The Drive Hubbard Radio public
[search 0]
More

Download the App!

show episodes
 
B
Behind the Song

1
Behind the Song

The Drive | Hubbard Radio

Unsubscribe
Unsubscribe
Monthly+
 
Dig deep into the lyrics of classic rock songs and the storytellers that created them in "Behind The Song," a podcast by The Drive's Janda Lane. Hear what was happening behind the scenes while some of the most iconic songs in rock history were being written.
 
Tangier Island, Virginia - Population 460 (and shrinking). It's a quirky, isolated place located smack dab in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. Residents drive golf carts and speak their own dialect, while visitors must travel by boat or plane to get there. But the island is vanishing. The reason why depends who you ask. But the fact is it could become uninhabitable in as little as 25 years, wiping an entire community and way of life off the planet. Should the island be saved... and at what ...
 
Loading …
show series
 
No contract type requires more government oversight than cost reimbursement. Looking at just a small sample of invoices incurred by the National Security Agency, its inspector general found the NSA has some work to do. Inspector General Robert Storch had the details on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin.…
 
The White House is mandating that federal contractors get vaccinated, but that doesn’t mean everyone. The Navy is turning a blind eye to by not amending its contracts with the nation’s largest shipbuilder to require the shots. That decision effects tens of thousands of contractors. Federal News Network’s Scott Maucione joined the Federal Drive with…
 
The Bureau of Land Management, part of the Interior Department, famously relocated from Washington, D.C., to Grand Junction, Colorado, in 2019. It hasn't gone smoothly. The agency is rife with vacancies because many people didn't want to move. The Government Accountability Office now has several recommendations for how BLM can manage back to normal…
 
The Defense Department is in the midst of an acquisition program for a new fighter jet. Actually it's an extensively modified version of an old warhorse, the F-15, known as the F-15 E-X. Dan Grazier said the plane may be mostly new, but the Air Force is making some old mistakes in buying it. He is a military fellow at the Project on Government Over…
 
An executive order from the Biden administration is ostensibly aimed at protecting employees of services contractors. It would require a company that wins a follow-on contract from an incumbent, to give the incumbent employees first right of refusal to work for the winning company. It's an idea that's come up in earlier Democratic administrations. …
 
The Federal Election Commission on a party-line vote recently decided not to sanction a federal prisons contractor. The company, GEO Group, had made a big contribution to the Donald Trump political action committee in 2016. Where can contractors contribute politically, and where can they not? Bloomberg Government senior editor Ken Doyle has been fo…
 
Congress gave the Department of Homeland Security the authority to create its own cybersecurity personnel system back in 2014. Six years later, the new cyber talent management system is live, and accepting applications. CTMS lets the department recruit, hire, pay and promote cybersecurity talent in a completely different way from the traditional Ge…
 
As it does every year, the Health and Human Services office of inspector general publishes the top management and performance challenges facing the department. This year, the IG found that HHS faces significant challenges when it comes to data, managing it and using it. Joining the Federal Drive with details, the senior counselor to the OIG, Andrew…
 
The Labor Department’s new initiative to modernize the technology that underlies the delivery of unemployment insurance. It's far from your typical IT project. Labor has more than 50 customers, each at varying stages of development and with varying types of technology. Michele Evermore is the deputy director for policy in the office of unemployment…
 
The Continuing Resolution under which the government has been operating since October 1 will expire this Friday. Returning from its Thanksgiving recess, dealing with the budget is a top priority for both chambers. Federal Drive host Tom Temin talked about all this with Bloomberg Government deputy news director Loren Duggan.…
 
Now that the 2020 decennial count is more or less in the rearview mirror, the Census Bureau has a new concern: The five-year American Community Survey will also be late, with the pandemic to blame, as well. Federal Drive host Tom Temin talked about all this with Census Project co-director Howard Fienberg, who said Congress needs to bolster the Cens…
 
The Biden administration's military strategy appears to support a reduction in forces while relying more on soft-power tools. That is the gist of the most recent (and detailed) analysis by the Center for Strategic and International Studies. For highlights about what upcoming budget battles are all about, Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with CSIS…
 
The Transportation Security Administration is proposing new cybersecurity regulations. They would apply to high-risk rail operators. It’s part of a broader push by Homeland Security to improve cybersecurity across the transportation sector. For more, Federal News Network’s Justin Doubleday.By Tom Temin
 
It's one thing for a contracting officer to help a bidder in a tight contract competition to fix errors in its bid. It's another thing to disclose information from a competitor's offer. That's what happened in a State Department plan to recompete protective services. We got details from Smith Pachter McWhorter procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo.…
 
The Social Security Administration delegates to state agencies responsibility for making disability determinations. States in turn use medical experts, some staff, some contracted. Either way, the Government Accountability Office found Social Security needs to shore up its oversight of state medical experts. For more, we turned to the director of G…
 
Gentlemen, listen up. Prostate cancer is no fun. But it takes many forms. Some will get you fast. Others grow so slowly you'll die from something else. Now the Veterans Health Administration is teaming with the University of Maryland on a research project. It's goal is to establish new surveillance methods to track those with low-risk prostate canc…
 
U.S. Transportation Command’s first attempt to reform the military moving system got derailed by a successful bid protest. Now it’s reawarded the Global Household Goods Contract to one of the companies that lost the first time around. The initial award is worth an estimated $6.2 billion over the next three year, and could be worth up to $20 billion…
 
Federal sales boomed during the fiscal 21, with General Services Administration buying vehicles reporting sales records. That shouldn't be a surprise given record appropriations in response to the pandemic. My next guest says that despite the strength of the market, dark clouds hover over contractors. Larry Allen is president of Allen Federal Busin…
 
The Biden administration's management agenda, which it called a vision, laid out three basic principles. Boosting the federal workforce, improving citizen service, and using the bureaucracy to achieve the administration's agenda. New stuff or old wine in a new bottle? The Federal Drive got one view from the president and CEO of the National Academy…
 
The U.S. Agency for International Development is looking to expand the roster of organizations it partners with around the world. So it's launched a set of online resources to help new partners get together with experienced ones and with the agency. It's all housed at a new site called WorkWithUSAID.org. Joining the Federal Drive with details, USAI…
 
Loading …

Quick Reference Guide

Copyright 2021 | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
Google login Twitter login Classic login