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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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March 1, 2021 17 min
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.
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February 22, 2021 12 min
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.
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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.
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February 8, 2021 12 min
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
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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
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January 25, 2021 18 min
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.
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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.
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January 11, 2021 10 min
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.
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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/...
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December 28, 2020 12 min
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!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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November 23, 2020 4 min
The FedHeads share their holiday plans and wish you a happy and safe Thanksgiving!
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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.
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November 9, 2020 15 min
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.
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Robert and Francis dig into the impacts of Schedule F on the federal civil service and Francis’ fear of cows.
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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:/...
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October 19, 2020 16 min
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.
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