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

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The Army wants to keep its more experienced soldiers optimistic and informed about when the day comes to say goodbye to the olive drab service. It has a new way of helping soldiers with retirement. Federal News Network's Scott Maucione talked with Soldier for Life Director Col. Prescott Farris and Director of Army Retirement Services Mark Overberg on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
00:06:11 10/18/2018
One year after the Homeland Security Department issued Binding Operational Directive 18-01, DHS is seeing significant progress in agency compliance. The directive required agenices to adopt a standard called DMARC to help prevent email phishing attacks. An analysis by cybersecurity company Proofpoint shows 74 percent of agencies have published DMARC records, and about 60 percent are fully compliant with BOD 18-01. We got more from Federal News Network's David Thornton on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
00:08:12 10/18/2018
The Defense Department's most sophisticated weapons systems, in service and planned, are basically moving, networked computer systems. That makes them vulnerable to cyber attacks. What's surprising is how flat-footed the department seems to be when it comes to protecting its weapons systems. That's according to Cristina Chaplain, director of contracting and national security acquisition issues at the Government Accountability Office. She joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for more.
00:08:12 10/18/2018
The Merit Systems Protection Board may soon face a tough reality: a board with no members. President Donald Trump has appointed three new members to fill the board and restore a quorum. But the Senate hasn't voted on them yet, and the MSPB says it's been told the Senate doesn't have plans to get the nominees out the door before the calendar year ends. That means the nomination process would start over completely in 2019. Federal News Network's Nicole Ogrysko broke down the scenario on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
00:08:19 10/18/2018
The women veterans population is rising, and so too is the need for the Veterans Affairs Department to provide them with specialized care. The support group Disabled American Veterans has highlighted how VA could improve its care for women. For details, Federal News Network's Eric White spoke to DAV's Legislative Director Joy Ilem on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
00:09:16 10/18/2018
If the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services functions effectively, Janine Velasco can take a lot of the credit. She is the assistant director of the Office of Business Management, a senior executive, the chief financial officer and oversees everything from contracting and acquisition, to information technology. Now she's been inducted as a fellow into the National Academy of Public Administration. She joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for more discussion on her work.
00:08:11 10/18/2018
The Army today evaluates its talent based on a soldier's military occupational specialty and rank. But Army brass know they're missing out on talent they might not know they have. A new pay and personnel system should help the Army tap back into its soldiers' own hidden skills and outside interests. The new Integrated Personnel and Pay System is almost ready for primetime. Federal News Network's Nicole Ogrysko had the story on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
00:07:01 10/17/2018
The Defense and Homeland Security departments have been scrambling to visit Silicon Valley to find the latest and greatest new technology. But few agencies are rushing to solicit companies in the Washington, D.C. area for their developments and entrepreneurial ideas. Northern Virginia venture capitalist Jonathan Aberman said companies and agencies are missing out on untapped potential. He told Federal News Network's Nicole Ogrysko about a new academy that he's launching to help local industry better sell its own commercial products. Hear more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
00:09:21 10/17/2018
True or false? Work beyond age 70 and you no longer have to pay FICA or Social Security taxes. True or false? With a life annuity from the Thrift Savings Plan you can request multiple partial withdrawals plus your monthly payments. Knowing the correct answers to these questions and others can help you avoid costly retirement mistakes. Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director at the National Institute of Transition Planning, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for some of the common myths she hears about the federal retirement system.
00:07:31 10/16/2018
Anyone who's traveled in and out of the United States lately may have noticed the process is getting more streamlined. More and more airports are adding facial recognition capabilities at international points of entry. Much of the speed-up is thanks to the work of John Wagner, deputy assistant commissioner for the Office of Field Operations at Customs and Border Protection. He told Tom Temin how CBP has been using facial recognition, on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
00:08:40 10/16/2018

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