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Government acquisition leaders upbeat about Trump procurement moves

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Two of the top acquisition officials in government, Tom Sharpe of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service and the acting Administrator of Federal Procurement Policy, Lesley Field, were among the guests at AFFIRM’s monthly luncheon speaker series event, “Buying Smarter: the Blueprint…
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TSA viral pat-down video raises two tough questions for all of government

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The Transportation Security Administration is in the spotlight again after a video that depicts a 13-year-old boy being patted down by an agent Sunday at the airport in Dallas, Texas. The video went viral almost immediately, and it has alarmed…
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UPDATE: TV, radio shows, fall event schedule

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Below is the latest edition of my newsletter, released on Friday, September 9. If you’d like to receive my updates on what’s going on in the federal marketplace before anyone else does, please go to FrancisRose.com and put your email…
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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: New show – National Defense Week

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I am very pleased to announce that my new radio show, “National Defense Week”, will debut Sunday morning, March 6th, at 11am on WMAL, 630 AM and 105.9 FM in the Washington DC area. The show will be available on…
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Listen (John Batchelor): key VA scandal official pleads guilty

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Sharon Helman, the former VA official at the epicenter of the wait times scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs, pleaded guilty to filing a false financial disclosure Tuesday. I discussed the case with John Batchelor last night. My segment…
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IRS Commissioner, Watergate figure, and me

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UPDATE: Audio now available below! I would like to offer a big “thank you” to Dan Blair and the National Academy of Public Administration for inviting me to host a discussion with this year’s Elliott Richardson Prize recipients, John Koskinen…
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Watch (NC8): IRS data breach gets bigger; FAA privatization stalls

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On Friday, the IRS announced hackers may have stolen tax information on 700,000 Americans. That’s more than double their previous estimate. And Congress has put a plan to privatize air traffic control at the Federal Aviation Administration on hold. I…
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The State of Your Union with OMB’s Dave Mader, Grant Thornton’s Carlos Otal

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Wednesday’s webcast on the “State of Your Union” covered a broad range of management issues federal agencies will deal with in 2016. Dave Mader, Controller at the Office of Management and Budget, and Carlos Otal, Managing Partner of Grant Thornton’s Global Public…
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