Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Postal regulator urges 'greater mission clarity' for USPS in upcoming business plan

The U.S. Postal Service recently gave Congress a grim forecast of its finances. Without a bill to restructure their business model, Postal executives expect to run out of cash by 2024. A White House task force laid out its recommendations late last year but members of the House and Senate have yet to act on them. Now auditors have urged Congress to better define what the Postal Service is in the business of actually doing. Federal News Network's Jory Heckman joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for more.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
00:08:50 6/11/2019

Past Episodes

With $17 billion in spending and a host of controversial amendments between them, the House and Senate must figure out a way to to reconcile very different versions of a National Defense Authorization Act. That's part of an agenda with two more weeks until a month-long recess. The Fulcrum editor in chief David Hawkings joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for his assessment.
00:08:35 7/15/2019
When it comes to tracking down national security threats the latest wave of artificial intelligence tools may help the Department of Homeland Security pick the right face out of the crowd. The agency has a few facial recognition projects in the works, but a recent data breach of one of its subcontractors has Congress taking a closer look at the security of the data and the accuracy of the results. Federal News Network's Jory Heckman joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for more.
00:09:06 7/15/2019
The Defense Department is 2-for-2 when it comes to defending its controversial JEDI Cloud solicitation from bid protests. The latest victory came on Friday after months of back-and-forth legal pleadings at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. A federal judge ruled against Oracle's latest JEDI challenge. But there's still a lot of unknowns about the court's reasoning, and that reasoning may play a role in whether Oracle decides to appeal the ruling. Federal News Network's Jared Serbu joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk more about the ruling and those unanswered questions.
00:09:09 7/15/2019
If you follow military affairs, you can be forgiven if you're confused about proposals for space. The White House has one version for a Space Force, the Senate a second and the House a third. Kaitlyn Johnson, the associate director of the Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to sort it out.
00:08:51 7/15/2019
Cybersecurity for federal agencies increasingly is driven by data. A case in point is the Executive Office of the U.S. Attorneys at the Justice Department. It combines data from multiple sources and fuses them to get a total cybersecurity picture. The data sources relate to seven program verticals within the Office. Greg Hall, the chief information security officer of the U.S. Attorneys, joined Federal Drive to explain.
00:09:27 7/14/2019
Damage from opioids, legal and illegal, has become a central focus of several federal agencies. One academic argues the government could be better organized and do even more and that more Congressional oversight is needed. Juliette Kayyem is a professor at the John F. Kennedy school of government and a former assistant secretary of Homeland Security. She joined Federal Drive with her points.
00:11:45 7/14/2019
Three members of the Federal Salary Council quietly made a case for some serious changes to the federal pay system. They suggest a variety of options to change the way government compares federal pay to the private sector and uses the comparisons to compensate federal employees. Not all members of the council though agree with the recommendations. Federal News Network's Nicole Ogrysko joined Federal Drive to explain what the members are recommending and the next steps forward.
00:08:30 7/14/2019
The Air Force is changing the way it approaches medicine to improve the readiness of the service. It's creating dedicated provider care teams to focus on proactively treating active-duty airmen to get them back into the fight faster. Federal News Network's Scott Maucione spoke with the Air Force Surgeon General Lieutenant General Dorothy Hogg about the changes.
00:08:44 7/14/2019
The Defense Department has been pursuing several ways of getting its contractors up to snuff on cybersecurity. The latest initiative is something called the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification. Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel of the Professional Services Council, joined Federal Drive with details.
00:08:17 7/14/2019
Dozens of Navy officers from the 7th Fleet have been indicted or convicted in the Fat Leonard case, with many serving time. Our next guest is part of the team prosecuting the case. Mark Pletchter, assistant U.S. attorney for the southern district of California and a finalist in this year's Service to America Medals Program, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin on Federal News Network to talk more about the case.
00:10:17 7/11/2019

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