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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: New show – National Defense Week

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	The Pentagon, headquarters of the Department of Defense.  DoD photo by Master Sgt. Ken Hammond, U.S. Air Force.
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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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New in GovExec: Never-Ending VA Appeals Process Hurts All Vets

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My latest piece in Government Executive, on the prospect for really making progress on the case backlog at the Department of Veterans Affairs: “The major reason the backlog doesn’t shrink any faster, the way [an LA Times] story tells it, is…
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New in GovExec: Poor FITARA grades might be a good start

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My first piece for Government Executive, in which I argue that terrible FITARA grades (and they were terrible) may actually be a good start: “In a Congress where any issue can easily be poisoned by partisan rancor, both [Transportation CIO…
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Listen (John Batchelor): criminal referrals in relocation bonus scheme

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The Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General makes criminal referrals to the Justice Department in the case of two employees involved in a scheme to take jobs in which they had fewer responsibilities, keep the same level of pay, and…
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