It doesn’t seem like that distant a leap for the FBI’s criminal background check system to go from 17 hours of operations a day to 24.
What a difficult situation for law enforcement: how to minimize violence and potential deaths while doing its duty to enforce the law and the sovereignty of the courts.
Lists are like New Year’s resolutions. They’re a mental attempt to make order out of an inherently messy world.
Cheating and lying companies — at least in IT, professional services and the like — represent the rare birds, says Federal Drive host Tom Temin.
I don’t understand the repeated concern about harvesting social media for clues to possible security breaches. The whole social media scene resembles nothing so much as a platform for self-revelation.
The LCS variants all float upright and go from Point A to Point B. But how dangerous are they to the enemy? And protective of their crews?
If there’s anxiety from war, self pity, or cynicism, you don’t see it in these faces.
Companies like Boeing must deal with a regulatory environment, the compliance to which is a major corporate function in itself.
Federal wastebooks do make fun reading, and they do manage to portray some of the absurdity that creeps into an organization as vast as the U.S. federal government. My problem is that the effort is froth.
When it comes to mental application, men don’t have it over women. Only today’s training and the ultimate goal matter.
Speed matters, says Federal Drive host Tom Temin. When Defense Secretary Robert Gates stomped and hollered when MRAPs weren’t there during the height of the Iraq war, by golly, DoD found a contractor to build them in march time.
“I’m telling you right now, 10 years from now if the first person through a breach isn’t a fricking robot, shame on us.” — Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work
Vendors chide the government for keeping programs running that were coded in COBOL. But there’s still life in the market of this much maligned language.
As agencies with crucial missions stumble out of mistakes, don’t forget to celebrate the small victories.