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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.

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.

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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.

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English


Episodes

Episode 160: Transformational changes in professional services acquisition

6/14/2021
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.

Duration:00:21:52

Episode 159: How to bridge the inequality gap in Los Angeles

6/7/2021
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.

Duration:00:17:04

Episode 158: The $6 trillion budget's finally here!

5/31/2021
The FedHeads Francis Rose and Robert Shea process the $6 trillion budget and other nerdy developments on this week's episode.

Duration:00:18:02

Episode 157: How to spot an IT fad

5/24/2021
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.

Duration:00:16:04

Episode 156: Driving innovation from her she shed

5/17/2021
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

Duration:00:13:46

Episode 155: Invisible Wounds Initiative

5/10/2021
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.

Duration:00:18:48

Episode 154: 100 days of Biden and a great meal

5/3/2021
Americans, even @FedHeads, are emerging from quarantine. Lots to catch up on and more in person dinners to enjoy.

Duration:00:13:54

Episode 153: Key to effective governance from the legend himself, Chris Mihm

4/26/2021
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!

Duration:00:17:52

Episode 152: What’s in an acronym? Testing the FedHeads on FITARA and management memoranda

4/19/2021
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!

Duration:00:19:22

Episode 151: How much does $5 trillion weigh?

4/12/2021
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.

Duration:00:17:30

Episode 150: First shot of going back to normal

4/5/2021
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.

Duration:00:14:10

Episode 149: Customer experience key to building trust

3/29/2021
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!

Duration:00:17:11

Episode 148: Operationalize data at the Air Force

3/22/2021
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.

Duration:00:15:26

Episode 147: CFOs managing finances for the future...from home

3/15/2021
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

Duration:00:16:30

Episode 146: Christmas in March: The High Risk List and President Rank Award!

3/8/2021
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.

Duration:00:14:45

Episode 145: Cybersecurity was on brand in 2020 - it was horrible

3/1/2021
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.

Duration:00:17:45

Episode 144: The Convergence Accelerator

2/22/2021
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.

Duration:00:12:57

Episode 143: Now and then: IT transformation in Virginia

2/15/2021
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.

Duration:00:12:45

Episode 142: Podcast inception

2/8/2021
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

Duration:00:12:40

Episode 141: A nudge in the right direction

2/1/2021
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

Duration:00:12:48