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Government Matters is the only television newscast focused on the business of government. Host Francis Rose recaps the top federal headlines and conducts thought-provoking interviews on tech, security, defense, workforce and industry issues. Since its launch in August of 2013, GM has hosted some of the top minds in the federal community -- from the White House, Congress, Fortune 500 companies, journalism, and the non-profit sector.

Latest Episodes

Schedules consolidation at the General Services Administration - October 13, 2019

Outgoing Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Alan Thomas reflects on his time in the position, and discusses his successes in an exclusive interview with Government Matters. Michael Rigas, deputy director of the Office of Personnel Management discusses implementing the president’s workforce executive orders, and why it’s important to make firing federal workers easier for managers. Joseph Klimavicz, deputy assistant attorney general and chief information officer at the Department of Justice discusses the implementation of the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract, and his new role as chief data officer at the agency.

22 MIN1 days ago
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Schedules consolidation at the General Services Administration - October 13, 2019

Improving customer experience across government agencies - October 10, 2019

Meroe Park, executive vice president of the Partnership for Public Service, and Kathy Conrad, director of digital government at Accenture Federal Services, discuss findings about the state of customer experience in government, and how agencies can improve CX across their enterprise. Capt. Marc Mancher (USN Ret.), principal at Deloitte Consulting, outlines how RPA is seeing use at federal agencies, and how “digital workers” are becoming a key part of the modern workforce. Billy Mitchell, editor in chief of FedScoop and Carten Cordell, staff reporter at Washington Business Journal, discuss the General Services Administration’s ‘corrective action’ on the DEOS contract, and the impact it will have.

23 MIN3 days ago
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Improving customer experience across government agencies - October 10, 2019

Army introduces new policy on advanced manufacturing- October 9, 2019

Francis Rose talks to Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Strategy and Acquisition Reform Alexis Ross about advanced manufacturing. Wes Hallman from the National Defense Industrial Administration speaks with Francis Rose about the dangers of extended continuing resolutions. Tim DiNapoli from the Government Accountability Office talks with Francis Rose about counting the non-acquisitions personnel at the Department of Defense.

23 MIN4 days ago
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Army introduces new policy on advanced manufacturing- October 9, 2019

Modernization efforts at the Department of Veterans Affairs - October 7, 2019

Surafeal Asgedom, chief modernization officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Melissa Glynn, assistant secretary for enterprise integration at VA, discusses the office’s modernization strategies, and why there’s more to modernization than tech upgrades. Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, details the GSA schedule consolidation process, and the approach that leadership could take in the next phase. Todd Harrison, director of the Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, outlines congressional reaction to U.S. Space Command and the coming debate over the new command’s headquarters.

22 MIN6 days ago
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Modernization efforts at the Department of Veterans Affairs - October 7, 2019

Using AI to decide if work is "inherently governmental"-October 6, 2019

Jose Arrieta, chief information officer at the Department of Health and Human Services, details how HHS will use technology to review data and produce insight within their workforce. Soraya Correa, Chief Procurement Officer at the Department of Homeland Security, outlines how the agency plans to make contract determinations with help from AI, and the status of EAGLE Next Generation. Ashley Mahan, acting director of FedRAMP at the General Services Administration, discusses efforts to improve their processes, and their future roadmap for automation.

22 MIN1 weeks ago
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Using AI to decide if work is "inherently governmental"-October 6, 2019

Proposing a cabinet-level agency for management-October 3, 2019

Jeffrey Neal, senior Vice President at ICF, discusses how to improve federal management by creating a new high-level agency out of the existing community. Gen. Gregory Touhill, president of Cyxtera Federal Group, discusses the tactical challenge of persistence cybersecurity threats, and how to prepare for this kind of attack. David Berteau, President & CEO of the Professional Services Council, discusses the new regulations surrounding lowest price technically acceptable contracts, and why the changes had to be made.

22 MIN1 weeks ago
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Proposing a cabinet-level agency for management-October 3, 2019

New Comprehensive Oversight Plan for OCO - October 2, 2019

Michael Child, Deputy Inspector General for Overseas Contingency Operations at DoD, discusses how the office plans to oversee the military’s international operations, and the importance of quarterly reports. Corbin Evans, director of regulatory policy at the National Defense Industrial Association, discusses ways to improve cybersecurity at military contractors. Bill Greenwalt, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, discusses how the defense appropriations process will play out, and the potential for a year without an NDAA.

22 MIN1 weeks ago
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New Comprehensive Oversight Plan for OCO - October 2, 2019

Filling roles in the United States Army - October 1, 2019

Gen. Carter Ham (USA Ret.), President & CEO of the Association of the United States Army, discusses Army recruitment goals and AUSA’s upcoming annual meeting. Jim Taylor, managing director at Grant Thornton and former CFO at the Department of Labor, discusses the impact of continuing resolutions on government financial professionals, and what the year ahead could hold. Sharon Silas, director of health care for the Government Accountability Office, outlines ways that the Veterans Health Administration could improve how they allocated funding, and other takeaways from a recent GAO report.

22 MIN1 weeks ago
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Filling roles in the United States Army - October 1, 2019

NSF announces winner of Career Compass Challenge

Dorothy Aronson from the National Science Foundation discusses the winner of the Career Compass Challenge and details modernization efforts at NSF. Dan Blair and Dave Mader from the Bipartisan Policy Center discuss how government agencies can improve their risk management efforts. Suzanne Summerlin from the National Federation of Federal Employees talks about federal employee unions challenging President Trump’s workforce executive orders.

22 MIN1 weeks ago
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NSF announces winner of Career Compass Challenge

Creating innovative solutions at Veterans Affairs health care centers- September 29, 2019

Dr. Ryan Vega of the Veterans Health Administration details the health innovations happening at VA Centers. Chris Cummiskey & Nate Snyder take a deep dive into building up 5G networks, Huawei and the issues they present for national security. This week’s Federal Beat reporters roundtable covers the new GSA Centers of Excellence Collaboration with JAIC.

22 MIN2 weeks ago
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Creating innovative solutions at Veterans Affairs health care centers- September 29, 2019

Latest Episodes

Schedules consolidation at the General Services Administration - October 13, 2019

Outgoing Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Alan Thomas reflects on his time in the position, and discusses his successes in an exclusive interview with Government Matters. Michael Rigas, deputy director of the Office of Personnel Management discusses implementing the president’s workforce executive orders, and why it’s important to make firing federal workers easier for managers. Joseph Klimavicz, deputy assistant attorney general and chief information officer at the Department of Justice discusses the implementation of the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract, and his new role as chief data officer at the agency.

22 MIN1 days ago
Comments
Schedules consolidation at the General Services Administration - October 13, 2019

Improving customer experience across government agencies - October 10, 2019

Meroe Park, executive vice president of the Partnership for Public Service, and Kathy Conrad, director of digital government at Accenture Federal Services, discuss findings about the state of customer experience in government, and how agencies can improve CX across their enterprise. Capt. Marc Mancher (USN Ret.), principal at Deloitte Consulting, outlines how RPA is seeing use at federal agencies, and how “digital workers” are becoming a key part of the modern workforce. Billy Mitchell, editor in chief of FedScoop and Carten Cordell, staff reporter at Washington Business Journal, discuss the General Services Administration’s ‘corrective action’ on the DEOS contract, and the impact it will have.

23 MIN3 days ago
Comments
Improving customer experience across government agencies - October 10, 2019

Army introduces new policy on advanced manufacturing- October 9, 2019

Francis Rose talks to Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Strategy and Acquisition Reform Alexis Ross about advanced manufacturing. Wes Hallman from the National Defense Industrial Administration speaks with Francis Rose about the dangers of extended continuing resolutions. Tim DiNapoli from the Government Accountability Office talks with Francis Rose about counting the non-acquisitions personnel at the Department of Defense.

23 MIN4 days ago
Comments
Army introduces new policy on advanced manufacturing- October 9, 2019

Modernization efforts at the Department of Veterans Affairs - October 7, 2019

Surafeal Asgedom, chief modernization officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Melissa Glynn, assistant secretary for enterprise integration at VA, discusses the office’s modernization strategies, and why there’s more to modernization than tech upgrades. Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, details the GSA schedule consolidation process, and the approach that leadership could take in the next phase. Todd Harrison, director of the Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, outlines congressional reaction to U.S. Space Command and the coming debate over the new command’s headquarters.

22 MIN6 days ago
Comments
Modernization efforts at the Department of Veterans Affairs - October 7, 2019

Using AI to decide if work is "inherently governmental"-October 6, 2019

Jose Arrieta, chief information officer at the Department of Health and Human Services, details how HHS will use technology to review data and produce insight within their workforce. Soraya Correa, Chief Procurement Officer at the Department of Homeland Security, outlines how the agency plans to make contract determinations with help from AI, and the status of EAGLE Next Generation. Ashley Mahan, acting director of FedRAMP at the General Services Administration, discusses efforts to improve their processes, and their future roadmap for automation.

22 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Using AI to decide if work is "inherently governmental"-October 6, 2019

Proposing a cabinet-level agency for management-October 3, 2019

Jeffrey Neal, senior Vice President at ICF, discusses how to improve federal management by creating a new high-level agency out of the existing community. Gen. Gregory Touhill, president of Cyxtera Federal Group, discusses the tactical challenge of persistence cybersecurity threats, and how to prepare for this kind of attack. David Berteau, President & CEO of the Professional Services Council, discusses the new regulations surrounding lowest price technically acceptable contracts, and why the changes had to be made.

22 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Proposing a cabinet-level agency for management-October 3, 2019

New Comprehensive Oversight Plan for OCO - October 2, 2019

Michael Child, Deputy Inspector General for Overseas Contingency Operations at DoD, discusses how the office plans to oversee the military’s international operations, and the importance of quarterly reports. Corbin Evans, director of regulatory policy at the National Defense Industrial Association, discusses ways to improve cybersecurity at military contractors. Bill Greenwalt, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, discusses how the defense appropriations process will play out, and the potential for a year without an NDAA.

22 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
New Comprehensive Oversight Plan for OCO - October 2, 2019

Filling roles in the United States Army - October 1, 2019

Gen. Carter Ham (USA Ret.), President & CEO of the Association of the United States Army, discusses Army recruitment goals and AUSA’s upcoming annual meeting. Jim Taylor, managing director at Grant Thornton and former CFO at the Department of Labor, discusses the impact of continuing resolutions on government financial professionals, and what the year ahead could hold. Sharon Silas, director of health care for the Government Accountability Office, outlines ways that the Veterans Health Administration could improve how they allocated funding, and other takeaways from a recent GAO report.

22 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Filling roles in the United States Army - October 1, 2019

NSF announces winner of Career Compass Challenge

Dorothy Aronson from the National Science Foundation discusses the winner of the Career Compass Challenge and details modernization efforts at NSF. Dan Blair and Dave Mader from the Bipartisan Policy Center discuss how government agencies can improve their risk management efforts. Suzanne Summerlin from the National Federation of Federal Employees talks about federal employee unions challenging President Trump’s workforce executive orders.

22 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
NSF announces winner of Career Compass Challenge

Creating innovative solutions at Veterans Affairs health care centers- September 29, 2019

Dr. Ryan Vega of the Veterans Health Administration details the health innovations happening at VA Centers. Chris Cummiskey & Nate Snyder take a deep dive into building up 5G networks, Huawei and the issues they present for national security. This week’s Federal Beat reporters roundtable covers the new GSA Centers of Excellence Collaboration with JAIC.

22 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Creating innovative solutions at Veterans Affairs health care centers- September 29, 2019