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Mark Doms, Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, Commerce Dept.

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker recently revealed the 19 members of the department's new Commerce Data Advisory Council (C-DAC). The council will help guide the department's data strategy aimed at helping it work smarter and more efficiently, and how it deploys data for public use. Mark Doms, the under secretary for Economic Affairs, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the council and what it will do.

Tags: Mark Doms , Tom Temin , Commerce Department , Penny Pritzker

Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 09:31am EDT
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Sean Moulton, Center for Effective Government

Fifteen agencies receive the bulk of Freedom of Information Act Requests each year. In fact, they account for 90 percent of requests made to the federal government over the last two years. The Center for Effective Government has evaluated their performance in three areas: The agency's FOIA rules, its FOIA website, and how quickly and completely it handles FOIA requests. Sean Moulton is director of open government policy at the Center for Effective Government. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to review the 2015 Access to Information Scorecard.

Tags: Sean Moulton , Tom Temin , FOIA , Center for Effective Government

Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 09:32am EDT
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John Palguta, Vice President for Policy, Partnership for Public Service

Ever since the Veterans Affairs scheduling scandal broke, Congress has been heckling the department to fire more people. Robespierre might have resorted to the guillotine to secure the French Revolution. But is simply rolling heads the best strategy for getting the performance you want from your staff? John Palguta is vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with why firing is just one small piece of the performance puzzle.

Tags: John Palguta , Tom Temin , Partnership for Public Service , workforce , Veterans Affairs

Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 09:50am EDT
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Steve Jurczyk, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA

Last Monday was the first day on the job for Steve Jurczyk. He was recently appointed as the associate administrator for the Space Technology Mission Directorate at NASA. He served as the deputy center director before this new assignment. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on what the center does, and what he hopes it will accomplish under his tenure.

Tags: Steve Jurczyk , Tom Temin , NASA , Space Technology Mission Directorate

Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 09:51am EDT
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Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

Managers across the federal government know they have a big challenge when it comes to recruiting and maintaining a workforce of the future. A good one, that is. So, the Office of Personnel Management is going back to the basics in order to get the job done. Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with a look inside OPM's latest strategy.

Tags: Emily Kopp , Tom Temin , workforce , hiring , millenials

Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 10:16am EDT
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Karl Kurz, Defense Collaboration Services, DISA

A new secure online collaboration tool is up and running at the Defense Department. The open source solution enables access card users to chat, message and conference securely with others around the world. Karl Kurz is the program manager for Defense Collaboration Services at the Defense Information Systems Agency. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain more about the new tool and what came before it.

Tags: Karl Kurz , DISA , Tom Temin , collaboration , information sharing

Monday - 03/09/2015, 09:15am EDT
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Monday federal headlines - March 9, 2015

The Federal Headlines is a daily compilation of the stories you hear discussed on Federal News Radio each day. It is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com readers more information about the stories heard on the radio. In today's news, if you worked without getting paid on time during the 2013 government shutdown, watch your inbox today, CIA director John Brennan has unveiled a plan to rebuild how the agency does business and Megan Brennan is sworn in as the first female postmaster general.

Tags: newscasts , In Depth

Monday - 03/09/2015, 08:40am EDT

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.)

Federal officials routinely cite the fact that they're dealing with taxpayer dollars. Well, what if 90 percent of America didn't pay income tax? The Progressive Consumption Tax Act is a proposal to completely overhaul the tax system. By taxing purchases instead of income, it's designed to encourage savings. But what could the effect be on federal revenues? In the Congressional Spotlight on the Federal Drive, Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) walked Tom Temin through his bill.

Tags: Ben Cardin , Tom Temin , Congress , Senate , income tax , Progressive Consumption Tax Act

Friday - 03/06/2015, 09:47am EST
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Greg Wilshusen, Director of Information Security Issues, GAO

The FAA has taken some steps to help protect its air traffic control systems from hackers and cyber criminals. But there's still work to be done. That's according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. Some of the weaknesses were new, like identifying and authenticating users. Other date back years. Greg Wilshusen, the director of Information Security Issues at GAO, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on what the report found.

Tags: Greg Wilshusen , GAO , Tom Temin , FAA , cybersecurity

Monday - 03/09/2015, 09:12am EDT
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Friday federal headlines - March 6, 2015

The Federal Headlines is a daily compilation of the stories you hear discussed on Federal News Radio each day. It is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com readers more information about the stories heard on the radio. In today's news, a military appeals court officially recognizes Chelsea Manning as a woman, the Defense Department has added a social media expert to the team and the Office of Personnel Management's retirement backlog has reached its highest number in more than a year.

Tags: newscasts , In Depth

Friday - 03/06/2015, 08:28am EST
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