When trying to find and recruit new talent, federal agencies can have too much of a good thing, namely data. But if you know how to use data, you can quickly zero in on the people with real potential. The Partnership for Public Service teamed up with LinkedIn to explore how this works. Tim McManus, vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership, fills in Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Defense Department plans to eventually buy nearly 2,000 F-35s. The FAA has registered some 500,000 drones.
Cross-agency collaboration will be key to a successful transition for the next presidential administration. That's one top-level finding from a series of workshops conducted by the National Academy of Public Administration. Don Kettl, professor of public policy at the University of Maryland and chairman of the NAPA collaboration panel joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with the details.
The amount of patent infringement lawsuits has sharply increased over the past few years. While obviously some disagreements are going to occur, the Government Accountability Office set out to find out the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's role in that uptick. Frank Rusco, director of Natural Resources and Environment at GAO, Federal News Radio's Eric White on Federal Drive with Tom Temin what USPTO can do to stop some frugal cases being brought forward at all.
The Navy is incorporating virtual environments and distance learning so sailors can get training they need and not spend long periods away from their duty stations. It's all part of the long term effort known as Sailor 2025.
An hour from Washington D.C. by a road flowing ceaselessly with purposeful trucks and cars, sits a hulking, dead factory, railroad tracks that no longer bring trains full of parts and supplies.
In today's Top Federal Headlines, a man who worked for the FBI for nearly 20 years pleads guilty to divulging sensitive information to at least one Chinese government official.
The Obama administration has launched what it calls the Data Driven Justice Initiative to alleviate the cost of mass incarceration. Dave Wilkinson, director of the White House office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to share details on the initiative.
The National Park Service has nearly $12 billion in maintenance backlog it needs to clear. Bob Wilbur, chief of the Park Facility Management Division, has a plan to tackle it.
In today's Top Federal Headlines, a new report finds the Veterans Health Administration lost more clinical work staff in 2015 than any other time in the past 5 years.
Sometimes, federal agencies have more policies than they need or use. That's the case at Veterans Affairs when it comes to ensuring religious sensitivity. Eight separate policies might just be a case of overkill. Joining Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more, Jessica Rodriguez, audit manager in the VA's office of inspector general.
An SBA program manager has been acknowledged for developing ways to recoup loses from failed small business investments.
The Pentagon's third offset strategy is a way of restoring the competitive edge the U.S. military has had for several decades. But DoD leadership may be going about it all the wrong way, seeking technology that's divorced from real-world war fighting needs. Dr. Dan Goure is vice president at military think tank Lexington Institute. He joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with why one of the armed services is doing a better job at pursuing an offset strategy.
Following two years of work, the EPA has put out final rules for methane gas emanating from municipal landfills. Joining Federal Drive with Tom Temin with what went into this rule-making, David Cozzie, group leader for fuels and incineration at the EPA.