Tom Temin

  • The government has a history of building monumental projects. In that sense, it's always acted like great American companies.

    July 31, 2017
  • Whether you're a federal agency or a contractor, cybersecurity has become too important to leave solely to the tech staff. The worst threat these days seems to be the insider threat. Addie Cliffe and Evan Wolff, attorneys with the privacy and cyberscurity group at Crowell Moring, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to offer advice on how to take a corporate approach.

    July 28, 2017
  • Greenhouse gases and global warming are the biggest topics of concern for climate scientists, replacing the growing hole in the Ozone Layer. NASA’s Ames Research Center conducted some of the earliest research that tied man-made compounds to ozone depletion, eventually leading to bans on those chemicals. Hanwant Singh, senior scientist at the Ames Research Center and finalist for the Service to America medals, spoke with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu on Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss his career and ozone layer research.

    July 28, 2017
  • No federal agency can operate without its technology infrastructure including everything from data centers to mobile devices. But how do you know when and where to invest? The National Institute of Standard and Technology is accepting comments on the draft of a step-by-step analysis of your system. Celia Paulsen, a risk management officer at NIST, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to provide more information.

    July 28, 2017
  • In today's Federal Newscast, Republicans on the Senate Appropriations Committee rejected an amendment in a spending measure which would have authorized funds for a new, consolidated FBI headquarters.

    July 28, 2017
  • Modern life would be impossible without chemicals — yet many chemicals are dangerous. The EPA has a longstanding program for evaluating those risks and providing regulations. Dr. Jeffery Morris, director of the office of pollution prevention and toxics at the EPA, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss a 2015 law — the Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century — that imposes a new risk management approach to chemical safety for the agency.

    July 27, 2017
  • The Internal Revenue Service is working to roll out a new agency-wide email system by the end of the year that will automatically archive messages for record-keeping purposes. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said under legacy processes, the IRS is running afoul of federal records laws in several ways. Greg Kutz, assistant inspector general for audit at TIGTA, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about what the office found when it took a deep dive into records.

    July 27, 2017
  • In today's Federal Newscast, after the first measure failed to pass the House, both chambers' respective Veterans Affairs committees have new legislation on the table.

    July 27, 2017
  • Six months in and the Trump administration — 12.5 percent through its term — still has many appointed positions unfilled. Mallory Barg Bulman is vice president for research and evaluation at the Partnership for Public Service. She joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin with a scorecard to date and explained why this is critically important.

    July 26, 2017
  • As part of next year’s Defense authorization bill, the House has voted to make one of the biggest organizational changes to the U.S. military in decades: removing space missions from the Air Force and giving them to a brand new military service: the U.S. Space Corps. The idea’s fate is uncertain. It’s strongly opposed by the Trump administration, and it’s not received a warm reception in the Senate.

    July 26, 2017
  • It’s the most expensive military program ever – and the most durable. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has survived administration after administration. But because of uncertainty over how many the military will buy each year, it’s hard to predict the total cost. For analysis, Federal Drive with Tom Temin spoke with Chris Taylor, the CEO of the market research firm Govini.

    July 26, 2017
  • In today's Federal Newscast, the Justice Department says three postal workers conspired to use USPS equipment to distribute large amounts of pot to the D.C. area.

    July 26, 2017
  • Forces are building for fundamental reform. But the White House needs to lead more.

    July 26, 2017
  • As its time grows shorter, Congress' agenda seems to grow longer. Yet members appear ready to head off to their August recess soon, and the long-term absence of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) because of his cancer diagnosis changes the calculus. Roll Call Senior Editor David Hawkings offers his take on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

    July 25, 2017