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John Grant, General Services Administration

Although many have retired, the later wave of Vietnam veterans are still active in the federal workforce, including John Grant, the Region Eight customer accounts and research director in the Federal Acquisition Service at the General Services Administration. At one time in special forces, Grant worked in the technology industry before joining the federal government. He's also active in the ACT-IAC group. Grant spoke with Tom Temin at the recent ACT-IAC Executive Leadership Conference in Williamsburg.

Tags: John Grant , GSA , Federal Acquisition Service , ACT-IAC , veterans , hiring

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 07:40am EST
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Tim Sullivan, Thompson Coburn and Public Contracting Institute

Subcontractors live in a sort of netherworld. They often don't deal directly with the government, and they're subject to capriciousness by the primes. Tim Sullivan is a veteran of the contracting world and writer of the blog, 10 Myths of Government Contracting. In today's installment, Sullivan tackles myth number four: It's better to work as a subcontractor because our company won't be exposed directly to the government the way a prime is. He spoke with Tom Temin on the Federal Drive.

Tags: Tim Sullivan , 10 Myths of Government Contracting , contracting , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Public Contracting Institute , Thompson Coburn

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 07:30am EST
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ATF CIO says technology refresh will push mobile

In a technology overhaul that will replace hardware as old as five years, Rick Holgate, CIO at the Bureau for Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said the agency will move towards mobiles devices, including tablets.

Tags: Rick Holgate , mobile technology , workplace , technology , Windows 8 , tablets , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Jory Heckman , ATF , ATFE

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 11:42am EST
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Randy Tharp, Director of Business Development, Five 9 Group

It may seem like a leap to go from Army sniper to a career helping federal agencies deliver great online customer service and software development practices. But that's the story of Randy Tharp. He's a wounded warrior of two tours of duty in Iraq, and he's also had two tours of duty as a federal civilian employee before heading to the Five 9 Group. Tom Temin spoke to Tharp on the Federal Drive.

Tags: Randy Tharp , Five 9 Group , Army , customer service , software development , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 07:31am EST
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What are you doing to help our returning heroes transition to civilian jobs?

More than 1 million veterans are expected to re-enter the workforce during the next five years and it's the business community's responsibility to help them, says Deloitte's Janet Foutty. She says the nation owes it to today's newest veterans to help them find the right opportunities, the right access to education and the chance to enjoy the future they fought so hard to protect.

Tags: Veterans Day , Janet Foutty , Deloitte , military transition , job placement , DoD , hiring

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 02:23am EST

11-11-11 Lest we forget

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey reminds us why most feds have off today and why everyone should remember Veterans Day.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , Veterans Day

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 02:00am EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald's goal is straightforward: rebuild the trust in the VA. In his first 100 days as secretary, McDonald met with dozens of employees, lawmakers and other key stakeholders to both listen and understand how best to do that. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on the steps McDonald has taken and plans to take.

Tags: Bob McDonald , Veteran Affairs , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , management , whistleblower retaliation , Choice and Accountability Act

Friday - 11/07/2014, 06:56am 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 , pay and benefits , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , budget , retirement , Jory Heckman

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