Gen. Paul Selva, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said DoD must accept more risk in its funding of new technologies. Topics of interest include big data and energy production and storage.
Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), chairman of the House Budget Committee, said he's working on reforms to the Congressional Budget Act of 1974. The goal is to draft legislation by 2017, which he hopes a new president would sign into law.
The head of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said about half of the nation's data would be at risk if the Education Department was hacked.
Pundits say every action that comes out of Capitol Hill this year — bills, nominations or hearings — has ties to the 2016 elections.
A group of former and current federal executives advise against making the mobility provisions in the executive order to reform the Senior Executive Service too narrow.
Conference negotiators on the 2016 Defense Authorization Act will convene shortly as Congress comes back from its summer recess. The Defense Department is reviewing the results of base realignment and closure in Europe as it continues to make the case again for another round of BRAC stateside. Michael O'Hanlon, co-director and senior Fellow for Foreign Policy of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at the Brookings Institution, wrote about BRAC in the National Interest magazine. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose he's not sure prospects for a round of BRAC are much different now than they have been the past few years.
Congress returns after its August recess needing to complete 12 spending bills, deal with a looming fiscal deadline, and focus on cybersecurity and DoD issues.
Former Defense Department Comptroller Bob Hale wants Congress to learn from the past five years of budgetary turmoil. Congress has about 10 work days when it gets back from recess Sept. 8. – with no immediate sign of a budget deal for fiscal 2016.
Burnout levels in federal agencies are on the rise as employees deal with the threat of sequestration and the expectation of doing more with less. Higher stress levels can negatively affect performance and your health. To beat stress you've got to understand it. Andrew Shatté is an executive education instructor and resilience expert at the Brookings Institution. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to outline some of the factors for causing stress, and some tips for managing it.
We've all heard the complaints and lived with the consequences. The congressional budget process is broken and needs drastic overhaul. The Bipartisan Policy Center has some suggestions for doing just that. Dr. Alice Rivlin is a senior fellow in economic studies at the Brooking Institution, and a former director of both the Congressional Budget Office and the Office of Management and Budget. She co-authored the report with former Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.), and joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss it.
The latest iteration of Better Buying Power from the Department of Defense and legislation coming out of the Senate Armed Services Committee are two of the most recent efforts to help DoD buy better. Michael O\'Hanlon is co-director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, and director of foreign policy research at the Brookings Institution. His latest work is titled, \"Pentagon Acquisition Policy: Three quarters right, one quarter broken\". He tells In Depth with Francis Rose about what he calls the JIEDDO model of acquisition.
The latest iteration of Better Buying Power from the Department of Defense, and legislation coming out of the Senate Armed Services Committee, are two of the most recent efforts to help DoD buy better. Michael O\'Hanlon is co-director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, and director of foreign policy research at the Brookings Institution. His latest work is titled \"Pentagon Acquisition Policy: Three quarters right -- one quarter broken\". He tells In Depth with Francis Rose whether three-quarters right is enough to get the job done for the military.
The Postal Service doesn't want to go into banking, but the idea just won't go away, according to experts on a Brookings Institution panel.
New research shows departments do not incorporate cybersecurity efforts into their goals and objectives, said Kevin Desouza, the associate dean for research at the college of public programs at Arizona State University and a non-resident senior fellow of Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution.