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NASA scientist honored for career researching air pollution

NASA scientist honored for career researching air pollution

Hanwant Singh, senior scientist at NASA Ames Research Center, discusses his 30-plus-year career in air pollution research and his nomination...
How government can build an evidence-based culture

How government can build an evidence-based culture

John Kamensky, senior fellow at the IBM Center for the Business of Government, discusses how developing an evidence-based culture in...
Looking at government reorganization from a management perspective

Looking at government reorganization from a management perspective

Chris Mihm, managing director for strategic issues at the Government Accountability Office, discusses what agency leaders should keep in mind...
Support for TSP modernization grows in the House

Support for TSP modernization grows in the House

Kim Weaver, director of external affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, discusses the growing support for the TSP...
DOJ advisor recognized for diplomatic work in Albania

DOJ advisor recognized for diplomatic work in Albania

Jon Smibert, resident legal advisor in the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division in Tirana, Albania, discusses the work that earned...
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...
Trump administration & federal employee benefits

Trump administration & federal employee benefits

Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director at the National Institute of Transition Planning, discusses how President Trump’s budget request would impact...
Agency approaches to OMB reorganization memo

Agency approaches to OMB reorganization memo

Michael Stough, Director of the Program Analysis and Evaluation division in the ffice of the chief financial officer at the...
IC views excepted service as a tool to overcome recruiting obstacles

IC views excepted service as a tool to overcome recruiting obstacles

Sara Ratcliff, director of the Human Capital Management Office for the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, discusses the use of...
What it means to be SES amid reorganization

What it means to be SES amid reorganization

Ron Sanders, vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton and former chief human capital officer of the U.S Intelligence Community, discussed...
COOs still missing in many executive suites across government

COOs still missing in many executive suites across government

Mallory Barg Bulman, vice president of research and evaluation at the Partnership for Public Service, detailed the Partnership’s latest study...
Deadline for agency reform plans about two weeks away

Deadline for agency reform plans about two weeks away

Chris Lu, senior strategy advisor for FiscalNote and former deputy secretary of the U.S. Labor Department, discussed how agency leadership...
Government Matters (Full Show) – June 11, 2017

Government Matters (Full Show) – June 11, 2017

Exclusive: White House to announce phase one of management reform effort Linda Springer, senior advisor at the White House Office...
FRTIB, DoD prepare to go live on blended retirement

FRTIB, DoD prepare to go live on blended retirement

Kim Weaver, director of external affairs for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, offered the latest information on the Department...
Mapping an approach to cyber procurement

Mapping an approach to cyber procurement

Chris Cummiskey, CEO of Cummiskey Strategic Solutions and former acting undersecretary at the Department of Homeland Security, discussed cyber procurement...
Transforming government through reorganization

Transforming government through reorganization

Steve Goodrich, CEO of the Center for Organizational Excellence and author of “Transforming Government,” discussed the White House’s plan for...
White House initiatives driving workforce priorities at DHS

White House initiatives driving workforce priorities at DHS

Roland Edwards, deputy chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security, discussed how the government reorganization memo and...
Lessons learned from past government reorganization efforts

Lessons learned from past government reorganization efforts

Dan Chenok, executive director at the IBM Center for the Business of Government, discussed reorganization efforts undertaken by the Clinton,...
GAO warns of challenges ahead on 2020 Census

GAO warns of challenges ahead on 2020 Census

Robert Goldenkoff, director of strategic issues at the Government Accountability Office, discusses the challenges facing the 2020 Census, following the...
Bridging Government & Business

Bridging Government & Business

Jonathan Alboum, CIO at the Department of Agriculture and Mitzi Mead, CEO at Accela Consulting, discuss the theme of this...
Service to America Medal Finalists announced

Service to America Medal Finalists announced

The Partnership for Public Service has announced the finalists for the 2017 Service to America Medals. At an event Tuesday morning...
Factors for federal workers to consider when offered a ‘buyout’

Factors for federal workers to consider when offered a ‘buyout’

Jeff Neal, senior vice president at ICF, breaks down the pros and cons of taking buyouts, as they start being...
Honoring Public Service Recognition Week

Honoring Public Service Recognition Week

Max Stier, president and CEO at the Partnership for Public Service, discusses this years’ Service to America Medal nominees, as...
State Department braces for major restructuring

State Department braces for major restructuring

Ambassador Ronald Neumann, president of the American Academy of Diplomacy, discusses how the Trump Administration’s executive order on agency restructuring...
TSP executive director leaving after 10 years in the role

TSP executive director leaving after 10 years in the role

Kim Weaver, director of external affairs at the Thrift Savings Plan, discusses the departure of the TSP’s executive director, as well...
Trump administration’s management agenda takes shape

Trump administration’s management agenda takes shape

Dan Tangherlini, president of SeamlessDocs Federal and former administrator of the General Services Administration, discusses the details of the initial management...
Impact of “Buy American” executive order on industry

Impact of “Buy American” executive order on industry

Angela Styles, chair at Crowell & Moring, discusses the impact of the White House’s “Buy American” executive order on agencies...
Guide for incoming cabinet deputy secretaries

Guide for incoming cabinet deputy secretaries

Mallory Barg Bulman, vice president of research and evaluation at the Partnership for Public Service, discusses the responsibilities and priorities...
Consequences of an abundance of acting agency CIOs

Consequences of an abundance of acting agency CIOs

Frank Baitman, an advisory fellow at Cisco Systems, and Alan Balutis, senior director and distinguished fellow at Cisco Systems, discuss the high...
OMB memo calls for long-term workforce reductions

OMB memo calls for long-term workforce reductions

Charlie Clark, senior correspondent for the Government Executive Media Group, discussed OMB’s call for agency reform plans and the impact...
Reviewing the history of change management in government

Reviewing the history of change management in government

The government-wide hiring freeze instituted by the Trump administration in January is over. Office of Management and Budget director Mick...
Agencies deal with federal hiring freeze

Agencies deal with federal hiring freeze

Federal workplace expert Mika Cross discusses how agency leaders can focus on future workforce planning and talent management if the federal...
Trump administration ends hiring freeze, starts government reorganization effort

Trump administration ends hiring freeze, starts government reorganization effort

A hiring freeze President Donald Trump instituted by executive memorandum in January will end Wednesday, as part of the Trump...
OPM issues ‘Workforce Reshaping Operations Handbook’

OPM issues ‘Workforce Reshaping Operations Handbook’

Jeri Buchholz, former chief human capital officer at NASA, discusses the new guidance issued by the Office of Personnel Management,...
Challenges facing women veterans

Challenges facing women veterans

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, Government Matters sat down with two government officials working to expand resources...
Big investment decision ahead for military service members

Big investment decision ahead for military service members

Kim Weaver, director of external affairs for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, discussed the Thrift Savings Plan’s update on...
Federal workforce bracing for expected changes

Federal workforce bracing for expected changes

Jessica Klement, legislative director at the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, discusses how the executive order on agency...
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...
Looking at federal agencies by mission

Looking at federal agencies by mission

Tom Fox, vice president for leadership and innovation at the Partnership for Public Service, discussed the latest breakout from their...
Thrift Savings Plan gets FISMA audit

Thrift Savings Plan gets FISMA audit

Kim Weaver, director of external affairs at the Thrift Savings Plan, discusses the results of the FISMA audit of the...
The future of civil service reform

The future of civil service reform

Jeffrey Neal, senior vice president at ICF and former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security, discussed...
Building out the future federal I.T. workforce

Building out the future federal I.T. workforce

Joyce Hunter, former deputy CIO for policy and planning at the Department of Agriculture, discusses how agencies can recruit and...
Government customer experience 2016 accomplishments

Government customer experience 2016 accomplishments

Martha Dorris, founder of Dorris Consulting International, discusses the top agency accomplishments of 2016 for government customer experience.
White House preparing agency reorganization executive order

White House preparing agency reorganization executive order

Robert Shea, principal at Grant Thornton Public Sector, discusses the agency reorganization executive order being prepared by the White House.
Future of civil service reform

Future of civil service reform

Ron Sanders, vice president and fellow at Booz Allen Hamilton, discusses the future of civil service reform.
Federal hiring freeze & employee morale

Federal hiring freeze & employee morale

Mika Cross, federal workplace expert, discusses the impact of the federal hiring freeze on employee morale, and how it could...
Legal rights of federal employees

Legal rights of federal employees

Debra D’Agostino, partner at Federal Practice Group, discusses the differences in employee rights between the private sector and federal government,...
Report: Tracking VA employees’ official time usage

Report: Tracking VA employees’ official time usage

Cindy Brown Barnes, director of education, workforce and income security issues at the Government Accountability Office, discusses her latest report...
Employee retention during a federal hiring freeze

Employee retention during a federal hiring freeze

Jeri Buchholz, former Chief Human Capital Officer at NASA, discusses how agencies can retain their employees and implement workforce strategy...
The Diplomatic Corps & the presidential transition

The Diplomatic Corps & the presidential transition

Ambassador Barbara Stephenson, President of the American Foreign Service Association, discusses reports of resignations, retirements and rotations within the State...
Capitol Hill reacts to federal hiring freeze

Capitol Hill reacts to federal hiring freeze

Jessica Klement, legislative director at the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, discusses the impact of the federal hiring...
Navigating the federal hiring freeze

Navigating the federal hiring freeze

Jeffrey Neal, senior vice president at ICF and former chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security, discussed...
Trump administration bars external communications at some federal agencies

Trump administration bars external communications at some federal agencies

Louis LaBreque, senior reporter at Bloomberg BNA, discussed the communications clampdown by the Trump administration at agencies within the departments...
Trump signs federal hiring freeze

Trump signs federal hiring freeze

Dan Blair, former deputy director at the Office of Personnel Management, discussed the federal hiring freeze just signed by President...
Top 2017 priorities for the Thrift Savings Plan

Top 2017 priorities for the Thrift Savings Plan

Kim Weaver, director of external affairs at the Thrift Savings Plan, gives the latest details from TSP’s monthly board meeting.
Diversity & inclusion initiatives at the Office of Personnel Management

Diversity & inclusion initiatives at the Office of Personnel Management

Dr. Zina Sutch, director of diversity and inclusion at OPM, discusses her offices the ongoing efforts to make diversity and...
Priority goals at the Department of Housing and Urban Development

Priority goals at the Department of Housing and Urban Development

Nani Coloretti, deputy secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, discusses priority goals at HUD, and how the...
DHS’s chief procurement officer Sorya Correa (Part 2)

DHS’s chief procurement officer Sorya Correa (Part 2)

Soraya Correa, chief procurement officer at the Department of Homeland Security, discussed new procurement efforts at DHS, agile acquisition, the...
DHS’s chief procurement officer Sorya Correa (Part 1)

DHS’s chief procurement officer Sorya Correa (Part 1)

Soraya Correa, chief procurement officer at the Department of Homeland Security, discussed new procurement efforts at DHS, agile acquisition, the...
Air Force plans to hire up to 4,000 airmen

Air Force plans to hire up to 4,000 airmen

Deputy Chief of Staff of the Air Force for manpower, personnel and services Lieutenant General Gina Grosso, discussses the Air...
Recognizing good work in government

Recognizing good work in government

Tom Fox, vice president for leadership and Innovation at the Partnership for Public Service, discusses how managers at agencies should...
Recruiting the next generation of foreign diplomats

Recruiting the next generation of foreign diplomats

Ambassador Arnold Chacon, director general of the Foreign Service and director of human resources at the State Department, discuss how...
Lessons learned from federal hiring freezes

Lessons learned from federal hiring freezes

Ron Sanders, vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, discussed the lessons learned from past federal hiring freezes.
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...
Senate passes the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act

Senate passes the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act

Mallory Barg Bulman, director of research and evaluation at the Partnership for Public Service, discusses the details of the Program...
How to make an agency a “Best Place to Work”

How to make an agency a “Best Place to Work”

Mika Cross, federal workplace expert, discusses what agency leaders should look for in the Partnership for Public Service’s 2016 “Best...
Web Exclusive: NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden remembers John Glenn

Web Exclusive: NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden remembers John Glenn

On Thursday, famed astronaut, former senator, and American icon John Glenn passed away at the age of 95. Glenn orbited...
Upcoming milestones for federal blended retirement initiative

Upcoming milestones for federal blended retirement initiative

Kim Weaver, director of External Affairs for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, discusses the upcoming milestones for TSP when...
Once-in-a-decade opportunity lining up for contractors

Once-in-a-decade opportunity lining up for contractors

Gina Gallagher, president of AOC Key Solutions, discusses the once-in-a-decade opportunity lining up for contractors.
The implications of a Trump administration on civil service reform

The implications of a Trump administration on civil service reform

Robert Shea, principal at Grant Thornton Public Sector, discussed the implications of a Trump administration on civil service reform.
Open season kicks off for federal employees

Open season kicks off for federal employees

Walt Francis, author of “Checkbooks Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees,” discusses what is different about this year’s health...
Building a new administration

Building a new administration

Ron Sanders, vice president and fellow at Booz Allen Hamilton, discussed the nuances of building a new presidential administration.
Air Force talent search

Air Force talent search

Gabe Camarillo, assistant secretary of the U.S. Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, discusses the Air Force’s 13-point diversity...
The latest with the TSP

The latest with the TSP

Kim Weaver, director of external affairs at the Thrift Savings Plan, discusses the latest updates to come out the Federal...
How-to guide to the 2016 Combined Federal Campaign

How-to guide to the 2016 Combined Federal Campaign

Vince Micone, a senior official at the Department of Homeland Security and chairperson of the board of directors for the Combined...
The highs and lows of the Obama administration

The highs and lows of the Obama administration

Boston Consulting Group director Danny Werfel, former acting commissioner of the IRS, reflected on the highs and lows of the...
Concerns about the mission and structure of OMB

Concerns about the mission and structure of OMB

SeamlessDocs president Dan Tangherlini, former administrator at the General Services Administration, discussed concerns about the mission and structure of the...
Industry preparations for a new administration

Industry preparations for a new administration

Bryan Sivak, entrepreneur-in-residence at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and former chief technology officer at the Department of Health and...
Air Force Secretary introduces new diversity initiatives

Air Force Secretary introduces new diversity initiatives

Kate Kidder, a fellow at the Center for a New American Security, discussed the impact of diversity initiatives just introduced...
Prospects for FEMA’s top spot

Prospects for FEMA’s top spot

Rich Cooper, principal with Catalyst Partners and former official at the Department of Homeland Security, discusses the potential shortlist of...
Millennial engagement in government

Millennial engagement in government

Robert Goldenkoff, director of strategic issues at the Government Accountability Office, discusses his GAO report about how engaged millennial employees...
How to cultivate great leaders in government

How to cultivate great leaders in government

Jeri Buchholz, senior advisor at FMP Consulting, and former Chief Human Capital Officer at NASA, discusses how to cultivate great...
Contractor’s and new sick leave requirements

Contractor’s and new sick leave requirements

Miles & Stockbridge counsel Eric Crusius discussed how contractors can prepare for new sick leave requirements recently announced by the...
Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey results

Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey results

Beth Cobert, acting director at the Office of Personnel Management, and Kimya Lee, senior advisor on Research and Evaluation at...
The relationship between agency inspectors general and political appointees

The relationship between agency inspectors general and political appointees

Robert Shea, principal at Grant Thornton, discusses the importance of the relationship between agency inspectors general and political appointees.
Diverse job functions at Interior drive hiring strategy

Diverse job functions at Interior drive hiring strategy

Mary Pletcher, chief human capital officer at the Department of the Interior, discussed how data from the Federal Employee Viewpoint...
Cummiskey: Next DHS secretary should focus on people, money, organization, and components

Cummiskey: Next DHS secretary should focus on people, money, organization, and components

Chris Cummiskey, former acting undersecretary at the Department of Homeland Security, offered a four-point plan for the next DHS secretary....
New employee engagement data released

New employee engagement data released

Boston Consulting Group director Danny Werfel, former controller at the Office of Management and Budget, discussed new employee engagement data...
TSP budget status for 2017

TSP budget status for 2017

Kim Weaver, director of external affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, discussed the approval of a fiscal year...
Managing the $7B stockpile of emergency medicine at CDC

Managing the $7B stockpile of emergency medicine at CDC

Greg Burel, director of the Division of the Strategic National Stockpile at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discusses...
USA Jobs reaches 20-year milestone

USA Jobs reaches 20-year milestone

Booz Allen Hamilton vice president Ron Sanders, former associate director for human resource policy at the Office of Personnel Management,...
Public-private partnerships saves money & lives

Public-private partnerships saves money & lives

Dr. Paul McGann, Jean Moody-Williams and Dennis Wagner discuss the work they’re doing at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...
Costs and benefits of telework in government

Costs and benefits of telework in government

Jeri Buchholz, senior advisor at FMP Consulting and former Chief Human Capital Officer at NASA, discusses the state of telework...
Making government a ‘Best Place to Work’

Making government a ‘Best Place to Work’

Workplace Transformation Strategist Mika Cross and Chelsa Gurkin, assistant director for Strategic Issues at the Government Accountability Office, discuss federal workplace...
OPM: More accurate telework data needed

OPM: More accurate telework data needed

Kathryn Medina, chief talent officer at APCO Worldwide and former executive director of the Chief Human Capital Officers Council at...
Agencies and the Pathways hiring program

Agencies and the Pathways hiring program

Tim McManus, chief operating officer at the Partnership for Public Service, discusses how agencies are using the Office of Personnel...
Building the next generation of cyber workers

Building the next generation of cyber workers

Veronica Villalobos, principal deputy associate director for the Office of Personnel Management’s Employee Services Division, discusses a new tool agencies...
Treasury program recognized for spurring development

Treasury program recognized for spurring development

Lisa Jones, Program Manager of the CDFI Bond Guarantee Program at the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund of the Treasury Department, talks...
The evolving relationship between unions and presidential administrations

The evolving relationship between unions and presidential administrations

Robert Shea, principal at Grant Thornton, discusses the evolving relationship between unions and presidential administrations.
Employer Support Freedom Awards

Employer Support Freedom Awards

Jean Hulet, Maryland State Chair of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Program at the Defense Department talks...
Agency priorities ahead of continuing resolution

Agency priorities ahead of continuing resolution

Kathleen Turco, former chief financial officer at the Veterans Health Administration, talks agency priorities in planning for a continuing resolution.
Less than 100 feds signed up for phased retirement

Less than 100 feds signed up for phased retirement

Jessica Klement, legislative director at the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), discussed the slow adoption of phased...
USGS team strengthens volcano readiness

USGS team strengthens volcano readiness

John Pallister, leader of the Volcano Disaster Assistance Program at the U.S. Geological Survey, discussed his effort to strengthen volcano...
Challenges for the acquisition workforce

Challenges for the acquisition workforce

Phil Kangas, a principal with Grant Thornton Public Sector, detailed some of the toughest challenges facing acquisition professional in government.
Strategic Outpost’s summer vacation reading list

Strategic Outpost’s summer vacation reading list

Lt. Gen. David Barno, USA (Ret.), and Nora Bensahel of American University discussed Strategic Outpost’s summer vacation reading list.
Agencies’ approach to the spike in bid protests

Agencies’ approach to the spike in bid protests

Robert Burton, a partner with Crowell & Moring’s government contracts group and former acting administrator of federal procurement policy, discussed...
Talent problem at the Veterans Health Administration

Talent problem at the Veterans Health Administration

Lana McKenzie, associate executive director at Paralyzed Veterans of America, discussed the talent problem at the Veterans Health Administration.
OPM data calls for pay grade adjustments

OPM data calls for pay grade adjustments

Booz Allen Hamilton vice president Ron Sanders, former associate director for human resource policy at the Office of Personnel Management,...
“The Final Countdown: Projecting Midnight Regulations”

“The Final Countdown: Projecting Midnight Regulations”

Sofie Miller and Daniel Perez from George Washington University’s Regulatory Studies Center discussed their new report, “The Final Countdown: Projecting...
Customer service strategy and innovations at USCIS

Customer service strategy and innovations at USCIS

Mariela Melero, of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, discussed her customer service creations — including Emma, a virtual assistant with...
Leveraging telework at agencies

Leveraging telework at agencies

Jeri Buchholz, senior advisor at Federal Management Partners, and former Chief Human Capital Officer at NASA, discusses how federal agencies...
GAO: how agencies can better manage their travel programs

GAO: how agencies can better manage their travel programs

Michelle Sager, director of strategic issues at the Government Accountability Office, discussed how agencies can better manage their travel programs.
Whistleblower protections in the federal workplace

Whistleblower protections in the federal workplace

Carolyn Lerner, head of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, explained how federal workers can stay out of trouble with...
FBI Director’s message to his agency: “You are like LeBron James, or you ought to be”

FBI Director’s message to his agency: “You are like LeBron James, or you ought to be”

Last month, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) introduced an amendment that passed his Chamber of Congress by unanimous consent, designating Saturday...
Brexit impact on the Thrift Savings Plan

Brexit impact on the Thrift Savings Plan

Kim Weaver from the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board looks at the impact of Brexit on the TSP.
Paul Ryan calls for new laws targeting “arrogant” federal bureaucrats

Paul Ryan calls for new laws targeting “arrogant” federal bureaucrats

National Federation of Federal Employees president Bill Dougan and A.T. Kearney partner Rafael Borras discussed House Speaker Paul Ryan’s call...
TSP’s 5-year plan focuses on cybersecurity

TSP’s 5-year plan focuses on cybersecurity

Kim Weaver, director of external affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, discussed a strategy shift for the Thrift...
Using innovation and tech to help farmers

Using innovation and tech to help farmers

Lilia McFarland of USDA is a Service to America finalist for her work in using tech and innovation to help...
Preparing for the presidential transition

Preparing for the presidential transition

Francis speaks with former Deputy Undersecretary for Management at DHS Chris Cummiskey about the preparations going on for a new...
NIH investigator’s career spans four decades

NIH investigator’s career spans four decades

Dr. Allen Wilcox, senior investigator for the Epidemiology Branch National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences at the National Institutes of Health,...
Senior Executive Services faces “pivotal moment”

Senior Executive Services faces “pivotal moment”

Mallory Barg Bulman, research and evaluation director at the Partnership for Public Service, explained why it’s a critical time for...
Hurricane hunter’s career spans 5 decades

Hurricane hunter’s career spans 5 decades

James McFadden, chief of programs and projects at NOAA’s Aircraft Operations Center, discussed his five-decade career as a federal hurricane...
Reporting management challenges at agencies

Reporting management challenges at agencies

Robert Shea, former associate director at the Office of Management and Budget, explains why reporting requirements for managers at federal...
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...
Many federal agencies need to work on GPRAMA reporting

Many federal agencies need to work on GPRAMA reporting

Chris Mihm, managing director for strategic issues at the Government Accountability Office, discussed federal agencies’ struggles with reporting requirements under...
Guide for federal employees to avoid trouble with the Hatch Act

Guide for federal employees to avoid trouble with the Hatch Act

Dan Blair, president and CEO of the National Academy of Public Administration and former deputy director at the Office of...
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.
The Federal Beat

The Federal Beat

Washington Technology editor-in-chief Nick Wakeman, NextGov senior correspondent Aliya Sternstein, and Federal News Radio reporter Meredith Somers discussed some of...
Engaging HR, IT, and contracting personnel

Engaging HR, IT, and contracting personnel

Beth McGrath, managing director at Deloitte Consulting and former deputy chief management officer at the Department of Defense, discussed how...
Agencies seek to re-shape acquisition process

Agencies seek to re-shape acquisition process

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, explained why Chief Acquisition Officers have a reason to be optimistic about...
Liquidation and small business investments

Liquidation and small business investments

Thomas Morris, director of the Office of Liquidation at the Small Business Administration and Service to America Medals finalist, explains...
Artificial intelligence for medics

Artificial intelligence for medics

Dr. Jaques Reifman, a U.S. army medical researcher at Fort Detrick, discussed his work on APPRAISE — an artificial intelligence...
Pentagon re-thinking employee screening process

Pentagon re-thinking employee screening process

Robert Bigman, former chief information officer at the CIA, discussed the Pentagon’s new approach to social media background checks.
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...
Party platforms and the federal workforce

Party platforms and the federal workforce

Government Executive staff correspondent Eric Katz discussed how the Republican and Democratic parties’ platforms would impact the federal workforce.
New VA office connects vets with resources

New VA office connects vets with resources

Chris Hluchyj, relationship manager at the Department of Veterans Affairs, talks about MyVA — a new focus on veterans as...
2016 transition initiative at NAPA

2016 transition initiative at NAPA

David Chu, co-chairman of the National Academy of Public Administration’s “Transition 2016” initiative, discussed high-priority areas for the hand-off between...
Hiring Excellence campaign at OPM

Hiring Excellence campaign at OPM

Kimberly Holden, deputy associate director of recruitment and hiring at the Office of Personnel Management, discussed OPM’s “Hiring Excellence” campaign.
SafeTrack’s impact

SafeTrack’s impact

Metro’s SafeTrack plan has been on the books for a week. We discussed how it’s impacting federal workers and the...
Career civil servants in presidential transitions

Career civil servants in presidential transitions

Michael Astrue, former Commissioner of the Social Security Administration discussed the role of career civil servants in presidential transitions.
Securing compliance with pollution control rules

Securing compliance with pollution control rules

David Hindin, from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, discussed his work on pollution control. He’s...
Workplace challenges facing law enforcement

Workplace challenges facing law enforcement

Tom Fox, vice president of leadership and innovation at the Partnership for Public Service, discussed the unique set of workplace...
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...
The Federal Beat

The Federal Beat

FCW editor-in-chief Troy Schneider, Government Executive senior correspondent Kellie Lunney, and FedScoop managing editor Billy Mitchell joined host Francis Rose...
Administration pushes category management ahead

Administration pushes category management ahead

Celero Strategies founder Stan Soloway discussed the latest target area in a concerted effort by the Obama administration to move...
Priories for presidential transition teams

Priories for presidential transition teams

Savan Group president and CEO Veeral Madmujar offered insight on how the General Services Administration — and other federal agencies...
M&A activity in the government contracting space

M&A activity in the government contracting space

Jean Stack and John Song, managing directors with Houlihan Lokey, discussed the current mergers-and-acquisitions environment in the government contracting space.
Making protective technology better for government

Making protective technology better for government

Hongwei Hsiao, chief of the protective technology branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discussed the work that...
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...
Federal employees prepare for new administration

Federal employees prepare for new administration

Jeffrey Press, Practice Leader, Government Performance at Socrata talked with Francis about how federal employees are preparing for a new...
Surveys as a transformative tool in government

Surveys as a transformative tool in government

Kimya Lee is a Senior Adviser, Research & Evaluation at OPM and a Service to America finalist. See discusses her...
Preparing for presidential transition

Preparing for presidential transition

Dan Chenok, executive director at the IBM Center for the Business of Government, offered advice to federal agencies on preparing...