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Federal Drive Interviews -- Feb. 13, 2013

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) talks about his plans as the new chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Greg Kutz of TIGTA discusses new progress being made by the IRS in recruitment and hiring. Jennifer Martinez, staff writer at The Hill newspaper, discusses the new Executive Order on cybersecurity. Don Kettl of the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy offers insight on the State of the Union speech.

Tags: Tom Carper , Congress , Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee , Greg Kutz , TIGTA , IRS , Jennifer Martinez , The Hill , cybersecurity , Barack Obama , State of the Union , Don Kettl , Federal Drive , DoD , DoD Report , Cybersecurity Update

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 09:01am EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- Dec. 26, 2012

Tom Devine from the Government Accountability Project tells us how the new whistleblower law will protect you. Policy expert Don Kettl gives us his federal predictions for 2013, and The Hill Newspaper brings us the latest on the looming sequestration deadline.

Tags: Federal Drive , Sterling Beard , Don Kettl , Norb Ryan , Tom Devine , Government Accountability Project , The Hill , Military Officers Association of America , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , DoD , DoD Report

Wednesday - 12/26/2012, 01:16pm EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- Nov. 26, 2012

Randy Williamson, director of health care Issues at GAO, talks about the progress being made at Walter Reed Medical Center. Blogger Tom Cochran shares trivia about some government buildings in Washington, D.C. Dr. Jacques Gansler discusses a new master's degree program focusing on federal acquisition and contracting. Jeff Neal of ICF International discusses the results of the 2012 Employee Viewpoint Survey. Christi Grimm of the Inspector General's Office talks about mispayments by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Daniel Schuman of the Sunlight Foundation discusses open data from the federal government.

Tags: Randy Williamson , GAO , Tom Cochran , Ghosts of DC , Jacques Gansler , Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise , Jeff Neal , IFC International , Christi Grimm , inspector general , Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive , ICF International

Monday - 11/26/2012, 07:42am EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- Oct. 8, 2012

Bloomberg Government's Jason Wilson discusses the cybersecurity draft proposals. Jim Beaupre of Jim Beaupre Federal Consulting talks about the 2013 Acquisition Excellence Conference. Don Kettl, dean of the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy, talks about a new online game students played to solve the nation's $1 trillion deficit.

Tags: Don Kettl , Jason Wilson , Bloomberg Government , Jim Beaupre , Federal Drive

Monday - 10/08/2012, 09:10am EDT

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 , George Mason University , Tara Duprey , Georgetown University , National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terroris , Sara Fishering , 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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HR University looks to gain college accreditation for agency training

The initiative aims to provide federal employees with college credit for certain agency-created human resources classes. Federal employees could apply the courses toward degrees at colleges and universities.

Tags: human resources , HR University , Kathryn Medina , workforce , ODNI , training , CHCO Council , Strayer University , Ruben Gomez

Tuesday - 07/17/2012, 05:12am EDT
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Agencies, vendors ramping up to fight supply chain cyber threats

The White House, Congress, DoD and many others are trying to stem the tide of counterfeit products and software with malicious code from entering federal systems. The administration soon will release recommendations for how all agencies and vendors can improve the security of their products. DoD issued a memo in March requiring changes to how services protect their supply chains.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , industry , Victoria Espinel , White House , DoD , Jon Boyens , NIST , Sandy Boyson , Supply chain management , Supply chain risks , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/15/2012, 12:59pm EDT
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How agencies can deal with sudden policy changes

Everything your agency does is, theoretically, based in public policy. But when something happens to change public opinion, that policy might change. Take the Gulf oil spill, for example.

Tags: Don Kettl , management , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 11:47am EDT
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Government needs more risk management across cyber supply chain, report says

The University of Maryland has published a report, in collaboration with NIST, on how the government and industry are addressing the cyber supply chain challenge.

Tags: Sandor Boyson , cybersecurity , technology , NIST , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 10:33am EST
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CIOs must learn the soft skills

The University of Maryland's CIO Certificate program focuses on teaching its students to meet the challenges of management and leadership. The certificate program is one of several affiliated with GSA's CIO University.
January 19, 2012

Tags: technology , training , management , Ask the CIO , CIO University , Steve Knode , Jason Miller , CIO certificate program

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 10:45pm EST
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