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 FederalNewsNetwork.com and 1500 AM in the Washington D.C. region.

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Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Low staffing hinders Army's prospects to reach 2022 readiness goals

It's one thing to have an army ? it's something else to have an army that's fully ready to roll should the national need arise. The service is working to reach higher readiness goals by 2022 but the Government Accountability Office found that it's having difficulty on a number of fronts, including the ability to properly staff up. GAO's Director of defense capabilities and management issues, John Pendleton, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for the highlights.
00:09:14 2/14/2019

Past Episodes

One of the first votes taken by the 116th Congress established the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. It's goal is to come up with ideas for modernizing the legislative branch itself. Though it doesn't hold any legislative authority, the committee will hold public hearings to discuss ways to update the way Congress conducts day-to-day business. To find out more, Federal News Network's Jason Miller spoke with the chair of the committee, Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.), on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
00:09:31 2/14/2019
You trudge to work every day, you log on and open Outlook and you get paid every two weeks. So is federal work just another job? Hardly, says Jeff Neal, former Department of Homeland Security chief human capital officer and human resources issues blogger. He joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss.
00:08:59 2/14/2019
With Congress and President Donald Trump once again working until the 11th hour to avert a partial government shutdown, labor groups representing Federal Aviation Administration employees have warned House lawmakers another shutdown now or next year would further harm the agency's ability to recruit and retain highly skilled staff. The 35-day partial shutdown also delayed the rollout of new air traffic control safety equipment. Federal News Network's Jory Heckman joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for more.
00:08:00 2/14/2019
You can find two overarching themes in the Defense Department's desire to use artificial intelligence: Agility and speed. The Pentagon wants agility and speed for warfighters as much as they do for back-office functions. Federal News Network Executive Editor Jason Miller told why DoD believes its new AI strategy and center will deliver on those themes on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
00:08:31 2/13/2019
The new cybersecurity road map from the Transportation Security Administration points both inward to the agency's own IT systems and outward to security of various modes of transportation. Norma Krayem, senior policy adviser at Holland & Knight, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin in studio with an assessment.
00:09:12 2/13/2019
Agencies have a never-ending thirst for information technology that will help them achieve something or other. Laura Criste, federal market analyst at Bloomberg Government, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for what the mix will look like for the rest of 2019.
00:09:43 2/12/2019
House and Senate appropriators appear to have come up with a 2019 funding solution that both sides can at least stomach. But the 35-day shutdown continues to teach through the stories it produced. Mallory Barg Bulman, vice president for research and evaluation at the Partnership for Public Service, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin with a few doozies ? er, lessons learned from the debacle.
00:09:01 2/12/2019
With government in turmoil thanks to a lapse in appropriations, one might think cybersecurity would be among the first things to break. It turns out that wasn't the case. In fact, in some respects cybersecurity improved. With details on the findings of a company who measured cyber metrics during the shutdown, Alex Heid, chief research and development officer at SecurityScorecard, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
00:08:54 2/12/2019
Members of Congress say they've reached a tentative deal to avoid another partial government shutdown at the end of the week. But there's a lot we still don't know, and agencies and federal employee unions are preparing for the worst anyway. Federal News Network's Nicole Ogrysko joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss how the federal workforce is preparing, and what we know about that tentative funding deal.
00:08:26 2/12/2019
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday, expanding his administration's efforts to foster research and development around artificial intelligence in government. This comes after the president set up an AI task force last spring. Darrell West, the Brookings Institution's vice president and director of governance studies, and Cameron Chehreh, Dell EMC Federal's chief technology officer, spoke with Federal News Network's Jory Heckman. They said how they think the EO expands on the scope of the original task force. Hear the discussion on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
00:08:07 2/12/2019
Even without the up-and-down appropriations negotiations it would be a busy week on Capitol Hill. House Democrats in particular are looking to several matters including how the National Park Service is paying for maintenance, and what the Department of Health and Human Services pays for drugs. Firewall Editor in Chief David Hawkings shared more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
00:08:57 2/11/2019
The Army is reviewing the safety of its military housing after a series of incidents last year. The Air Force found it needs to do a better job of retaining the people who fix and maintain aircraft. All that and more can be found in Federal News Network's Scott Maucione's DoD Personnel Notebook this week. Maucione joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for more.
00:08:05 2/11/2019
When the month-long government shutdown ended, affected agencies showed a wide range of styles in welcoming back their employees. The agency with the most information was NASA. Its Chief Human Capital Officer Bob Gibbs discussed more about its return-to-work strategy and personnel treatment in general on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
00:08:57 2/11/2019
A couple of myths about federal procurement can afford to be debunked. First, that GSA Advantage is a more expensive source for commercial products, such as pens and paper, than anywhere else. Second, that agencies should have access to commercial platforms including Amazon, because they make buying easier. In his weekly feature, the Reporter's Notebook, Federal News Network Executive Editor Jason Miller wrote about why both of these myths are untrue. He joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss.
00:08:35 2/11/2019

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