Francis Rose

Francis Rose is an award-winning broadcaster, journalist, speaker, writer and host of He is the author of OPM Cyber Breach: An In-Depth Look at the Worst Cyber Attack in Government History and the upcoming book Greatness Again: Revitalizing America’s Strategic Leadership on the World Stage. You can listen to the complete audio of this interview at
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Reforming IT, Dealing With Misconduct, Raising Pay and More

February 23, 2016 Rep. Gerry Connolly has long been a key player in federal management issues. As a senior member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the Virginia Democrat co-authored one of the most far-reaching management reforms in years—the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act. FITARA requires IT leaders to collaborate...

The Never-Ending Appeals Process at VA Hurts All Vets

December 1, 2015 One of the deepest questions philosophers have considered over the centuries is the sometimes conflict between the rights and needs of society, and the rights and needs of each individual member of that society. The latest point in the debate over fixing the Veterans Affairs Department is a microcosm of...

Why Poor FITARA Grades Are a Good Start

November 25, 2015 You wouldn’t think a report card full of Ds and Fs would make anybody happy. And you wouldn’t think it would provide an opportunity for repairing an ailing institution. But the awful grades federal agencies earned in the first round of rankings under the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act...