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Tune in each week to hear Robert Shea and your celebrity host talk with government leaders and public policy wonks about the arcana of government management and the people who are working hard to make it better. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.

Episode Date
Episode 216: Live at AGA PDT with Steve Kunze
00:14:15
U.S. Department of Commerce Deputy CFO Steve Kunze shares with the FedHeads his priorities and challenges driving financial management at an organization with myriad important missions. But we couldn't get him to sing.
Aug 15, 2022
Episode 215: Live at AGA PDT with Melinda Miguel
00:11:12
Florida’s Chief Inspector General and incoming AGA President, Melinda Miguel, joined the FedHeads to talk about her work driving accountability for pandemic and economic recovery spending and strengthening cybersecurity. She’s a big Pink Panther fan!
Aug 08, 2022
Episode 214: Live at AGA PDT with Doug Glenn
00:14:23
The FedHeads Robert Shea and guest co-host Jennifer Kerber sat down at AGA PDT 2022 with the indominable Chief Financial Officer of OPM Doug Glenn to talk federal financial management and his careers in government.
Aug 01, 2022
Episode 213: FedHeads live at AGA PDT
00:07:50
FedHeads continue their host auditions live at PDT! Robert Shea and guest host Grant Thornton Director Jennifer Kerber give you their government update at AGA PDT in Anaheim, California and "rockin' PDT". Check it out!
Jul 25, 2022
Episode 212: GAO Strategic Plans
00:15:01
U.S. GAO Managing Director for Strategic Planning and External Liaison Stephen Sanford briefed the FedHeads on GAO’s newest strategic plan and the trends shaping the U.S. and it’s place in the world.
Jul 18, 2022
Episode 211: Career reflections of a government insider
00:19:47
The FedHeads got to spend some time reflecting on the productive career of public administration and government affairs lead for the Partnership for Public Service, Kristine Simmons. She’s seen it all!
Jul 11, 2022
Episode 210: Rebuilding Ukraine
00:14:34
Grant Thornton Public Sector Principal Moshe Nelson is already thinking about how to rebuild Ukraine. FedHeads Robert Shea and guest host Adam Hughes heard how policymakers and practitioners can learn from mistakes of the past and leverage innovations of today to help Ukrainians of the future. Read more on "Assisting Ukraine by planning for post-war reconstruction": https://www.assetleadership.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/GTPubSec_Asset-Management-Rebuild-Ukraine.pdf
Jul 05, 2022
Episode 209: 20th anniversary of the E-Gov Act
00:10:36
Another month, another FedHeads guest host. Adam Hughes, Director of Marketing and Government Affairs, shoots the breeze with host Robert Shea on appropriations, defense authorization, and the 20th anniversary of the E-Government Act.
Jun 27, 2022
Episode 208: Public policy landscape and cybersecurity
00:16:48
Cyber threats are evolving almost more rapidly than agencies can keep up. The FedHeads Robert Shea and guest host Charles Cooper welcome Senior Director and FedHeads fan Charlie Baisley and his colleague Chief Public Policy Officer of Trellix Tom Gann to give their perspectives on the policies and practices emerging in cybersecurity.
Jun 20, 2022
Episode 207: Diversity in cybersecurity
00:18:33
Founder of Outpost Gray and Grant Thornton Manager Jax Scott gave the FedHeads great perspective on the government’s approach to addressing evolving and critical cyber threats. Check out Jax Scott's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/OutpostGray
Jun 13, 2022
Episode 206: GAO's High Risk list
00:17:52
Michelle Sager, GAO Managing Director of Strategic Issues joins Robert Shea and celebrity guest host Charles Cooper of Signal Group to give the FedHeads the secret sauce for agencies’ getting off the biennial High-Risk list. You can find the GAO's Key Practices to Successfully Address High-Risk Areas and Remove Them from the List full report here: https://www.gao.gov/assets/gao-22-105184.pdf
Jun 06, 2022
Episode 205: Election predictions and Netflix review
00:14:20
Robert Shea is joined by a new celebrity guest host Charles Cooper, Managing Director of Signal Group! They chat about the future in Congress and Robert Shea offers his review of the Netflix series The G Word.
May 31, 2022
Episode 203: Day in a life of an assessor
00:18:12
LA’s Jeffrey Prang walked #FedHeads through the life of an assessor in the country’s biggest county.
May 16, 2022
Episode 204: Cyber hygiene and good due diligence
00:16:54
FedHeads hear from NSC’s Director of Cybersecurity and Secure Digital Innovation, National Security Council, Carole House, about government-wide efforts to tackle evolving cyber and digital innovation security challenges.
May 10, 2022
Episode 202: How to implement performance management
00:18:19
FedHeads Robert Shea and guest host Doug Criscitello welcome authors Richard Beck and John O'Brien to discuss key lessons in driving performance improvement in government. You can find their book "Engaging the Organization in Effective Performance Management: Translating Vision into Results" on Amazon.
May 09, 2022
Episode 201: Can the Federal Government be hip?
00:16:12
Grant Thornton Public Sector Doug Criscitello joins Robert Shea this time as our guest host to talk about the avalanche of developments around the President's Management Agenda.
May 02, 2022
We made it to the 200th episode!
00:13:13
The FedHeads celebrate the 200th episode with guest host Kelly Morrison and their "favorite" guest Deputy Chief Operating Officer at Federal Student Aid Katie Malague. Katie shares with us her role at FSA and what she is excited about! Tune in on how Robert challenges Katie on her many roles and see how she rebuts.
Apr 25, 2022
Episode 199: Modernizing Government: The new federal IT dashboard
00:12:27
FedHeads welcome Director of IT Data Transparency at GSA Dan York to discuss the latest modernized Federal IT dashboard to enhance customer experience, build trust with key stakeholders, and to further understand Federal IT spending. Tune in to learn more!
Apr 18, 2022
Episode 198 The President's FY23 Budget
00:16:21
The FedHeads invite Grant Thornton Public Sector Managing Director Doug Criscitello to totally geek out about the President's FY23 Budget proposal, and spoiler alert -- a possible new slogan.
Apr 11, 2022
Episode 197: Auditions
00:12:02
FedHeads are back live in the studio! And with a new guest cohost, Grant Thornton Director Kelly Morrison. They talk Trends Affecting Government & Society as recently forecast in U.S. Government Accountability Office's (US GAO) new strategic plan. Oh, and Turks & Caicos. Link to GAO 2022-2027 Strategic Plan: Goals and Objectives for Serving Congress and the Nation - https://www.gao.gov/products/gao-22-1sp
Apr 04, 2022
It's not you, it's me.
00:04:03
Breaking up is hard to do, especially when it's recorded live. But #FedHeads will go on. God speed, Francis Rose #it'snotyouit'sme.
Apr 01, 2022
Episode 196: Building the Nation's cyber workforce
00:13:55
The IBM Center for the Business of Government’s Dan Chenok tried to recreate Francis Rose's favorite #FedHeads episode, but instead shared details about National Academy of Public Administration's recent report on the government’s Cybersecurity workforce.
Mar 21, 2022
Episode 195: "Well well well, how the turntables"
00:16:28
Long time civil servant and icon, Deputy Associate Administrator, Mission Support Transformation at NASA Mary Davie, tried to turn the tables on Francis Rose, but he said no one would care what he had to say. If you want to know what he thinks of things, tune in today!
Mar 14, 2022
Episode 194: Presidential transitions
00:14:20
The appointments process is taking longer and longer, which means transitions are getting rougher and rougher. Partnership for Public Service Director of the Center for Presidential Transition Valerie Smith Boyd shares some important observations with #FedHeads on what’s worked and what needs to improve to make Presidential transitions work better. New Report from the Partnership for Public Service: Biden's First Year: Nominations and Confirmations: https://presidentialtransition.org/publications/joe-bidens-first-year-in-office/
Mar 07, 2022
Episode 193: Cover to cover
00:11:15
FedHeads try to focus on what’s ahead – state of the union address, budgets, management agendas, etc – but crises abound. Tune in today for a #FedHeads escape.
Feb 28, 2022
Episode 192: Memorializing the Blackberry
00:14:54
Miss your Blackberry? Take a walk down memory lane with Jason Miller of Federal News Network as he recounts for #fedheads Francis and Robert some of the stories he heard from former enthusiasts across government while he reported on the end of the BlackBerry era. https://federalnewsnetwork.com/reporters-notebook-jason-miller/2022/01/the-end-of-an-era-blackberrys-impact-on-federal-industry-endures/
Feb 21, 2022
Episode 191: IT services supporting small businesses
00:15:07
Director of U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Antonio “Toney” Mitchell gave the FedHeads a tutorial on IT spending oversight and, in particular, how it’s helped his critical agency meet the demands of the moment.
Feb 14, 2022
Episode 190: Navigating cybersecurity in a Zero Trust world
00:15:23
On the heels of the release of OMB’s Zero Trust guidance, #FedHeads @FRoseDC and @robertjshea talk with @4DigInnovation’s Ross Norduft about the evolving cybersecurity landscape in government.
Feb 07, 2022
Episode 189: Government funding and a friendly wager
00:12:33
A little bureaucracy banter and a friendly wager to start off your week on this week’s episode of #FedHeads with @FRoseDC and @robertjshea.
Jan 31, 2022
Episode 188: Creating life-changing reunions
00:15:40
Grant Thornton's charitable program, Purple Paladin, recognized the Warrior Reunion Foundation, which provides all-inclusive reunion experiences to reconnect military units that deployed to a combat theater together. The FedHeads welcomed founder and CEO James Ferguson to share their compelling mission. And you’ve got to see this video: https://gt-us.co/3FYzUX6
Jan 24, 2022
Episode 187: New spending transparency initiative, the Gray Fox
00:16:00
Delaware’s State Auditor, Kathy McGuiness joined #FedHeads to tout the state’s new spending transparency initiative, Gray Fox, which allows Delawareans to see and compare how their counties, municipalities and school districts are spending the millions in tax dollars received from the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. Check out Gray Fox here: https://auditor.delaware.gov/project-gray-fox/.
Jan 17, 2022
Episode 186: 2022...staying positive, testing negative!
00:09:56
Happy New Year from the FedHeads! Omicron complicates what’s sure to be a tumultuous year, with FY22 budget negotiations underway, FY23 budget requests forthcoming, and the specter of a mid-year election looming. Join @robertjshea and @FRoseDC for the year’s first podcast, 2022...here we come!
Jan 10, 2022
Episode 185: Was 2021 really better than 2020?
00:07:44
The FedHeads wraps up the last full episode of the year with a recap of 2021 and what they're looking forward to in the new year!
Dec 20, 2021
Episode 184: Data is everyone's job!
00:15:32
The FedHeads welcomed Chief Data Officer Beth Puchek as she shared with them the organization's journey to data literacy.
Dec 13, 2021
Episode 183: Governance at the VA Office of Information and Technology
00:19:43
#fedheads Francis Rose and Robert Shea got to dig into information technology planning, procurement, and governance with the Department of Veteran Affairs Office of Information and Technology with executives Martha Orr and Merissa Larson. Great lessons learned for anyone in IT.
Dec 06, 2021
Episode 182: How does the PMA help restore America's trust in government
00:09:11
The Fedheads return from Thanksgiving break grateful for the release of the President's Management Agenda (PMA)! The PMA is a crucial strategy that sets the administration's priorities for government-wide management and improving the operations of agencies. https://www.performance.gov/pma/slideshow/
Nov 29, 2021
Episode 181: Grateful for our listeners!
00:06:57
No time like the present to reflect on what we're thankful for. #FedHeads want to thank all our listeners, especially those working to make government work just a little bit better. Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 22, 2021
Episode 180: The future of work
00:16:37
The future of work will be different for everyone. Enterprise Risk Management Program Manager of King County's Sean Catanese briefed the FedHeads on how that transformation's going in government there.
Nov 15, 2021
Episode 179: Challenge accepted!
00:11:54
New start up Ibility's co-founder and CEO Danielle Krakora schooled the FedHeads on challenges in government, a tool for innovation and impact.
Nov 08, 2021
Episode 178: Different places, different results
00:13:45
The FedHeads reunited with Agile Government Guru Ed DeSeve to get an update on the adoption of agile principles in government. And they're needed now more than ever.
Nov 01, 2021
Episode 177: Trailer for the President's Management Agenda
00:10:37
In a world . . . imaging what a movie trailer for the President's Management Agenda would look like. Francis is available for the voice over.
Oct 25, 2021
Episode 176: Identity management
00:18:01
Fraud has skyrocketed during the pandemic! Identity management is even more important, which is why the FedHeads turned to Better Identity Coalition Jeremy Grant and Grant Thornton Public Sector Director Jennifer Kerber for insights.
Oct 18, 2021
Episode 175: Results of the federal Chief Data Officers survey
00:14:07
One of FedHeads favorites, Data Foundation Nick Hart and Grant Thornton Experience Manager Tracy Jones are back again to discuss insights from the most recent federal Chief Data Officer survey! The new survey of Federal CDOs was conducted by the Data Foundation in partnership with Grant Thornton. Download the report today: https://www.datafoundation.org/cdo-insights-report-2021
Oct 11, 2021
Episode 174: 2021 State CIO Survey
00:13:46
What’s coming out of the laboratories of democracy during the pandemic? NASCIO Executive Director Doug Robinson and Grant Thornton Public Sector Managing Director Graeme Finley give the FedHeads the scoop from this year’s State CIO Survey. Download the report today: https://gt-us.co/2021StateCIO
Oct 04, 2021
Episode 173: FedHeads are back in the studio!
00:11:39
All eyes, including FedHeads on Congress as they try to tackle CR, emergency funding, debt limit, infrastructure, reconciliation, and defense authorization all at the same time! Oh, and Francis Rose has a new gig!
Sep 27, 2021
Episode 172: 3 white men and diversity, equity, and inclusion
00:18:53
Need inspiration and tactical advice to strengthen diversity, equity, and inclusion? Check out this episode of FedHeads to hear former Governor Martin O'Malley deliver both in ample doses.
Sep 20, 2021
Episode 171: DC is not just swamp creatures: Meet Charles Cooper!
00:17:50
Lobbyists get a bad rap, but perform important functions helping their clients engage policymakers. FedHeads Francis Rose and Robert Shea chat up swamp creature Charles Cooper of Signal Group to learn more about this critical role.
Sep 13, 2021
Happy Labor Day!
00:03:58
Happy Labor Day! (Yes, you have Francis’ permission to say that.)
Sep 07, 2021
Episode 170: Defense Logistics Agency's Move to the Cloud
00:14:29
Big transformations in government are tough; tougher still during a pandemic. @DLAMIL Program Executive Officer Adarryl Roberts offers key lessons about transformation success at one of the organizations helping government perform its most important missions.
Aug 30, 2021
Episode 169: Congratulations, Francis!
00:11:13
There's a lot on Government’s plate in the coming weeks and Francis got a new gig! Enjoy!
Aug 23, 2021
Episode 168: The Richard Spires guide to a career in tech
00:18:18
Richard Spires converted wisdom gained from a career in tech that spanned both public and private sector organizations into a book every ambitious tech exec should read: “Success in the Technology Field: A Guide for Advancing Your Career.” Join the FedHeads this week for a taste of what you’ll learn.
Aug 16, 2021
Episode 167: Welcome back from the PRAC!
00:15:47
Back from the PRAC (Pandemic Response Accountability Committee), Linda Miller shared with the FedHeads insights she gained during her time building an accountability organization in the middle of a pandemic and the lessons learned about how to do things better next time. There will be a next time.
Aug 09, 2021
Episode 166: This is why we can't have nice things...
00:08:56
The Biden administration announced federal workers are required to get vaccinated or face mandatory masking, weekly testing, and distancing. Can the federal government lead the private sector to follow vaccine and mask mandates in the near future? Listen to find out what the FedHeads think.
Aug 02, 2021
Episode 165: Federal agencies strategic plans
00:14:37
Federal agencies are in the throes of strategic planning. Vice President for Government Effectiveness Katie Malague and Grant Thornton Public Sector Matt Troy and Amanda Hejna shared what they've learned talking with agencies going through the process.
Jul 26, 2021
Episode 164: Modernizing Maryland
00:15:14
Maryland’s Michael Leahy led the state’s information technology operation through the pandemic and he shares what the state learned and got right.
Jul 19, 2021
Episode 163: Digitizing the future
00:19:24
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is at the fulcrum of the federal government’s operations. How did it fair during the pandemic and what’s ahead for this critical institution? The Fedheads invite Deputy Chief Information Officer Sheena Burrell and Managing Director Duc Duong to discuss just this!
Jul 12, 2021
Happy Independence Day!
00:04:29
Happy INDEPENDENCE Day! Seriously, it’s a great year and day to celebrate our hard fought freedoms. Enjoy everyone.
Jul 05, 2021
Episode 162: Summer of gridlock?
00:11:50
Congress and the Administration have a lot to get done and with margins in both the House and Senate so tight, it’s anybody’s guess what gets done.
Jun 28, 2021
Episode 161: If the path to evidence begins with data, where are we?
00:17:00
The Fedheads welcome President of the Data Foundation Nick Hart, Data Foundation and GT Experience Manager Tracy Jones to discuss data, lots and lots of data and how to improve data governance.
Jun 21, 2021
Episode 160: Transformational changes in professional services acquisition
00:21:52
The Fedheads welcome Tiffany Hixson, Regional Commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service, to discuss shaping the future of federal acquisition. Tiffany touches on services marketplace initiative to improve its government-wide services contracts.
Jun 14, 2021
Episode 159: How to bridge the inequality gap in Los Angeles
00:17:04
The FedHeads welcome Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin to discuss the L.A. Equity Index, the division of disparities and barriers to opportunity and resources. Controller Galperin explains the difference between diversity and equity and how to close equity gaps. Listen to find out more.
Jun 07, 2021
Episode 158: The $6 trillion budget's finally here!
00:18:02
The FedHeads Francis Rose and Robert Shea process the $6 trillion budget and other nerdy developments on this week's episode.
Jun 01, 2021
Episode 157: How to spot an IT fad
00:16:04
Distinguishing IT fads from real innovation is what US GAO Taka Ariga is doing as its Chief Data Scientist and Director of the Innovation Lab. Learn more about Taka’s important work.
May 24, 2021
Episode 156: Driving innovation from her she shed
00:13:47
The FedHeads were proud to host Director of Research and Innovation Cathie McGhee to hear how she is driving research and innovation at Virginia’s Department of Transportation all from her she shed. Enjoy
May 17, 2021
Episode 155: Invisible Wounds Initiative
00:18:48
May is mental health awareness month and we've invited Lt. Col Michael Shick to discuss the Invisible Wounds Initiative and how they’re working to remove barriers to mental health care. What is an invisible wound, where does it come from and what are the impacts? Lt. Col Michael Shick answers these questions and more.
May 10, 2021
Episode 154: 100 days of Biden and a great meal
00:13:55
Americans, even @FedHeads, are emerging from quarantine. Lots to catch up on and more in person dinners to enjoy.
May 03, 2021
Episode 153: Key to effective governance from the legend himself, Chris Mihm
00:17:52
US GAO legend Chris Mihm shared his last day in a 37 year government career with the FedHeads. Wonderful wisdom from almost four decades of public service. Congrats and good luck, Chris!
Apr 26, 2021
Episode 152: What’s in an acronym? Testing the FedHeads on FITARA and management memoranda
00:19:23
Who can make a lark of listing OMB memos? USDA's Lorna Drennen and Tim McCrosson can, all while sharing how they transformed commodity IT management in less than a year and during a pandemic!
Apr 19, 2021
Episode 151: How much does $5 trillion weigh?
00:17:30
The FedHeads got a report from PRAC Executive Director Robert Westbrooks on oversight of the government's pandemic response. Massive spending means lots of lessons learned about how to recover now and in the future.
Apr 12, 2021
Episode 150: First shot of going back to normal
00:14:10
When will the FedHeads be back in person and when will things get back to normal? That and a little skinny budget / infrastructure talk filled this podcast.
Apr 05, 2021
Episode 149: Customer experience key to building trust
00:17:11
What’s the fate of efforts to improve the experience of the federal government’s “customers”? That’s what the FedHeads talked with Martha Dorris and Grant Thornton’s Dan Barrett about this week. Can these initiatives turn the tide on trust in government? Tune in!
Mar 29, 2021
Episode 148: Operationalize data at the Air Force
00:15:27
Awash in data with a national security mission. Air Force Chief Data Officer Eileen Vidrine schooled the FedHeads on what she’s doing to bring disparate data to decision-makers.
Mar 22, 2021
Episode 147: CFOs managing finances for the future...from home
00:16:30
The FedHeads talked with AGA CEO Ann Ebberts and Grant Thornton Principal Tony Scardino about what they learned after taking the pulse of department and agency CFOs. Download the 2020 Annual CFO Survey: Managing Finances for the Future - http://gt-us.co/2020AGACFOSurvey
Mar 15, 2021
Episode 146: Christmas in March: The High Risk List and President Rank Award!
00:14:45
FedHeads catch up on what’s happening in government management, including what’s on GAO’s biennial high-risk list and efforts to renew the civil service.
Mar 08, 2021
Episode 145: Cybersecurity was on brand in 2020 - it was horrible
00:17:45
First a pandemic, then a major economic crisis . . .why not throw in an epic cyber attack? GroupSense CEO Kurtis Minder breaks it down for #FedHeads Francis Rose and Robert Shea and throws in a few ransomware war stories, too. Chilling.
Mar 01, 2021
Episode 144: The Convergence Accelerator
00:12:57
What's the Convergence Accelerator, you ask? It's the National Science Foundation's way of getting its research more quickly to those who can use it. Douglas Maughan told #FedHeads Francis Rose and Robert Shea all about it.
Feb 22, 2021
Episode 143: Now and then: IT transformation in Virginia
00:12:45
Everybody's leaning on their IT shops these days. The FedHeads and talked with CIO Nelson Moe about all the good things the Virginia Information Technologies Agency is doing to keep the state humming during the pandemic and beyond.
Feb 15, 2021
Episode 142: Podcast inception
00:12:40
Being on another podcast isn't cheating. FedHeads Francis Rose and Robert Shea talk about Robert's recent GovExec Daily podcast appearance, improving the government's DE&I performance, and the status of the White House appointments. Check it out! http://gt-us.co/2YPLNuh
Feb 08, 2021
Episode 141: A nudge in the right direction
00:12:48
FedHeads talked behavioral insights with Partnership for Public Service Senior Manager David Garcia, who shared nuggets from the Partnership and Grant Thornton Public Sector report, A Nudge in the Right Direction. Check out the report: https://ourpublicservice.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Behavioral-Insights_FinalVersion.pdf
Feb 01, 2021
Episode 140: Your biggest fan
00:18:54
FedHeads hosted their biggest fan National Managing Partner Carlos Otal who talked about leading during a pandemic and what the new Administration means for government contractors.
Jan 25, 2021
Episode 139: Impact of data governance in the Commonwealth
00:12:26
The FedHeads welcomed Carlos Rivero, the first Chief Data Officer of Commonwealth of Virginia, to discuss his experience in establishing governance, the importance of having a goal or intention of what an agency wants to accomplish first and some of his accomplishments to date, especially during the pandemic.
Jan 18, 2021
Episode 138: Continued chaos of 2020
00:10:44
The beginning of season 4 was not what they expected. FedHeads Francis Rose and Robert Shea reflect on recent events and what they may mean for the federal community. They thought 2020 was over.
Jan 11, 2021
Episode 137: Building a Stronger Fiscal Foundation: An Agenda for 2021
00:14:41
The Federal Government's fiscal health has been on the decline for decades and the need for investment in pandemic response and economic recovery hasn't helped. But Grant Thornton Public Sector's Managing Director Doug Crisetello gives the #FedHeads a run down of some fixes recommended in a recent National Academy of Public Administration report: Building a Stronger Fiscal Foundation: An Agenda for 2021. https://bit.ly/3lLDoRz
Jan 04, 2021
Holiday pop-up episode
00:12:12
We planned a pop-up and guess who popped up? Howard Mortman to talk about his new book, When Rabbis Bless Congress(@CongressRabbi). Niche, indeed. But worth a listen. Happy New Year, everyone! Enjoy!
Dec 28, 2020
Episode 136: 2020 ended the way it started, weird!
00:06:17
With a whirlwind ending to 2020, Francis Rose and Robert Shea swiftly kiss 2020 good-bye and look forward to seeing each other and our loyal listeners on the other side. Happy New Year, everyone!
Dec 21, 2020
Episode 135: Procurement flying high at the U.S. Air Force
00:14:28
The Branch Chief for Air Force District of Washington Theresa Terry shares how she's opening up the supply chain to a whole new set of vendors to help the organization achieve its mission.
Dec 14, 2020
Episode 134: The chaotic federal landscape
00:16:50
The Fedheads thought things would have died down by this time since the election, but no such luck. Francis Rose and Robert Shea surveyed the chaotic federal landscape, including Schedule F, budget negotiations, and the Presidential transition, that will take us into the holidays and beyond.
Dec 07, 2020
Episode 133: Evolution of IT and data management at U.S. Army
00:14:56
U.S. Army CIO Greg Garcia schools the FedHeads on the organization’s efforts to transform the way it implements and benefits from information technology.
Nov 30, 2020
Pop-up Episode: Happy Thanksgiving!
00:04:44
The FedHeads share their holiday plans and wish you a happy and safe Thanksgiving!
Nov 23, 2020
Episode 132: Transforming financial management at HUD
00:17:24
Transformation of federal agency financial management is hard, but HUD’s CFO Irv Dennis and Deputy CFO George Tomchick share what works, what doesn’t, and how they did it at the nation’s housing agency.
Nov 16, 2020
Episode 131: Semper Disco Semper Gumby
00:15:09
The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Chief Learning Officer Amy Parker school the FedHeads in Latin and how the agency is strengthening leadership and democratizing learning to help the organization grow and thrive.
Nov 09, 2020
Episode 130: Grading the new Schedule F Executive Order
00:14:51
Robert and Francis dig into the impacts of Schedule F on the federal civil service and Francis’ fear of cows.
Nov 02, 2020
Episode 129: Delivering Outcomes, Restoring Trust: ACT-IAC transition activities
00:22:16
Delivering Outcomes, Restoring Trust are the noble goals of transition recommendations made by ACT-IAC. The FedHeads welcome some of the report’s authors including Robert Shea himself, Executive Director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government Dan Chenok and Principal Director at Accenture Federal Services Dave McClure to discuss the outcomes of the report. Check out the report Delivering Outcomes Building Trust: https://gt-us.co/3kpiBUn
Oct 26, 2020
Episode 128: Cybersecurity at the USDA
00:16:32
Robert and Francis got the download from USDA's CISO Venice Goodwine on her efforts to consolidate the department's Security Operations Centers, so she can have one point of contact and one dashboard to show what's on her network, who’s doing what and who’s logged in from where. In times like these, that's more important than ever.
Oct 19, 2020
Episode 127: State CIOs resilient in the face of COVID-19
00:16:28
Robert Shea and Francis Rose welcome Executive Director Doug Robinson and GT Principal Graeme Finley to discuss how state CIOs are stepping up to lead their organizations through the pandemic and prepare for managing in the future. Download the full report: The Agile State CIO: Leading in a Time of Uncertainty https://www.grantthornton.com/library/articles/public-sector/2020/state-chief-information-officer-survey.aspx
Oct 12, 2020
Episode 126: Government fiscal year end
00:11:47
Happy New Year! #FedHeads Francis Rose and Robert Shea celebrate the end of the government’s fiscal year and the immense burden agencies face to execute their budgets before they expire at the same time they’re preparing one for the future all while pretending nothing else is happening.
Oct 05, 2020
Episode 125: 30th anniversary of the Chief Financial Officer(CFO) Act
00:14:51
Dawn Simpson, Director in U.S. Government Accountability Office Financial Management and Assurance team, helped the FedHeads celebrate the 30 year anniversary of the CFO ACT. Listen here and for a deeper dive, check out GAO's report on this topic: https://bit.ly/2EVBTAT
Sep 28, 2020
Episode 124: It's Mr. Commissioner to you, Francis!
00:13:07
The Data Coalition and former Commission on Evidence-based Policymaking executive, Nick Hart, shared results from the recent Chief Data Officer survey sponsored by Grant Thornton Public Sector and QLik. Important Links: Effective Data Governance: A Survey of Federal Chief Data Officers https://gt-us.co/2Zh5s7l
Sep 17, 2020
Pop-up episode: Date night with the FedHeads
00:03:34
Join Francis and Robert on their first date night in 6 months! Listen to see what they're up to and what they're having for dinner.
Sep 16, 2020
Episode 123: Presidential transition with Martha Joynt Kumar
00:22:05
As the Presidential election nears, the FedHeads got to speak to the world's expert on the topic of Presidential transitions, Martha Joynt Kumar. Author, Advisor, Speaker, Camel. Tune in to find out what that all means.
Sep 11, 2020
Episode 122: While we were on vacation...
00:10:10
It's a FedHeads reunion as Robert and Francis emerge from self care regimens that means they're tanned, rested, and ready. But Washington, DC may not be. Enjoy!
Sep 08, 2020
Pop-up episode: The FedHeads hit the big time
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The FedHeads talk this week about their spread in the August 2020 issue of Podcast Magazine and what it feel like to finally make it big. Link: www.podcastmagazine.com ($)
Aug 31, 2020
Pop-up episode: Happy Birthday, Francis!
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The FedHeads are taking a week off but wanted to stop to wish Francis Rose a happy birthday!
Aug 24, 2020
Episode 121: The benefits of Federal IT modernization
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The FedHeads welcome Matthew Cornelius, Executive Director at Alliance for Digital Innovation, to discuss the benefits of Federal IT modernization and how agencies have taken advantage of technology updates and budget management during COVID-19.
Aug 17, 2020
Episode 120: Preparing for a presidential transition
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Robert Shea and Francis Rose discuss how agencies are preparing for the presidential transition - regardless of who wins the election - and what strategies are more effective.
Aug 10, 2020
Episode 119: How USPTO is shaping the future of work
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The FedHeads Robert Shea and Francis Rose invite Jamie Holcombe, Chief Information Officer of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to chat about the IT management at the USPTO during the pandemic. Jamie discusses teleworking, crisis infrastructure, cyber security and how the USPTO is shaping the future of work.
Aug 03, 2020
Episode 118: Digitalization of the Federal Register
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FedHeads Francis Rose and Robert Shea welcome John Hyrum Martinez, Director of Publication and Services to discuss the digitalization and process of the Federal Register - a daily notice of federal regulations and notices. Digitalizing the Federal Register provides the public digital access to every issue going back to 1936.
Jul 27, 2020
Episode 117: Transitions
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Budget debates are heating up as appropriation bills drop, Robert Shea and Francis Rose discuss what this means for Capitol Hill and the federal government.
Jul 20, 2020
Episode 116: Digital identity services in government
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This week the FedHeads speak with Phil Lam, Executive Director of Identity at GSA, on the importance of reliable and trusted digital credentials to enable secure digital government. Phil talks about how GSA's identity services allowed the Small Business Administration Payroll Protection Program to create a secure lender portal and provides an update on login.gov, the digital identity platform that provides secure access to online government services.
Jul 13, 2020
Episode 115: Returning to the old-new environment
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COVID-19 has brought unexpected office challenges around the world but many organizations have risen to the occasion, and employees have quickly adapted to a work-from-home environment. In the coming months, organizations will have to think about the future workspace after the pandemic is over and how to create a safe, productive and comfortable space for their employees, or will work-from-home be the new norm. The FedHeads discuss how firms will use lessons from this challenge to analyze how employers will plan to return to the office.
Jul 06, 2020
Episode 114: Happy Independence Day!
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Wishing everyone a happy and safe Independence day!
Jun 29, 2020
Episode 113: Center for Information Technology: Leading NIH’s COVID-19 response
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The FedHeads Francis Rose and Robert Shea speak with Stacie Alboum, Deputy Director for the Center for Information Technology (CIT) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), who shares her experiences and NIH’s successes during the pandemic.
Jun 22, 2020
Episode 112: Privacy services at the Department of Veterans Affairs
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FedHeads Francis Rose and Robert Shea welcome LaShaunne G. David to discuss the privacy program at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). LaShaunne provides examples of best practices for how veterans can protect their data and privacy. She shares the VA's commitment to safeguarding Veteran information and promoting privacy awareness widely.
Jun 15, 2020
Episode 111: Building new partnerships with the private sector
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FedHeads Francis Rose and Robert Shea caught up with U.S. State Department Director for Private Sector Engagement Jim Thompson. Jim leads efforts to engage the private sector in American diplomacy and he encouraged FedHeads’ audience members to get involved!
Jun 08, 2020
Episode 110: Relying on Technology During a Pandemic
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FedHeads Francis Rose and Robert Shea spoke with ITI CEO Jason Oxman. ITI is among the country’s oldest trade organizations representing many of the companies delivering information technology to government and businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic. The crisis has highlighted strengths and weaknesses in government and industry’s technology infrastructure and ITI is on the frontlines fighting to enact policies to ensure we are better prepared for the future.
Jun 01, 2020
Episode 109: A Bulwark of Accountability: The Inspectors General
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The FedHeads Francis Rose and Robert Shea reflect on the Trump administration's decision to remove yet another inspector general - this time from the State Department - and the impact these decisions have on government operations and management.
May 26, 2020
Episode 108: Public Service Recognition Week - Inspired to Serve
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During Public Service Recognition week, FedHeads Francis Rose and Robert Shea had the privilege of speaking with National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service Chairman Joe Heck. The Commission made substantial recommendations to make public service more attractive to Americans so many more take up the call to serve their fellow citizens. Inspired to Serve - The Final Report of the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service: https://inspire2serve.gov/reports/final-report
May 18, 2020
Episode 107: Federal CIO Suzette Kent Shares Success Stories
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The FedHeads welcome Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent to discuss how the current crisis is impacting the federal government. With over 30 days of confirmed work from home, this marks the longest amount of time and the most people teleworking in the government ever. Suzette shares small victories from the past 30 days, such as digital on-boarding process to creating new apps to support the SBA and Treasury, but most of all they talk about the increased collaboration she has seen between and among agencies.
May 11, 2020
Episode 106: Searching for the New Normal
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On episode 106, the FedHeads discuss the next normal being the new normal and how to prepare for safety of the people in the future.
May 04, 2020
Episode 105: Small Business Provisions of the CARES Act
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On episode 105, Doug Criscitello, former CFO of the Small Business Administration, joins the FedHeads to talk about supports and relief for small business in the CARES Act.
Apr 29, 2020
Episode 104: Preventing and Detecting Fraud in COVID-19 Stimulus Funding
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On Episode 104, Linda Miller joins the FedHeads to discuss ways government agencies and recipients of stimulus funding can detect and prevent waste, fraud, and abuse of public funds.
Apr 27, 2020
Episode 103: Emergency Management in Times of Crisis
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On episode 103, the Fedheads welcome Craig Fugate, former FEMA Administrator during the Obama Administration to discuss the keys to managing during times of crisis. They also chat about how the response needs are different from other disasters.
Apr 22, 2020
Episode 102: Success Stories During The Pandemic
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On episode 102, Robert Shea and Francis Rose discuss the impact the pandemic has had on the nation and the government’s response. They shared what successes we’ve had and improvements the government can evolve from.
Apr 20, 2020
Episode 101: Using data to navigate a crisis
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On episode 101, in the midst of the pandemic, the Fedheads video chat with Nick Hart, CEO of the Data Coalition, to discuss what data they’re tracking as new legislative packages are released and how this can help inform how successful the CARES Act was in supporting the economy. Nick also shared what case studies of what leaders across federal government can do with data when made a priority.
Apr 13, 2020
100th Episode!
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The Fedheads hit their 100th episode! Francis Rose and Robert Shea welcome Chris Currie, Director, Emergency Management and National Preparedness Issues at U.S. Government Accountability Office, to discuss the national strategies during the national pandemics. They discuss the medical and societal impact across the national government, the challenges, and how they can continue to study the unknown gaps.
Apr 06, 2020
Episode 99: Adjusting to the New Norm
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The FedHeads try something new during the global pandemic and call a random guest! Katie Malague, Vice President, Government Effectiveness, Partnership for Public Service join Robert Shea and Francis Rose talk about what the new norm will be throughout the novel coronavirus pandemic and how organizations are adapting to the new virtual environment.
Mar 30, 2020
Episode 98: Navigating COVID-19
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On episode 98, the Fedheads share details of the global pandemic Coronavirus and agency's response to Covid-19 and what's next for federal employees. They discuss how agencies ensure their employees are safe and where to seek resources.
Mar 23, 2020
Episode 97: Elevating Government Agencies
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The FedHeads welcome Gerard Badorrek, Chief Financial Officer at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to discuss Gerard's experience with moving from a private sector to the government. They also discuss the PMA and the priority items.
Mar 16, 2020
Episode 96: The Latest Updates in Government
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On episode 96, the FedHeads shares the current government updates. They discuss changes in the government management community, the continued executition of the Presidents Management Agenda and the CFO Vision Act of 2020.
Mar 09, 2020
Episode 95: Homeland Security Enterprise
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The FedHeads welcomed Marc Pearl, President & CEO - Homeland Security & Defense Business Council, and Tim Hanes, Grant Thornton, to discuss the organization’s five-year look at the Homeland Security Enterprise
Mar 02, 2020
Episode 94: Delivering Outcomes and Building Trust Using Data
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On Episode 93, the Fedheads welcome Dave Wennergren, CEO of the American Council for Technology – Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), and Grant Thornton Director, Kelly Morrison, discuss how technology business management help to modernize the federal government information technology system and the modernization effort in cybersecurity.
Feb 24, 2020
Episode 93: President's Budget Season
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On episode 93 of the FedHeads, Robert Shea and Francis Rose discuss the President's budget proposal for FY 2021.
Feb 17, 2020
Episode 92: Small Things Done Well Make Bigger Things Possible (Part 3)
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The FedHeads return in the last of the 3 part series! Governor O'Malley continues the lists of ten steps to starting your own stat system.
Feb 10, 2020
Episode 91: Governing for Results in the Information Age with Gov O’Malley (Part 2)
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Part 2 of our FedHeads series with Governor Martin O'Malley , the FedHeads dive into the former Baltimore Mayor’s time as Governor of Maryland and the importance of strategic goal setting.
Feb 03, 2020
Episode 90: Governing for Results in the Information Age with Gov Martin O'Malley (Part 1)
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Join the Fedheads in part 1 of 3 with guest Martin O'Malley, former Mayor of Baltimore and former Governor of Maryland. Robert Shea & Francis Rose welcome Governor O'Malley to discuss his new book Smarter Government: Governing for Results in the Information Age.
Jan 27, 2020
Episode 89: #FedHeads are Back, Refreshed for Season 3!
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And just like that, the #FedHeads are back! Season 3 will bring new guests, new topics and even a new look. The FedHeads welcomes our guest for a new year in both the podcast and the government.
Jan 20, 2020
Episode 88: Season 2 Wrap Up and Listener Shout Outs!
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Robert and Francis wrap up Season 2 of FedHeads with their favorite moments from the year, give some listener shout outs to our most supportive fans, and wish all our guests, listeners, and supporters a safe and happy holiday season.
Dec 16, 2019
Episode 87: Grand Challenges in Public Administration
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On this episode of #FedHeads, Robert and Francis talk to Terry Gerton, President and CEO of the National Academy of Public Administration on their new initiative to help tackle to the Grand Challenges in Public Administration
Dec 09, 2019
Live at AFERM with Tom Brandt, Chief Risk Officer
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The FedHeads are recording live at AFERM 12th Annual Summit with Government Matters TV at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Robert Shea and Francis Rose welcome Tom Brandt, Chief Risk Officer to discuss the impact of ERM on mission objectives and organizational effectiveness.
Dec 02, 2019
Live at AFERM with Christine Jones, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary
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Live at AFERM with Christine Jones, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Finance, HHS
Nov 26, 2019
Thank You, Listeners!
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As we head into Thanksgiving week, the FedHeads want thank our listeners for your support and to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 25, 2019
Episode 83: Live at AFERM with Joshua Vogel and Curtis McNeil
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The FedHeads are recording live at AFERM 12th Annual Summit with Government Matters TV at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Robert Shea and Francis Rose welcome Joshua Vogel, Director, Strategy and Performance at GSA and Curtis McNeil, Risk Management Officer for the Architect of the Capitol. The FedHeads, with Joshua and Curtis, discuss the topics from this year's Summit that are important to ERM practitioners right now, and how the adoption and evolution of ERM in the federal government has improved recently.
Nov 18, 2019
Episode 82: Live at AFERM with Meredith Stein, Director, Risk Management at NIH
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The FedHeads are recording live at AFERM 12th Annual Summit with Government Matters TV at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Robert Shea and Francis Rose welcome Meredith Stein, Director, Risk Management National Institutes of Health to discuss their Enterprise Risk Management program.
Nov 11, 2019
Episode 81: Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Fellowship Program
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The FedHeads welcome Alicia Martinovich, Grant Thornton's Hiring our Heroes (HOH) Military Spouse Fellow and Lauren Monnelly, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Fellowship Manager, to discuss the HOH process and Alicia's experience following her move from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and the challenges of military moves.
Nov 04, 2019
Episode 80: USDA IT Budgeting with Gary Washington and Erica Navarro
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Robert Shea and Francis Rose are joined by Gary Washington, Chief Information Officer of USDA, and Erica Navarro, Budget Director of USDA to discuss the most expensive thing an agency buys...technology.
Oct 28, 2019
Episode 79: Renewal at the Technology Transformation Services at GSA
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On episode 79, the Fedheads welcome Anil Cheriyan, Deputy Commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service and Director of the Technology Transformation Services (TTS), to discuss the reorganization of TTS and how the changes to be more agency-focused will drive their success.
Oct 21, 2019
Happy (Fiscal) New Year!
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Happy Fiscal New Year! The FedHeads celebrate the fiscal new year with the signed continuing resolution, delaying the possibility of another government shutdown until Nov. 21. Check out what the FedHeads predicts about the new fiscal year.
Oct 14, 2019
Episode 77: 10th Annual State CIO Survey
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Robert Shea and Francis Rose welcome Doug Robinson, Executive Director of the National Associations of State CIOs (NASCIO) and Graeme Finley, Principal at Grant Thornton Public Sector. NASCIO and Grant Thornton will release their 10th annual survey of State CIOs, The Responsive State CIO: Connecting to the Customer, next week at the NASCIO annual meeting in Nashville. Tune in to listen more about the focus of the survey, customers and how digital government is being more responsive.
Oct 07, 2019
Episode 76: Budget & Appropriations
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On episode 76, Robert Shea and Francis Rose updates us on the budget of the executive branch, avoiding a government shutdown as the fiscal year nears an end.
Sep 30, 2019
Episode 75: Reshaping the Department of Agriculture
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On episode 75, Robert Shea and Francis Rose welcomes Darren Ash, CIO of the Farm Production and Conservation Business Center to discuss the advancements of the operations within USDA.
Sep 23, 2019
Episode 74: Prizes and Challenges in Government
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On episode 74, the FedHeads welcome CEO of the Common Pool, Jaison Morgan, to discuss the benefits of prizes and challenges and how the government can leverage these strategies to foster collaboration.
Sep 16, 2019
Episode 73: End of Fiscal Year
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On episode 73, Robert Shea and Francis Rose discusses the end of fiscal year 2019 and what to look forward to in 2020. Agencies just finished their FY2021 budget request and submissions, at the same time trying get a deal on FY2020 appropriiations. Tune in to hear more about what happens beyond the end of fiscal year.
Sep 09, 2019
Vote for our SXSW Conference Submissions! Link Below!
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Robert Shea and Francis Rose have been breaking down the complexities of government management in a light-hearted way for over a year. Now, it’s time to hit the big stage at SXSW. Show your support and vote up on FedHeads! http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/104209 Step-by-step guide to Vote: 1- Click on the link above: • FedHeads Live: A Podcast for Government Nerds : https://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/104209 2- Log into your SXSW account or create a new account (you will only need to input your name and email address) 3-Click “Vote Up" on the left side of your screen 4- Share with friends- see below!
Aug 20, 2019
Episode 71: Live at AGA PDT 2019 with Amy Edwards
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On episode 71, the FedHeads conclude their series recorded live at AGA PDT 2019 Deputy Assistant Secretary Amy Edwards to talk about data and transparency.
Aug 19, 2019
Episode 70: Live at AGA PDT 2019 with Owen Barwell
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Episode 70: Live at AGA PDT 2019 with Owen Barwell by Grant Thornton Public Sector
Aug 12, 2019
Episode 69: LIVE at AGA PDT New Orleans with Doug Glenn
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On Episode 69, the FedHeads Francis Rose and guest host Carlos Otal welcome Doug Glenn, Assistant Deputy Chief Financial Officer, DoD live at AGA PDT in New Orleans. The FedHeads and Doug discuss how data and data visualization are beneficial to agencies and the difference between civilian financial management agencies and the DoD financial management world.
Aug 05, 2019
Episode 68: LIVE at AGA PDT New Orleans
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The FedHeads have hit the road again - this time to the Association of Government Accountants annual conference in New Orleans, LA with guest host Carlos Otal! FedHeads Francis Rose and guest host Carlos Otal welcome Srikant Sastry and Former Governor Martin O'Malley live at AGA PDT in New Orleans. Former Governor O'Malley introduces his new book Smarter Government : Governing for Results in the Information Age.
Jul 29, 2019
Guest Host Carlos Otal Joins FedHeads LIVE from the Big Easy!
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The FedHeads have hit the road again - this time to the Association of Government Accountants annual conference in New Orleans, LA. And that's not all - guest host - and honorary FedHead - Carlos Otal joins the pod to cover for Robert Shea, who is on assignment.
Jul 25, 2019
Episode 67: How Veteran Affairs is Modernizing IT
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On episode 67, the FedHeads welcome Dominic Cussatt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary/Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Dominic shares how he is helping the VA modernize their IT through 5 key strategic priorities.
Jul 22, 2019
Episode 66: New Ideas in Procurement
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On episode 66, the FedHeads welcome Stan Soloway, President & CEO of Celero Strategies, to discuss alternative methods of procurement, including the use of "Other Transaction Authority".
Jul 15, 2019
Episode 65: NIST and Privacy with Adam Sedgewick
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On episode 65, the FedHeads welcome Adam Sedgewick, Senior Advisory of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to discuss how to manage and measure the authorized use of cyber security and privacy.
Jul 08, 2019
Independence Day Pop-Up Episode
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The FedHeads wishing you happy Independence day!
Jul 04, 2019
Episode 63: What's happening today in DC
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On episode 64, the FedHeads, Robert Shea & Francis Rose discuss current events happening in Congress today and what to expect in the near future.
Jul 01, 2019
Episode 62: Executive Branch Budgeting 101
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Episode 62: Executive Branch Budgeting 101 by Grant Thornton Public Sector
Jun 24, 2019
Episode 61: Use of Data in Federal Agencies
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On Episode 61, Robert and France welcome Kris Rowley, Chief Data Officer at GSA to discuss the strategic vision for data management and building a data governance framework and discussing the challenges he may face.
Jun 17, 2019
Episode 60: Data Data Data
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On episode 60, Robert and Francis welcomes Caryl Brzymialkiewicz, Chief Data Officer for the Office of Inspector General (OIG) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Caryl is establishing an office focused on providing more and better access to data and analytics to support OIG’s mission.
Jun 10, 2019
Episode 59: OPM Reorganization
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Tune in on today's episode to hear the FedHeads' thoughts on the on the OPM reorganization, the legislative proposal, suggesting the merge of most of OPM’s functions into the General Services Administration.
Jun 03, 2019
Honoring our Fallen Service Members
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Hope you take time this weekend to remember those who have fought and died for our country.
May 27, 2019
Episode 58: Part 2: Category Management and Acquisition
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Tune in for the conclusion, part 2, of the Category Management and Acquisition featuring Lesley Field and Anne Laurent, author of Buying as One: Category Management Lessons from the United Kingdom. Learn about each one of the 6 key insights for the U.S. Government pulled from Anne's research and discuss where the Government is right now.
May 20, 2019
Episode 57: Part 1 - Category Management and Acquisition
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On episode 57, Robert and Francis welcomes Lesley Field, Deputy Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy at OMB, and Anne Laurent, author of Buying as One: Category Management Lessons from the United Kingdom. Today, they discuss the evolution and methodology behind category management.
May 13, 2019
Episode 56: Government Management News
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Robert is on assignment in West Virginia and checks in to talk with Francis about the latest effort to establish shared services across the Federal government and discusses whether the current effort will be successful and why.
May 06, 2019
Episode 55: C-SPAN's 40th Anniversary
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On episode 55, Robert Shea and Francis Rose invites Howard Mortman, Communications Director at C-SPAN, to return on the FedHeads to celebrate their 40th Anniversary. On this episode, we learn about C-SPAN’s background and their most profound moments.
Apr 29, 2019
Episode 54: Coalition on Government Procurement
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On episode 54, The FedHeads welcome Roger Waldron, President of the Coalition on Government Procurement. Roger promotes common sense in government procurement and works to ensure the procurement system provides sound business opportunities that deliver best value for customer agencies. The Fedheads and Roger discuss the trend of agencies moving away from doing their own procurement, but using vehicles that already exist. They also talk about the reason behind the broader use of procurement, searching for efficiency, creating bridge between government and industry, understanding their customer requirements, and future of this Administrations first term and what to expect.
Apr 23, 2019
Episode 53: Battle of the Podcasts: FedHeads vs Gov Actually
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FedHeads welcomes co-host of Gov Actually, Danny Werfel, a director with the Boston Consulting Group. They discuss the importance of the podcasts, to share governments mission, federal service, celebrate public service, and how to approach issues in government management. Tune in for a surprise call!
Apr 15, 2019
Bonus Episode: The New OPM Nominee
00:11:09
Robert Shea and Francis Rose talks about President Donald Trump's selection of Dale Cabaniss to be the next director of the Office of Personnel Management.
Apr 11, 2019
52: The President's Management Agenda
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Robert Shea and Francis Rose discusses the one year anniversary of the President's Management Agenda, and the importance of the PMA and how to improve the operations of government.
Apr 08, 2019
Episode 51: Government Shutdowns and Millennials
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On episode 51, Robert Shea and Francis Rose welcome Traci DiMartini, Chief Human Capital Officer at Peace Corps, to discuss the impact of the government shutdown on people who are managing agencies across the country.
Apr 01, 2019
Episode 50: The Future of Open Data
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On episode 50, Robert Shea and Francis welcomes Christian Hoehner, Senior Director of Policy, Data Coalition, to discuss the Legislative agenda for the Data Coalition and the future of Open Data.
Mar 25, 2019
Pop Up Episode: The Fedheads Live at SXSW
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The FedHeads are live at #sxsw to discuss the President’s budget proposal. Robert Shea and Francis Rose discuss the proposal to reorganize OPM and GSA, the future of shutdowns, and some of the key management reforms in the budget.
Mar 13, 2019
Episode 48: Management News of the Day
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This week on episode 48 of the FedHeads, Robert Shea and Francis Rose discuss the new OPM director nominee and the GEAR awards.
Mar 11, 2019
Episode 49: HSDBC 20/20 Project Survey Report
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The latest report from the 20/20 Project on the Homeland Security Enterprise - a joint project between the Homeland Security & Defense Business Council and Grant Thornton Public Sector - looks at how things have changed in the last year as parts of the homeland security enterprise continue to become more integrated and efficient in defending America
Mar 04, 2019
Episode 47: Preview of 2018 AGA- Grant Thornton CFO Survey
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The FedHeads welcome Ann Ebberts, CEO of the Association of Government Accountants, and Jim Taylor, Managing Director at Grant Thornton Public Sector to discuss what insights can be gathered from our latest CFO survey.
Feb 25, 2019
Episode 45: The Nature of Oversight
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This week, the FedHeads welcome Emily Loeb, partner at Jenner & Block to discuss the nature and importance of oversight in Washington DC.T Robert, Francis and Emily Loeb talks about expected changes in congressional oversight now that Democrats have taken over the majority in the House of Representatives.
Feb 19, 2019
Updates from the FedHeads: After the Shutdown
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Shut down is over- the Government is open! Robert and Francis discuss on today's episode what to expect with the government reopening. What is effected, next steps and what to look forward to in the next couple days or weeks.
Feb 11, 2019
Episode 44: Auditing the Department of Defense
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This week on episode #44, the #FedHeads welcome Asif Khan, Director at the GAO, to discuss the results of its first ever audit of the Department of Defense.
Feb 04, 2019
Popup Episode: Partial Government Shutdown Edition
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A special bonus episode of #FedHeads where Robert and Francis check in on the ongoing partial government shutdown. About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Jan 18, 2019
Episode 43: State of the Union of Open Data
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This week on Episode 43, Robert and Francis welcome Data Foundation consultant Jim Harper and Adam Hughes, Director at Grant Thornton Public Sector to discuss key findings from the 3rd edition of The State of the Union of #Open #Data report. State of the Union of Open Data Report: : gt-us.co/SOTUofOpenData About #FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Jan 14, 2019
Episode 42: Improving Government from the Outside In
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Episode #42 of #FedHeads welcome Tom Ross, President of Volcker Alliance, to discuss how they are working to improve government from the outside in. www.volckeralliance.com Tom Ross bio: https://volckeralliance.org/thomas-w-ross About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Jan 14, 2019
Episode 41: Season 2 of FedHeads
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Season 2 of #FedHeads kicks off with Robert and Francis wishing for a mailbag segment on FedHeads with listener questions and talking about the consequences of the partial government shutdown - including difficulties with restarting the government after a prolonged shutdown. Connect with the FedHeads on Social Media: Francis Rose on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FRoseDC Francis Rose on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/frosedc/detail/recent-activity/posts/ Robert Shea on Twitter: https://twitter.com/robertjshea Robert Shea on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertjshea/ About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Jan 08, 2019
Episode 40: Mele Kalikimaka
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Robert and Francis wrap up the year with a bow (and a potential government shutdown). Tune in to hear the latest on shutdown, some reflections on the first season of FedHeads, and hear Robert sing his favorite Christmas song. About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Dec 17, 2018
Episode 39: Leveraging Data as a Strategic Asset
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Episode #39 of #FedHeads features Trey Bradley, Program Manager at GSA and lead on the Cross-Agency Priority Goal on Leveraging #Data as a Strategic Asset. Trey Bradley LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/trey-bradley-b472253/ CAP Goal #2: Leveraging Data as a Strategic Asset: https://www.performance.gov/CAP/CAP_goal_2.html About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Dec 10, 2018
Episode 38: Shutdown Watch (Again)
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Robert and Francis cover the top headlines in government management on this week's #FedHeads. Shutdown watch is back, potential (added) chaos in the Trump administration in 2019, whether the federal government will close on Christmas Eve, and Francis teaches Robert how to be a curmudgeon. About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Dec 03, 2018
Episode 37: Call Me Commissioner
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This week Robert and Francis welcome two key senior staffers who have worked to pass the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act. John Righter (with Senator Patty Murray) and Tedd McCann (formerly with Speaker Paul Ryan) give the latest updates on effort to codify some of the recommendations from the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking. Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2017: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/4174 Evidence is the Word of the Year: Neither Party Owns It: https://www.rollcall.com/news/opinion/evidence-word-year-neither-party-owns Ted McCann Bio: https://bipartisanpolicy.org/person/ted-mccann/ John Righter Profile: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/10/meet-the-senate-help-committees-minority-staff/456351/ About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Nov 26, 2018
Giving Thanks
00:01:51
The #FedHeads are off for the Thanksgiving holiday this week, but Francis Rose gives a sneak peak of what's coming after the holiday in the government management space, including Robert Shea getting a Christmas wish come true early! About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Nov 20, 2018
Episode 36: Window Into An Open Government
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This week Robert and Francis welcome Howard Mortman, Communications Director at C-SPAN to talk about the role of unbiased media and access to the inner workings of government in a free and open society. Howard Mortman Bio: https://www.c-span.org/person/?howardmortman C-SPAN: https://www.c-span.org/ About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Nov 12, 2018
Episode 35: Trends in Federal IT
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Kevin Cummins, Vice President of Technology at the Professional Services Council, joins Robert and Francis to talk about trends in Federal IT and the latest development in modernizing the technology that drives government programs. Kevin Cummins Bio: https://www.pscouncil.org/psc/a/Bios/PSC_Staff/Kevin_Cummins_Bio.aspx Federal CIO Authorization Act of 2018: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/6901 Representative Hurd Press Release on H.R. 6901: https://hurd.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/hurd-kelly-introduce-bipartisan-bill-codify-and-elevate-federal-cio About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Nov 05, 2018
Episode 34: Management Headlines and Listener Questions
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Robert and Francis run down the top headlines of the day in government management on Episode 34. Tune in to hear them talk about the new acting head of OPM, the recently released antifraud playbook, and whether big things are coming in 2019 in government management reform. Robert and Francis also give a shout out to some #FedHeads listeners and answer a few questions. About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Oct 30, 2018
Episode 33: State CIO as Communicator
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#FedHeads Robert Shea and Francis Rose welcome Doug Robinson, Executive Director of the National Associations of State CIOs (NASCIO) and Graeme Finley, Principal at Grant Thornton Public Sector to talk about the latest trends in tech in states across the country. NASCIO and Grant Thornton will release their 9th annual survey of State Chief Information Officers tomorrow, October 22 at NASCIOs annual conference in San Diego. NASCIO: https://www.nascio.org/ Graeme Finley Bio: https://www.grantthornton.com/people/bios/f/finley-graeme.aspx About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Oct 22, 2018
Episode 32: Live from ELC - Special Pop-Up FedHeads
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The #FedHeads are on location again - at the ACT-IAC Executive Leadership Conference in Philadelphia. This week, Robert and Francis welcome Dan Chenok, Executive Director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government. Dan is a stranger to nobody in the government management space, having been a leader in government and the private sector for decades in Washington and has written and spoken extensively around government technology, cybersecurity, privacy, regulation, budget, acquisition, and Presidential transitions. The IBM Center also recently celebrated its 20th anniversary working to connecting research to practice to benefit government. Dan Chenok Biography: http://www.businessofgovernment.org/bio/dan-chenok Panel of Current and Former OMB Deputy Directors for Management: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUm15XDjtJQ&t=404s&list=PL8AtNLUnUyT-DKnFACr00d36z4b3ozZVA&index=19 IBM Center for the Business of Government: http://www.businessofgovernment.org/ Government for the Future: Reflection and Vision for Tomorrow’s Leaders: Lessons from 20 Years of the IBM Center for the Business of Government: http://www.businessofgovernment.org/blog/learning-past-anticipate-future-new-center-book-assesses-long-arc-government-reform About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Oct 15, 2018
Episode 31: The Midterms
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The Midterm elections are closing in fast and can have a huge impact on government management initiatives. The #FedHeads welcome Mary Moore Hamrick, National Managing Principal for Public Policy at Grant Thornton and Rich Goodstein, Principal at Goodstein and Associates to discuss the upcoming midterm elections, what changes may be coming soon to some of the administration's management initiatives, and strategies agencies can use to navigate the coming months and next session of Congress in 2019. About Mary Moore Hamrick: https://www.grantthornton.com/people/bios/h/hamrick-mary.aspx About Rich Goodstein: http://www.richardgoodstein.com/page03a.shtml Charlie Cook Political Report: https://www.cookpolitical.com/ About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Oct 08, 2018
Episode 30: Happy New (Fiscal) Year
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Happy New (Fiscal) Year! The #FedHeads are excited to be kicking off the first day of the federal government's new fiscal year with many of the annual appropriations bills already passed into law! Hear about the latest with government appropriations and others key government management news of the day on Episode 30 of FedHeads. About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Oct 01, 2018
Episode 29: Sammies Finalist Marcy Jacobs
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Episode 29 of FedHeads is out! Robert and Francis welcome Marcy Jacobs, Executive Director of the Digital Services team at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Marcy is also a 2018 Service to America Medals Finalist for her work to create online digital tools for veterans to more easily access benefits and services, delivering a high-quality and seamless user experience. Marcy Jacobs 2018 Sammies Finalist Profile: https://servicetoamericamedals.org/honorees/view_profile.php?profile=511 About the Service to America Medals: https://servicetoamericamedals.org/about/index.php About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Sep 24, 2018
Episode 28: Sammies Finalist Ariel Gold
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This week on FedHeads, Robert and Francis welcome Ariel Gold, Data Program Manager of the Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office at the Department of Transportation. Ariel is also a 2018 Service to America Medals Finalist for her work to improve data-sharing and accelerate the adoption of new technologies that increase transportation safety and efficiency, including self-driving cars and vehicles that communicate with one another. Ariel Gold 2018 Sammies Finalist Profile: https://servicetoamericamedals.org/honorees/view_profile.php?profile=497 About the Service to America Medals: https://servicetoamericamedals.org/about/index.php About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Sep 17, 2018
Episode 27: The Service to America Medals
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This week on FedHeads, Robert and Francis sit down with Max Stier, President and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service, to discuss the Service to America Medals (the Sammies!). Now it its 17th year, the Sammies were started by the Partnership to honor the best in public service. 2018 Service to America Medals Finalists: https://servicetoamericamedals.org/honorees/index.php#filter=.y2018 About the Sammies: https://servicetoamericamedals.org/about/index.php About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Sep 10, 2018
Episode 26: Chaos Never Takes a Break in Washington D.C.
00:16:07
The FedHeads are back! Robert and Francis are refreshed from summer break and talking about three major developments in government management that have occurred during the sometimes slow month of August in Washington. Federal district judge invalidates 9 provisions of Trump executive orders: https://federalnewsradio.com/workforce/2018/08/federal-district-judge-invalidates-9-provisions-of-trump-executive-orders/ CRS Report on NDAA: https://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R45013.pdf OMB Memo 18-23: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/M-18-23.pdf About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Sep 04, 2018
Special Summer Break Episode of FedHeads
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The FedHeads are taking the last few weeks of summer off and will return with new episodes on September 4, 2018.
Aug 21, 2018
Episode 25: The Program Integrity Playbook
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The FedHeads final episode from the Association of Government Accountants Professional Development Training in Orlando, FL features Adam Goldberg from the Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation in the Treasury Department. Adam is joined by Linda Miller, Director at Grant Thornton Public Sector to discuss the forthcoming Program Integrity Playbook and how it can be used by agencies to reduce fraud and improper payments. About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Aug 13, 2018
Episode 24: Enterprise Risk Management
00:15:37
FedHeads episode #24 was recorded in Orlando at the Association of Government Accountants Professional Development Training. On this episode, Robert and Francis talk to Mike Wetklow, Deputy CFO at the National Science Foundation about the new A-123 Appendix A and its impact on agency enterprise risk management plans. Joining the conversation is Wendy Morton-Huddleston, Partner at Grant Thornton Public Sector. About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Aug 06, 2018
Episode 23: Creating a Holistic Management Framework to Improve Program Performance
00:13:38
The FedHeads recorded episode #23 down in Orlando at the Association of Government Accountants Professional Development Training. On this episode, Robert and Francis welcome Jay Hurt, Deputy CFO at the Department of Education and Jim Taylor, Managing Director at Grant Thornton and a former government CFO himself to talk about how best to tie spending to outcomes. About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Jul 30, 2018
Episode 22: Live from Orlando
00:11:36
Robert and Francis have taken FedHeads on the road! Live from Orlando at the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Professional Development Training, the #FedHeads get real about the latest in government financial management straight from the source and dive into some additional updates about the newly released government reorganization plans. About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Jul 23, 2018
Episode 21: 9th Biennial Acquisition Policy Survey
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This week, Robert and Francis sit down with Alan Chvotkin, Executive Vice President & Counsel of the Professional Services Council (PSC) and Eric Heffernan, Principal at Grant Thornton Public Sector to discuss the trends and findings of their 9th biennial acquisition policy survey. The survey will be released this Wednesday, July 18th at the PSC's Acquisition Conference in Washington DC. PSC Acquisition Conference: https://www.pscouncil.org/AcquisitionConference About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Jul 16, 2018
Episode 20: Raising the Bar on Customer Experience in Government
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Episode 20 of FedHeads features Anahita Reilly - Chief Customer Officer at the General Services Administration and Emily Oehler, Senior Manager at Grant Thornton. Robert and Francis talk with Anahita and Emily about raising the bar on what should be expected when citizens interact with the government and efforts underway at GSA and elsewhere to continually improve the customer experience. About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Jul 09, 2018
Episode 19: Government Reorganization
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Robert and Francis tackle the newly released government reorganization plans and the impact they would have on the executive branch. Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Government-Reform-and-Reorg-Plan.pdf Government Reorganization Plan Fact Sheet: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-donald-j-trump-reforming-federal-government-making-efficient-effective-accountable/ About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Jul 02, 2018
Episode 18: Cybersecurity and the Importance of Building Resiliency
00:21:16
The FedHeads welcome Rod Turk - Acting CIO and CISO at the Department of Commerce - to discuss cybersecurity, building resilience in your organization, and the importance of the three C's. President's Executive Order on CIOs: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-enhancing-effectiveness-agency-chief-information-officers/ NIST Publication 800-53: https://csrc.nist.gov/csrc/media/publications/sp/800-53/rev-5/draft/documents/sp800-53r5-draft.pdf About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Jun 25, 2018
Episode 17: Fourth Estate Views of the President's Management Agenda
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This week on FedHeads, Robert and Francis welcome long-time reporter and expert observer of government management Charlie Clark from Government Executive. Charlie, Robert, and Francis are talking about the President's Management Agenda in historical context and how the Trump Administration's PMA is rolling out at agencies across the government. About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Jun 18, 2018
Episode 16: The Many Sides of Robert J. Shea
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Episode 16 of #FedHeads is here. We're excited to have the head of Grant Thornton Public Sector Carlos Otal on the podcast this week. Joining him is Jason Miller, Executive Editor for Federal News Radio for a chat between a bunch of old government hands about some of the more intriguing trends in government management. About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Jun 11, 2018
Episode 15: New Executive Orders Impacting the Civil Service
00:16:29
The FedHeads are back! After a week off for Memorial Day, Robert and Francis are back to talk about the latest government management news and events. This week, they tackle the newly released executive orders that will impact the federal civil service. Executive Order Promoting Accountability and Streamlining Removal Procedures Consistent with Merit System Principles: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-promoting-accountability-streamlining-removal-procedures-consistent-merit-system-principles/ Executive Order Ensuring Transparency, Accountability, and Efficiency in Taxpayer Funded Union Time Use: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-ensuring-transparency-accountability-efficiency-taxpayer-funded-union-time-use/ Executive Order Developing Efficient, Effective, and Cost-Reducing Approaches to Federal Sector Collective Bargaining: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-developing-efficient-effective-cost-reducing-approaches-federal-sector-collective-bargaining/ About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Jun 04, 2018
Episode 14: The Next Generation of Federal Spending Transparency
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This week of FedHeads, Robert and Francis talk to Justin Marsico and Renata Maziarz from the Treasury Department's Bureau of the Fiscal Service about the relaunch of USASpending.gov with additional capability called Data Lab. http://www.usaspending.gov/ https://datalab.usaspending.gov/ About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
May 21, 2018
Episode 13: GAO's Strategic Plan
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This week of FedHeads, Robert and Francis talk about the strategic planning cycle and the release of the Government Accountability Office's Strategic Plan. Stephen Sanford of GAO and Stacy Tselekis, principal at Grant Thornton Public Sector join the #FedHeads to discuss the new GAO report. GAO's Strategic Plan: https://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-18-1SP About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
May 14, 2018
Episode 12: The Management Nerd Trifecta
00:14:24
This week of FedHeads, Robert and Francis talk about some of the most arcane and wonky topics in all of government - all of which happen to be released in the same week. It's Christmas in May for government wonks. Tune in to hear about the GAO's overlap and duplication report, the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE)Congressional testimony on the major management challenges impacting government, and OMB's Strategic Review Memo. Strap in folks - it's about to get real. GAO Overlap and Duplication Report: https://www.gao.gov/duplication/overview CIGIE Testimony on Management Challenges: https://www.ignet.gov/sites/default/files/files/Fine_Testimony_04-18-18.pdf OMB Strategic Review Memo: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/M-18-15.pdf About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
May 08, 2018
Episode 11: Working to Make Our Infrastructure Better
00:16:38
This week of FedHeads, Robert and Francis welcome Grover Burthey from the Department of Transportation and Brien Diselet from Grant Thornton to talk about transportation infrastructure in the United States and how to make much needed improvements. Grover Burthey Bio: https://www.transportation.gov/mission/grover-burthey Brien Diselet: https://www.grantthornton.com/library/press-releases/2017/november/GT-Brien-Desilets-lead-infrastructure-advisory-practice.aspx About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Apr 30, 2018
Episode 10: IT Modernization
00:17:17
Welcome to FedHeads! A weekly podcast from Grant Thornton Public Sector. This week of FedHeads, Robert and Francis talk with Dominic Sale, Assistant Commissioner of Operations at FAS Technology Transformation Services at GSA about IT modernization in the government and the recent creation of a center of excellence model as the U.S. Department of Agriculture. President's Management Agenda: https://www.performance.gov/PMA/ IT Modernization CAP Goal: https://www.performance.gov/CAP/CAP_goal_1.html About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Apr 16, 2018
Episode 9: Navigating Disruption: Results from Annual Public Sector CFO Survey
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Welcome to FedHeads! A weekly podcast from Grant Thornton Public Sector. This week of FedHeads, Robert and Francis talk with Ann Ebberts, CEO of the Association of Government Accountants, and Jim Taylor, Managing Director at Grant Thornton Public Sector about the results of our most recent Public Sector CFO survey. Annual CFO Survey: Navigating Disruption: https://gt-us.co/2GJezGt About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Apr 09, 2018
Episode 8: The President's Management Agenda
00:19:26
Welcome to FedHeads! A weekly podcast from Grant Thornton Public Sector. This week, Francis and Robert dive into the newly released President's Management Agenda and what it means for federal employees. program managers, and the American people. President's Management Agenda: https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/management/pma/ https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/The-Presidents-Management-Agenda.pdf About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Apr 02, 2018
Episode 7: Using Data Analytics to Combat Fraud
00:15:24
Welcome to FedHeads! A weekly podcast from Grant Thornton Public Sector. This week, Francis and Robert talk with Linda Miller and Paul Seckar from Grant Thornton about how to use data analytics to combat fraudulent activities in government programs. About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Mar 26, 2018
Episode 6: The Business of Homeland Security
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Welcome to FedHeads! A weekly podcast from Grant Thornton Public Sector. This week, Francis and Robert welcome Marc Pearl, President and CEO of the Homeland Security Defense Business Council (HSDBC) and David Haun, Director at Grant Thornton to discuss the latest survey of the homeland security enterprise about the effort to protect the homeland. Grant Thornton and HSDBC have partners for a 5-year project to survey both current homeland security officials and industry representatives. Read the full 2017 report The Business of Homeland Security: Aligning Capabilities, Responsibilities, Engagement & Innovation: gt-us.co/2017HomelandSecuritySurvey Homeland Security and Defense Business Council: http://www.homelandcouncil.org/ About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Mar 19, 2018
Episode 5: The Evidence Agenda
00:17:45
Welcome to FedHeads! A weekly podcast from Grant Thornton Public Sector. Nick Hart of the Bipartisan Policy Center and Andy Feldman of Grant Thornton join the FedHeads this week to tackle the evidence agenda and the use of government data and evaluation techniques in improving the outcomes of government programs. About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Mar 12, 2018
Episode 4: Anticipating the President's Management Agenda
00:16:10
Welcome to FedHeads! A weekly podcast from Grant Thornton Public Sector. This week on FedHeads, Robert and Francis talk about the release of the President's budget proposal and the shape of the soon to be released management agenda. Show Notes and Links: President's FY19 Budget Request: https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/ About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Mar 05, 2018
Episode 3: The Power of Open Data
00:16:04
This week on FedHeads, Robert and Francis welcome Hudson Hollister, President of the Data Foundation, and Adam Hughes, Director of Marketing and Government Affairs for Grant Thornton Public Sector. Hudson and Adam are the co-authors of the second annual State of the Union of Open Data report, which explores the current state of open data efforts in both government and the private sector. About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Feb 26, 2018
Episode 2: Inside Blockchain
00:14:13
This week on FedHeads, Robert and Francis talk to Craig Fischer from the Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation at the Department of Treasury about blockchain, its applications for use in government, and a proof of concept Craig is currently running using blockchain technology for asset management. Aftab Hossain - a senior manager and blockchain expert - joins the conversation as well. About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Feb 20, 2018
Episode 1 - Welcome To FedHeads
00:12:48
Welcome to FedHeads! A weekly podcast from Grant Thornton Public Sector. This week on FedHeads, Robert and Francis talk about the State of the Union address, anticipated reforms that will impact federal workers, and government reorganization proposals. About FedHeads FedHeads are Robert Shea and Francis Rose, who love to talk about the arcana of government management and the people who are trying to make it better. They don't have t-shirts yet, but are open to ideas. If government is your bag, you've got to listen to 'em. They're the FedHeads.
Feb 06, 2018