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.
Tighter budgets are impacting agencies' ability to recruit new employees, according to the results of an exclusive Federal News Radio survey. But while budget dollars may be dwindling, agencies still need new hires to fill vacancies caused by retirements and others leaving civil service. Federal recruiters and college advisers say there are certain cost-effective and innovative techniques that work better than others when it comes to finding the next generation of federal employees.
Civilian agency payrolls would be most vulnerable under automatic budget cuts set to kick in on Jan. 2. A new AIA and George Mason University study claims 229,000 non-defense federal jobs would be eliminated.
From Darleen Druyun to Jack Abramoff to wartime contracting, history shows the Public Buildings Service's lavish spending is small potatoes. Experts say the energy and time Congress has put into hearing on the GSA conference near Las Vegas could be better used to address bigger, most costly problems.
FEMA has recovered just $3 million of $643 million in potentially improper disaster relief aid since Hurricane Katrina. But its attempts to recoup the money are setting off one senator and threatening to erupt into a public relations snafu.
George Mason University researchers are calling on the government to declassify details about cyber threats. Jerry Brito is one of the researchers behind the call.
Host Mark Amtower is joined by Dr. Roy Hinton, Associate Dean for the School of Management at George Mason University, and Louis Numkin, lifetime member and former board member of the Federal Information Systems Security Educators Association (FISSEA). February 21, 2011
When looking at which programs to cut, ask yourself what the results and what have the costs been. That from an expert on the art and science of regulations, the Mercatus Center\'s Jerry Ellig.
While the recommendations from the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform didn\'t pass, we may not have seen the end of them. Jason Fichtner, senior research fellow with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, joins us with more.