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.

LATEST EPISODE

CIOs' confidence in cloud, new cyber tools helping IT reforms gain traction

Transforming and modernizing agency networks and using the commercial...Transforming and modernizing agency networks and using the commercial cloud to do so remains a high priority for federal chief information officers. But growing confidence and expectations around the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act or FITARA is what will propel this effort toward success. CIOs are more positive about the impact FITARA will have over the next few years, particularly in giving them more authorities and additional oversight over technology acquisition. These are among the top findings from Federal News Radios seventh annual online survey of federal CIOs deputy CIOs and other federal executives in the IT sector. Executive editor Jason Miller conducted the survey and joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin discuss it.   Show More

07:28 9/22/2017

Past Episodes

When medical device manufacturer Medtronic developed what amounts to an artificial pancreas, it had the potential to help millions with Type One diabetes. That might have been the easy part, compared to getting approval from the Food and Drug Administration. Help on that front came, surprisingly, from the FDA itself. For their work in speeding up the approval process, Courtney Lias and Stayce Beck are finalists in this year's Service to America Medals program. Lias, director of the Chemistry and Toxicology Devices division, spoke with Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
09:25 9/22/2017
Lawmakers looking to move more federal employees out of the Washington, D.C. area might get their wish, and it might not even be that hard. Both the Interior and Veterans Affairs departments said consolidating offices and moving the people who work there to new locations would be a key part of their reorganization plans. Federal News Radio's Nicole Ogrysko shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
07:51 9/22/2017
Whether at the bottom of your coffeemaker or the inside of a nuclear cooling tower, internet-connected devices are everywhere, and that includes the federal government. With no end in sight for Internet of Things, agencies are benefiting from the range of devices but also added risks. Federal News Radio's Meredith Somers tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin more about what government is doing to manage the IoT.
07:13 9/22/2017
When union employees want to take time off for political activity, they're allowed to, but only as unscheduled and unpaid leave. The Postal Inspector General found that, in some districts, the practice, while legal, got out of hand because it wasn't managed properly. It had the potential to wreak havoc on both budgets and employees who had to fill in. Charles Turley, deputy assistant inspector general for supply management and Human Resources, talks to Federal Drive with Tom Temin about the findings.
09:21 9/22/2017
Members of the Senior Executive Service know being transferred to a new job or agency goes with that SES status. But that doesn't necessarily mean you'll be happy if it you're shipped off. So how can agency political executives use the SES mobility program without ruffling feathers? For a few ideas, Federal News Radio's Eric White spoke with Jeff Neal, ICF senior vice president and former chief human capital officer of Homeland Security on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
09:41 9/21/2017
Members of the Senior Executive Service know being transferred to a new job or agency goes with that SES status. But that doesn't necessarily mean you'll be happy if it you're shipped off. So how can agency political executives use the SES mobility program without ruffling feathers? For a few ideas, Federal News Radio's Eric White spoke with Jeff Neal, ICF senior vice president and former chief human capital officer of Homeland Security on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
09:41 9/21/2017
Small companies have an array of regulations and programs to help them get federal contracts. Big companies have the resources to field large, professional federal capture teams. For contractors in the middle, life can be tougher. Paul Murphy, senior data analyst at Bloomberg Government, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on the challenges of mid-tier contractors.
10:10 9/21/2017
A new resource to help potential whistleblowers has emerged. A group called Whistleblower Aid aims to help government employees, military service members and contractors stay on the right side of the law when they decide to go public about possible wrong-doing. Federal News Radios Meredith Somers fills in the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
07:14 9/21/2017
The Veterans Affairs Department is focused on a top to bottom modernization that reaches all parts of the agency. Parts of the department's transformation may not be visible to the veteran population the department services. Greg Giddens is the executive director of the Office of Acquisition, Logistics and Construction at VA. In his interview with Federal News Radio's Nicole Ogrysko on Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he explains how the department is working through a backlog of vacant, underused, outdated or badly deteriorated facilities.
18:18 9/20/2017

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