Derrick Dortch

  • DoD & Covid-19

    This week on Fed Access, Jon Harper, managing editor of National Defense Magazine, joins host Derrick Dortch to discuss how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the Department of Defense and contractors who do business with the agency.

  • Virtual internships in the federal government

    Nora Dempsey, senior advisor for Innovation at the US Department of State, joins host Derrick Dortch on this week’s Fed Access to talk about the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) program.

  • Virtual training for first responders

    Representatives from the Department of Homeland Security, the US Army and Cole Engineering Services join host Derrick Dortch on this week’s Fed Access for a wide ranging discussion of a new virtual simulation tool that helps train first responders.

  • Security clearances in the age of Covid-19

    This week on Fed Access, Evan Lesser, founder and president of ClearanceJobs.com, joins host Derrick Dortch to discuss how the security clearance process is being affected by the federal restrictions put in place during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • The future of AI and autonomous systems

    Yung Huh Wong, a research analyst at the Rand Corporation, joins host Derrick Dortch on this week’s Fed Access to talk about the impact of an increasing reliance on artificial intelligence and autonomous unmanned systems to settle military conflicts.

  • An update on the clearance jobs market

    Evan Lesser, founder and president of ClearanceJobs.com, 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.