Derrick Dortch

  • An update on the clearance jobs market

    Evan Lesser, founder and president of, joins host Derrick Dortch on this week’s Fed Access to discuss what the federal government is doing to speed up the process for workers seeking security clearances.

  • Unlocking the complex US – China relationship

    Rodger Baker, senior vice president of strategic analysis at Stratfor, joins host Derrick Dortch on this week’s Fed Access to discuss how China’s emergence as a global military and economic power has changed its relationship with the United States and other countries around the world.

  • Human rights & terrorism

    Matthew Daniels, chair of Law and Human Rights at the Institute of World Politics, joins host Derrick Dortch on this week’s Fed Access to about his new book:¬† Human Liberty 2.0: Advancing Universal Rights in the Digital Age, which is a collection of stories about people around the world who are using social media to advance the cause of human rights and freedom.

  • A unique approach to community policing

    Lt. Bret Parsons, commander of the Special Liaison Branch of the Metropolitan Police Department joins host Derrick Dortch on Fed Access to discuss the branch’s unique approach to community policing.

  • The DC Police Foundation: An inside look

    Patrick Burke and Rebecca Schwartz with the DC Police Foundation join host Derrick Dortch on this week’s Fed Access to discuss community policing and the work their organization is doing with DC’s Metropolitan Police Department.

  • The clearance job market: An update

    Evan Lesser, president and founder of, joins host Derrick Dortch to discuss the state of the clearance job market and whether the federal government has made any progress in speeding up the security clearance process.

  • Defense spending: What’s in the president’s budget?

    President Donald Trump released his budget request for fiscal year 2020. What’s in it for DoD? Find out when Jon Harper of National Defense Magazine joins host Derrick Dortch on this week’s Fed Access.

  • Ending nuclear threats around the world

    Joan Rohlfing, president and chief operating officer of the Nuclear Threat Initiative joins host Derrick Dortch to talk about what the NTI is doing to stop the spread of nuclear weapons and end them as a threat around the world.

  • What is the impact of ‘economic espionage?’

    Tiffany Lopez Winters, executive director of The National Trust Center, joined Fed Access to discuss economic espionage and how it is affecting small businesses, government contractors and federal agencies.

  • Using technology in the fight against human trafficking

    Mike Fullilove of DeliverFund joined host Derrick Dorch to discuss how his organization is helping law enforcement agencies crack down on human trafficking worldwide.