• Dealing with robocalls – 1/3/16

    Bikram Bandy of the Federal Trade Commission discusses robocalls.

  • Dealing with robocalls – 8/9/15

    Bikram Bandy of the Federal Trade Commission discusses robocalls.

  • Car buyer beware – 7/19/15

    Mark Glassman, an attorney with the Federal Trade Commissions, discusses actions taken by the agency against car dealers convicted of deceptive advertising, lending fraud and other shady tactics.

  • OMB proposes new approach to guarantee federal website authenticity

    The administration releases draft guidance seeking comments on how this move to a secure website address standard would work.

  • Federal CTO Smith wants tech experts who speak the language

    Megan Smith, the federal chief technology officer says agencies need employees with a high technical quotient to help build digital services. Four months into the job, Smith said digital services, policy and innovation, and STEM are her top priorities.

  • Joe Petrillo, Procurement Attorney, Petrillo & Powell PLLC

    A protest by a California man, who claimed his entry in a Federal Trade Commission contest wasn’t properly evaluated, was dismissed by the Government Accountability Office in 2013. However, the protester, David Frankel, followed up by suing in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. In this week’s Legal Loop segment, procurement attorney Joe Petrillo, a partner at the law firm Petrillo & Powell, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss this new ruling further.

  • FTC, SEC using cloud to create path to innovation

    Bajinder Paul, the Federal Trade Commission CIO, said a new modernization roadmap will bring operational capabilities to employees, aggregate policies and major acquisition initiatives across the agency and, most importantly, create a path for innovation.

  • Agencies settling in on better privacy controls

    More agencies are recognizing the growing importance of keeping data private after recent information leaks and cyber breaches. The Federal Trade Commission is among the agencies at the head of the pack and is relying on best practices.

  • Turnover in GSA’s senior ranks continues

    Dennis Papula, director for management and strategy in the General Services Administration’s Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, becomes the fifth senior executive to leave in the last week. He is moving to the Federal Trade Commission.

  • Mica says agencies ‘thwarting’ proposed FTC relocation

    Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.), chairman of the House Oversight’s Subcommittee on Government Operations, said the Federal Trade Commission and the General Services Administration are “thwarting” his proposal to force the FTC to relocate out of its historic headquarters building and into leased space in Southwest Washington, D.C.