The Defense Department is trying an approach somewhere in between lowest-priced, technically acceptable and traditional best value. Attorney Sharon Larkin, a partner at Steptoe and Johnson explains value-adjusted total evaluated price on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Veterans Health Administration recommendations include items AFGE, the Commissioners and most everyone else for whom VA issues matter, can agree on.
In today's top Federal Headlines, the Justice Department files a False Claims Act complaint against a major government contractor and the Republican platform gives mixed things to say about federal agencies and their employees.
Donald Trump may have no legislative record, but his running mate does. Former congressman and Gov. Mike Pence (R-Md.) finds himself under the microscope in Cleveland this week, during the Republican National Convention. Roll Call's Senior Editor David Hawkings has written extensively about Pense and his earlier actions. He joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain what this could mean.
Mail goes nowhere without mail handlers and carriers. The Postal Service has hundred of thousands of such employees, in several unions. For many, it's a lifetime job. At headquarters, ensuring the vitality of this workforce falls to USPS Chief Human Resources Officer Jeff Williamson. He explains the scope of the work on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
In today's Top Federal Headlines a member of President Obama's cabinet violated the Hatch Act, and the Pentagon is trying a new approach to social media monitoring.
For its presidential transition planning work, the National Academy of Public Administration has convened a series of panels, which have with ideas and actions a new administration can take to make sure its policy goals actually happen. John Kamensky, senior fellow with the IBM Center for the Business of Government and chairman of the panel, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin how strategic foresight can help.
The Army is approaching the migration the way it might approach Fallujah or Normandy — all out.
With all of the regulations on contractors either established or in the works, companies are tempted to let someone else do their federal selling for them. Even if you use resellers and other third parties, you're not off the hook. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin to think twice about contractor exit or credit.
The congressionally-appointed Commission on Care has issued its final report on how to overhaul the Veterans Benefits Administration. It calls for greater use of local, private sector networks to augment the work of VA hospitals and clinics. The recommendations have also drawn the fire of the American Federation of Government Employees. J. David Cox, AFGE's national president tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin why he objects.
Poor access to health care at the Veterans Affairs Department came to light two years ago and sparked nearly continuous upheaval ever since. Appointed by Congress, the Commission on Care has issued its final recommendations for overhauling how VA delivers its basic mission, providing health care for veterans. Commission Chairwoman Nancy Schlichting gives Federal Drive with Tom Temin a highlight.
In today's Top Federal Headlines, the Global Aerospace and Defense sector saw a boost in revenue in 2015, and the Army will not make the 2017 deadline for transitioning its systems to Windows 10.
As federal law enforcement increasingly adopts body-mounted video, footage from local police is starting to show both the potential and the limitations of this technology.
Defense Department officials have identified tens of billions in potential savings, but a lack of data is hampering their ability do anything about it.