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Future of the 2017 FITARA Enhancement Act

Future of the 2017 FITARA Enhancement Act

Hettinger Strategy Group president Mike Hettinger and Cyrrus Analytics principal Rich Beutel discuss the future of FITARA and offer insight...
Busy budget week ahead on Capitol Hill

Busy budget week ahead on Capitol Hill

David Hawkings, senior editor at CQ Roll Call and Sarah Ferris, budget and appropriations reporter at Politico, discuss the potential...
GSA too political? Former acting administrator says, ‘Just the opposite’

GSA too political? Former acting administrator says, ‘Just the opposite’

Jim Williams, former acting administrator at the General Services Administration, discusses concerns — levied by some lawmakers — the GSA...
Census plagued with budget, leadership challenges

Census plagued with budget, leadership challenges

Phil Sparks and Mary Jo Hoeksema, co-directors of The Census Project, discuss budget and leadership challenges facing the Census Bureau...
Congress returns to a lot of work

Congress returns to a lot of work

CQ Roll Call senior editor David Hawkings and Politico budget & appropriations reporter Sarah Ferris discuss the daunting Congressional to-do...
House signs off on bill to boost morale at DHS

House signs off on bill to boost morale at DHS

Jeffrey Neal, senior vice president at ICF and former Chief  Human Capital Officer at the Homeland Security Department, discusses the...
Congress approaches a deal on federal funding

Congress approaches a deal on federal funding

David Hawkings, senior editor at CQ Roll Call, discusses the timeline for Congress to agree on a budget deal and...
Congress starts work on the FY18 budget

Congress starts work on the FY18 budget

David Hawkings, senior editor at CQ Roll Call, discusses what’s next for Congress as it begins to start working on...
Marathon budget week on the Hill for Mattis & Dunford

Marathon budget week on the Hill for Mattis & Dunford

Brendan McGarry, managing editor for Military.com, discusses the marathon week ahead for Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Joint Chiefs Chairman...
House Oversight & Government Reform Committee gets new leadership

House Oversight & Government Reform Committee gets new leadership

David Hawkings, senior editor at CQ Roll Call, discusses the priorities for the new Chairman of the House Oversight and...
Military services submit unfunded requirements lists to Congress

Military services submit unfunded requirements lists to Congress

Todd Harrison, director of budget analysis at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, discuss the “unfunded priorities” lists submitted...
Modernizing the government customer experience

Modernizing the government customer experience

Mike Hettinger, president of Hettinger Strategy Group, and Rich Beutel, principal at Cyrrus Analytics, LLC., discuss what we know about...
Momentum builds for digital transformation

Momentum builds for digital transformation

Kymm McCabe, technology principal at Deloitte, discussed the Federal Agency Customer Experience Act introduced by Senator James Lankford, and Senator...
The week ahead on Capitol Hill

The week ahead on Capitol Hill

Leo Shane, Capitol Hill bureau chief at Military Times, and David Hawkings, senior editor at CQ Roll Call discuss the...
Budget deal boosts defense spending

Budget deal boosts defense spending

Rep. Donald McEachin (D-VA), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, discussed the budget deal reached in Congress and...
Congress makes deal, gives DoD 2017 spending boost

Congress makes deal, gives DoD 2017 spending boost

Roger Zakheim, counsel at Covington & Burling and former general counsel to the House Armed Services Committee, discussed the boost...
Congress reaches deal to fund government through September

Congress reaches deal to fund government through September

Sarah Ferris, budget & appropriations reporter at Politico and John T. Bennett White House correspondent for CQ Roll Call, discuss...
Modernizing Government Technology Act reintroduced in House

Modernizing Government Technology Act reintroduced in House

Pamela Walker, senior director for federal public sector technology at the IT Alliance for Public Sector, discusses the reintroduction of...
The Federal Beat

The Federal Beat

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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...
Firing authority at Veterans Affairs

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

House committee votes to censure Koskinen

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) discussed his role in the censure vote against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.
Preparing for a continuing resolution

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

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

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

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

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

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...