Government Matters (Full Show) – January 17, 2019


Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act signed into law

Robert Shea, principal at Grant Thornton Public Sector, discusses why the latest piece of open data legislation was a long time coming and the important changes it makes.


Government and industry efforts in managing the shutdown

Jerry McGinn, executive director of the Government Contracting Center at George Mason University, details how the public and private sectors are navigating the shutdown, and mitigating issues that could arise.


Restrictions and abilities for furloughed federal employees

Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, partner at the Federal Practice Group, outlines what federal employees can do to make additional money during the shutdown, and why you should check your agency’s rules before applying for an interim job.