Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Summary: When he's not tooling around the National Capital region on his motorcycle, Tom Temin interviews federal executives and government contractors who provide analysis and insight on the many critical issues facing the Executive branch. The Federal Drive is found at FederalNewsNetwork.com and 1500 AM in the Washington D.C. region.
Despite impeachment scars, Congress needs to get work on 2021 budget
FLRA decision could have broad impact on agency labor relations
Gauging Interior Department's efforts in wildfire prevention
Military leaders prepare their case for divesting unneeded weapons systems
NIST privacy framework looks to underpin ethical use of artificial intelligence
2 major cloud procurements will define intelligence community modernization in 2020
2020 NDAA helped guardsman and reservists make plans for early retirement
Navy searching for $40 billion to reinvest from old systems
The Navy plans to collect data from the Sun
What comes next for the biggest non-weapons contract ever?
When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention flags a foodborne illness such as e-coli in spinach, it turns to the Food and Drug Administration’s Emergency Management Office to pinpoint the source. Now the agency is also turning to things like geospatial data and soon machine learning and artificial intelligence to gain new insights into food shipping data. Wayne Gorski is the director of program operations and coordination at FDA’s Office of Emergency Management. He tells Federal News Network’s Jory Heckman how these emerging technologies help his office find foodborne outbreaks faster.
The Pentagon says it’s time to “right size” its national system of hospitals and clinics. Under a plan DoD rolled out yesterday, 50 military treatment facilities would be affected. The majority of them would close their doors to military retirees and family members, and only treat active duty servicemembers. Federal News Network’s Jared Serbu has details on why the department wants the changes.
In what was lightning speed in Pentagon terms, the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification is out. So now what? My next guest has been following this project closely from the beginning. Here with an update, law firm RJO partner Bob Metzger.
Army starts new research to help sleepy soldiers
Two factors are driving military spending priorities: The shift in strategy to great powers competition, and the need to restore the U.S. technological edge, or offset. Data analysts at Govini looked at five years of Defense Department spending to determine whether spending on Research Development Test and Evaluation, or RDT&E, reflects those priorities. Govini CEO Tara Murphy Dougherty joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin with what they found.