Tom Temin

  • Spring cleaning can help federal contractors get ready for the summer selling season. Larry Allen of Allen Federal Business Partners tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin that if you don't have a compliance manual, now's a good time to write one.

    April 04, 2016
  • The Government Accountability Office found that the Homeland Security Department still has work to do in finding out whether the new administrative leave policy is having any effect. Andrew Von Ah, GAO's acting director for Homeland Security and Justice Issues, offered his insight on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

    April 04, 2016
  • If you're a company operating a piece of critical infrastructure, you can get a no-charge assessment of your cybersecurity and your security practices courtesy of the Homeland Security Department. Federal Drive with Tom Temin talked to Greg Touhill, deputy assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications at DHS, about the latest developments in the National Cybersecurity Assessment and Technical Services program.

    April 04, 2016
  • The Navy makes changes to its uniform policy regarding tattoos and hats. Sailors may now have one tattoo under an inch on their neck, and have whatever amount of ink they want below the elbow or knee.

    April 04, 2016
  • The SSA is updating their online services with new programs and better security, but still faces budgetary and workforce attrition challenges.

    April 01, 2016
  • Temporary employees at the Defense Department face many hurdles when they try to move to full-time. Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) tells Federal News Radio's Eric White on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about his proposal to encourage DoD managers to move temporary employees when full-time positions open up.

    April 01, 2016
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services just started a new pilot project to see about reducing that paperwork burden for companies that hire non-citizen workers. The Known Employer pilot lets employers show their eligibility once a year instead of every time they sponsor an immigrant visa. James McCament, is the deputy associate director for Service Center Operations at USCIS, talks to Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

    April 01, 2016
  • With all those mobile devices and teleworking days, data security has become a real worry for federal IT shops. Murugiah Souppaya, a computer scientist from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin about new NIST guidance that covers the best techniques and technologies for securing data and remote devices.

    April 01, 2016
  • You now have permission to hack the Pentagon. A spokesman said DoD's accepting registrants for its new bug bounty program, which pays white hat hackers who discover and report vulnerabilities in DoD systems.

    April 01, 2016
  • Air traffic controllers: When you can see what's really going on aloft, you think, whatever we're paying those people, it's not enough.

    April 01, 2016
  • Imagine living in a New Jersey neighborhood literally surrounded by highways, railways, a gigantic airport, factories and an incinerator. It seemed like everyone had asthma. Motivated citizens got together with the Environmental Protection Agency to help get a handle on the local air quality. Marie O'Shea, region two liaison to EPA's office of research and development, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin about the creation of an environmental toolbox and how it was used.

    March 31, 2016
  • The Tonawanda Coke story helped move citizen science from the realm of mere data gathering to the power to change things. Pat Sheridan, the Environmental Protection Agency's region two citizen science coordinator, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin about the famous case the stinky factory and the people of Tonawanda, New York.

    March 31, 2016
  • Cheating on tests by the nation's nuclear warriors, bribe-taking for military contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and now a nearly five-year sentence for a flag-rank naval officer for steering contracts for ship provisioning in the infamous Fat Leonard scandal. Is corruption on the rise in the military? Brian Bouffard, a former JAG staff member, answers the question on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

    March 31, 2016
  • Is the federal government becoming more corrupt? The big picture says no. It's why we still get startled when it does occur.

    March 31, 2016