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Breaking the gender barrier in scientific research

Dr. Nadine Kabbani, assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Neuroscience at George Mason University, joins the Women of Washington radio show to discuss the history of women in research science and the problem of getting more women interested in scientific fields.

Tags: Women of Washington , Nadine Kabbani , neuroscience , scientific research , mentoring , nicotine , Gigi Schumm , Aileen Black

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 11:44am EDT

Lee Holcomb, President, Cyber Security Research Alliance

The "white hats" can never let up in the drive to stay ahead of cyber mischief makers. The Cyber Security Research Alliance recently announced its teaming up with Drexel and George Mason University to research some of the big cyber and physical security problems in the country. Lee Holcomb, president of the alliance and deputy of Technical Operations at Lockheed Martin's Information Systems and Global Solutions, spoke with Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp, about the work the group is doing. Lockheed Martin is a founding member of CSRA.

Tags: Lee Holcomb , Cyber Security Research Alliance , cybersecurity , Lockheed Martin , Federal Drive , Drexel ,

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 01:47pm EDT
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Timing of Unified Agenda release draws criticism from Issa

While Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, criticized the Obama administration for turning in the Unified Agenda nine months late, one researcher says its more important to focus on the contents of the document rather than the timing of its release.

Tags: Unified Agenda , Darrell Issa , Jerry Ellig , Mercatus Center , regulations , Obama administration , deregulation , management , Congress , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Monday - 12/31/2012, 02:22pm EST
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Obama administration kick-starts regulatory reform, but more action needed

The Obama White House says it has cut red tape, reduced paperwork for businesses and citizens, and required agencies to simplify or get rid of old regulations. But how effective has this been? For analysis, Federal News Radio turns to Jerry Ellig, who was acting director of the Federal Trade Commission's Office of Policy Planning under George W. Bush. He spoke to Federal News Radio as part of the special report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

Tags: Jerry Ellig , Mercatus Center , regulations , management , Obama Impact

Monday - 09/17/2012, 05:00am EDT
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Agencies, colleges share top recruiting tips in tight budget times

Tighter budgets are impacting agencies' ability to recruit new employees, according to the results of an exclusive Federal News Radio survey. But while budget dollars may be dwindling, agencies still need new hires to fill vacancies caused by retirements and others leaving civil service. Federal recruiters and college advisers say there are certain cost-effective and innovative techniques that work better than others when it comes to finding the next generation of federal employees.

Tags: recruitment , DoD , DHS , OPM , Pathways Program , Tim McManus , Partnership for Public Service , Jennifer Carignan , American University , Christine Cruzvergara , Tara Duprey , Georgetown University , National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terroris , Sara Fishering , University of Maryland , Student Training and Academic Recruitment , Carin Otero , Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Servic , Sheila Reid Dent , Michael OConnell , workforce , hiring , CHCO , exclusive

Thursday - 09/13/2012, 05:30am EDT
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Civilian workforce faces brutal consequences under sequestration

Civilian agency payrolls would be most vulnerable under automatic budget cuts set to kick in on Jan. 2. A new AIA and George Mason University study claims 229,000 non-defense federal jobs would be eliminated.

Tags: Congress , sequestration , Budget Control Act , workforce , pay and benefits , Marion Blakey , Aerospace Industries Association , Stephen Fuller , Jeanne Shaheen , Kelly Ayotte , Gordon Adams , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 05:07am EDT
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Analysis: GSA's scandal pales in comparison to historical misdeeds

From Darleen Druyun to Jack Abramoff to wartime contracting, history shows the Public Buildings Service's lavish spending is small potatoes. Experts say the energy and time Congress has put into hearing on the GSA conference near Las Vegas could be better used to address bigger, most costly problems.

Tags: Shakeup at GSA , management , oversight , GSA , Paul Posner , GAO , Scott Amey , Project on Government Oversight , Tom Schatz , Citizens Against Government Waste , Congress , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 05:45am EDT
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How Ryan's budget plan changes Social Security, Medicare

For analysis of the Ryan plan without politics,The Federal Drive with Tom Temin turn to Jason Fitchner, a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

Tags: Jason Fitchner , Mercatus Center , budget , management , Paul Ryan , Medicare , Social Security , Federal Drive

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 04:40pm EDT
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FEMA's attempts to recoup improper payments set off new problems

FEMA has recovered just $3 million of $643 million in potentially improper disaster relief aid since Hurricane Katrina. But its attempts to recoup the money are setting off one senator and threatening to erupt into a public relations snafu.

Tags: Hurricane Katrina , inspector general , FEMA , Richard Serino , Matt Jadacki , Maurice McTigue , disaster response , improper payments , fraud , financial management , DHS , Emily Kopp , Mark Pryor , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Friday - 10/21/2011, 12:37pm EDT
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OMB wants to change the tone of management

Deputy director for management Jeffrey Zients says his office will transform how it works with agencies. OMB no longer will be all about command and control, and more about collaboration. Zients's management approach is almost ready for public display.

Tags: management , Jeffrey Zients , OMB , GAO , performance management , Management goals , SAVE award

Wednesday - 10/21/2009, 06:44pm EDT
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