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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 139: Impact of data governance in the Commonwealth

1/18/2021
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.

Duration:00:12:26

Episode 138: Continued chaos of 2020

1/11/2021
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.

Duration:00:10:44

Episode 137: Building a Stronger Fiscal Foundation: An Agenda for 2021

1/4/2021
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

Duration:00:14:41

Holiday pop-up episode

12/28/2020
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!

Duration:00:12:12

Episode 136: 2020 ended the way it started, weird!

12/21/2020
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!

Duration:00:06:17

Episode 135: Procurement flying high at the U.S. Air Force

12/14/2020
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.

Duration:00:14:28

Episode 134: The chaotic federal landscape

12/7/2020
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.

Duration:00:16:50

Episode 133: Evolution of IT and data management at U.S. Army

11/30/2020
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.

Duration:00:14:56

Pop-up Episode: Happy Thanksgiving!

11/23/2020
The FedHeads share their holiday plans and wish you a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

Duration:00:04:43

Episode 132: Transforming financial management at HUD

11/16/2020
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.

Duration:00:17:24

Episode 131: Semper Disco Semper Gumby

11/9/2020
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.

Duration:00:15:08

Episode 130: Grading the new Schedule F Executive Order

11/2/2020
Robert and Francis dig into the impacts of Schedule F on the federal civil service and Francis’ fear of cows.

Duration:00:14:50

Episode 129: Delivering Outcomes, Restoring Trust: ACT-IAC transition activities

10/26/2020
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

Duration:00:22:16

Episode 128: Cybersecurity at the USDA

10/19/2020
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.

Duration:00:16:32

Episode 127: State CIOs resilient in the face of COVID-19

10/12/2020
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

Duration:00:16:28

Episode 126: Government fiscal year end

10/5/2020
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.

Duration:00:11:47

Episode 125: 30th anniversary of the Chief Financial Officer(CFO) Act

9/28/2020
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

Duration:00:14:51

Episode 124: It's Mr. Commissioner to you, Francis!

9/16/2020
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

Duration:00:13:07

Pop-up episode: Date night with the FedHeads

9/16/2020
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.

Duration:00:03:34

Episode 123: Presidential transition with Martha Joynt Kumar

9/11/2020
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.

Duration:00:22:05