When it comes to transparency initiatives, the Obama administration is still pretty opaque, according to a coalition of two dozen good-government groups.
One prominent attorney believes MSPB is signaling to Congress it doesn't like the curtailment of employee civil rights.
The Pentagon is revisiting the work roles of each member of its vast IT workforce and adding specific cybersecurity responsibilities to each position.
Contractors with expiring General Services Administration multiple award schedule contracts have a new goodie. A new clause gives an afterlife to that contract — a really long afterlife. That's just one of the tidbits you should know about from the weekly blog of Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners. He joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more details.
Like the line in the famous Joni Mitchell song, Stan Soloway, former Pentagon procurement chief, has seen life from both sides now, or at least federal acquisition. Soloway recently stepped down after 15 years as CEO of the Professional Services Council, a trade group representing hundreds of defense contractors. He joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss why the Defense Department and everyone connected to it is wondering what happens next.
The Department of Defense is hosting its first-ever DoD Professionalism Summit to bring together the military's centers of excellence for a two-day conference to spur dialogue, share best practices and create a community of practice.
While you can make some comparisons, The F-35-as-Edsel is an imperfect analogy. And not a particularly useful one.
When both the House and Senate appropriations committee chairmen decided to not hold hearings on the President's 2017 budget request, you knew the year was off to a rough start. Now a battle royale is looking in the possible nomination of a new Supreme Court justice. For how this all might play out, Federal Drive with Tom Temin talks to David Hawkings, senior editor of CQ Roll Call.
Members of the House Agriculture Committee heavily questioned McCarthy at a hearing to find out why the EPA was not more active after it was discovered that Flint's water supply had been tainted.
My first thought on seeing the news on my smartphone with near-simultaneous alerts from four major news organizations: Oh, here comes another ugly battle in Washington.
President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal gives the Defense Department $524 billion, plus another $59 billion for overseas contingency operations.
For first responders to natural disasters, information is their most important commodity. Data about local infrastructure, sources of supply, roads and terrain. Sometimes that data can be hard to find, yet much of it exists. The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency maps nearly every square foot of the globe. Senior Analyst Nat Wolpert tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin how the NGA comes through with information when disaster occurs.
The Defense Department is working on new training programs to teach senior officers and troops about the Pentagon's new blended retirement system.
As OMB presses agencies to spend more money on new or modernized systems, some federal CIOs and other IT executives say modernizing the definition of legacy systems is an important starting point.