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In Depth Show Blog - February 7, 2014

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Jon Tester , Tammy Flanagan , In Depth

Friday - 02/07/2014, 05:54pm EST

Senators seek probe into how Navy shooter got clearance

Key senators on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee are seeking answers into how the contractor employee responsible for the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that killed 12 people obtained his security clearance. In a Sept. 18 letter, Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.), requested the Office of Personnel Management's inspector general look into what type of clearance the shooter, identified as 34-year-old Aaron Alexis, held as well as what federal agency conducted his background investigation.

Tags: Congress , Senate , Patrick McFarland , oversight , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Claire McCaskill , Rob Portman , Jon Tester , Ron Johnson , Aaron Alexis , Navy Yard shooting , DoD , Navy , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 04:20pm EDT

Tester aims to strengthen OPM's oversight of security clearance process

Legislators want to strengthen OPM's ability to oversee the security clearance process to thwart under-qualified candidates from obtaining and keeping security clearances.

Tags: Congress , Senate , Intelligence community , security clearances , OPM , Jon Tester , industry , management , Federal Drive , Melissa Dawkins

Monday - 07/22/2013, 03:04pm EDT
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Federal Drive Show Blog - July 22, 2013

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Jon Tester , Jared Serbu , Jason Miller , Brendan Goode , Christopher Payne , Brenda Farrell

Monday - 07/22/2013, 10:22am EDT

Agency collaboration key to saving money

As the new chairman of the Senate Governmental Affairs subcommittee that oversees the federal workforce and government efficiency, Sen. Jon Tester says he will work to improve government services by pushing for better inter-agency collaboration and smarter investments that produce results.

Tags: Jon Tester , Montana , financial management , Rise of the Money People , collaboration , duplicative programs

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 06:58pm EDT

Federal Drive Interviews -- April 12, 2013

Stephen Goss, chief actuary for the Social Security Administration, talks about how actuaries can help federal agencies improve financial planning. Dr. Matthew Harris of the University of Maryland - University College discusses a new study on IG offices across the country. Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) talks about disposing of federal properties. Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) talks about a new report on government efficiency.

Tags: Federal Drive , Stephen Goss , Jon Tester , Matthew Harris , John Mica

Friday - 04/12/2013, 12:09pm EDT

Senate committee approves OFPP nominee, four other bills

The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee moves the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations, the Keeping Politics Out of Federal Contracting and two other pieces of legislation to the floor for a full vote.

Tags: management , acquisition , workforce , Joe Jordan , Susan Collins , Joe Lieberman , OFPP , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , domestic partner benefits , Hatch Act , political contributions , Jason Miller , Jon Tester

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 04:43pm EDT

Senate committee approves bipartisan Postal Service reform bill

A plan to cut the Postal Service's costs so it can stay in business has passed the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Relations Committee. Majority Leader Harry Reid has promised a vote on the Senate floor as soon as possible, according to committee leaders.

Tags: USPS , Senate , Joe Lieberman , Jon Tester , workforce , Tom Carper , Susan Collins , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Tom Coburn , FERS , budget , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 07:22pm EST
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Leaders, families rally against new D.C. gun bill

City leaders, anti-gun groups and families touched by gun violence all rallied against new legislation Wednesday in the District.

Tags: Second Amendment Enforcement Act , DC gun laws , Jon Tester , John McCain , Darci Marchese , Phil Mendelson , Marion Barry , Jordan Williams , Jordan Howe

Wednesday - 05/05/2010, 07:09pm EDT
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