Government Matters (Full Show) – November 15, 2018

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Communicating management challenges at the National Science Foundation

Mark Bell, assistant inspector general for audits at the National Science Foundation and Elizabeth Argeris Lewis, communications analyst at the NSF Inspector General Office, discuss their new report on management challenges, and the features that make it more accessible to agency leaders.

Almost half of top jobs in State Department are still empty

Ronald Neumann, former ambassador to Afghanistan and president of the American Academy of Diplomacy, discusses the high-level staffing issues at the Department of State, and what is keeping diplomats from being appointed.

DoD examining L3 & Harris merger’s impact on competitive landscape

John Song, managing director at Baird, details the $33 billion merger of two defense contractors and why we should expect more mergers and acquisitions in the near future.