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Hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp bring you the latest news affecting the federal community each weekday morning, featuring interviews with top government executives and contractors. Listen live from 6 to 9 a.m. or download archived interviews on our daily show blogs.
Federal Drive Interviews -- March 1, 2013
Friday - 3/1/2013, 10:56am EST
Professional Services Council
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is moving forward on a bill to overhaul the way the government buys and manages information technology. The Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act got its first congressional hearing this week. Stan Soloway, president of the Professional Services Council, testified at the hearing. He said one problem with federal IT management is that the managers are so old. Soloway joined Federal News Radio to discuss his testimony in detail.
Federal News Radio's special report, Top Leaders in Federal Service, examined exactly what it takes to be a great federal leader. Federal News Radio profiled five feds who were nominated by their peers as some of the best in government. On today's Federal Drive, we invited two of those winners to discuss their leadership philosophies: Bev Godwin, director of the Federal Citizen Information Center at the General Services Administration and Charlie Rothwell, director of the Division of Vital Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. In addition, Max Stier, president of the Partnership for Public Service, sat on the panel to offer his leadership expertise.
Cybersecurity and DoD Updates:
The Department of Homeland Security has named Lockheed Martin a commercial cybersecurity provider. The department has signed a memo of agreement with the Bethesda-based company. It lets DHS share certain government information on cybersecurity with Lockheed. The company says once it meets security requirements...it can provide managed cybersecurity services under an enhanced DHS program. (Lockheed Martin)
The Pentagon is clearing its F-35 fighter jets for take off. Flights on the 51 planes could resume today. The Pentagon grounded the planes last week as a cautionary measure. Crew at Edwards Air Force Base in California had found a crack in an F-35 engine turbine blade. The Pentagon blamed the crack on prolonged exposure to heat and other stressors. But officials say they did not find any more cracks. The discovery last week led to speculation that the $400 billion weapons program could face further delays and costs. (DoD Buzz)