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.


How lapse in appropriations impact cybersecurity

Computers automate a lot of what computers do. But it still takes people to tend to the computers, especially to ward off cybersecurity attacks. So how does it work when there's a lapse in appropriations? On Federal Drive with Tom Temin, Greg Touhill, former federal chief information security officer and now president of the Federal Group at Cyxtera Technologies, provides some insight.
07:59 1/23/2018

Past Episodes

Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed a two-week continuing resolution to end the three-day government shutdown yesterday. So as federal employees head back to work this morning, they might be wondering for how long Federal News Radio's very own Jason Miller and Jared Serbu have been covering the shutdown for the last three days and tell Federal Drive with Tom Temin what civilian agency and Defense Department employees should expect going forward.
09:42 1/23/2018
Excepted employees who filed suit in 2013 shutdown say pay problems can be avoided with simple legislation from Congress
07:57 1/23/2018
Sunday was a long night for members of the Senate, who didn't have enough votes to pass another continuing resolution and keep the government open past Friday. Both the House and Senate worked to negotiate through the weekend to try to come to an agreement on appropriations. But, the government is still closed and some federal employees are furloughed. Federal News Radio's Nicole Ogrysko joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain what federal employees could expect today.
08:49 1/22/2018
The Defense Department says TRICARE will continue to operate, but it's expecting a few issues. Scott Maucione joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss what the shutdown will mean for DoD employees.
08:49 1/21/2018
The military can't go far or do much without reliable delivery of cargo. That's where the U.S. Transportation Command comes in. Transcom excellence is all about logistics. Now it's completed what it calls a "proof of principle" test of an off-the-shelf, commercial transportation management system. It promises to improve logistics and lower costs for this crucial function. Kelly Mueller McNulty and Gary Hermann, logistics management specialists for U.S. Transcom, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk more about the project.
09:57 1/21/2018
The General Services Administration has not wasted time getting to a big assignment: Building a governmentwide e-commerce portal. The idea was called for in the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the highlights of a recent industry day.
08:35 1/21/2018
Senators decided to hold off until noon on Monday to seek a vote on some sort of a bill to open the federal government. Members have many issues besides direct spending levels over which they disagree. Loren Duggan, Bloomberg Government editorial director, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to provide details on the issues preventing Congress from passing a budget.
08:40 1/21/2018
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
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

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