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Federal leadership development is not a luxury

Absent significant investment in developing the leadership abilities of supervisors, the federal government is going to have morale and performance issues for years to come, says Jeff Neal, former CHCO at Homeland Security.

Tags: Jeff Neal , training , leadership development , CHCO , workforce

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 04:00am EDT

Federal Drive Interviews -- Nov. 21, 2012

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) discusses what progress Congress can realistically make on the budget. Anthony Amendolia of the DLA talks turkey -- as in, the thousands of turkeys he ordered for service members overseas. Alex Bolton, senior writer for The Hill, discusses Congress' strategies to avoid the fiscal cliff. GAO's Steve Lord reviews TSA's complaint process.

Tags: Gerry Connolly , Congress , budget , fiscal cliff , Alex Bolton , The Hill , Anthony Amendolia , Steve Lord , GAO , TSA , Federal Drive , DoD , DoD Report , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update

Wednesday - 11/21/2012, 08:53am EST

In Depth interviews - August 21

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Jamie Price , EEOC , Tom Shoop , Mark Harnitchek , Tom Devine , GAP

Tuesday - 08/21/2012, 03:12pm EDT

Air Force, DLA lead way in suspensions, debarments

In this week's edition of On DoD, we hear from two of the agencies that are using suspension and debarment aggressively. The Air Force and the Defense Logistics Agency together processed more than 800 suspensions, debarments, and proposed debarments last year. We hear from Steven Shaw, the Air Force's deputy general counsel for contractor responsibility, and Normand Lussier, DLA's associate general counsel for contracting integrity.

Tags: On DoD , acquisition , suspension and debarment , Jared Serbu , DoD , Air Force , Steven Shaw , Normand Lussier

Friday - 06/15/2012, 02:29pm EDT
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DoD bolsters acquisition workforce in face of budget pressures

Tighter budgets and the threat of sequestration have not discouraged the Defense Department from increasing the size of its acquisition workforce, officials said. DoD is adding 20,000 employees to buy more efficiently.

Tags: acquisition , workforce , management , budget , DoD , Air Force , Navy , Army , Rene Thomas-Rizzo , Scott Harwood , Roy Wood , Tom Evans , Ruben Gomez , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer

Tuesday - 06/12/2012, 05:09pm EDT
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DLA unhappy with dispersement of surplus gear

The Defense Logistics Agency doesn't like what it sees happening to military gear in Arizona. The agency regularly hands out about $500 million of surplus gear, like Humvees, helicopters, boots and binoculars, to law-enforcement agencies across the country.

Tags: DoD , Federal Drive , DoD Report

Monday - 06/04/2012, 09:26am EDT

Panel examining flaws in DLA's food-for-troops contract

The Pentagon and the company that supplies U.S. troops in Afghanistan with food and water are locked in a billion-dollar billing dispute that illustrates the flawed management of contracts for battlefield support, according to documents released Thursday by a House oversight subcommittee investigating the arrangement.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , Jason Chaffetz , John Tierney , DoD Report

Thursday - 05/24/2012, 12:02pm EDT

DLA brings fresh food to troops, jobs to Afghans

The Defense Logistics Agency's food distribution centers in Afghanistan have provided fresher food to troops and created thousands of jobs for local Afghans.

Tags: Rich Faso , DoD , Afghanistan , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 08:57am EDT
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DoD testing plant DNA to fight counterfeit parts

The Defense Logistics Agency has completed a pilot program with industry on using botanical molecules in the supply authentication process.

Tags: Janice Meraglia , Applied DNA Sciences , Chris Metz , DoD , acquisition , contracting , counterfeits , Federal Drive

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 11:48am EST
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DLA helps Navy power ships on algae, cooking oil

Bruce Blank, the energy director of the DLA's bulk petroleum business unit, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the procurement process of a new biofuel contract with the Navy.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Navy , biofuels , USDA

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 05:30pm EST
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