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Brian Bouffard, Former Navy JAG Lt. Commander

Pretrial hearings are underway in the case against the man accused of masterminding the bombing of the U.S.S Cole 14 years ago. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri could receive the death penalty for charges including terrorism and the killing of 17 soldiers. A new judge, Colonel Vance Spath, has just taken over the case at a military commission at Guantanamo Bay. In this week's Legal Loop, Tom Temin and Emily Kopp speak with Criminal Defense Attorney Brian Bouffard on the Federal Drive. He takes them inside the world of military commissions.

Tags: contractor , USS Cole , Brian Bouffard , military commissions ,

Wednesday - 08/06/2014, 05:56pm EDT
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Debra Roth, partner, Shaw, Bransford & Roth

Perhaps nowhere in the federal workforce is trust more frail than in the intelligence community. It is still reeling from the revelations of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The Director of National Intelligence recently issued two policies to clamp down on employees' speech. The first says only a few authorized officials can talk with journalists. In this week's Legal Loop, Tom and Emily looked at the policy's impact on trust in the intelligence community as part of our special report, Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and Its Employees. Employment lawyer Debra Roth said on The Federal Drive the new policy stands out because it covers unclassified information.

Tags: Shaw, Bransford & Roth , Federal Drive , Debra Roth , Intelligence community , workforce , whistleblowers

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 09:34am EDT
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Steve Ryan, Corporate Litigator at McDermott, Will and Emery

The Defense Department is not keeping track of all the senior officials who leave for jobs with contractors. Congress requires those officials, including flag officers and generals, to get written legal opinions before moving on. Lots of paperwork involved. But at DoD, the inspector general says the database that tracks the moves is incomplete. In this week's Legal Loop, Steve Ryan, an experienced corporate litigator and head of the government strategies practice at McDermott, Will and Emery, talks to Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the revolving door at the Pentagon.

Tags: Steve Ryan , McDermott Will & Emery , Federal Drive , DoD

Thursday - 04/24/2014, 11:11am EDT
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Debra Roth, Partner, Shaw, Bransford and Roth

How much control can agencies exert over employees' behavior when they are on work trips? And in social-work situations, what are the hard-and-fast rules that employees should follow? Two recent incidents make us ask. The Secret Service recently recalled three agents from an overseas trip after they were caught drunk. On the other hand, the Veterans Affairs Department has rehired an employee who admitted to drinking and driving on a business trip. A passenger fell out of his van and died. In this week's, Legal Loop, federal employment attorney Debra Roth discusses these thorny issues with Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

Tags: Debra Roth , In Depth

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 12:01pm EDT
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Debra Roth, partner, Shaw, Bransford & Roth

The strange case of Lois Lerner - a federal official pleading the fifth - and the IRS.

Tags: Debra Roth , Shaw Bransford & Roth , IRS , tax exempt status applications , plead the fifth , Lois Lerner , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 09:44am EDT
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Federal Drive Interviews -- Jan. 22, 2013

OPM's Angela Bailey discusses how agencies are struggling to fill critical skill gaps in the hard sciences. Procurement attorney Joe Petrillo fills us in on what to expect with the new defense authorization law. Jacque Simon of AFGE says her union is frustrated with the lack of attention being paid to federal workers' concerns over sequestration. John Palguta of the Partnership for Public Service discusses possible changes agencies may face in President Obama's second term.

Tags: Angela Bailey , OPM , CHCOC , Joe Petrillo , Petrillo and Powell , DoD , DoD Report , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Jacque Simon , AFGE , OMB , sequestration , Federal Drive , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 09:21am EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- Jan. 15, 2013

Kal Stein, president and CEO of EarthShare, talks about his company's new role as the manager of the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capitol Area. Attorney John Mahoney weighs in on a recent ruling by the EEOC. Gen. Charles Wald of Deloitte talks about the ever-changing aerospace markets. Anne-Marie Fennell of GAO discusses Alaska Native Corporations. Ed Moscatelli discusses how the Army has eliminated 8,000 vehicles.

Tags: Kal Stein , CFCNCA , CFC , EarthShare , John Mahoney , EEOC , SSA , Charles Wald , Deloitte , DoD , DoD Report , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Anne-Marie Fennell , GAO , Alaska Native Corporations , Ed Moscatelli , Army , Federal

Tuesday - 01/15/2013, 09:02am EST

Federal Drive interviews - Nov. 20

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 , GAO , Benghazi , Ed Meagher , VA , Joe Petrillo , contracting , Kathleen Stratton , Pew Charitable Trusts , Charles Romine , NIST , technology , Vince Micone , CFC

Tuesday - 11/20/2012, 09:11am EST

Federal Drive interviews - Nov. 13

What are the implications of the Petraeus scandal and what should other high level federal employees be aware of? A lawyer explains. Plus, will a second Obama term bring changes to federal benefits?

Tags: Federal Drive , Philip Joyce , Dale Sweetnam , Army , DoD , cybersecurity , technology , Debra Roth , Kathleen Miller , BGOV , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service

Tuesday - 11/13/2012, 09:08am EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- Oct. 30, 2012

The Federal Drive gets post-superstorm Sandy updates from the National Weather Service and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Tags: Federal Drive , Coast Guard , NWS , Steven Cooper , Sandy , Jamie Frederick , Steven Musser , FDA , Debra Katz , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 12:49pm EDT
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