Applicants, especially students, want jobs they're excited about and will enjoy doing, and they want to be nicely compensated for it. Well, duh.
The Social Security Administration is pairing up with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services to ensure that social security benefit recipients over the age of 90 are, in fact, still alive.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has trouble dealing with new car technology and the agency's own technology. Susan Fleming, director of physical infrastructure issues at the Government Accountability Office, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to offer some insight.
It's hard enough to make it Army Rangers. But how to you get to be the "Best Ranger" in the Army, and by extension, the best man in the armed forces? We'll find out in a few days when the Army stages the 33rd annual Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Georgia. Sgt. 1st Class Gerald Nelson, one-time Best Ranger, talks to Federal Drive with Tom Temin about the 33rd annual Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Georgia.
For millions of Americans, the front door to the federal government isn't the U.S. Capitol or a Social Security office. It's a website, and the experience can be frustrating. John Yuda, senior product design adviser to the Federal Front Door project tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin the General Services Administration's 18F group has been working to improve that experience.
The Defense Department says it's cut the number of security clearance holders by 900,000 as a result of policy changes to address potential insider threats.
It's also the sort of case illustrating how data analysis can prove a hunch or turn something up altogether new.
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration wants to know what’s stopping the Internet of Things from becoming a reality.
The new Core Federal Services Council was set up to ensure customer service provided by federal agencies continues to improve. Martha Dorris, of Dorris Consulting International and former General Services Administration executive, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about state-of-the-art customer service.
A contracting officer's power is not unlimited. He or she has the act in good faith, as one agency found out in the Court of Federal Claims over the termination of an employee. Procurement attorney Joe Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell sheds light on the case on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Mallory Barg Bulman, research director at the Partnership for Public Service, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to share some ideas for how to ensure both the reality and perception of merit when it comes to promotions in the federal service.
Congressional staff salaries are significantly lower than five years ago. In a letter to House and Senate leaders, five experts urge Congress to reverse that trend. Lee Drutman, senior fellow in the program on political reform at the New America Foundation, and one of the signatories, talked with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about why experience matters on Capitol Hill.
The Social Security Administration works hard to make sure everyone who's eligible receives their hard earned benefits. But as the population ages and people live longer, it sometimes has trouble knowing for sure if individuals have died. Kimberly Byrd, SSA's deputy assistant inspector general for audits, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about a program of data matching with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service.
The Homeland Security Department is trying again to improve its security operations center by going out with a second solicitation.