• Kevin Compher: How much government data does the SEC rely on?

    It is not uncommon for a federal agency to claim it is data-driven, but how true is that statement? The Securities and Exchange Commission is one example of an agency that uses large amounts of data for up-to-date analyses. Kevin Compher, lead data scientist in the Cloud Strategies and Enterprise Data Platform group within the SEC, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to give a true sense of how much data the agency depends on.

  • SEC sees transition as opportunity to involve employees in engagement improvements

    Employee engagement efforts at the Securities and Exchange Commission have taken off in the past two years, Lacey Dingman, SEC chief human capital officer, said in an interview. SEC has risen from 27th to 6th among mid-sized agencies in the past five years on the Partnership for Public Service’s Best Places to Work rankings.

  • Kelly promises new DHS morale turnaround, leadership strategy

    Congress is once again examining the results of the latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Lawmakers said they’re encouraged by the progress the Homeland Security Department has made, despite its continued last-place ranking.

  • Mike Starr: SEC rule would require companies to use XBRL to file data

    The Securities and Exchange Commission has finalized a rule requiring companies to file their data using XBRL, which stands for extensible markup language. Mike Starr, vice president for government and regulatory affairs at the financial compliance firm Workiva, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin what this all means.

  • For SEC, modernizing HR is a team effort

    The Securities and Exchange Commission is rolling out two major human capital systems this summer.

  • Rapid data growth forcing SEC to rethink strategy

    Pam Dyson, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s chief information officer, said the agency’s Enterprise Data Warehouse has more than 2,000 users and its popularity is forcing her to look to the cloud to ensure its continued value.

  • Mike Clements: SEC struggling with training of specialized staff

    When it comes to poor morale and employee engagement, the Securities and Exchange Commission is on the mend. But the Government Accountability Office found SEC management still has to fix a lack of cross-divisional collaboration and a lack of training for its specialized staff. Mike Clements, acting director of financial markets and community investments at the GAO, shares more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Plain language report card aims to free agencies ‘bogged down by bureaucratic gibberish’

    The State and Defense departments showed the most improvement when it comes to providing publication information in understandable language.

  • David Hawkings: SEC chair draws senator’s ire

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) says she doesn’t take the position lightly, but she thinks it’s time for President Barack Obama to effectively fire the chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Warren’s chief complaint is that SEC chair Mary Jo White has failed to pursue new rules that would require corporations to disclose certain political donations. David Hawkings, the senior editor at Roll Call, he joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more.

  • Beware the Ponzi scheme, it still exists – 10/9/16

    Owen Donley of the Securities and Exchange Commission describes a new investment opportunity, crowdfunding, and outlines its risks.