FEDTalk

FEDTalk is produced by Shaw Bransford & Roth P.C., bringing you the insider's perspective from leaders in the federal community since 1993.


Latest Podcasts / Episodes

  • In 2022, the technology industry laid off over 150,000 employees. Thus far in 2023, an additional almost 70,000 employees across 210 tech companies have lost their jobs. As the private sector tech industry undergoes a…
    January 27, 2023
  • This week on FEDtalk, host James Heelan–Senior Counsel at Shaw Bransford & Roth–joins the program with colleagues Conor Dirks and Michael Sgarlat. Mr. Dirks is a Partner at Shaw Bransford & Roth, and Mr. Sgarlat…
    January 13, 2023
  • This week is FEDtalk’s annual Open Season Special. We sit down with insurance experts to demystify the plan selection process. We will cover what’s new in insurance this year, why employees should re-evaluate a range…
    November 18, 2022
  • In times of economic uncertainty, it is important to know how to navigate the real estate market to protect your investments and financially plan for your family. This week on FEDtalk, we break down the…
    November 4, 2022
  • Getting things done in a bureaucracy can be hard, but Marina Nitze and Nick Sinai have found success. Now, they are working to ensure employees at every level and in every kind of bureaucracy can…
    October 21, 2022
  • This Hispanic Heritage Month, FEDtalk is recognizing efforts to increase Hispanic/Latino representation in government and government efforts to elevate Hispanic/Latino stories to the public. Joining us on the program is Jorge Zamanillo, inaugural Director of…
    October 7, 2022
  • The impacts of 9/11 are permanent, pervasive and have had an enduring impact – especially on the first responders from across the nation. On this week’s FEDtalk, guests will discuss their first-hand accounts and the…
    September 16, 2022
  • The acquisition world is constantly changing and requires a workforce that can keep up. Robert Daugherty, Acquisition & Contracting Product Director at Management Concepts and Melissa Starinsky, Managing Member at Starinsky, LLC discuss ongoing trends…
    September 2, 2022
  • FEDtalk is at the Women in Federal Law Enforcement 22nd Annual Leadership Training in Phoenix, Arizona. Recorded right from the conference, listen to panelists discuss leadership and career building for women in federal law enforcement…
    August 19, 2022
  • Video games and augmented and virtual reality simulations are the next phase in the federal government’s workforce development strategy. Considering the potential to aid recruitment and development of federal employees, stakeholders are looking for ways…
    August 5, 2022
  • FEDtalk is recognizing National Whistleblower Appreciation Day with all three newly confirmed Members of the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). With its first quorum in five years, the MSPB is back and ready to hear…
    July 15, 2022
  • This week’s FEDtalk show features attorneys from the law firm of Shaw Bransford & Roth (SBR) to discuss personnel issues and trends emerging from the pandemic era. The pandemic caused an immediate shift in both…
    July 1, 2022
  • FEDtalk is celebrating Pride Month with a discussion on LGBTQ+ inclusivity in government. The program begins with a fireside chat with The Honorable Shawn Skelly and continues with a discussion on the issues with Linda…
    June 16, 2022
  • This week’s FEDtalk show features attorneys from the law firm of Shaw Bransford & Roth (SBR) to discuss personnel issues and trends emerging from the pandemic era. The pandemic caused an immediate shift in both…
    June 3, 2022