The Trump administration is busy trying to fill thousands of political vacancies on the defense and civilian sides of government. First-time appointees need to figure out how agencies operate — fast — and one relationship can be key. The partnerships between agency leaders and their inspectors general are some of the most important in government. Glenn Fine, acting IG at the Department of Defense, offered some advice to colleagues in the IG community at all levels of government. Military.com air warfare reporter Oriana Pawlyk, Nextgov technology reporter Mohana Ravindranath, and FCW staff writer Sean Carberry joined Francis for this edition of the Federal Beat. They discussed Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ trip to Singapore, the push for a bug bounty program at Homeland Security, an Air Force request for 4,000 airmen, Rep. Mike McCaul’s (R-TX) DHS reorganization effort, and the Trump administration’s emerging health IT strategy.
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