Elections are the responsibility of states, counties, cities and towns. But the federal government has an increasing role on the security end of things.
Dunford says the holes in readiness are filled, but the military needs to build on its competitive edge.
Members of the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress agree Congress lacks tech oversight capacity to keep an eye on federal agencies, but whether that means bringing back the Office of Technology Assessment, as some lawmakers have suggested, remains unclear.
Commandant Karl Schultz stood before the House on Tuesday laying out the agency's many concerns and promises. Schultz said fiscal 2020 will focus mainly on readiness and addressing maritime challenges.
The Navy says it can handle any fight, but it's processes for bringing products to sailors is slow.
Navy Cmdr. Brendan Stickles, a federal executive fellow at the Brookings Institution, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss.
With military service at lower rates than in the past, researchers Alice Hunt Friend and Mara Karlin say more and more Americans express admiration for something they don't fully understand.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is spearheading an initiative to help agencies and organizations fill in the holes when it comes to implementation of data privacy protections.
In its first year and a half, the Trump administration has lost a higher percentage of top advisers than any administration in recent memory.
Majority members on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee conducted their own study of agency official time use in attempt to get better data but still found messy and confusing agency reports.
The State Department is responsible for diplomacy. The U.S. Agency for International Development is concerned with development and carrying out programs in other countries.
Trump administration staff turnover has exceed that of the last five presidents. But what does that mean for the government?
Readiness is a tricky word and it gets even trickier when the military is asking for money.
Thomas Hill of the Brookings Institution says the State Department's re-org plan looks like a lot of earlier ones, ambitious language but few specifics.