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Dan Tangherlini, Administrator, General Services Administration

The General Services Administration has set aside 1.5 percent of its personnel budget for training and reinvestment in skills for the next fiscal year. GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini says the focus will be on customer relations and evolving with technology. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller caught up with Tangherlini at the National Contract Management Association's annual government symposium. Tangherlini described his relationship with the Office of Management and Budget's Deputy Director for Management Beth Cobert and some of the things they're working on together on the Federal Drive.

Tags: GSA , personnel , budget , Jason Miller , Dan Tangherlini , OMB , Beth Cobert , training , Federal Drive ,

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 09:27am EST
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Mark Goldstein, Director of Physical Infrastructure Issues, GAO

After a gunman opened fire at Canada's National War Memorial and Parliament, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said he wants to beef up security at federal buildings. But as Mark Goldstein, GAO's director of physical infrastructure issues, explained on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, more security means a greater workload for the Federal Protective Service. Reports from the Government Accountability Office show the small agency isn't always prepared for new threats.

Tags: Federal Drive , Mark Goldstein , GAO , building security , DHS , federal buildings , Federal Protective Service , workforce

Tuesday - 11/04/2014, 08:36am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The General Services Administration recently hired another contractor to try to integrate 10 disparate acquisition databases. The first time around, the agency struggled both with its contractor and the plan to improve the Integrated Acquisition Environment. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller spoke with Tom Temin on the Federal Drive about GSA's latest attempt to straighten it all out

Tags: Federal Drive , Jason Miller , GSA , Integrated Acquisition Environment , contractors , workforce , acquisition

Tuesday - 11/04/2014, 11:13am EST
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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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