarthy in advance of the Army Science & Technology Symposium happening next week in Washington, where McConville will provide the keynote. Hear McConville and McCarthy's talk on Federal Drive with Tom Temin. http://www.ndia.org/events/2018/8/21/army-science
00:07:06 8/16/2018
They're coming, like it or not. Some 700,000 drones, maybe a million will be humming along in the skies in a few years. How to make sure they operate in a safe manner is the concern of Parimal Kopardekar, senior technologist for Air Transportation Systems at NASA's Ames Research Center. He's been leading the effort at the agency to engineer a whole new air traffic management approach, and he is a finalist in this year's Service to America Medals Program. He joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for more.
00:10:28 8/16/2018
Among its earliest initiatives, the Trump administration sought to slow down the pace of federal regulation growth. Agencies were told to retire to regulations for every new one they proposed. How's that gone? For an answer, Bridget Dooling, professor in the regulatory studies center at George Washington University, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
00:09:11 8/15/2018
The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental is growing up and reforming. It's even dropping "experimental" from its name. DIU said it's regrouping and rethinking its business practices after a smack down by the Government Accountability Office in May. Federal News Radio's Scott Maucione spoke with DIU acting managing partner Sean Heritage for Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
00:09:01 8/15/2018
The Veterans Affairs Department had a requirement for medicine, something not unheard of. But the pills it considered buying had an active ingredient from India and that kicked off a long Trade Agreements Act dispute. Procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo, of Petrillo and Powell, gave the full story on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
00:09:23 8/15/2018
The Office of Management and Budget released its Cloud First strategy seven years ago. Well, clouds constantly change shape and does does policy. Now, under the Trump administration, OMB plans to soon release an updated Cloud Smart strategy, which builds on feedback OMB got from agencies. Federal News Radio's Jory Heckman had the full story on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
00:08:13 8/15/2018
The Food and Drug Administration has launched a new brand and advertising campaign to attract and recruit new employees.
00:08:57 8/15/2018
Special Operations conjure images of super-trained, nearly invincible soldiers, sailors, and airmen. Even the Marine Corps has a special operations unit. That may be true but Special Operations is on shaky ground in Washington, and its leadership might be concentrating on the wrong things. That's according to Ret. Army Brig. Gen. Donald Bolduc, former commander of Special Operations Africa. He joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for more. https://taskandpurpose.com/fix-special-operations-bolduc-socafrica/
00:12:35 8/14/2018
The Carter administration back in 1978 knew something about the civil service that administrations that followed him seemed to forget. Carter said his administration built the foundation for a modern civil service with the Civil Service Reform Act. It was up to the presidents, cabinet officials and federal managers that followed to make tweaks and touch up the civil service law over time. But research by Federal News Radio's Nicole Ogrysko shows past administrations mostly passed on those opportunities. And now Trump officials say it's up to them to start over and find something completely new. It's part of Nicole's special report, Civil Service Reimagined: 40 Years Later.and she shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
00:10:08 8/14/2018
The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act is now law. It's mostly about Defense Department matters but at more than 1,000 pages it contains provisions for all federal agencies, including ways to help them acquire new talent. Kristine Simmons, vice president of government affairs at the Partnership for Public Service, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for the details.
00:10:08 8/14/2018

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