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In Depth Show Blog - May 28, 2013
Tuesday - 5/28/2013, 1:40pm EDT
Robert Davis and Associates
Lots of companies hire former federal officials. But bringing on a former fed and making him or her successful is a bit trickier. Bob Davis, president of Robert Davis and Associates, recently wrote a column on this topic for Washington Technology. He joined Francis to discuss his tips.
Agency reform gets complicated when managers can't fire bad actors — or when they think they can't. Scandals in the federal government are pushing this issue back into the spotlight. Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief at Government Executive, spoke to Francis about what managers have the power to actually do.
Chief Technology Officer
Department of Health and Human Service
The term "big data" is one of the most popular buzz words in government right now. But, actually harnessing big data is proving to be a bit tougher than just saying "we're using big data." Big data was the topic of discussion at a recent event held by The Future of Information Alliance. And it will be the main topic at the upcoming Health Datapalooza. Bryan Sivak, chief technology officer for the Department of Health and Human Services, is also a Visiting Future-ist for FIA. He joined Francis to discuss what came out of the event and what's next in the world of big data.
RELATED INTERVIEW: U.S. CTO Todd Park and Bryan Sivak on Federal Tech Talk. Listen to the show.
Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues
Inherently governmental jobs at the Pentagon shouldn't be done by contractors. But in some cases, that's exactly what's happening, according to a recent report from the Government Accountability Office. Tim Dinapoli, director of acquisition and sourcing management issues at GAO, spoke with Francis about what the report found.
Retired Army Soldier
Yesterday, the nation honored the brave men and women who died serving our country in the military. This week is also a great opportunity to honor those who still fight for our freedom today. Robert Burton is a retired Army soldier and a wounded veteran. He's participating in the Ride 2 Recovery this week — a 300-mile bike ride with other wounded veterans. He tells Federal News Radio's Sean McCalley how he got involved in this new kind of battlefield.
Allen Federal Business Partners
When the Senate returns from recess, it will take up the nomination of General Services Administration Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini to take the job permanently. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, is a longtime observer of GSA. He recently wrote a piece about some tricks Dan Tangherlini may have up his sleeves.
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There are a lot of reasons why the Department of Veterans Affairs is facing a backlog of hundreds of thousands of disability claims. But one big one is that most claims that come through the door involve a lot of manual paperwork for VA. Each one turns into a research project as claims raters hunt for documentation across federal agencies that could help substantiate a disability payment. VA is now formally partnering with two large veterans groups: the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans to help vets send in their claims with all the documentation they need in the first place, eliminating a lot of the back and forth. Verna Jones, the director of the Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Commission at the American Legion, spoke with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu about the new partnership. Listen to their interview.
- U.S. Park Police cancels furloughs
- Union: HUD reorg plan violates furlough agreement
- DHS Kicks Off $100 Million Employee ID Project
- F-15 crashes in Pacific, pilot safe
- NPS' First Cyber Systems Graduates Honored for Thesis Research
- HHS pays Idaho State University $400,000 for data breach settlement
- Also on the show today, Francis aired clips from a recent Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on reducing duplication in government. View the hearing or read opening remarks from witnesses.