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Attorney Lynne Bernabei examines a recent ruling that allows feds to file some MSPB appeals in district courts. GAO's Michele Mackin describes why more than 40 contracts worth more than $20 million each were awarded without meeting new guidelines. Former White House official Dan Chenok discusses the highs and lows of the E-Government Act. Melanie Ann Pustay of the Justice Department talks about how agencies report their Freedom of Information Act request fulfillment.
Tags: Lynne Bernabei , Dan Chenok , Melanie Ann Pustay , Michele Mackin , Merit Systems Protection Board , FOIA , E-Government Reauthorization Act , Justice Department , Federal Drive , DoD , DoD Report , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update
The agency developed a playbook to help officials keep their processes and procedures unpredictable. Deputy Administrator John Halinski said TSA is using a risk-management approach to protecting transportation systems. GAO said DHS as a whole is doing a better job using risk to make decisions.
Faced with declining resources, the Internal Revenue Service has diverted resources from elsewhere inside the agency to try and head off skyrocketing cases of identity theft stemming from tax refunds.
Tags: IRS , Congress , House , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , TIGTA , National Taxpayer Advocate , J. Russell George , Gerry Connolly , Nina Olson , Beth Tucker , James White , technology , cybersecurity , Jared Serbu
Lt. Gen. Pete Osman, president and CEO of the Marines' Toys for Tots foundation, talks about this year's drive. NASA astronaut Sunita Williams has returned to Earth. The end to open season is around the corner.
Randy Williamson, director of health care Issues at GAO, talks about the progress being made at Walter Reed Medical Center. Blogger Tom Cochran shares trivia about some government buildings in Washington, D.C. Dr. Jacques Gansler discusses a new master's degree program focusing on federal acquisition and contracting. Jeff Neal of ICF International discusses the results of the 2012 Employee Viewpoint Survey. Christi Grimm of the Inspector General's Office talks about mispayments by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Daniel Schuman of the Sunlight Foundation discusses open data from the federal government.
Tags: Randy Williamson , Tom Cochran , Ghosts of DC , Jacques Gansler , Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise , University of Maryland , Jeff Neal , IFC International , Christi Grimm , inspector general , Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive , ICF International
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.
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) describes the bipartisan support around the DATA Act. Michael Courts of the GAO recaps his testimony on diplomatic security related to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Charles H. Romine of NIST explains how medical professionals can make meaningful use of electronic records.
Tags: Federal Drive , Michael Courts , Benghazi , Ed Meagher , VA , Legal Loop , Joe Petrillo , contracting , Kathleen Stratton , Pew Charitable Trusts , Charles Romine , NIST , technology , Vince Micone , CFC
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) says that in spite of how it may seem, lawmakers understand the dangers of the fiscal cliff and Dr. Arjun Srinivasan talks about drug-resistant viruses known as superbugs that are on the rise.
JJ Green of WTOP discusses the national security implications of the Petraeus scandal. Conference Chairman Steve Goodrich talks about the upcoming Human Capital Management Federal Conference. Jeremy Herb of The Hill newspaper reports on what Congress thinks of the Petraeus scandal. Lorelei St. James of the GAO talks about a partnership between the Department of Transportation and the Army Corps of Engineers.
Tags: JJ Green , Steve Goodrich , Jeremy Herb , WTOP , Center for Organizational Excellence , HCMFC , The Hill , David Petraeus , Marine Transportation System , Lorelei St. James , DoD , DoD Report , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update
From passing cyber legislation to training the future workforce to handle cyber threats, the federal government still has several important items on its cyber agenda.