In this interview, McGinn discusses a range of contracting-related topics with Federal News Network’s Tom Temin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Trump administration's regulatory budget promotes fewer regulations and less growth in cost to agencies, leaving room for better decision making.
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.
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.
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.
President Barack Obama proposed a reorganization of several parts of the federal government. He wants to combine several food safety agencies and streamline some trade and commerce organizations. Paul Posner is director and professor of the Master's in Public Administration program at George Mason University. He's also former Director of Federal Budget and Intergovernmental Relations at the Government Accountability Office. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared a warning for the agencies that would merge, and especially for Congress.
The "white hats" can never let up in the drive to stay ahead of cyber mischief makers. The Cyber Security Research Alliance recently announced its teaming up with Drexel and George Mason University to research some of the big cyber and physical security problems in the country. Lee Holcomb, president of the alliance and deputy of Technical Operations at Lockheed Martin's Information Systems and Global Solutions, spoke with Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp, about the work the group is doing. Lockheed Martin is a founding member of CSRA.
While Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, criticized the Obama administration for turning in the Unified Agenda nine months late, one researcher says its more important to focus on the contents of the document rather than the timing of its release.
The Obama White House says it has cut red tape, reduced paperwork for businesses and citizens, and required agencies to simplify or get rid of old regulations. But how effective has this been? For analysis, Federal News Radio turns to Jerry Ellig, who was acting director of the Federal Trade Commission's Office of Policy Planning under George W. Bush. He spoke to Federal News Radio as part of the special report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.