national security

  • Justice Department anticipates budget challenges in 2017

    The Justice Department is facing several challenges in 2017 including threats to national and cyber security, overcrowding of prison systems and potential negligence in use of appropriated funds. DoJ’s Michael Horowitz and Kelly McFadden discuss the challenges on In Depth with the Justice Department.

  • Margot Conrad: How new hiring authorities can improve national security recruitment

    Margo Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, explains how new hiring authorities can help get national security people into government,

  • White House lays out roadmap for more diversity in national security workforce

    President Barack Obama signed a memorandum promoting diversity and inclusion in the national security workforce. The memo calls for the collection, analysis and dissemination of demographic data, as well as develop practices for exit and stay interviews.

  • It’s not too early to think about the presidential transition

    Transitions between presidencies are complex, and one of the major concerns for the team in charge of making sure nothing goes wrong in one critical area – national security.

  • White House issues call for public service careers

    In a short video released by the Obama administration, National Security Advisor Susan Rice calls on viewers to consider a career in public service.

  • How Lockheed Martin sold employees on an insider threat program

    Establishing insider threat programs was a key Defense recommendation after the 2013 Navy Yard shootings. Some companies that do business with the government are far ahead and waiting for agencies to catch up. DoD officials now consider aerospace giant Lockheed Martin’s program as a model.

  • SAIC, Leidos founder dead at 90

    J. Robert Beyster (1924-2014) died Monday of natural causes. As the founder of SAIC and Leidos, Beyster believed in solving national security problems for the federal government at a fair price.

  • Tom Nichols, Professor of National Security Affairs, Naval War College

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered top-to-bottom changes for the nation’s nuclear missile force. He wants to spend billions of dollars to fix problems with leadership, security and morale. The move comes after an exam-cheating scandal revealed numerous personnel problems among those entrusted with the country’s 450 nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles. What’s the future for this mission? Tom Nichols, a professor of national security affairs at Naval War College and a nuclear arms expert, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain.

  • Mark Testoni, President and CEO, SAP National Security Services

    America’s national security mission must adapt to the increasing complexity of threats. That means guarding against traditional risks and innovating to anticipate emerging ones. Technology can help, but it can be difficult to navigate the IT solutions amid shrinking budgets and a flood of data. Mark Testoni is president and CEO of SAP National Security Services. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with advice on improving the mission as well as the business of national security.

  • The terror attack in Boston

    Heritage Foundation security expert James Carafano will discuss the terrorist bombings in Boston, and what the U.S. government can do to prevent future attacks. April 19, 2013