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My AFCEA Bethesda panel in Fedscoop: VA CIO says expect 10 more years of VISTA

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Fedscoop covered my AFCEA Bethesda Health IT Day fireside chat with Dr. Carolyn Clancy, Executive in Charge of the Veterans Health Administration; and Scott Blackburn, Executive in Charge for Information and Technology and Chief Information Officer for the Office of Information and Technology….
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Government Matters interview with Pentagon IG Glenn Fine featured in GovExec

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Government Executive covered my Government Matters interview Sunday morning with Glenn Fine, the acting Inspector General of the Department of Defense, From the GovExec report: “Performing a ‘full-scope audit’ of a department with a $600 billion operating budget and $2.4 trillion in…
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Today: recording live at AMSUS for Sunday’s Government Matters

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Today it was my pleasure to attend this year’s AMSUS annual meeting for the first time. The Government Matters team recorded five interviews that we’ll air within the next week, including three on this Sunday morning’s program at 10:30 on…
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More photos from American University Roger Jones Award ceremony

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Once again my thanks to photographer Bill Petros for the fantastic photos of the Roger Jones Award ceremony, hosted by the American University School of Public Policy at the Ritz Carlton in DC Thursday night. More details on the ceremony are posted here….
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GAO, IRS officials win AU Roger Jones Award for leadership

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Last night the American University School of Public Affairs presented two government leaders with the 2017 Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership. I was honored that AU invited me to be the emcee of the award presentation, and to…
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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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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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Obama ISIS strategy collapsing under criticism of own advisors

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You won’t be surprised that three former Secretaries of Defense are going very public in their pointed critiques of President Obama’s strategy – or lack thereof – against ISIS. What may surprise you is who those three SecDefs are. They…
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