FedHeads

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.... Show More

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August 3, 2020 15 min
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.
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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.
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July 20, 2020 13 min
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.
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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 onl...
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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...
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Wishing everyone a happy and safe Independence day!
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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 ...
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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.
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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, N...
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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April 6, 2020 15 min
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.
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