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August 3, 2020
The FedHeads Robert Shea and Francis Rose invite Jamie Holcombe, Chief Information Officer of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to chat about the IT management at the USPTO during the pandemic. Jamie discusses teleworking, crisis infrastructure, cyber security and how the USPTO is shaping the future of work.
July 27, 2020
FedHeads Francis Rose and Robert Shea welcome John Hyrum Martinez, Director of Publication and Services to discuss the digitalization and process of the Federal Register - a daily notice of federal regulations and notices. Digitalizing the Federal Register provides the public digital access to every issue going back to 1936.
July 20, 2020
Budget debates are heating up as appropriation bills drop, Robert Shea and Francis Rose discuss what this means for Capitol Hill and the federal government.
July 13, 2020
This week the FedHeads speak with Phil Lam, Executive Director of Identity at GSA, on the importance of reliable and trusted digital credentials to enable secure digital government. Phil talks about how GSA's identity services allowed the Small Business Administration Payroll Protection Program to create a secure lender portal and provides an update on login.gov, the digital identity platform that provides secure access to online government services.
July 6, 2020
COVID-19 has brought unexpected office challenges around the world but many organizations have risen to the occasion, and employees have quickly adapted to a work-from-home environment. In the coming months, organizations will have to think about the future workspace after the pandemic is over and how to create a safe, productive and comfortable space for their employees, or will work-from-home be the new norm. The FedHeads discuss how firms will use lessons from this challenge to analyze how employers will plan to return to the office.
June 29, 2020
Wishing everyone a happy and safe Independence day!
June 22, 2020
The FedHeads Francis Rose and Robert Shea speak with Stacie Alboum, Deputy Director for the Center for Information Technology (CIT) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), who shares her experiences and NIH’s successes during the pandemic.
June 15, 2020
FedHeads Francis Rose and Robert Shea welcome LaShaunne G. David to discuss the privacy program at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). LaShaunne provides examples of best practices for how veterans can protect their data and privacy. She shares the VA's commitment to safeguarding Veteran information and promoting privacy awareness widely.
June 8, 2020
FedHeads Francis Rose and Robert Shea caught up with U.S. State Department Director for Private Sector Engagement Jim Thompson. Jim leads efforts to engage the private sector in American diplomacy and he encouraged FedHeads’ audience members to get involved!
June 1, 2020
FedHeads Francis Rose and Robert Shea spoke with ITI CEO Jason Oxman. ITI is among the country’s oldest trade organizations representing many of the companies delivering information technology to government and businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic. The crisis has highlighted strengths and weaknesses in government and industry’s technology infrastructure and ITI is on the frontlines fighting to enact policies to ensure we are better prepared for the future.
May 26, 2020
The FedHeads Francis Rose and Robert Shea reflect on the Trump administration's decision to remove yet another inspector general - this time from the State Department - and the impact these decisions have on government operations and management.
May 18, 2020
During Public Service Recognition week, FedHeads Francis Rose and Robert Shea had the privilege of speaking with National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service Chairman Joe Heck. The Commission made substantial recommendations to make public service more attractive to Americans so many more take up the call to serve their fellow citizens. Inspired to Serve - The Final Report of the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service: https://inspire2serve.gov/reports/final-report
May 11, 2020
The FedHeads welcome Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent to discuss how the current crisis is impacting the federal government. With over 30 days of confirmed work from home, this marks the longest amount of time and the most people teleworking in the government ever. Suzette shares small victories from the past 30 days, such as digital on-boarding process to creating new apps to support the SBA and Treasury, but most of all they talk about the increased collaboration she has seen between and among agencies.
May 4, 2020
On episode 106, the FedHeads discuss the next normal being the new normal and how to prepare for safety of the people in the future.
April 29, 2020
On episode 105, Doug Criscitello, former CFO of the Small Business Administration, joins the FedHeads to talk about supports and relief for small business in the CARES Act.
April 27, 2020
On Episode 104, Linda Miller joins the FedHeads to discuss ways government agencies and recipients of stimulus funding can detect and prevent waste, fraud, and abuse of public funds.
April 22, 2020
On episode 103, the Fedheads welcome Craig Fugate, former FEMA Administrator during the Obama Administration to discuss the keys to managing during times of crisis. They also chat about how the response needs are different from other disasters.
April 20, 2020
On episode 102, Robert Shea and Francis Rose discuss the impact the pandemic has had on the nation and the government’s response. They shared what successes we’ve had and improvements the government can evolve from.
April 13, 2020
On episode 101, in the midst of the pandemic, the Fedheads video chat with Nick Hart, CEO of the Data Coalition, to discuss what data they’re tracking as new legislative packages are released and how this can help inform how successful the CARES Act was in supporting the economy. Nick also shared what case studies of what leaders across federal government can do with data when made a priority.
April 6, 2020
The Fedheads hit their 100th episode! Francis Rose and Robert Shea welcome Chris Currie, Director, Emergency Management and National Preparedness Issues at U.S. Government Accountability Office, to discuss the national strategies during the national pandemics. They discuss the medical and societal impact across the national government, the challenges, and how they can continue to study the unknown gaps.
March 30, 2020
The FedHeads try something new during the global pandemic and call a random guest! Katie Malague, Vice President, Government Effectiveness, Partnership for Public Service join Robert Shea and Francis Rose talk about what the new norm will be throughout the novel coronavirus pandemic and how organizations are adapting to the new virtual environment.
March 23, 2020
On episode 98, the Fedheads share details of the global pandemic Coronavirus and agency's response to Covid-19 and what's next for federal employees. They discuss how agencies ensure their employees are safe and where to seek resources.
March 16, 2020
The FedHeads welcome Gerard Badorrek, Chief Financial Officer at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to discuss Gerard's experience with moving from a private sector to the government. They also discuss the PMA and the priority items.
March 9, 2020
On episode 96, the FedHeads shares the current government updates. They discuss changes in the government management community, the continued executition of the Presidents Management Agenda and the CFO Vision Act of 2020.
March 2, 2020
The FedHeads welcomed Marc Pearl, President & CEO - Homeland Security & Defense Business Council, and Tim Hanes, Grant Thornton, to discuss the organization’s five-year look at the Homeland Security Enterprise
February 24, 2020
On Episode 93, the Fedheads welcome Dave Wennergren, CEO of the American Council for Technology – Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), and Grant Thornton Director, Kelly Morrison, discuss how technology business management help to modernize the federal government information technology system and the modernization effort in cybersecurity.
February 17, 2020
On episode 93 of the FedHeads, Robert Shea and Francis Rose discuss the President's budget proposal for FY 2021.
February 10, 2020
The FedHeads return in the last of the 3 part series! Governor O'Malley continues the lists of ten steps to starting your own stat system.
February 3, 2020
Part 2 of our FedHeads series with Governor Martin O'Malley , the FedHeads dive into the former Baltimore Mayor’s time as Governor of Maryland and the importance of strategic goal setting.
January 27, 2020
Join the Fedheads in part 1 of 3 with guest Martin O'Malley, former Mayor of Baltimore and former Governor of Maryland. Robert Shea & Francis Rose welcome Governor O'Malley to discuss his new book Smarter Government: Governing for Results in the Information Age.
January 20, 2020
And just like that, the #FedHeads are back! Season 3 will bring new guests, new topics and even a new look. Tune-in to our first episode of 2020 with http://gt-us.co/FedHeadsiTunes or http://gt-us.co/FedHeadsGP
December 16, 2019
Robert and Francis wrap up Season 2 of FedHeads with their favorite moments from the year, give some listener shout outs to our most supportive fans, and wish all our guests, listeners, and supporters a safe and happy holiday season.
December 9, 2019
On this episode of #FedHeads, Robert and Francis talk to Terry Gerton, President and CEO of the National Academy of Public Administration on their new initiative to help tackle to the Grand Challenges in Public Administration
December 2, 2019
The FedHeads are recording live at AFERM 12th Annual Summit with Government Matters TV at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Robert Shea and Francis Rose welcome Tom Brandt, Chief Risk Officer to discuss the impact of ERM on mission objectives and organizational effectiveness.
November 26, 2019
Episode 85: Live at AFERM with Christine Jones, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Finance, HHS
November 25, 2019
As we head into Thanksgiving week, the FedHeads want thank our listeners for your support and to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!
November 18, 2019
The FedHeads are recording live at AFERM 12th Annual Summit with Government Matters TV at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Robert Shea and Francis Rose welcome Joshua Vogel, Director, Strategy and Performance at GSA and Curtis McNeil, Risk Management Officer for the Architect of the Capitol. The FedHeads, with Joshua and Curtis, discuss the topics from this year's Summit that are important to ERM practitioners right now, and how the adoption and evolution of ERM in the federal government has improved recently.
November 11, 2019
The FedHeads are recording live at AFERM 12th Annual Summit with Government Matters TV at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Robert Shea and Francis Rose welcome Meredith Stein, Director, Risk Management National Institutes of Health to discuss their Enterprise Risk Management program.
November 4, 2019
The FedHeads welcome Alicia Martinovich, Grant Thornton's Hiring our Heroes (HOH) Military Spouse Fellow and Lauren Monnelly, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Fellowship Manager, to discuss the HOH process and Alicia's experience following her move from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and the challenges of military moves.
October 28, 2019
Robert Shea and Francis Rose are joined by Gary Washington, Chief Information Officer of USDA, and Erica Navarro, Budget Director of USDA to discuss the most expensive thing an agency buys...technology.
October 21, 2019
On episode 79, the Fedheads welcome Anil Cheriyan, Deputy Commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service and Director of the Technology Transformation Services (TTS), to discuss the reorganization of TTS and how the changes to be more agency-focused will drive their success.
October 14, 2019
Happy Fiscal New Year! The FedHeads celebrate the fiscal new year with the signed continuing resolution, delaying the possibility of another government shutdown until Nov. 21. Check out what the FedHeads predicts about the new fiscal year.
October 7, 2019
Robert Shea and Francis Rose welcome Doug Robinson, Executive Director of the National Associations of State CIOs (NASCIO) and Graeme Finley, Principal at Grant Thornton Public Sector. NASCIO and Grant Thornton will release their 10th annual survey of State CIOs, The Responsive State CIO: Connecting to the Customer, next week at the NASCIO annual meeting in Nashville. Tune in to listen more about the focus of the survey, customers and how digital government is being more responsive.
September 30, 2019
On episode 76, Robert Shea and Francis Rose updates us on the budget of the executive branch, avoiding a government shutdown as the fiscal year nears an end.
September 23, 2019
On episode 75, Robert Shea and Francis Rose welcomes Darren Ash, CIO of the Farm Production and Conservation Business Center to discuss the advancements of the operations within USDA.
September 16, 2019
On episode 74, the FedHeads welcome CEO of the Common Pool, Jaison Morgan, to discuss the benefits of prizes and challenges and how the government can leverage these strategies to foster collaboration.
September 9, 2019
On episode 73, Robert Shea and Francis Rose discusses the end of fiscal year 2019 and what to look forward to in 2020. Agencies just finished their FY2021 budget request and submissions, at the same time trying get a deal on FY2020 appropriiations. Tune in to hear more about what happens beyond the end of fiscal year.
August 20, 2019
Robert Shea and Francis Rose have been breaking down the complexities of government management in a light-hearted way for over a year. Now, it’s time to hit the big stage at SXSW. Show your support and vote up on FedHeads! http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/104209 Step-by-step guide to Vote: 1- Click on the link above: • FedHeads Live: A Podcast for Government Nerds : https://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/104209 2- Log into your SXSW account or create a new account (you will only need to input your name and email address) 3-Click “Vote Up" on the left side of your screen 4- Share with friends- see below!
August 19, 2019
On episode 71, the FedHeads conclude their series recorded live at AGA PDT 2019 Deputy Assistant Secretary Amy Edwards to talk about data and transparency.
August 12, 2019
Episode 70: Live at AGA PDT 2019 with Owen Barwell by Grant Thornton Public Sector
August 5, 2019
On Episode 69, the FedHeads Francis Rose and guest host Carlos Otal welcome Doug Glenn, Assistant Deputy Chief Financial Officer, DoD live at AGA PDT in New Orleans. The FedHeads and Doug discuss how data and data visualization are beneficial to agencies and the difference between civilian financial management agencies and the DoD financial management world.
July 29, 2019
The FedHeads have hit the road again - this time to the Association of Government Accountants annual conference in New Orleans, LA with guest host Carlos Otal! FedHeads Francis Rose and guest host Carlos Otal welcome Srikant Sastry and Former Governor Martin O'Malley live at AGA PDT in New Orleans. Former Governor O'Malley introduces his new book Smarter Government : Governing for Results in the Information Age.
July 25, 2019
The FedHeads have hit the road again - this time to the Association of Government Accountants annual conference in New Orleans, LA. And that's not all - guest host - and honorary FedHead - Carlos Otal joins the pod to cover for Robert Shea, who is on assignment.
July 22, 2019
On episode 67, the FedHeads welcome Dominic Cussatt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary/Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Dominic shares how he is helping the VA modernize their IT through 5 key strategic priorities.
July 15, 2019
On episode 66, the FedHeads welcome Stan Soloway, President & CEO of Celero Strategies, to discuss alternative methods of procurement, including the use of "Other Transaction Authority".
July 8, 2019
On episode 65, the FedHeads welcome Adam Sedgewick, Senior Advisory of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to discuss how to manage and measure the authorized use of cyber security and privacy.
July 4, 2019
The FedHeads wishing you happy Independence day!
July 1, 2019
On episode 64, the FedHeads, Robert Shea & Francis Rose discuss current events happening in Congress today and what to expect in the near future.
June 24, 2019
Episode 62: Executive Branch Budgeting 101 by Grant Thornton Public Sector
June 17, 2019
On Episode 61, Robert and France welcome Kris Rowley, Chief Data Officer at GSA to discuss the strategic vision for data management and building a data governance framework and discussing the challenges he may face.
June 10, 2019
On episode 60, Robert and Francis welcomes Caryl Brzymialkiewicz, Chief Data Officer for the Office of Inspector General (OIG) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Caryl is establishing an office focused on providing more and better access to data and analytics to support OIG’s mission.
June 3, 2019
Tune in on today's episode to hear the FedHeads' thoughts on the on the OPM reorganization, the legislative proposal, suggesting the merge of most of OPM’s functions into the General Services Administration.
May 27, 2019
Hope you take time this weekend to remember those who have fought and died for our country.
May 20, 2019
Tune in for the conclusion, part 2, of the Category Management and Acquisition featuring Lesley Field and Anne Laurent, author of Buying as One: Category Management Lessons from the United Kingdom. Learn about each one of the 6 key insights for the U.S. Government pulled from Anne's research and discuss where the Government is right now.
May 13, 2019
On episode 57, Robert and Francis welcomes Lesley Field, Deputy Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy at OMB, and Anne Laurent, author of Buying as One: Category Management Lessons from the United Kingdom. Today, they discuss the evolution and methodology behind category management.
May 6, 2019
Robert is on assignment in West Virginia and checks in to talk with Francis about the latest effort to establish shared services across the Federal government and discusses whether the current effort will be successful and why.
April 29, 2019
On episode 55, Robert Shea and Francis Rose invites Howard Mortman, Communications Director at C-SPAN, to return on the FedHeads to celebrate their 40th Anniversary. On this episode, we learn about C-SPAN’s background and their most profound moments.
April 23, 2019
On episode 54, The FedHeads welcome Roger Waldron, President of the Coalition on Government Procurement. Roger promotes common sense in government procurement and works to ensure the procurement system provides sound business opportunities that deliver best value for customer agencies. The Fedheads and Roger discuss the trend of agencies moving away from doing their own procurement, but using vehicles that already exist. They also talk about the reason behind the broader use of procurement, searching for efficiency, creating bridge between government and industry, understanding their customer requirements, and future of this Administrations first term and what to expect.
April 15, 2019
FedHeads welcomes co-host of Gov Actually, Danny Werfel, a director with the Boston Consulting Group. They discuss the importance of the podcasts, to share governments mission, federal service, celebrate public service, and how to approach issues in government management. Tune in for a surprise call!
April 11, 2019
Robert Shea and Francis Rose talks about President Donald Trump's selection of Dale Cabaniss to be the next director of the Office of Personnel Management.
April 8, 2019
Robert Shea and Francis Rose discusses the one year anniversary of the President's Management Agenda, and the importance of the PMA and how to improve the operations of government.
April 1, 2019
On episode 51, Robert Shea and Francis Rose welcome Traci DiMartini, Chief Human Capital Officer at Peace Corps, to discuss the impact of the government shutdown on people who are managing agencies across the country.
March 25, 2019
On episode 50, Robert Shea and Francis welcomes Christian Hoehner, Senior Director of Policy, Data Coalition, to discuss the Legislative agenda for the Data Coalition and the future of Open Data.
March 13, 2019
The FedHeads are live at #sxsw to discuss the President’s budget proposal. Robert Shea and Francis Rose discuss the proposal to reorganize OPM and GSA, the future of shutdowns, and some of the key management reforms in the budget.
March 11, 2019
This week on episode 48 of the FedHeads, Robert Shea and Francis Rose discuss the new OPM director nominee and the GEAR awards.
March 4, 2019
The latest report from the 20/20 Project on the Homeland Security Enterprise - a joint project between the Homeland Security & Defense Business Council and Grant Thornton Public Sector - looks at how things have changed in the last year as parts of the homeland security enterprise continue to become more integrated and efficient in defending America
February 25, 2019
The FedHeads welcome Ann Ebberts, CEO of the Association of Government Accountants, and Jim Taylor, Managing Director at Grant Thornton Public Sector to discuss what insights can be gathered from our latest CFO survey.
February 19, 2019
This week, the FedHeads welcome Emily Loeb, partner at Jenner & Block to discuss the nature and importance of oversight in Washington DC.T Robert, Francis and Emily Loeb talks about expected changes in congressional oversight now that Democrats have taken over the majority in the House of Representatives.
February 11, 2019
Shut down is over- the Government is open! Robert and Francis discuss on today's episode what to expect with the government reopening. What is effected, next steps and what to look forward to in the next couple days or weeks.
February 4, 2019
This week on episode #44, the #FedHeads welcome Asif Khan, Director at the GAO, to discuss the results of its first ever audit of the Department of Defense.
January 18, 2019
A special bonus episode of #FedHeads where Robert and Francis check in on the ongoing partial government shutdown. About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
January 14, 2019
This week on Episode 43, Robert and Francis welcome Data Foundation consultant Jim Harper and Adam Hughes, Director at Grant Thornton Public Sector to discuss key findings from the 3rd edition of The State of the Union of #Open #Data report. State of the Union of Open Data Report: : gt-us.co/SOTUofOpenData About #FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
January 14, 2019
Episode #42 of #FedHeads welcome Tom Ross, President of Volcker Alliance, to discuss how they are working to improve government from the outside in. www.volckeralliance.com Tom Ross bio: https://volckeralliance.org/thomas-w-ross About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
January 8, 2019
Season 2 of #FedHeads kicks off with Robert and Francis wishing for a mailbag segment on FedHeads with listener questions and talking about the consequences of the partial government shutdown - including difficulties with restarting the government after a prolonged shutdown. Connect with the FedHeads on Social Media: Francis Rose on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FRoseDC Francis Rose on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/frosedc/detail/recent-activity/posts/ Robert Shea on Twitter: https://twitter.com/robertjshea Robert Shea on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertjshea/ About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
December 17, 2018
Robert and Francis wrap up the year with a bow (and a potential government shutdown). Tune in to hear the latest on shutdown, some reflections on the first season of FedHeads, and hear Robert sing his favorite Christmas song. About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
December 10, 2018
Episode #39 of #FedHeads features Trey Bradley, Program Manager at GSA and lead on the Cross-Agency Priority Goal on Leveraging #Data as a Strategic Asset. Trey Bradley LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/trey-bradley-b472253/ CAP Goal #2: Leveraging Data as a Strategic Asset: https://www.performance.gov/CAP/CAP_goal_2.html About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
December 3, 2018
Robert and Francis cover the top headlines in government management on this week's #FedHeads. Shutdown watch is back, potential (added) chaos in the Trump administration in 2019, whether the federal government will close on Christmas Eve, and Francis teaches Robert how to be a curmudgeon. About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
November 26, 2018
This week Robert and Francis welcome two key senior staffers who have worked to pass the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act. John Righter (with Senator Patty Murray) and Tedd McCann (formerly with Speaker Paul Ryan) give the latest updates on effort to codify some of the recommendations from the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking. Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2017: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/4174 Evidence is the Word of the Year: Neither Party Owns It: https://www.rollcall.com/news/opinion/evidence-word-year-neither-party-owns Ted McCann Bio: https://bipartisanpolicy.org/person/ted-mccann/ John Righter Profile: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/10/meet-the-senate-help-committees-minority-staff/456351/ About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
November 20, 2018
The #FedHeads are off for the Thanksgiving holiday this week, but Francis Rose gives a sneak peak of what's coming after the holiday in the government management space, including Robert Shea getting a Christmas wish come true early! About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
November 12, 2018
This week Robert and Francis welcome Howard Mortman, Communications Director at C-SPAN to talk about the role of unbiased media and access to the inner workings of government in a free and open society. Howard Mortman Bio: https://www.c-span.org/person/?howardmortman C-SPAN: https://www.c-span.org/ About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
November 5, 2018
Kevin Cummins, Vice President of Technology at the Professional Services Council, joins Robert and Francis to talk about trends in Federal IT and the latest development in modernizing the technology that drives government programs. Kevin Cummins Bio: https://www.pscouncil.org/psc/a/Bios/PSC_Staff/Kevin_Cummins_Bio.aspx Federal CIO Authorization Act of 2018: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/6901 Representative Hurd Press Release on H.R. 6901: https://hurd.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/hurd-kelly-introduce-bipartisan-bill-codify-and-elevate-federal-cio About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
October 30, 2018
Robert and Francis run down the top headlines of the day in government management on Episode 34. Tune in to hear them talk about the new acting head of OPM, the recently released antifraud playbook, and whether big things are coming in 2019 in government management reform. Robert and Francis also give a shout out to some #FedHeads listeners and answer a few questions. About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
October 22, 2018
#FedHeads Robert Shea and Francis Rose welcome Doug Robinson, Executive Director of the National Associations of State CIOs (NASCIO) and Graeme Finley, Principal at Grant Thornton Public Sector to talk about the latest trends in tech in states across the country. NASCIO and Grant Thornton will release their 9th annual survey of State Chief Information Officers tomorrow, October 22 at NASCIOs annual conference in San Diego. NASCIO: https://www.nascio.org/ Graeme Finley Bio: https://www.grantthornton.com/people/bios/f/finley-graeme.aspx About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
October 15, 2018
The #FedHeads are on location again - at the ACT-IAC Executive Leadership Conference in Philadelphia. This week, Robert and Francis welcome Dan Chenok, Executive Director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government. Dan is a stranger to nobody in the government management space, having been a leader in government and the private sector for decades in Washington and has written and spoken extensively around government technology, cybersecurity, privacy, regulation, budget, acquisition, and Presidential transitions. The IBM Center also recently celebrated its 20th anniversary working to connecting research to practice to benefit government. Dan Chenok Biography: http://www.businessofgovernment.org/bio/dan-chenok Panel of Current and Former OMB Deputy Directors for Management: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUm15XDjtJQ&t=404s&list=PL8AtNLUnUyT-DKnFACr00d36z4b3ozZVA&index=19 IBM Center for the Business of Government: http://www.businessofgovernment.org/ Government for the Future: Reflection and Vision for Tomorrow’s Leaders: Lessons from 20 Years of the IBM Center for the Business of Government: http://www.businessofgovernment.org/blog/learning-past-anticipate-future-new-center-book-assesses-long-arc-government-reform About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
October 8, 2018
The Midterm elections are closing in fast and can have a huge impact on government management initiatives. The #FedHeads welcome Mary Moore Hamrick, National Managing Principal for Public Policy at Grant Thornton and Rich Goodstein, Principal at Goodstein and Associates to discuss the upcoming midterm elections, what changes may be coming soon to some of the administration's management initiatives, and strategies agencies can use to navigate the coming months and next session of Congress in 2019. About Mary Moore Hamrick: https://www.grantthornton.com/people/bios/h/hamrick-mary.aspx About Rich Goodstein: http://www.richardgoodstein.com/page03a.shtml Charlie Cook Political Report: https://www.cookpolitical.com/ About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
October 1, 2018
Happy New (Fiscal) Year! The #FedHeads are excited to be kicking off the first day of the federal government's new fiscal year with many of the annual appropriations bills already passed into law! Hear about the latest with government appropriations and others key government management news of the day on Episode 30 of FedHeads. About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
September 24, 2018
Episode 29 of FedHeads is out! Robert and Francis welcome Marcy Jacobs, Executive Director of the Digital Services team at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Marcy is also a 2018 Service to America Medals Finalist for her work to create online digital tools for veterans to more easily access benefits and services, delivering a high-quality and seamless user experience. Marcy Jacobs 2018 Sammies Finalist Profile: https://servicetoamericamedals.org/honorees/view_profile.php?profile=511 About the Service to America Medals: https://servicetoamericamedals.org/about/index.php About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
September 17, 2018
This week on FedHeads, Robert and Francis welcome Ariel Gold, Data Program Manager of the Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office at the Department of Transportation. Ariel is also a 2018 Service to America Medals Finalist for her work to improve data-sharing and accelerate the adoption of new technologies that increase transportation safety and efficiency, including self-driving cars and vehicles that communicate with one another. Ariel Gold 2018 Sammies Finalist Profile: https://servicetoamericamedals.org/honorees/view_profile.php?profile=497 About the Service to America Medals: https://servicetoamericamedals.org/about/index.php About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
September 10, 2018
This week on FedHeads, Robert and Francis sit down with Max Stier, President and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service, to discuss the Service to America Medals (the Sammies!). Now it its 17th year, the Sammies were started by the Partnership to honor the best in public service. 2018 Service to America Medals Finalists: https://servicetoamericamedals.org/honorees/index.php#filter=.y2018 About the Sammies: https://servicetoamericamedals.org/about/index.php About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
September 4, 2018
The FedHeads are back! Robert and Francis are refreshed from summer break and talking about three major developments in government management that have occurred during the sometimes slow month of August in Washington. Federal district judge invalidates 9 provisions of Trump executive orders: https://federalnewsradio.com/workforce/2018/08/federal-district-judge-invalidates-9-provisions-of-trump-executive-orders/ CRS Report on NDAA: https://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R45013.pdf OMB Memo 18-23: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/M-18-23.pdf About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
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