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.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
00:08:25 11/14/2017

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The Army is rushing to develop its new cyber and electronic warfare units. But in its rush it's outrunning its supply of people ? so much so that the first cyber battalion is mostly vacant. For details, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to the director of Defense Capabilities and Management Issues at the Government Accountability Office, John Pendleton.
00:09:26 8/22/2019
A group of 30 students graduated last month from the first ever class of the Federal Cybersecurity Reskilling Academy. The coursework was difficult. But class members passed their certification exams with flying colors. The Trump administration said the success of the initial pilot shows the program can grow, although it acknowledges the challenges. Federal News Network's Nicole Ogrysko had more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
00:08:01 8/22/2019
Sometimes the surging waters from hurricanes are more damaging and deadly than the wind. Now the National Weather Services is better at forecasting storm surges. Jamie Rhome is a storm surge specialist at the the Weather Service's National Hurricane Center. He leads the team that developed a new and sophisticated surge model and warning system that gives earlier warnings of potential floods. The finalist in this year's Service to America Medals program joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for more discussion.
00:09:01 8/22/2019
After a 18-month fight with Congress, the Environmental Protection has closed its Large Lakes Research Station in Michigan on Wednesday. The station served as an outpost for several federal agencies for nearly a century. It's been around longer than the EPA itself. But the agency said the lab was a perfect candidate to shutter under a mandate to reduce office space. Federal News Network's Jory Heckman had more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
00:08:06 8/22/2019
A deluge of electronic records is taking a toll on the government's mostly pen-and-paper system for declassifying records. That's the big takeaway of a report to the president from the National Archives and Records Administration's Information Security Oversight Office. Mark Bradley is the director of the ISOO, and he told Federal News Network's Jory Heckman how agencies can stay on top of their workloads in the digital age. Hear more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
00:09:03 8/21/2019
No matter how much federal agency web staff work on their sites, it's always a challenge. Now a survey by Booz Allen shows the level of usage by the public of federal websites is going down by some measures. Executive Vice President Dee Dee Helfenstein had the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
00:09:17 8/21/2019
With professional services growing as a percentage of federal contract dollars, agencies pay close attention to whom its bidders are offering. Some recent protest cases show how important it is to handle the people part of bids carefully. Procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell offered more insight on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
00:09:06 8/21/2019
The award in 2017 of the FirstNet first responder communications network contract to AT&T didn't end the competition for first responder agency communications. Earlier this week Federal Drive with Tom Temin heard from FirstNet operator AT&T. Now, in the fourth and final part of this series, FirstNet Update, Mike Maiorana, senior vice president for Public Sector at Verizon, cited the fact that the FirstNet award to AT&T resulted in a first responder network built on commercial standards. Therefore Verizon could keep a hand in the market, he said.
00:09:01 8/21/2019
After a long acquisition process, the FirstNet Authority in 2017 awarded the contract for a nationwide, first responder-dedicated communications network to AT&T. AT&T uses 20 megahertz of old television spectrum and will operate FirstNet for at least 25 years. In part three of this series, FirstNet Update, Federal Drive with Tom Temin got a progress report from Stacy Schwartz, AT&T's vice president for public safety and FirstNet.
00:10:55 8/20/2019
Another day, another lawsuit. The American Federation of Government Employees is suing the Federal Service Impasses Panel over a decision the group made back in May. The panel's ruling rewrote a portion of the union's collective bargaining contract with the Social Security Administration. AFGE argues that ruling is invalid because the panel itself didn't have enough members. Federal News Network's Nicole Ogrysko joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the latest lawsuit and its significance.
00:08:32 8/20/2019

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