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 Office of Personnel Management last week released its first four-year plan for federal workplace priorities. A few days later, the Trump administration released its budget proposal for fiscal 2019 that included a federal pay freeze. Is the administration trying to go in two different directions at once when it comes to career employees? Bob Tobias, professor at American University's Key Executive Leadership Program, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin on Federal News Radio to provide some feedback.
00:08:40 2/22/2018
Experts warn that the Trump administration's proposal to more than double the Census Bureau's current budget sounds more impressive than it really is. Federal News Radio's Jory Heckman explains.
00:08:19 2/22/2018
When you add all of the health and health IT components of the federal government, you end up with the biggest dispenser in the world. My next guest was instrumental in establishing the national Federal Health Architecture. Melissa Chapman, vice president for Health IT at Salient CRGT and former Health and Human Services CIO, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin on Federal News Radio to discuss the concerns that still exist when it comes to IT modernization of health systems.
00:09:30 2/22/2018
NASA is upgrading the space network it uses to communicate with astronauts and low-Earth orbiting. Earlier this month, NASA added Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS) to its network. TDRS brings in data from more than 40 assets, including the International Space Station. Greg Heckler, Telecommunications Systems Manager at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, spoke with Federal News Radio's Eric White on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about the new initiative.
00:10:32 2/22/2018
A legacy of the Obama administration is the requirement that federal contractors and their substitutes provide employees with paid sick leave. Up to seven days a year for full-time employees. It presents both a cost and an administrative burden. David Warner, partner at Centre Law and Consulting joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin on Federal News Radio to explain what this means to contractors.
00:10:15 2/21/2018
The Environmental Protection Agency is moving ahead on its decision to shutter an agency-owned facility in Michigan that will impact nearly 20 emergency response employees. Federal News Radio's Jory Heckman has more information.
00:07:47 2/21/2018
Operation Gladiator Shield has kicked off across the Defense Department.Sounds like a movie about a secret mission for Navy Seals. In reality, it's a new order for DoD to get its cybersecurity more buttoned up. Rear Adm. Kathleen Creighton is the deputy commander of the Joint Force Headquarters - Department of Defense Information Networks (DoDIN) and Roger Greenwell is DISA's risk management executive. They joined Federal News Radio's Jason Miller to talk about how Operation Gladiator Shield is part of a major push for the services to better understand their cyber risk.
00:08:48 2/20/2018
A small team at the National Institutes of Health developed a tool that sifts through and analyzes annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey results in just a few minutes, a process that once took weeks or even months. Federal News Radio's Nicole Ogrysko has more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
00:18:36 2/20/2018
Promising new technologies often get more attention than understanding. A case in point is Blockchain ? the online ledger system that enables trading in cryptocurrencies. To help IT organizations better understand the operation and potential applications, the National Institute of Standards and Technology published an overview. Dylan Yaga, NIST computer scientist, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin on Federal News Radio to provide some context.
00:08:35 2/20/2018
Life after 65 is a time when people start to think of sustainability. Not just of life, but also of the means to pay for it. If you're well-prepared, you've got a good chance of making it to 90 or later. And if you're a federal retiree or about to become one, you're probably doing better than average. Tammy Flanagan, federal retirement expert, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin on Federal News Radio to share some more statistics.
00:10:00 2/20/2018

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