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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.

    Federal agencies deploy Chinese drones in U.S. airspace

    Federal agencies deploy Chinese drones in U.S. airspace

    You might not be familiar with a company called DJI. It's a large, Chinese drone manufacturer. The Army and Interior Department have banned DJI products, because the company -- which is closely associated with the Chinese Communist Party -- is a security threat. Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with someone, policy and technology researcher at the Lincoln Network, Lars Schonander, who is concerned that other federal agencies continue to buy DJI drones.

    • 22 min
    After the Huawei and ZTE bans, what's next for China trade policy

    After the Huawei and ZTE bans, what's next for China trade policy

    The administration, prompted by Congress, has banned sales of telecommunications gear from Chinese companies. Now the question is: Should anything come next, when it comes to Chinese products that might have national security implications? Federal Drive host Tom Temin has spoken on the matter with FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr. In this interview, his guest is Matt Turpin, visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and former China director at the National Security Council.

    • 23 min
    Lawmakers push intelligence community to speed up hiring timelines

    Lawmakers push intelligence community to speed up hiring timelines

    It’s no secret that it takes a long time to get hired by an intelligence agency. But Congress is now looking for details from agencies on exactly how long it takes to bring in new employees, as well as a plan for improving those timelines.The compromise fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act released this week would require the director of national intelligence to send lawmakers a report on the time it takes onboard personnel in the intelligence community.

    • 19 min
    Some final advice before this year's Open Season runs out

    Some final advice before this year's Open Season runs out

    Just a few days remain before Open Season closes. If you don't act, you may be missing out on a chance to improve your health care coverage for 2023. Or you might get the same thing for less money. To get some last-minute advice, Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with the director of marketing for the Consumer's Checkbook, Kevin Moss.

    • 21 min
    This analyst says the $15-per-hour minimum federal wage will backfire

    This analyst says the $15-per-hour minimum federal wage will backfire

    Congress has been unwilling to go along with a national minimum wage of $15 an hour. The Biden administration imposed one for the federal workforce and for contractors. Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with someone who thinks such a mandated wage could result in reduced services and flexibility for the government itself: Rachel Greszler is a research fellow in economics at the conservative Heritage Foundation.

    • 20 min
    GSA marks 50 years of making federal buildings special with art

    GSA marks 50 years of making federal buildings special with art

    The General Services Administration buys many things. Since 1972, it has commissioned some 500 works of art to hang in -- or otherwise adorn -- federal buildings. To find out the latest in the 50-year-old Art in Architecture program, Federal Drive host Tom Temin talked with the director of GSA's Center for Fine Arts, Jennifer Gibson.

    • 27 min

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Please remove second half of the episode

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Please fix!!

After every episode finishes it begins the lessons learned leadership podcast with a interview with the CEO of Navy Fed Credit Union. Why?! Love this podcast but it is painful to listen to that introduction every single time after the podcast end.

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