Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) told the Federal Drive with Tom Temin that averting a government shutdown on Dec. 11 weighs heavily on minds as the House mulls its options for a new speaker.
OSTP launches 25 new challenge grants, adding to the 450 it's already completed.
The Office of Science and Technology Policy wants all agencies to be able to harness the power of crowdsourcing and citizen science. So it's designed and released the Federal Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Toolkit to help them do just that. Jenn Gustetic is the assistant director for open innovation at OSTP. She joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin for more on the toolkit.
The Obama administration ends in just 15 months. That means it's time to start planning for a presidential transition. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, tells the Federal Drive with Tom Temin what the thinking is behind a bill to involve career managers more deeply in the transition process.
The Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards honor many of the individuals and businesses among the region’s government contractors. The awards are co-sponsored by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce and the Professional Services Council. Sondra Barbour is the executive vice president of information systems and global solutions at Lockheed Martin, and a finalist for Gov Con's Executive of the Year award in the more than $300 million in sales category. She tells Federal News Radio's Matt Wingfield more about her nomination.
The government struggles to manage its immense inventory of buildings and structures. Federal property management has been on the Government Accountability Office's high risk list for years. Now GAO says the government is making progress, but nagging concerns remain. Emily Kopp joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with the details.
In Friday's Federal Headlines, three senators are criticizing DoD's decision to put the University of Phoenix on probation from their tuition assistance program for active-duty military personnel.
Today is veto day for the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act. President Barack Obama vetoes the bill at an event in the Oval Office today. But the acquisition provisions in the bill aren't the reason for the veto, so they'll probably live on in whatever NDAA President Obama signs eventually. Rob Burton is a partner at the law firm Venable and former deputy administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. He joined Tom Temin on today's Federal Drive to review those provisions.
The Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards honor many of the individuals and businesses among the region’s government contractors. The awards are co-sponsored by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce and the Professional Services Council. Between now and Nov. 5, Federal News Radio is interviewing the finalists for this year’s awards. Doug Duenkel is the chief operating officer at Knight Point Systems and a finalist for this year's Executive of the Year award in the $75-to-$300 million in sales category. He reviews a bit of the company's history.
Sound management enables the effective implementation of policy. That's why managing the federal workforce will be a major factor in the next President’s success. The Partnership for Public Service and the IBM Center for the Business of Government have developed a roadmap to help the next administration use the workforce effectively. Dan Chenok, executive director of the IBM Center, joins the Federal Drive with more.
The Office of Management and Budget is updating the underlying policy for how the government buys, uses, and manages information technology. It’s known as Circular A-130. The last time OMB updated it was in 2000. Federal News Radio’s executive editor Jason Miller joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the changes and why you should care.
The House Veterans Affairs Committee issued subpoenas to five VA officials on Wednesday. However, the hearing accompanying the subpoenas exposed what could be a potential problem for all federal agencies. Federal News Radio's Scott Maucione has more.
In Thursday's Federal Headlines, the White House, Democrats and a host of good-government groups say the House's debt-limit aversion bill is a poor substitute for what's needed to keep the government from defaulting.
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 required the Agriculture Department to set different standards for school lunches. The food may be healthier, but now USDA faces a new problem: many students can't stomach the food.