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Tom Temin, Host, Federal News Radio

The Department of Veterans Affairs has a lot of problems right now. But an issue that's not getting much coverage is its management and data collection and analysis. Federal News Radio's Tom Temin says the disarray at the VA is causing other problems.

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Thursday - 05/29/2014, 06:19pm EDT
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Dan Waddell, Director of Government Affairs, (ISC)2

Few matters have vexed the government as much as cybersecurity. Just recently, officials from the Homeland Security Department pressed Congress for the umpteenth time to pass legislation clarifying who's supposed to do what to protect federal networks. Dan Waddell, who has long cybersecurity experience in government and industry, has just become the director of government affairs for the training and certification group, (ISC)2. He joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp to discuss the biggest cyber challenges agencies still face.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Dan Waddell , (ISC)2 , Federal Drive , Emily Kopp

Friday - 05/23/2014, 09:54am EDT
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Panel: How rank-and-file feds, managers can restore trust in the workplace

As part of Federal News Radio's special series, Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and Its Employees three federal employees at different stages in their careers one a newer, younger employee, another who recently came from the private-sector, and the third a 40-year veteran shared their views with Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on how to restore in the federal workplace.

Tags: Federal Drive , Emily Kopp , management , workforce , Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and its Employees , Tyler Robinson , Lena Trudeau , Tony Regalbuto , Jack Moore

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 03:00pm EDT
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Can trust be rebuilt between feds and the government?

Trust is a critical factor in the relationship between federal managers and employees. Without it, whistleblowers are retaliated against; minor Hatch Act violations receive severe punishments; and unsuitable employees are given security clearances. In our special report, Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and Its Employees, Federal News Radio explores what a lack of trust has created in government and what it will take to restore it.

Tags: Trust Redefined , workforce , Hatch Act , whistleblowers , sexual assaults , security clearances , insider threats

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 03:43am EDT

Matt Boehmer, Director, Federal Voting Assistance Program

It's estimated that between 1 and 7 million Americans live overseas. That's admittedly a pretty broad range, and the lack of precise data is causing consternation at a small Defense Department office. The Federal Voting Assistance Program helps all U.S. citizens overseas, regardless of their military affiliation, to vote. But first, it has to find them. Matt Boehmer, director of the Federal Voting Assistance Program, explained FVAP's challenges to Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

Tags: Matt Boehmer , Federal Voting Assistance Program , Federal Drive , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 09:48am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Air Force claims the most progress in helping the military improve financial management. But government auditors say the Defense Department's effort to get an unqualified financial audit is at risk. One reason is the shortcomings in IT systems. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp where DoD stands as the first of two financial management deadlines approach. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

Tags: Jason Miller , financial management , DoD , Federal Drive , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 09:43am EDT
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Chris Voss, Former Lead International Kidnapping Negotiator, FBI

The search for hundreds of abducted school girls heats up in Nigeria. The U.S. has sent a team of experts to assist with search efforts, including personnel from the departments of State and Defense and four FBI officials with expertise in safe recovery and negotiations. Chris Voss, former FBI lead international kidnapping negotiator, told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the process behind a hostage negotiation strategy.

Tags: Chris Voss , FBI , Federal Drive , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 09:35am EDT
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Bill Shear, Government Accountability Office

The federal government celebrates Small Business Week with great fanfare. Thursday and Friday, there will be panels, speeches and award ceremonies. But on a day-to-day basis, agencies have had mixed success in helping entrepreneurs. Bill Shear, director of Financial Markets and Community Investment Issues at the Government Accountability Office, has written many reports about ways to improve federal services for small businesses. He told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp some of the challenges to helping small businesses.

Tags: Bill Shear , Government Accountability Office , small business , Federal Drive , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 09:15am EDT
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Jim Beaupre, Director, ACT-IAC Academy

For more than 20 years, the group now known as ACT-IAC has been a medium of information exchange between government and the information technology industry. More recently, it has formalized the Academy program, which offers training and courses on specific government IT topics. Jim Beaupre, director of the ACT-IAC Academy, told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the program.

Tags: Jim Beaupre , ACT-IAC , information technology , Federal Drive , Emily Kopp

Monday - 05/12/2014, 09:59am EDT
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Doug Nierle, Bryan Polisuk, Merit Systems Protection Board

Even in 2014, sexual orientation is a touchy subject in the workplace. The Merit Systems Protection Board has just finished taking a comprehensive look at workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and published the results in a report. MSPB's General Counsel Bryan Polisuk and Project Manager Doug Nierle discussed the findings with Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

Tags: Doug Nierle , Bryan Polisuk , Merit Systems Protection Board , workforce , Federal Drive , Emily Kopp

Monday - 05/12/2014, 09:51am EDT
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