Government Matters (Full Show) – June 12, 2018


On this edition of Government Matters

Thrift Savings Plan makes changes to pay & benefits package

Kim Weaver, director of External Affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, discusses changing the default contribution to five percent and updating TSP’s IT services.


Use of Other Transaction Authority by agency acquisition shops

Alan Chvotkin, executive VP & counsel at the Professional Services Council, discusses the challenges to Other Transaction Authority from the Government Accountability Office, and how it could impact future acquisitions.


NOAA meteorologist develops cutting-edge satellite tech

Tim Schmit, satellite research meteorologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and a Sammies 2018 finalist, discusses how his work has improved forecasting, and taught people how to analyze huge amounts of data from NOAA satellites.