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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 IoT introducing new cyber risks, redrawing federal CISO role | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 07:13

Whether at the bottom of your coffeemaker or the inside of a nuclear cooling tower, internet-connected devices are everywhere, and that includes the federal government. With no end in sight for Internet of Things, agencies are benefiting from the range of devices but also added risks. Federal News Radio's Meredith Somers tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin more about what government is doing to manage the IoT.

 Postal IG uncovers mishandling of official time | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 09:21

When union employees want to take time off for political activity, they're allowed to, but only as unscheduled and unpaid leave. The Postal Inspector General found that, in some districts, the practice, while legal, got out of hand because it wasn't managed properly. It had the potential to wreak havoc on both budgets and employees who had to fill in. Charles Turley, deputy assistant inspector general for supply management and Human Resources, talks to Federal Drive with Tom Temin about the findings.

 A better approach to SES mobility | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 09:41

Members of the Senior Executive Service know being transferred to a new job or agency goes with that SES status. But that doesn't necessarily mean you'll be happy if it you're shipped off. So how can agency political executives use the SES mobility program without ruffling feathers? For a few ideas, Federal News Radio's Eric White spoke with Jeff Neal, ICF senior vice president and former chief human capital officer of Homeland Security on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

 A better approach to SES mobility | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 09:41

Members of the Senior Executive Service know being transferred to a new job or agency goes with that SES status. But that doesn't necessarily mean you'll be happy if it you're shipped off. So how can agency political executives use the SES mobility program without ruffling feathers? For a few ideas, Federal News Radio's Eric White spoke with Jeff Neal, ICF senior vice president and former chief human capital officer of Homeland Security on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

 Mid-tier contractors face unique hurdles | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 10:10

Small companies have an array of regulations and programs to help them get federal contracts. Big companies have the resources to field large, professional federal capture teams. For contractors in the middle, life can be tougher. Paul Murphy, senior data analyst at Bloomberg Government, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on the challenges of mid-tier contractors.

 New whistleblower non-profit looks to raise protections, lower barriers to legal resources | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 07:14

A new resource to help potential whistleblowers has emerged. A group called Whistleblower Aid aims to help government employees, military service members and contractors stay on the right side of the law when they decide to go public about possible wrong-doing. Federal News Radios Meredith Somers fills in the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

 What government reorganization means to the VA, where change is already moving fast | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 18:18

The Veterans Affairs Department is focused on a top to bottom modernization that reaches all parts of the agency. Parts of the department's transformation may not be visible to the veteran population the department services. Greg Giddens is the executive director of the Office of Acquisition, Logistics and Construction at VA. In his interview with Federal News Radio's Nicole Ogrysko on Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he explains how the department is working through a backlog of vacant, underused, outdated or badly deteriorated facilities.

 Evaluating all-of-government response to recent hurricanes | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 07:56

Disasters on the scale of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma requires an all-of-government approach. And that's what they got. Tens of thousands of feds from more agencies than you might think are still working around the clock in six states. Mallory Barg Bulman, vice president of research and evaluation at the Partnership for Public Service, offers an assessment on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

 Contracting system helps NASA adopt new technologies | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 11:25

NASA is preparing for the next round of space technologies, everything from more reliable circuit boards to space propulsion systems. It's using a special contracting system known as non-reimbursable space act agreements. Steve Jurczyk, NASA's associate administrator for the Space Technology Mission Directorate, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin in studio.

 Army Corps of Engineers joins hurricane relief effort | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 19:22

You might not think of the Army Corps of Engineers as first responders. But the Corps was part of the all-of-government response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, the commanding general and chief of engineers, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin in studio.

 Air Force devolves decisions on crew rest time, part of effort to devolve authority to squadrons | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 05:26

Air Force top commanders say they're looking for more ways to move decision-making authority away from headquarters, from themselves, and give more of it to local commanders. A new policy set for release in the coming days will let squadron commanders make their own calls about, for instance, how much rest their pilots need. Federal News Radios Jared Serbu has more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

 Storm brewing over federal flood insurance | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 08:55

Nearly 40,000 federal employees responding in one way or another to the recent hurricane disasters. With the waters receding, an old problem has popped back into view. Namely, what to do about the federal flood insurance program that was billions in the red before Harvey and Irma. Roll Call Senior Editor David Hawkings joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the latest storm brewing on Capitol Hill.

 Obama appointees negotiated next job while on the job at Interior | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 07:46

Political appointees often think about their next job while deep into working for the government. That's understandable. They serve at the pleasure of the president, and usually for only two or three years. But a half dozen Interior Department appointees were negotiating private sector jobs toward the end of the Obama administration. They recused themselves from important policy deliberations. Kevin Bogardus, a reporter with E&E News, shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

 Uniformed Services University joins opioid addiction fight | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 09:54

With opioids driving up drug overdose death rates, military health practitioners are joining in the battle. West Virginia is one of the states hit the hardest by opioid deaths. Now the Uniformed Services University of the Health Services and West Virginia University are teaming up to take on opioid addiction. Dr. Chester Buckenmaier, professor at the Uniformed Services University and a retired Army colonel, provides details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

 Navy shipyards face multibillion-dollar backlog to fix failing facilities, and the problem is worsening | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 09:02

A big piece of the Defense Department's critical infrastructure is in critical condition. Critically bad. It's the four Navy-owned yards where the Navy does maintenance of its fleet. The physical condition of these yards keeps worsening, so the repair tab keeps rising. Federal Drive with Tom Temin learns more from Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu.

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