George Mason University

  • GMU’s Dr. Jerry McGinn: Happy warrior for contracting and acquisition learning

    In this interview, McGinn discusses a range of contracting-related topics with Federal News Network’s Tom Temin.

  • National security threats abound, but the biggest might be the way government works

    The United States has a long list of threats that it’s trying to get its arms around.

    But John Cotton, executive MBA adjunct faculty for the School of Business at George Mason University and retired Navy vice admiral, says there is one threat that outweighs all of them.

  • New government contracting center aims to fill independent research, education void

    George Mason University in Virginia officially launched the Center for Government Contracting to focus on policy, business and regulatory issues that impact the federal procurement process.

  • What Amazon’s HQ2 really means for Virginia

    With the recent announcement that Amazon’s HQ2 will reside partly in northern Virginia, we gather together an emergency EXTRA episode with some of the most influential minds in the region: Ángel Cabrera, president of George Mason University; Tien Wong, serial entrepreneur and CEO of Opus8; and Jason Miller, CEO of the Greater Washington Partnership; to understand how Amazon’s move is a huge opportunity for the area.

  • Can the DC region still attract the best workers?

    Terry Clower, director for the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government, discusses how immigrants, especially long-term immigrants, make up a huge portion of the D.C. region’s workforce, and how pushing immigrants out of the country could be a large economic injury for the area. Clower also explains how attracting business to Washington can work by making a place where employees will want to live.

  • Invincea founder’s road to success based on problem-solving

    Anup Ghosh’s story is uniquely DC. He started off as program manager at a government agency, but then quickly identified a problem that needed solving. Fast forward to his company being sold for $100 million.

  • Regulatory budget can help agencies make better decisions

    The Trump administration’s regulatory budget promotes fewer regulations and less growth in cost to agencies, leaving room for better decision making.

  • Trump and greater Washington region’s economy

    Terry Clower, director of George Mason University’s Center for Regional Analysis, explains how a Trump administration could have a positive effect on the local region.

  • Cmdr. Jim Feldkamp: Each Navy ship needs to have solid punching power

    It may be having problems getting built and perfected, but the Littoral Combat Ship is going to be an important part of the Navy’s fleet. Since that fleet is about half the size it was during the Cold War, each ship needs to have solid punching power. That’s what retired Navy Cmdr. Jim Feldkamp, now an adjunct professor at George Mason University, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • What is the value of a cyber investment?

    A new partnership between Vencore and the George Mason University aims to develop a cyber risk assessment methodology and tool to help agencies and other organizations analyze the value of the data and determine how best to mitigate potential cyber threats.