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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...