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Nora Bensahel, School of International Service, American University

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has nominated senior officers to lead the Army and Navy. He recommends Adm. John Richardson to be the next chief of Naval operations, and Gen. Mark Milley to be the Army's next chief of staff. Both now face Senate confirmation. What sorts of challenges will they face atop these military branches? Nora Bensahel, a distinguished scholar-in-residence at American University, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to offer some answers.

Tags: Nora Bensahel , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , DoD , Ashton Carter , Army , Navy , John Richardson , Mark Milley

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 08:54am EDT
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Lt. Gen. David W. Barno (Ret.), American University

President Barack Obama has nominated Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. When confirmed, he'll succeed retiring Army Gen. Martin Dempsey. But what can we expect from the man nicknamed "Fighting Joe?". Retired Army Lt. Gen. Dave Barno was a senior American commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan, and is now a visiting scholar at American University. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to outline some of the challenges Dunford will be facing.

Tags: David W. Barno , Joseph Dunford , Joint Chiefs of Staff , Martin Dempsey , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 05/06/2015, 09:51am EDT
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Bob Tobias, Professor, Key Executive Leadership Programs

A toxic political environment is the number one reason people leave the senior executive service, according to exit surveys with the Office of Personnel Management. More than half say senior leadership and their agency's organizational structure aren't helping either. Bob Tobias is professor of Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University. On In Depth with Francis Rose and guest co-host Karen Evans, he analyzed OPM's exit survey results, and how many senior executives feel they could be convinced to stay on the job.

Tags: Bob Tobias , OPM , management , In Depth

Monday - 04/27/2015, 04:11pm EDT
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Bob Tobias, Professor, Key Executive Leadership Programs

The amount of federal employees under the age 30 is in decline. In 2014 the amount of millennials in the overall workforce hit an eight-year low at 7 percent. Bob Tobias is professor of Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the reason why young people are leaving the federal government may have something to do with organizational values.

Tags: Bob Tobias , In Depth

Monday - 03/30/2015, 04:16pm EDT
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FOIA backlog casts a dark cloud on Sunshine Week

Dan Metcalfe, former director of the Justice Department's Office of Information and Privacy, said agencies aren't clearing FOIA backlogs up to President Barack Obama's standards.

Tags: FOIA , Daniel Metcalfe , Justice Department , Information sharing , Open Government Directive , OIP , Jory Heckman

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 11:08am EDT

Gordon Adams, Distinguished Fellow, Stimson Center

The Senate Budget Committee's markup of its FY 2016 budget resolution is under way on Capitol Hill. Committee Chairman Mike Enzi's (R-Wyo.) plan is a lot different than the one the Chairman of the House Budget Committee, Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), rolled out yesterday. Gordon Adams is a professor at American University and former OMB official responsible for national security budgets. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the House's plan to boost the Overseas Contingency Operations budget to reach the level of spending the Obama administration wants for the Pentagon is a gimmick.

Tags: Gordon Adams , Stimson Center , budget , In Depth , Congress

Wednesday - 03/18/2015, 04:28pm EDT
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Federal News Countdown: Shutdown averted, Sequestration looms

Bob Tobias, director of business development in the Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University, counts down the week's top federal stories with Francis Rose.

Tags: Bob Tobias , Federal News Countdown , In Depth

Friday - 03/06/2015, 05:48pm EST

Bob Tobias, Professor, Key Executive Leadership Programs

Congress has three main responsibilities as Board of Directors for the Executive Branch. It has to set lines of business for Congress, create agency programs, and evaluate agency performance. All of those responsibilities imply Congress should try to solve agency problems before they occur. Bob Tobias is professor of Key Executive Leadership Programs, American University, and former member of the Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he told Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu Congress isn't proactive enough regarding the well being of your agency.

Tags: Bob Tobias , IRS , In Depth

Monday - 03/02/2015, 04:11pm EST
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Nora Bensahel, School of International Service, American University

President Barack Obama has petitioned Congress for new authority to conduct military force against Islamic State militants. He's asking for a three-year authorization to fight them, or their successors, without regard for international borders. Nora Bensahel, a national defense expert and distinguished scholar-in-residence at American University, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to further analyze the President's request.

Tags: Nora Bensahel , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , authorization to use military force , AUMF , DoD

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 09:36am EST
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Lt. Gen. David W. Barno (Ret.), School of International Service, American University

Defense spending would get a 7.7 percent boost in 2016 under President Obama's proposed budget. Officials say the department is still feeling the disruption of reduced spending and sequestration cuts from recent years. The 2016 proposal includes funding for a broad range of weapons systems, missile defense and a 1.3 percent raise for service members and department civilians. Lt. Gen. Dave Barno (Ret.) was a senior American commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan, and is now with American University. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more analysis.

Tags: David Barno , DoD , budget , Afghanistan , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 02/03/2015, 09:32am EST
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