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Retired Maj. Gen. Dennis Moran, Harris Corporation

Budget pressures on the Defense Department have driven down spending on research and development. That gives the military less say in developments that might give battlefield superiority. But industry can help with a class of products known as non-developmental items. Retired Maj. Gen. Dennis Moran, now with Harris Corporation, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

Tags: Dennis Moran , DoD , Harris Corporation , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , research and development

Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 09:42am EST
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DoD's Work implores Congress to ‘stop the madness,' warns of further cuts to readiness

The military has made some progress in reversing the training and maintenance shortfalls it underwent when sequestration first took hold in 2013. But Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said those gains will quickly reverse themselves if Congress lets the budget caps return next year.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , readiness , research and development , Center for Strategic & International Studies , Robert Work , Jonathan Greenert , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 03:36am EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Pentagon officials say the military services have made some progress in restoring readiness since the initial onset of sequestration caused a "readiness crisis." But they say gains made will go out the window if the budget is cut once again next year. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the story.

Tags: budget readiness , sequestration , readiness , Jared Serbu , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 05:23pm EST
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Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

Speculation about how Republicans will run Capitol Hill in the next Congress is fairly consuming Washington these days. But the lame-duck Congress returning to Washington today has got to tackle big challenges of its own. So what is on Congress' to-do list? Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with some answers.

Tags: Emily Kopp , Congress , pay and benefits , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 07:59am EST
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Issa, Ryan look to FERS reform

In a letter to the Congressional Budget Office director, Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) expressed their interest to revamp the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). NTEU president Colleen Kelley said the reforms would simply raise costs for federal workers.

Tags: Paul Ryan , Darrell Issa , workforce , pay and benefits , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , retirement , Jory Heckman

Friday - 11/07/2014, 11:23am EST

NTEU looks for allies among freshmen members of Congress

Now that the final votes have been counted in the 2014 midterm elections, Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, said she's hoping that some new members will fight for the interests of government workers.

Tags: Colleen Kelley , NTEU , midterm elections , Barbara Comstock , Donald Beyer , Frank Wolf , James Moran , workforce , Eleanor Holmes Norton , sequestration , Barbara Mikulski , Hal Rogers , Jory Heckman , management ,

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 11:56am EST
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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 , Jason Miller , Dan Tangherlini , OMB , Beth Cobert , training , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 09:27am EST
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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 , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , HUD , CFO , CBO , OMB , Grant Thornton , NAPA

Friday - 10/31/2014, 01:00pm EDT
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Rich Ashooh, Director of Strategy, BAE Systems Electronics Solutions

For 50 years, the TechAmerica Foundation has presented a detailed forecast for Defense spending. It's one source of information contractors use to plan their marketing and sales efforts. This year's forecast team has shown one eternal truth. Pentagon budgets reflect more than just what military leaders say they need. They're buffeted by the economy and politics too. Rick Ashooh leads TechAmerica's DoD forecast team. He spoke with Tom Temin on the Federal Drive at this year's Tech America Vision Conference.

Tags: Rich Ashooh , BAE Systems Electronics Solutions , Tech America , DoD , spending

Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 09:38am EDT
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How to innovate on a smaller budget

Women of Washington radio show hosts Aileen Black and Gigi Schumm talk to Karen Dahut, executive vice president and leader of the Strategic Innovation Group at Booz Allen Hamilton, about what companies need to do to embrace innovation, especially in the public sector.

Tags: Karen Dahut , Booz Allen Hamilton , Women of Washington , Aileen Black , Gigi Schumm , innovation , Navy

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 10:52am EDT
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