Reporters' Roundup: Special series preview, national security space strategy

Friday - 2/4/2011, 3:30pm EST

WFED's Jason Miller on the DorobekINSIDER

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Jared Serbu, Reporter, Federal News Radio

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Dan Gordon, Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy

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These are the stories Federal News Radio reporters are working on today.

  • Jason Miller previews his series starting next week: Discourage and Disrespected at SBA. Four senior and long-time career SBA employees say they are being retaliated against for blowing the whistle on allegedly human resource violations of regulations and law at the agency. These include creating bogus positions, putting friends and relatives into positions in the agency and rigging the hiring process.

  • The Defense Department says Space is a very different neighborhood nowadays than it was when the U.S. and the Soviet Union were the only real players. A new National Security Space Strategy released today aims to keep space safe, while also protecting and growing the U.S. industrial base. Jared Serbu will have the full report.

  • Agencies spend more than $500 billion a year on procurement. One common problem affects nearly every one of them. Dan Gordon is the Administrator for the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. Meg Beasley will have the full report.