Government Matters (Full Show) – February 5, 2017

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Trump memo reorganizes National Security Council
Loren DeJonge Schulman, deputy director of studies at the Center for a New American Security, and James Carafano, vice president of foreign and defense policy at the Heritage Foundation, discussed controversial changes to the National Security Council and the Homeland Security Council.

First two weeks of Trump administration marked by miscommunication
Chris Lu, former deputy secretary at the Department of Labor, discussed President Trump’s management style, the importance of communication with federal agencies, and the impact of a federal hiring freeze on agency morale.

The Federal Beat
Government Executive editor-in-chief Tom Shoop, FedScoop managing editor Billy Mitchell, and Federal Times reporter Carten Cordell joined Francis for this edition of the Federal Beat. They discussed the federal hiring freeze and President Trump’s nominees to lead various agencies.