Radio

My 30-year radio career included nine years at Federal News Radio (2006-2015) and four years at C-SPAN Radio (1999-2001, 2002-2004). I guest-hosted three nationally-syndicated radio shows, including The John Batchelor Show, The Jim Bohannon Show, and The Michael Smerconish Show. I continue to appear regularly on The John Batchelor Show, and others, to provide information about the workings of the federal government business space.

Listen (John Batchelor Show): VA IT problems with GI Bill claims, electronic health records

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The information technology challenges at the Department of Veterans Affairs include providing benefits under the Forever GI Bill and implementing a new electronic health records system. But the debut of the new VA.gov is one step the agency is taking…
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From the archives: New National Economic Advisor Larry Kudlow co-hosts John Batchelor Show with me

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President Trump announced that CNBC host and syndicated radio host Larry Kudlow will be his new National Economic Advisor. One of Larry’s regular media appearances for the last number of years has been as co-host of the John Batchelor Show in…
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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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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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Listen (John Batchelor): WashPost gives VA Secretary 4 Pinocchios

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The Washington Post awards Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald four Pinocchios out of four for his comments about how many VA employees the agency has fired. The agency paid big bonuses to employees who were later parts of various…
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Transitions: my exit from Federal News Radio

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This report in the Washingtonian is accurate. WTOP and its sibling station, WFED, have laid off four employees, General Manager Joel Oxley told staffers Friday, and it will not fill five other open jobs. Digital chief John Meyer, evening producer…
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Listen (John Batchelor): Good news & bad news for VA

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The Inspector General at the Department of Veterans Affairs believes over 300,000 veterans may have died while waiting for approval to receive health care from the VA. The Denver VA debacle isn’t the only one, as the Army Corps of…
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EXCLUSIVE: Go “behind the firewall” of GSA’s Acquisition Gateway

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Only federal government acquisition professionals can go “behind the firewall” and see exactly how GSA’s Acquisition Gateway works. Until now. Laura Stanton of GSA demonstrated the Gateway to me and my colleague Jason Miller, and let us video the demonstration…
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