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John Palguta, Vice President, Partnership for Public Service

Today, voters head to the polls hoping to elect people who share their vision of how government should operate. John Palguta, the vice-president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, has been meeting with international leaders who told him the U.S. government's operation serves as a good vision for their own countries. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, Palguta explained what the best federal management practices are and which governments want to emulate them.

Tags: Federal Drive , John Palguta , Partnership for Pubic Service , election , government operations , management

Tuesday - 11/04/2014, 08:34am EST
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Tim Sullivan, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP

Government and commercial contracting are two very different beasts. In the government, the buck stops with the contracting officer. Tim Sullivan, a veteran of the contracting world, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain the third myth in his "10 Myths of Government Contracting" series.

Tags: Federal Drive , Timothy Sullivan , Thompson Coburn , acquisition , contracting , contract officers , Ten Myths of Government Contracting

Tuesday - 11/04/2014, 08:41am EST
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Anne Altman, Manager, U.S. Federal Government and Industries, IBM

A new partnership between IBM and Twitter is designed to help enterprises get better market intelligence. It could also have application for federal agencies. The collaboration will allow IBM to offer clients access to Twitter data, and will include new applications to analyze data and enhance agency understanding of what's going on in social media. Anne Altman is the General Manager of IBM's US Federal and Government Industries. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on how this data service might work for federal agencies.

Tags: Anne Altman , IBM , Twitter , data , technology

Friday - 10/31/2014, 01:00pm EDT
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Doug Criscitello, Managing Director, Global Public Sector, Grant Thornton LLP

The ups and downs of federal budgeting require managers to be nimble and creative. Doug Criscitello has learned a few lessons from decades of work in federal finance. He was Chief Financial Officer of the Housing and Urban Development Department, and also held posts at the Congressional Budget Office and the Office of Management and Budget. He is now the managing director for the global public sector practice at Grant Thornton. He has also recently been inducted into the National Academy of Public Administration. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss what he hopes to do at NAPA.

Tags: Doug Criscitello , Federal Drive , HUD , budget , CFO , CBO , OMB , Grant Thornton , NAPA

Friday - 10/31/2014, 01:00pm EDT
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Mike Espy, Former Secretary of the Agriculture Department

The National Academy of Public Administration has elected a new class of fellows. They'll take on some of the most complex management and policy issues in government, and reporting to Congress. Newly elected fellow Mike Espy is the former Secretary of the Agriculture Department, and now a county attorney in Mississippi. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive.

Tags: Mike Espy , National Academy of Public Administration , USDA , management

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 10:54am EDT
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Mark Testoni, President and CEO, SAP National Security Services

America's national security mission must adapt to the increasing complexity of threats. That means guarding against traditional risks and innovating to anticipate emerging ones. Technology can help, but it can be difficult to navigate the IT solutions amid shrinking budgets and a flood of data. Mark Testoni is president and CEO of SAP National Security Services. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with advice on improving the mission as well as the business of national security.

Tags: Mark Testoni , SAP National Security Services , national security , technology , cybersecurity

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 02:54pm EDT
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Larry Youngner, Partner, Tully Rinckey PLLC

The Office of Special Counsel recently found the Army had discriminated against transgender civilian employee Tamara Lusardi. Lusardi, a quality assurance specialist, faced what OSC described as "frequent" and "pervasive" harassment on a daily basis. The Army didn't admit to prohibited personnel practices, but it did agree to start diversity and sensitivity training. Larry Youngner is a partner at the law firm Tully Rinckey. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the implications of the case.

Tags: Larry Youngner , Office of Special Counsel , transgender , Army , Tully Rinckey , personnel

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 02:52pm EDT
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Marcia Smith, Editor, Space Policy Online

All eyes are on NASA after the Antares Rocket exploded at the Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia on Tuesday evening. No one was injured in the blast, but an investigation into the explosion is being launched. Marcia Smith is Editor of Space Policy Online. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain what the explosion means for NASA's mission going forward.

Tags: Marcia Smith , Federal Drive , NASA , Wallops Island , Space Policy Online , technology

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 10:50am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department is requiring senior officials to review major acquisitions before they receive approval to move into the technology development. That's the phase commonly known as Milestone A. This change is part of the rigor of the Better Buying Power initiative. Federal News Radio's Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the current and future impact of BBP.

Tags: Jason Miller , Federal Drive , Milestone A , DoD , Better Buying Power , acquisition

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 10:48am EDT
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Gerry Robbins, DoD Business Development and Market Analyst

Armies run on food, fuel and information. That last part is why the Defense Department spends so much on information technology and services each year, and why contractors spend a lot of time reading the DoD tea leaves. Gerry Robbins is the team lead for this year's TechAmerica defense IT market forecast. He's spoke with Tom Temin on the Federal Drive at the TechAmerica Foundation Vision Forecast Conference.

Tags: Gerry Robbins , Federal Drive , information technology , DoD , Tech America

Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 09:36am EDT
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