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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.

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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.

    What's next for Congress now that they've kicked the budget stone down the road again

    What's next for Congress now that they've kicked the budget stone down the road again

    Like soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe, Congress is good at kicking things. Megan scores goals though. Congress kicks procrastination cans down the road. Now the continuing resolution for funding the government runs until February. February 18 to be exact. So you can reset the countdown clock. For what Congress will be dealing with next, the Federal Drive spoke to WTOP Capitol Hill Correspondent Mitchell Miller.

    • 20 min
    Ideas for how the government can work with industry to revive U.S. manufacturing

    Ideas for how the government can work with industry to revive U.S. manufacturing

    And elite task force has finished look into the competitiveness of American manufacturing. Its findings start with the U.S. work force, and it also has recommendations for the federal government. The Federal Drive got highlights now from the director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, Roger Zakheim.

    • 19 min
    This federal scientist developed something you can't see but will help the electrical grid

    This federal scientist developed something you can't see but will help the electrical grid

    Ensuring resiliency and efficiency of the electrical grid, it's a top national security concern. Keeping the grid top notch will take more than wires. It'll take algorithms. My next guest, a scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, developed an algorithm that won the top prize in a competition, staged by the Advanced Research Project Agency - Energy. Doctor Hassan Hijazi joined the Federal Drive to tell us about it.

    • 16 min
    OPM bill advances after testy debate, perhaps a foreboding sign for future reform efforts

    OPM bill advances after testy debate, perhaps a foreboding sign for future reform efforts

    House Democrats are focusing on several tidbits important to the federal workforce in the final days of 2021. They've introduced new legislation to strengthen the Office of Personnel Management. And there's a new bill that attempts an overhaul of an underperforming federal internship program. Recent debate in the House Oversight Committee, shows just how heated these arcane-sounding topics really are. More from Federal News Network's Nicole Ogrysko.

    • 16 min
    Securing U.S. transportation infrastructure next on federal cybersecurity leaders' list

    Securing U.S. transportation infrastructure next on federal cybersecurity leaders' list

    Trains, planes and other transportation sectors are being handed new cybersecurity requirements by the Biden administration. Agencies want to make sure the nation’s transportation infrastructure isn’t susceptible to ransomware and other attacks. The new mandates mark a shift from a mostly voluntary approach to cybersecurity in critical infrastructure. Federal News Network’s Justin Doubleday reports.

    • 15 min
    Should the Office of Special Counsel have more Hatch Act enforcement power?

    Should the Office of Special Counsel have more Hatch Act enforcement power?

    Recently the Office of Special Counsel revealed that several members of the Trump administration violated the Hatch Act. It happens in every administration, if not to that extent. The law prevents political activity by appointed and career federal employees while on the job. My next quest says the Office of Special Counsel should have greater statutory authority to go after Hatch Act violators. Bob Tobias is a professor in the Key Executive Leadership program at American University.

    • 18 min

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