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Jonathan Nicholson, federal budget and house leadership reporter for Bloomberg BNA, Sarah Ferris, budget and appropriations reporter for Politico, and Capitol Hill...
Clock winding down on continuing resolution
Senior editor at CQ Roll Call David Hawkings discusses the likelihood of a government shutdown, and the how the federal...
In-depth profile of Congressman Will Hurd
Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) casts a long shadow in Congress, literally and figuratively. At 6 feet 4 inches, he’s one...
Future of the Modernizing Government Technology Act
Mike Hettinger, president of Hettinger Strategy Group, and Rich Beutel, principal at Cyrrus Analytics, discuss the future of the Modernizing Government...
Trump’s ‘skinny budget’ poised to get some meat on its bones
Robert Shea, principal at Grant Thornton Public Sector, discussed the possible implications of the Trump administration’s budget proposal for the...
House committee approves bills aimed at VA employees
Michael Smallberg, legislative analyst at Bloomberg Government, discusses two bills approved by the House Veterans Affairs Committee that would affect...
National security implications of Flynn resignation
Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fl.), discussed the most concerning national security implications of Michael Flynn’s resignation as National Security Advisor, and...
Inspectors general testify before House committee
Virginia Democratic Congressman Gerry Connolly gives an update on the recent House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearings on Inspectors...
Looming workload casts long shadow in Congress
David Hawkings, senior editor at CQ Roll Call, discusses the upcoming confirmation hearings on the Hill for President Trump’s cabinet...
Is BRAC still a four-letter word on Capitol Hill?
Dakota Wood, senior research fellow for defense programs at The Heritage Foundation, discussed his list of priorities for the defense...
Congress considers flurry of federal management bills
Robert Shea, a principal at Grant Thornton Public Sector, discussed the flurry of activity in Congress around management and workforce...
Priorities for the House Veterans Affairs committee in 2017
Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., discusses his top priorities for 2017 as the new chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee.
Reforming the federal budget process in 2017
Steve Redburn, director of fiscal studies at the Centers on Public Service at George Mason University, discusses why he believes...
Upcoming agenda for the 115th Congress
White House correspondent at CQ Roll Call John T. Bennett, discusses the upcoming agenda for the 115th Congress.
The future of budget negotiations between DoD and OMB
Roger Zakheim, counsel at Covington & Burling, explained why President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet picks hint at future budget battles among...
Federal workforce concerns under a Trump administration
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), who was recently elected to the U.S. Senate, discussed his top concerns for the federal...
Effective planning during a continuing resolution
Shawn Kingsberry, director of digital government for Unisys global public sector and former CIO at the Recovery Accountability and Transparency...
Senator issues “Federal Fumbles” spending wastebook
Senator James Lankford (R-Oklahoma), the Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Federal Management Subcommittee, discusses the “Federal Fumbles” government...
Congress issues FITARA scorecard 3.0
Mike Hettinger, president of Hettinger Strategy Group, and Rich Beutel, founder of Cyrrus Analytics, discuss the latest FITARA scorecard by Congress.
Congress working to pass continuing resolution
David Hawkings, senior editor at CQ Roll Call, discusses the major deadlines before Congress this week.
Priorities for the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2017
Rep. Mark Takano (D-Ca.), ranking member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, discusses what veterans issues President-Elect Trump should address...
Long to-do list for lame duck Congress
David Hawkings, senior editor at CQ Roll Call, discusses the 114th Congress’ long to-do list before the end of the...
Impact of election on House & Senate committees
David Hawkings, senior editor at CQ Roll Call, discusses how down ballot elections will impact the federal government.
Election could shake up Senate and House Armed Services Commitees
Roger Zakheim, of counsel at Covington and Burling, discusses how this election could impact the make-up of the Senate and House Armed...
Industry and the MGT Act
Trey Hodgkins, senior vice president at the Information Technology Alliance for Public Sector (ITAPS), discussed the IT to-do list for...
Rep. Gerry Connolly on the Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2016
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) discusses the Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2016, and what’s on the docket for Congress when...
The prognosis for a continuing resolution
David Hawkings, senior editor at CQ Roll Call, discusses the Continuing Resolution, and what movement is expected on it this...
Exclusive: Inside the Modernizing Government Technology Act
Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX) sat down for an exclusive interview with Government Matters producer, Colby Hochmuth, to discuss his new...
Competing IT modernization acts merge
Trey Hodgkins, senior vice president for Public Sector at the Information Technology Alliance for Public Sector, discusses the Modernizing Government...
Hurd and Hoyer merge bills designed to modernize federal IT
The latest draft of Rep. Will Hurd’s (R-TX) MOVE IT Act has been renamed, and merges the ideas presented in...
Senate plans to pass CR by next week
CQ Roll Call senior editor David Hawkings discussed battles in Congress over a continuing resolution, funding to combat the Zika...
What to expect when congress returns
Mike Hettinger, is president of Hettinger Strategy Group, and Richard Beutel, principal and founder, at Cyrrus Analytics, discuss top priorities...
A congressional perspective on RIMPAC 2016
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, discusses his experience at the 2016 Rim of...
What went wrong with budget negotiations
Bloomberg BNA Capitol Hill budget reporter Jonathan Nicholson explained what went wrong with budget negotiations in 2016.
What happens on Capitol Hill in August?
CQ Roll Call senior editor David Hawkings explained what happens on Capitol Hill in the middle of August. He also...
Impact of Republican and Democratic conventions
Senior Editor at CQ Roll, David Hawkings, discusses the biggest takeaways from the last two weeks of the Democratic and...
Suspensions and debarments down in fiscal year 2015
Tom Marcinko, consultant for Aronson’s government contract services group, discussed federal agencies’ record for suspensions and debarments in fiscal year...
Preparing for a continuing resolution
Danny Werfel, director of public sector for the Boston Consulting Group, discussed the possible impact of another continuing resolution on...
Legislation would extend USDS for 10 years
Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA) discussed the U.S. Digital Service Act — a piece of legislation she introduced that would preserve...
House and Senate still working on NDAA
CQ Roll Call senior editor David Hawkings discussed ongoing negotiations between the House and Senate on the National Defense Authorization...
Congress considers controversial SES bills
Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) answered questions about the implications of another continuing resolution and controversial legislation designed to change how...
Congress, agencies and prospects of another CR
Hettinger Strategy Group president, and former staff director of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Mike Hettinger discussed the...
Tracking agencies progress in implementing FITARA
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) discussed agencies’ progress in implementing the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) as well as...
Firing authority at Veterans Affairs
Chairman of the House Veterans Committee, Congressman Jeff Miller, weighs in on firing authority at the Department of Veterans Affairs...
House committee votes to censure Koskinen
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) discussed his role in the censure vote against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.
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