Good program management has always been central to a well-functioning government. Add up the millions of projects and you've got thousands of programs. Now good program management might become law, if a bill now in the House makes it through. Joining the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with the implications of the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act, Mark Langley, CEO of the Project Management Institute.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) says she doesn't take the position lightly, but she thinks it's time for President Barack Obama to effectively fire the chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Warren's chief complaint is that SEC chair Mary Jo White has failed to pursue new rules that would require corporations to disclose certain political donations. David Hawkings, the senior editor at Roll Call, he joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more.
The Homeland Security Department's Science and Technology Directorate just published the first of six integrated product team reports. It's a look at major research areas that the S&T directorate says could benefit all parts of the department. Dr. Reggie Brothers is the undersecretary for science and technology at DHS. He tells Federal News Radio's Nicole Ogrysko how the department is trying to make it easier for industry to work with government.
Cybersecurity fatigue and governance are two fields researchers are looking into to learn how to improve cybersecurity in the government.
Sometimes federal regulators get pulled into pointless investigations.
The Federal Headlines is a daily compilation of the stories you hear discussed on Federal Drive with Tom Temin. Inspectors general keep issuing recommendations but federal agencies aren’t always putting them into practice. Federal watchdogs…
The best cybersecurity technology in the world won't be effective unless the organization is geared towards managing it all. That requires a cyber governance plan with somebody in charge. Rebekah Lewis, deputy director of the Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center at American University, joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more.
With Halloween in a couple of weeks, Christmas can't be far behind. Given the holiday spirit, to say nothing of the continuing resolution, contractor salespeople might be tempted to send a nice little token of appreciation to their federal customers. If you're about to unpack holiday decorations, it's also a good time to dust off the ethics rules. Joining the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more, Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners.
Few have gone through government untouched by the Government Accountability Office and its army of auditors and program analysts. Yet even the GAO sometimes can't get its hands on the information it needs. That would change under a bill passed unanimously in the House. The GAO Access and Oversight Act was sponsored by Rep. Earl "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.), who joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on his legislation.
In today's Top Federal Headlines, the General Services Administration's latest job posting describes a big opportunity for anyone in the Information Technology field.
Given its size, OMB, though it "punches above its weight" may not be ideally suited to all of the tasks asked of it.
The new administration is going to have to hit the ground running if it wants to accomplish anything. But new administrations often bog down early. Why? And how can they hope to avoid it? Bob Tobias, a professor in the Key Executive Leadership Program at American University, explains it to Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Over the objections of contractors in a variety of industries, the White House is pushing ahead with new rules. One requires a week of sick leave for every employee. Attorney Ken Rosenberg, a partner at Fox Rothschild, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin what's next.
The constant danger and the endless procedures to ensure cybersecurity combine to produce a new psychological phenomenon — security fatigue. That's according to a group of researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Computer scientist Mary Theofanos joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more.