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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.

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.

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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.

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English


Episodes

Episode 208: Public policy landscape and cybersecurity

6/20/2022
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.

Duration:00:15:36

Episode 207: Diversity in cybersecurity

6/13/2022
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

Duration:00:14:24

Episode 206: GAO's High Risk list

6/6/2022
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

Duration:00:17:49

Episode 205: Election predictions and Netflix review

5/31/2022
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.

Duration:00:10:30

Episode 203: Day in a life of an assessor

5/16/2022
LA’s Jeffrey Prang walked #FedHeads through the life of an assessor in the country’s biggest county.

Duration:00:18:11

Episode 204: Cyber hygiene and good due diligence

5/10/2022
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.

Duration:00:16:53

Episode 202: How to implement performance management

5/9/2022
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.

Duration:00:18:18

Episode 201: Can the Federal Government be hip?

5/2/2022
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.

Duration:00:16:07

We made it to the 200th episode!

4/25/2022
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.

Duration:00:13:11

Episode 199: Modernizing Government: The new federal IT dashboard

4/18/2022
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!

Duration:00:12:27

Episode 198 The President's FY23 Budget

4/11/2022
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.

Duration:00:16:19

Episode 197: Auditions

4/4/2022
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

Duration:00:11:59

It's not you, it's me.

4/1/2022
Breaking up is hard to do, especially when it's recorded live. But #FedHeads will go on. God speed, Francis Rose #it'snotyouit'sme.

Duration:00:03:56

Episode 196: Building the Nation's cyber workforce

3/21/2022
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.

Duration:00:13:54

Episode 195: "Well well well, how the turntables"

3/14/2022
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!

Duration:00:15:22

Episode 194: Presidential transitions

3/7/2022
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:...

Duration:00:14:20

Episode 193: Cover to cover

2/28/2022
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.

Duration:00:10:44

Episode 192: Memorializing the Blackberry

2/21/2022
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/

Duration:00:14:54

Episode 191: IT services supporting small businesses

2/14/2022
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.

Duration:00:15:04

Episode 190: Navigating cybersecurity in a Zero Trust world

2/7/2022
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.

Duration:00:13:07