Federal Drive with Tom Temin

When he's not tooling around the National Capital region on his motorcycle, Tom Temin interviews federal executives and government contractors who provide analysis and insight on the many critical issues facing the Executive branch. The Federal Drive is found at FederalNewsRadio.com and 1500 AM in the Washington D.C. region.


This is what a shutdown will look like for DoD employees

The government is just hours away from a shutdown and the world's biggest agency is getting prepared. The Defense Department is telling its employees who will have to come in if a shutdown happens and who will stay home. Federal News Radio's Scott Maucione breaks it down for Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
07:22 1/19/2018

Past Episodes

Chances of a government shutdown at 12:01 tomorrow morning are looking greater. Though the Office of Management and Budget says the president is actively working to prevent a shutdown, the Senate hasn't come to an agreement. And OMB Director Mick Mulvaney said that if a shutdown does happen, it'll be different than the previous 16-day shutdown that happened back in 2013. Federal News Radio's Nicole Ogrysko tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin, the problem for modern U.S. forces is how to keep bureaucracy from squelching innovation.
07:48 1/19/2018
From multi-billion dollar, department-wide financial statements, to whether someone falsified data in a regional office, the inspector general's office at Veterans Affairs never lacks for work. VA IG Michael Missal joined Federal Drive with Tome Temin with the highlights of recent investigations.
22:05 1/19/2018
Ever since the first catapult, technological superiority has been a key ingredient to military success and national security. But as retired Col. Peter Newell told Federal Drive with Tom Temin, the problem for modern U.S. forces is how to keep bureaucracy from squelching innovation.
09:13 1/19/2018
As the IRS enters another tax season, the agency is looking across government to find criminals who use agency data to file fraudulent tax returns. Federal News Radio's Jory Heckman told Executive Editor Jason Miller on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about some the steps the IRS is taking.
07:24 1/19/2018
It might make sense if operating the government on continuing resolutions and last-minute omnibus spending bills actually saved money for the taxpayers. But Jeff Neal, senior vice president for ICF, told Eric White on Federal Drive with Tom Temin the opposite is true.
09:35 1/19/2018
Regardless of the budget situation, the government has to spend a lot of money just to keep going. Modernizing systems, adding digital services, consolidating data centers, all require contracting. Matt Hummer, director of analytics and professional services at Govini joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin with a look at some of the top vehicles to watch this year.
09:26 1/19/2018
Jason Miller joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with the results of Federal News Radio survey of the attitudes federal workers have about a possible shutdown.
07:50 1/18/2018
After years of cajoling by Congress, the Defense Department has finally begun a full audit of its financial statements. But lawmakers know the outcome of the first years audit wont be pretty, and its still unclear how long it will be before DoD can earn a clean opinion. Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas), former chairman of the House Armed Services panel on Defense financial management and a CPA, talked with Federal News Radios Jared Serbu on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about the challenges the department still faces.
08:57 1/18/2018
Discussions of Defense Department protests often lead to complains about bid protests. But even though the number of protests is on the rise, the absolute number of them represent only a tiny fraction of contracting activity. That's among the findings from a recent study by the RAND Corporation. Procurement attorney Joe Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell offers his assessment on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
08:57 1/18/2018

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