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In Depth Show Blog - November 14, 2013

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Joe Herres , Jim Beaupre , In Depth

Thursday - 11/14/2013, 05:46pm EST

Federal Drive Show Blog - November 6, 2013

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Federal Drive , Bob Litan , Mike Causey , Jared Serbu , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/06/2013, 09:23am EST

Quality not a priority in security clearance process, GAO says

Concerns over missed red flags in Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis's background have thrust the federal government's security clearance program into the spotlight. But the problem is likely bigger than one company. The Office of Personnel Management and its contractors which accounts for 90 percent of the federal government's background investigations, has faced persistent challenges with security clearances over the years, according to the Government Accountability Office.

Tags: OPM , security clearances , Aaron Alexis , Navy Yard shooting , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Jack Moore , GAO

Tuesday - 09/24/2013, 06:16pm EDT
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Federal Drive Show Blog - September 23, 2013

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Federal Drive , Steve Shih , Devon Hewitt , Jared Serbu

Monday - 09/23/2013, 12:36pm EDT

Federal Drive Show Blog - July 22, 2013

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Jon Tester , Jared Serbu , Jason Miller , Brendan Goode , Christopher Payne ,

Monday - 07/22/2013, 10:22am EDT

Federal Drive Interviews -- Oct. 15, 2012

David Goldman of Public Health Science discusses a new customer complaint form put out by USDA. Martin Libicki of the Rand Corp. talks about Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's recent speech on cybersecurity. John Mahoney discusses the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's latest report on the federal workforce. GAO's Brenda Farrell talks about her agency's analysis of the Military Health System.

Tags: DoD Report , Cybersecurity Update , John Mahoney , Martin Libicki , David Goldman , cybersecurity , DoD , USDA , Federal Drive

Monday - 10/15/2012, 09:14am EDT

DoD extends civilian hiring restrictions through 2018

Pentagon hiring freeze for civilian employees will last several more years, although Defense Department leaders say they'll grant exemptions to give the department flexibility.

Tags: DoD , GAO , Congress , workforce , cybersecurity , Randy Forbes , Jay Aronowitz , Frederick Vollrath , Jared Serbu , freeze , sequestration , budget

Friday - 07/27/2012, 05:53am EDT
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Agencies face 'hodge-podge' guidance on security clearances

The federal government has issued more than 4.8 million security clearances to federal civilians, military service members and contractors. But the process for determining what positions require clearances amounts to little more than a "hodge-podge" across agencies, an official with the Government Accountability Office told Federal News Radio.

Tags: DHS , OPM , GAO , security clearances , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp ,

Monday - 07/16/2012, 05:53pm EDT
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GAO: Comparison of military, civilian pay & benefits complex

A recent report released by the congressional watchdog looks at whether or not DoD's military compensation package is sufficient to recruit and retain the best and the brightest. The GAO's director of defense capabilities and management issues says the issue isn't as easy to examine as it sounds.

Tags: pay and benefits , DoD , GAO , Dorothy Ramienski

Thursday - 05/13/2010, 04:52pm EDT
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