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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Podcasts:

 Bob Tobias: How reorganization may or may not work under Trump administration | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 06:13

The Trump administration's appointees have generated plans to reorganize agencies. But plans don't succeed without cooperation and buy-in from the rank and file members. Bob Tobias, professor in the Key leadership program at American University, told Federal Drive with Tom Temin that this is an old lesson that needs repeating.

 Jennie Wenger: U.S. Army working to retain its cyber force | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 08:27

The Army spends a lot of effort training its cyber soldiers, also known as the 17-C military occupational specialty. Now it's trying to figure how to persuade those soldiers to re-enlist rather than take their expertise to the private sector. The Army hired the Rand Corporation to look into this issue. Jennie Wenger, a senior economist at Rand, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about the results of a completed study.

 Senator wants more insight into DoD's research spending | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 09:28

Back massages for rats and binge watching Desperate Housewives. The Defense Department studies some weird things. But are they worth it? Senator Jeff Flake wants to know. Hes added an amendment to the 2018 defense authorization bill to add more accountability to science funding. Flake joined Federal News Radio's Scott Maucione with more.

 Greg Wilshusen: SEC continues to battle cybersecurity issues | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 10:48

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton a lengthy memo last month concerning a 2016 breach of the agency's Edgar system where companies file detailed financial information online. The SEC has battled cybersecurity weaknesses for years. Greg Wilshusen, director of information security issues at the Government Accountability Office, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss those challenges.

 Tammy Flanagan: Navigating federal retirement paperwork | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 09:41

In the federal government, nothing happens until you fill out a form. That's certainly true of retirement, a topic on quite a few federal minds these days. With a rundown on the paperwork you need to keep in mind, federal retirement expert Tammy Flanagan.

 Kevin Aven: What's changing under IBM's renewed contract with LOGSA | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 08:51

The Army's Materiel Command is awash in data especially when it comes to equipment maintenance, parts and supplies. AMC's Logistics Support Activity, or LOGSA, has the task of aggregating that data to pinpoint the Army's logistics challenges. LOGSA just awarded a $135 million contract to IBM, an incumbent vendor that's been supporting logistics work since 2012. Kevin Aven is the co-account lead for the company's Army and Marine Corps business. He talked with Federal News Radios Jared Serbu about whats changing under the renewed contract, including how artificial intelligence is coming into play.

 Here's how much more federal employees will pay for health care in 2018 | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 07:26

Federal employees can expect to pay more for their health care premiums next year. That may not come as a surprise. The Office of Personnel Management announced the premium rates ahead of open season. Federal News Radio's Nicole Ogrysko joins the Federal Drive to discuss how much they're going up and what else you can expect in 2018.

 Maj. Gen. Randy Taylor: Army Medical Research Institute shares opioid knowledge with civilians | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 10:14

Addiction and overdose deaths from opioids continue to grow. But the Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense, located at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds, has been studying how medics would react if an enemy used opioids as a weapon. It's learned a lot. And now it's sharing that knowledge with first responders in the civilian world. Joining the Federal Drive with more, Maj. Gen. Randy Taylor, the senior mission commander of Aberdeen.

 Maj. Gen. Randy Taylor: Army Medical Research Institute shares opioid knowledge with civilians | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 10:14

Addiction and overdose deaths from opioids continue to grow. But the Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense, located at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds, has been studying how medics would react if an enemy used opioids as a weapon. It's learned a lot. And now it's sharing that knowledge with first responders in the civilian world. Joining the Federal Drive with more, Maj. Gen. Randy Taylor, the senior mission commander of Aberdeen.

 Napolitano looks back at early days as DHS secretary | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 22:09

After serving as governor of a populous state, Janet Napolitano took over as Homeland Security secretary early in the Obama administration, she found something encouraging right away. Federal Drive with Tom Temin asked her about her initial impression of the more than 160,000 people she found working for her.

 Trump's swiss cheese administration? | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 08:32

With the departure of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, the Trump administration is starting to get that swiss cheese look again. That's two large-department openings. Plus FBI, Secret Service, the list goes on and on. For a fresh look at this recurring issue, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turns to Mallory Barg Bulman, vice president of research and evaluation at the Partnership for Public Service.

 What's the rate of growth in federal cybersecurity? | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 09:37

You might have guessed the roster of cybersecurity vendors and the federal dollars going to them are growing. But the rates of growth, that's something else again. Now the data analysis firm Govini has put some numbers around it. Matt Hummer, Govini's director of analytics, shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

 NARA: Improvements seen in federal records management, but 'there is work to be done' | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 09:58

Compliance collaboration and accountability are themes of the National Archives recommendations to agencies for improving how they handle paper and electronic trails. That's according to NARA's latest Federal Agency Records Management Annual Report. Federal News Radios Meredith Somers spoke with NARA Chief Records Officer Laurence Brewer on Federal Drive with Tom Temin to learn more about the progress agencies are making in their records management and where there's still room to improve.

 Senate to markup 2018 budget this week | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 08:33

Guess what? The Senate budget committee is actually going for a budget markup this week. Just hours into the new fiscal year, it will settle an issue that it could've been done six months ago. But that's our Congress. Plus, Republicans are going to go for variation 37 on health care insurance reform. Roll Call Senior Editor David Hawkings provides a look ahead on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

 DoD has trouble closing contracts | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 10:38

The government has a problem with closure. Closure of its contracts that is. Without closure, the government cannot be sure it received what it paid for at the right price. The Defense Department's contracts get hung up at the Defense Contract Audit Agency, where it takes more than two years on average to close a contract. Tim DiNapoli, director of acquisition and sourcing management issues at the Government Accountability Office, shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

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