When he's not tooling around the National Capital region on his motorcycle, Tom Temin interviews federal executives and government contractors who provide analysis and insight on the many critical issues facing the Executive branch. The Federal Drive is found at FederalNewsNetwork.com and 1500 AM in the Washington D.C. region.
Dispute over DLA's Qualified Products List ends in court
The Qualified Products List maintained by the Defense Logistics Agency turned ugly for one small business when it received a corrective action notice and things went down-hill from there. But the issues are about more than disputed small parts. For how it all ended up in court, procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo.
New DoD concept meant to govern cyber investment moves
As it increases its capabilities in cyber warfare and cyberspace defense, the Defense Department has established a concept it calls the Joint Cyber Warfighting Architecture. It's supposed to govern investment decisions and make sure systems across the military services work together. But does it? That's what the Government Accountability Office took a look at. For what they found, Bill Russell, the GAO's director of Contracting and National Security Acquisitions Issues, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
JAIC, DIU join forces to fight cancer with technology
The Defense Department's Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) is joining forces with the Defense Innovation Unit to focus on a universal problem: Cancer - in particular, metastatic breast cancer. The work brings together AI, digital imaging, and an unique piece of equipment. For more, the JAIC's warfighter health mission chief, Navy Capt. Hassan Tetteh, MD, spoke to Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Congress, employee groups ramp up pressure to block Schedule F executive order
Democrats on the Hill and a variety of federal employee groups are ramping up pressure to block the president's recent Schedule F executive order. They're worried agencies may rush to reclassify career federal employees in certain policy-making roles as quasi-political appointees before Jan. 20. And they're worried about the prospects for current political appointees too. Federal News Network's Nicole Ogrysko joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for the latest.
JAIC entering new phase of life, will create teams to help DoD adopt AI
The Defense Department has been trying to make artificial intelligence the way of the future, starting with its Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, or JAIC. Now the organization says it’s embarking on a new iteration of itself, JAIC 2.0. Federal News Network’s Scott Maucione had more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Many changes coming for defense contractors
Federal contractors are bracing for radical changes in policy, and the threat of a short-term government shutdown, as they look forward the coming transition. With where they're looking for information and how to cope, the president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, David Berteau.