Green shoots of renewal have helped former basket cases like Cleveland, Youngstown, Pittsburgh, Wheeling, and Detroit. The federal government has had a role in many instances.
NASA is opening a new office to track asteroids and comets that come too close to Earth.
The Department of the Navy will soon announce the creation of a new rapid acquisition office whose mission will be translate emerging technologies into actual weapons systems much more quickly than the Navy and Marines can do today. Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin. Read Jared's related story.
The Defense Department can be surprisingly vague in how it expresses the cost of flight, and how to interpret it.
You know what's like to be caught behind a parade. Traffic slows to a crawl and you've got no idea when you'll be moving again. The parade of political appointees leaving the administration and not being replaced is having a wet-blanket effect on buying and selling activity. That's according to Larry Allen of Allen Federal Business Partners, who shares his insight on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Commodities, the stock market and the Chinese economy might all be stalling. But there is one bright spot — worldwide military spending. U.S. defense spending is leading the way, but it's not alone. Budgets are rising in several other major countries too. It's all detailed in a survey just released by Deloitte. Tom Captain, vice chairman and U.S. and Global Aerospace and Defense sector leader at Deloitte, Joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin with some of the numbers and what they mean to contractors.
The Education Department holds personal data on almost half of the people in the United States. House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said the department’s databases are vulnerable and could lead to the biggest cyber breach ever. Federal News Radio Scott Maucione shares more on what's going on with the Education Department on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Chairman of the House Armed Services readiness subcommittee Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.) said the full committee will start working on the 2017 defense authorization bill three weeks early.
When the first Pulsar came out at $500, no one knew it would be nearly free in a couple of years. Now we know better.
Each year the Partnership for Public Services honors the best in career civil service. The Service to America Medals, or Sammies, provide a way for agency leadership to recognize people who might be working in obscurity but are nevertheless having a big impact. You've still got a week to nominate someone. And, as Jim Seymour, director of programs and events at the Partnership tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin, 2016 is a red-letter year.
The Small Business Administration has some tight deadlines to fix at least 30 IT security issues. They come from the House Small Business Committee, which took issue with a recent Government Accountability Office report on a series of management challenges at SBA. Federal News Radio reporter Nicole Ogrysko fills in all the details for Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Innovation can be hard to define, especially in something as stodgy as the federal government. But you know it when you see it. A study sponsored by the IBM Center for the Business of Government found lots of obstacles to innovation in federal agencies, but also lots of successes. Greg Dawson is senior faculty associate in the school for public affairs at Arizona State University and Jim Denford heads the management and economics department at the Royal Military College of Canada. They did the research and authored the report. Federal Drive with Tom Temin asked them to define innovation. Dawson speaks first.
When President Barack Obama signed the omnibus appropriations bill just before Christmas, he enacted a big boost in dollars going to several science agencies. The increase was even more than the Obama administration had asked for. For analysis of federal 2016 R & D spending, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to Matt Hourihan, director of the R&D Budget and Policy program at the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
The cuts will happen between now and early April, according to an announcement the Air Force released on Wednesday. They’ll involve 48 separate installations, but they’re not likely to lead to the firings of many individual workers.