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

Past Episodes

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
You've heard the statistics ? just 6 percent of federal employees are under the age of 30. And nearly 30 percent of the workforce will be eligible to retire in the next 5 years. The Trump administration sees the pipeline problem. And it's partnering with the Volcker Alliance to launch two government-to-university regional hubs later this spring. The goal is to create better partnerships with universities and steer students toward careers in public service. Federal News Network's Nicole Ogrysko had more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
00:07:57 3/20/2019
For a couple of decades, the Government Accountability Office has published its biennial list of high-risk federal programs. It makes good reading and a good guide to improving things. To go a bit deeper, Comptroller General Gene Dodaro joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin this week. Troubled federal programs range from food safety, veterans medical care and Defense Department procurement. He also discussed a governmentwide problem and an agency specific one ? the 2020 Census ? as well as the state of federal human capital management and recruiting.
00:34:08 3/20/2019
A recent Government Accountability Office award protest decision seemed to establish a new rule for how contract negotiations are conducted. Specifically, there are times when contracting officers can't make guesses about whether proposed prices are reasonable. Washington, D.C. procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo, of Petrillo and Powell, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for more details.
00:07:16 3/20/2019
It's probably not enough to help the military services dig out of tens of millions of dollars in backlogged building maintenance, but the Pentagon is finally putting some serious money toward facility upkeep. The 2020 budget includes billions of dollars in new funding for facility sustainment, restoration and modernization, but it follows several years of chronic underfunding. Federal News Network's Jared Serbu wrote about it in this week's edition of the DoD Reporter's Notebook. He joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain.
00:09:26 3/19/2019
Who would apply for a job at a place where you might be forced to work without pay for a month, or that is threatened with bankruptcy every year? Or what if your benefits are constantly under debate by people who call you names? Well that's how the federal government is looking right now according to Bob Tobias, professor in the Key Executive Management Program at American University. He joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for more discussion.
00:07:37 3/19/2019
As Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen packs her bags for a new headquarters across the Anacostia River next month, the General Services Administration has proposed demolishing five historic buildings elsewhere on the Saint Elizabeths campus in order to keep plans for a consolidated DHS headquarters on track. The project has now dragged on for more than a decade. Federal News Network's Jory Heckman joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for more details.
00:07:59 3/19/2019

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