In today’s Federal Newscast, former venture capitalist Michael Kratsios is tapped to become the next U.S. chief technology officer.
For a progress report on construction activity, Walter Reed Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff Theresa Lavoie checked in with Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Savvy organizations have long turned to the National Institute of Standards and Technology for its detailed guidance publications on all facets of cybersecurity, and updates could be on the way.
The Trump administration is also planning to study the full scope of federal employees’ pay, benefits other opportunities for recognition, in effort to prove to Congress that the workforce would benefit from more flexible performance-based awards over across-the-board pay raises.
For a couple of decades, the Government Accountability Office has published its biennial list of high-risk federal programs. To go deeper, Comptroller General Gene Dodaro joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin this week.
A recent Government Accountability Office award protest decision seemed to establish a new rule for how contract negotiations are conducted.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Trump administration says it now sees an opportunity to build on many of the 14 cross-agency priority goals outlined in the President’s Management Agenda.
The federal employment question forms a knot that remains difficult to untie.
In effort to build a better talent pipeline and foster more collaborative, working relationships between government and universities, the Volcker Alliance has announced the creation of two “government-to-university” councils in Kansas City, Missouri, and Austin, Texas.
Should another government shutdown occur, a bill introduced by an Arizona Democratic congressman would force Congress to stay in town until it’s over.
Who would apply for a job at a place where you might be forced to work without pay for a month, or that is threatened with bankruptcy every year? American University’s Bob Tobias says that is how the federal government looks right now.
Local jurisdictions’ control and operation of elections is a tradition but as the issue of election security becomes front and center, should Congress be involved?
With the House and Senate on recess, not a lot substantive will happen this week. Later, the Senate will focus on nominations and its own procedures.
Rebecca Gambler, director of Homeland Security and Justice issues at the Government Accountability Office, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for some of the numbers.
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