Federal Drive with Tom Temin show

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.

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 Identifying the ties that bind inspectors general | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:18:56

Inspectors general often labor in the isolation of their own departments or agencies. But now they have banded together, taking a look at the government as a whole. The Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency found seven big challenges that agencies seem to have in common. Council Chairman and Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for more.

 Michael Horowitz: Council identifies the ties that bind inspectors general, part 2 | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:18:56

As chairman of the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE), Michael Horowitz has seen the full range of challenges his colleagues have pointed out across government. His day job is inspector general at the Justice Department. In part two of his interview on Federal Drive with Tom Temin, Horowitz pointed out some of the financial management problems that run across the board.

 New guide from HHS office helps people access their medical records | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:09:29

The recent Facebook scandal showed the need for large organizations to protect the data they have about individuals. But sometimes citizens have trouble accessing their own data, especially their own electronic medical records. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, launched a program to correct that situation. Margeaux Akazawa, public health analyst at the ONC, discussed it on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

 Reform panel on track to cut DoD-specific acquisition regs by half | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:05:37

Fourteen months after President Donald Trump ordered federal agencies to stand up regulatory reform task forces, the Defense Department said it is making major progress in weeding out outdated and unnecessary rules. A Pentagon team is about halfway through an exhaustive review of DoD’s acquisition regulations. Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu has details.

 Secret Service improves diversity, officer training | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:08:22

Guarding the president and the White House grounds might be the most visible and stressful assignment for the Secret Service. Somehow, Capt. Richard Macauley found ways to tighten operations, increase diversity, boost officer training and improve working conditions all while taking care of his own shift operations. Now, Capt. Macauley has been named the Secret Service's Uniformed Division Officer of the Year, and he joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin in the studio.

 GAO worried about Census Bureau readiness for 2020 count | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:09:02

With 2018 hurtling towards the midpoint of the year, the Census Bureau is ramping up testing of the technology approach it plans for the 2020 count. There's a lot of stake — billions of dollars and the agency's constitutional duty. In its most recent look, the Government Accountability found a lot to be worried about. Robert Goldenkoff, director of strategic issues at GAO, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin with the latest.

 Identifying the ties that bind inspectors general | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:18:56

Inspectors general often labor in the isolation of their own departments or agencies. But now they have banded together, taking a look at the government as a whole. The Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency found seven big challenges that agencies seem to have in common. Council Chairman and Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for more.

 Mattis: Criminal charges likely amid probe into intelligence contract | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:06:14

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said criminal charges are likely part of an ongoing investigation into misspent funds in Afghanistan. As Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu reported on Federal Drive with Tom Temin, auditors have identified at least $50 million in potential fraud so far.

 Pruitt, facing 10 federal probes, tells lawmakers: ‘I have nothing to hide’ | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:08:15

EPA Adminstrator Scott Pruitt faced a marathon session on Capitol Hill on Thursday, April 26. He was there to defend the Trump Administration's fiscal 2019 budget proposal for the agency. But a growing number of members are urging Pruitt to step down. Last week the GAO found the EPA broke federal spending laws when it spent $43,000 on a soundproof booth in Pruitt's office without notifying Congressional overseers. Federal News Radio's Jory Heckman shared more from Pruitt's day on the Hill on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

 Congress encouraged to explore government strategies for fostering AI implementation | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:12:08

Artificial intelligence is the key to the next generation of dominance in the economy and military affairs. At the heart of artificial intelligence, somehow, is software. And the software industry has advice for what the government should do to use and foster use of AI. Craig Albright, vice president of legislative strategy at the Business Software Alliance, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for more.

 Congress encouraged to explore government strategies for fostering AI implementation | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:12:08

Artificial intelligence is the key to the next generation of dominance in the economy and military affairs. At the heart of artificial intelligence, somehow, is software. And the software industry has advice for what the government should do to use and foster use of AI. Craig Albright, vice president of legislative strategy at the Business Software Alliance, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for more.

 Social Security Administration abandons printer procurement due to "supply chain risks" | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:08:52

It seemed like a cut-and-dried offer. Social Security needed a lot of new printers. A well-known reseller offered a tried-and-true brand but contracting officials, citing supply chain risks, went elsewhere. The reseller protested, but world diplomatic concerns prevailed. With more on the case, procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

 U.S. Digital Service beginning to relieve stress of moving for service members | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:10:45

Some 400,000 service members move every year and have had to deal with antiquated technology that barely supports their moves. The U.S. Digital Service is beginning to relieve some of the stress that comes with moving. Lauryn Fantano, a project manager and designer, and Elliott Wilkes, a digital services expert, at the USDS are working with the U.S. Transportation Command. They told Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about their efforts to transform the application that service members use to track and expedite relos.

 USDS’ year-long effort to modernize military relocation site to launch in June | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:10:04

The U.S. Transportation Command brought in the U.S Digital Service after its Defense Personnel Property System suffered a two-week outage. Executive Editor Jason Miller has more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

 When it comes to cyber, NPPD says everyone knows it's in charge. It just needs a name change | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:08:41

The National Protection and Program Directorate, one of four Homeland Security Department directorates, said its federal partners know that NPPD is in charge when it comes to cybersecurity. The agency said it has all the authorities it needs to help protect federal networks and work with the private sector to mitigate cyber threats to critical infrastructure. But it just needs one other thing from Congress. Federal News Radio's Nicole Ogrysko had more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

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