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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 Coast Guard can only handle another month of CR | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:06:54

After a record hurricane season, the Coast Guard is in need of new funding to keep itself afloat in 2018.

 Dissecting Commerce, DHS plan to mitigate botnet threat | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:09:50

Automated cybersecurity attacks using botnets have been a persistent problem for years. Back in May, a Trump administration executive order assigned the Commerce and Homeland Security Departments the new task to come up with a strategy for mitigating the botnet threat. Now the two departments have issued their draft strategy. Tim Polk, internet standards lead at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, a subsection of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain what the agencies found.

 Democrats setting up shutdown fight over border wall, immigration policy | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:07:29

The Trump administration's request for an additional $18 billion over 10 years to build a border wall is riling up some Democrats, as Congress continues negotiations over a spending deal by Jan. 19.

 Military academies too deal with sexual harassment, retaliation | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:08:23

Bill Curtis, the executive director for the Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ), said new standards will help agencies better understand the cost of IT modernization.

 Price to complete first annual DoD audit: $918 million, 1,200 personnel | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:07:05

Costs of a full-scope DoD financial audit will approach $1 billion in the efforts first year, but Defense officials contend the benefits are well worth the price.

 How agencies can get out from under $7B in technical debt | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:08:23

Bill Curtis, the executive director for the Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ), said new standards will help agencies better understand the cost of IT modernization.

 Potential regulation rollback in 2018 | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:11:08

POGO's Sean Moulton joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to tell us what potential 2018 regulation rollback could mean for the federal agencies

 Everything you need to know about DoD pay and benefits changes in 2018 | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:07:34

Military and Defense Department employees will see some big changes to retirement and prescription drug copays starting next year.

 Active role of drones in military history | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:09:32

Deloitte's Chuck Wald points out the long military history that drones already have. Is AI really that far off?

 Artificial intelligence proves major time savings for federal employees | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:07:50

Federal agencies are embracing the idea of artificial intelligence, and in test cases, adopting machine learning has cut down on some of the tedious aspects of working with government data.

 What is NASA's urban air mobility initiative? | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:09:38

Many cities look for ways to reduce vehicle traffic on clogged streets. They're also looking at how to safely increase air traffic above those streets and among all the buildings. It's known as urban air mobility. NASA's aeronautics research mission directorate has been helping this effort with research. Bob Pearce, NASA's deputy associate administrator for strategy, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss what that initiative entails.

 What will come of new net neutrality policy? | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:11:12

Republicans and Democrats on the five-member Federal Communications Commission have been at odds for years now over the net neutrality issue. Now that the chairman Ajit Pai and fellow Republicans members have reversed the net neutrality policy of the Obama administration, there's a job to do. One of those members, Brendan Carr, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to share some ideas the FCC has for moving forward.

 White House preparing executive order on CIO authorities | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:08:01

The White House is considering adding one more piece to its IT modernization strategy. The Trump administration is floating a draft executive order focused on, once again, defining the roles and authorities of agency chief information officers. For his weekly feature the Reporters Notebook, executive editor Jason Miller got a hold of a copy of the draft EO from December and writes about it this week. Jason joins me now with an exclusive look at the draft executive order.

 CR has 10 days left, now what? | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:09:59

Congress has arrived back in town and will get down to business today. The continuing resolution has only 10 days left. Democrats and Republicans have been talking about a potential two-year budget agreement, but no clear results yet. Loren Duggan, Bloomberg Government editorial director, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to give details of what's ahead.

 Trump administration made few changes to locality pay in 2018. What happened? | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:08:41

Federal employees looking for changes to locality pay won't see many of them in 2018. That's because the entities that make small, but significant, changes to federal pay were mostly inactive during President's Trump first year in office. Federal employees in locality pay areas will see higher adjustments this year. But that's about it. Federal News Radio's Nicole Ogrysko joins me now to explain what happened.

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