Tom Temin

  • In today's news, the Senior Executives Association will get a new leader, the Senate passed the 2016 defense authorization bill by a vote of 70-27, and VA's chief veterans experience officer said he needs congressional help to follow recommendations set out in a recent study.

    October 08, 2015
  • The Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards honor many of the individuals and businesses among the region's government contractors. The awards, sponsored by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce and the Professional Services Council, celebrate high achievers. Between now and Nov. 5, Federal News Radio is interviewing the finalists for this year's awards. Joe Martore is president and CEO of CALIBRE Systems, Inc., a finalist for this year's Contractor of the Year award in the $75 million-to-$300 million in sales category. He tells the Federal Drive with Tom Temin more about his company and its nomination.

    October 07, 2015
  • The CIA launched a new Digital Innovation Directorate on Oct. 1 as part of a major agency-wide reorganization. The goal of the DDI is to accelerate the use of digital and innovative technologies in everything the agency does. Sean Roche is the DDI's deputy director. He tells executive editor Jason Miller the immediate and longer-term impact the new directorate will have on the organization.

    October 07, 2015
  • The 2015 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey shows feds are happier at work than they were a year ago. The survey, done by the Office of Personnel Management, gauges federal employees' attitudes about their work, bosses, offices and compensation. Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp and executive editor Jason Miller break down the progress since last year.

    October 07, 2015
  • In today's news, the debate over federal employees' salaries is heating up again with a new report from the Cato Institute, the co-sponsors of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act said they expect their bill to reach the Senate floor after next week's recess, and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) is calling on the Justice Department to investigate unethical behavior by employees of the VA's Veterans Benefit Administration.

    October 07, 2015
  • The Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards honor many of the individuals and businesses among the region's government contractors. The awards, sponsored by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce and the Professional Services Council, celebrate high achievers. Between now and Nov. 5, Federal News Radio is interviewing the finalists for this year's awards. Tony Smeraglinolo, president and CEO of Engility and a finalist for this year's Contractor of the Year award in the greater than $300 million in sales category, joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on his nomination.

    October 06, 2015
  • It's not just tornados and floods that require a disaster relief and recovery plan. Seismologist Lucy Jones is science adviser for Risk Reduction at the U.S. Geological Survey. She's turned her groundbreaking research on earthquakes into public action that will save lives and property. For her work, she's been named a finalist for this this year's Service to America medals. She tells the Federal Drive with Tom Temin more about her work and the Shake Out scenario she developed.

    October 06, 2015
  • The Government Accountability Office has launched a fee-based training center for other government watchdogs. The Center for Audit Excellence has been in the works since Congress approved the idea in a law passed late last year. The center's director, Janet St. Laurent, tells Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp that by training other public auditors, GAO will help ensure that federal dollars are well spent.

    October 06, 2015
  • The Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards honor many of the individuals and businesses among the region's government contractors. The awards, sponsored by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce and the Professional Services Council, celebrate high achievers. Between now and Nov. 5, Federal News Radio is interviewing the finalists for this year's awards. Tony Smeraglinolo is President and CEO of Engility, a finalist for this year's Contractor of the Year award in the greater than 300 million dollars in sales category. He spoke on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin about the nomination.

    October 06, 2015
  • It's not just tornadoes and floods that require a disaster relief and recovery plan. Seismologist, Lucy Jones, is science advisor for Risk Reduction at the US Geological Survey. She's turned her groundbreaking research on earthquakes into public action that will save lives and property. For her work, she's been named a finalist for this this year's Service to America medals. She tells the Federal Drive with Tom Temin more about her work and the Shake Out scenario she developed.

    October 06, 2015
  • In today's news, Michael Missal could be the first inspector general of the Veterans Affairs Department in nearly two years, the Defense Department is asking Congress to shift $23 million in additional funds to protect its federal workers compromised by the Office of Personnel Management hacks, and Homeland Security's inspector general reopens its investigation into allegations at the Secret Service.

    October 06, 2015
  • The Government Accountability Office has launched a fee-based training center for other government watchdogs. The Center for Audit Excellence has been in the works since Congress approved the idea in a law passed late last year. The center's director, Janet Saint Laurent, tells Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp on Federal Drive with Tom Temin by training other public auditors, GAO will help ensure that federal dollars are well spent.

    October 06, 2015
  • Senators added language to the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act that's causing some in the government, and in industry, to worry. The provision centers on giving the Homeland Security Department emergency cyber powers over federal and contractor networks. In his weekly feature, Inside the Reporter’s Notebook, executive editor Jason Miller writes about why some are so concerned.

    October 05, 2015
  • From the FitBit, to the Apple Watch, to Google Glass, wearable technology is getting a lot of hype as perhaps the next IT frontier. But it's not just the private sector that should keep an eye on these devices. Some state and local governments are beginning to experiment with them. Even federal agencies are beginning to think about how they might fit with their missions. Nolan Jones is director of innovation at NIC Inc., a company that works on eGovernment services for state and federal agencies. He joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the role wearable technology can serve in government.

    October 05, 2015

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