Federal Drive with Tom Temin

President proposes, Congress disposes, but does the budget still work that way?

The Trump administration's government reorganization plan includes a proposal that would essentially eliminate the Office of Personnel Management. This idea has raised a few eyebrows. Is there a way to make the civil service system more efficient without handing off OPM's responsibilities to, say, the Office of Management and Budget? For one view, Federal News Radio's Eric White spoke with Jeff Neal, senior vice president of ICF and former chief human capital officer for the Homeland Security Department, on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
00:09:48 7/11/2018

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The IRS has been systematically underpaying whistleblowers responsible for tens of millions of dollars from tax cheats. It's happening because of what might be a mistaken calculation. Now the Government Accountability Office has looked into this situation. Jay McTigue, director of tax issues on GAO's strategic issues team, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin with what it found.
00:08:28 11/15/2018
Few people feel the whiplash of policy changes and oversight enthusiasms more than career federal executives. With the return of divided government, their world could get more difficult as the two parties struggle for dominance. Bill Valdez, president of the Senior Executives Association, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for his take.
00:09:01 11/15/2018
The departments of Defense and Homeland Security say they are finding new ways to collaborate on cyber defense. For starters, they have agreed to team up to identify the critical infrastructure DoD depends on most, even though it does not own or operate it. As Federal News Network's Jared Serbu reported on Federal Drive with Tom Temin, defending those assets would nevertheless become a top priority.
00:07:36 11/15/2018
Like a letter that never reaches its destination, the Postal Service announced its 12th straight year of net losses. The agency ended fiscal 2018 nearly $4 billion in the red. But it expects better financial outcomes in the new year. Come January, the price of a first-class stamp will go up by 5 cents. That's the biggest increase of its kind since 1991. Still, the Postal Service says rate hikes will only get the agency so far. Federal News Network's Jory Heckman has more.
00:08:08 11/15/2018
The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology directorate has reorganized. It aims to work more closely with the department's operating divisions, focusing more on the application of new technology and less on traditional research and development. Senior official Bill Bryan joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for the details.
00:09:00 11/15/2018
The Defense Department has been reaching out to famous technology companies like Uber and Amazon. To that list you can now add video game companies. Federal News Network's Scott Maucione talked to National Security Technology Accelerator CEO Tim Greeff about how these games will be the next frontier in the military.
00:07:49 11/14/2018
While nearly all veterans who visit a Department of Veterans Affairs medical center get adequate care, sometimes things don't go so well. When they don't, the results can be catastrophic and expensive. A case in point is that of former Army Staff Sgt. Aaron Merritt. He died in 2014 at a VA hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. Now the VA has paid a big settlement. Trey Thatcher, attorney at Burch-Porter-Johnson, represented Merritt's family. Thatcher joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin on Federal News Network to talk more about the case.
00:08:37 11/14/2018
The Trump administration will soon review five recommendations for changing the model it uses to make decisions about the federal locality pay program. Those suggestions come from the Federal Salary Council. Federal News Network's Nicole Ogrysko joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss new locality pay areas up for consideration and the results of the council's review.
00:09:29 11/14/2018
After 20 years of studying public servants from a variety of angles, the IBM Center for the Business of Government has published a sort of summary book with advice for a bumpy future. John Kamensky, senior fellow at the center, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin on Federal News Network with some highlights.
00:08:52 11/14/2018
Cybersecurity is like a battle with no end. But with the right people, your organization can stay that crucial step ahead. Feds need to build what one expert calls a resilient cybersecurity culture. John McCumber, director of cybersecurity advocacy for North America at the cyber training non-profit (ISC), joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin on Federal News Network to explain his plan.
00:10:16 11/13/2018

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