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1:51 am, October 25, 2014

Radio Interviews

Find and listen to every interview heard on Federal News Radio's daily radio programs, The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp (6-9 a.m.), and In Depth with Francis Rose (4-7 p.m.).

Friday - 10/24/2014, 04:28pm EDT
Tom Shoop, Editor in Chief, Government Executive Magazine

The federal agency at the head of the response to Ebola is suffering a crisis of confidence. Only 37 percent of the public is confident in the response by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a CBS News poll that was conducted before the announcement of a case in New York City. Tom Shoop is Editor in Chief at Government Executive Magazine. He outlined recent missteps by the CDC in a recent article. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Shoop said that the agency needs to create a culture of accountability.

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Friday - 10/24/2014, 04:20pm EDT
Kathryn Medina, APCO Worldwide

The results of the 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey show fewer than half of federal employees think their senior leaders maintain high levels of honesty and integrity. It's just one of the pieces of bad news in the new survey results that were released Oct. 24. Kathryn Medina of APCO Worldwide is former executive director of the Chief Human Capital Officers Council at the Office of Personnel Management. She told Francis Rose on In Depth that the only surprise is that the bad news isn't worse.

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Friday - 10/24/2014, 04:10pm EDT
Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

Bad news from the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey could be a lot worse. Federal employees' opinions of senior management falls to a five-year low, according to the results from the Office of Personnel Management. Positive responses for 32 of 77 questions are down this year, mostly by about a percentage point. Federal News Radio Reporter Emily Kopp tells In Depth with Francis Rose what most federal employees are saying.

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Friday - 10/24/2014, 04:07pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

DoD published its first-ever joint doctrine for military operations in cyberspace a year and a half ago. But the document was secret -- until this week. The Pentagon has now released a declassified version. Much of it is a retread of what DoD officials have already said in public, but there are a handful of eyebrow-raisers too. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu writes about it in this week's edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook.

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Friday - 10/24/2014, 10:05am EDT
Adele Ratcliff, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy

The Defense Department wants to maintain its technological advantage in warfare. To do so, it relies on the U.S. industrial base. Next month, DoD will launch a competition to develop a new Institute for Manufacturing. But not just any manufacturing, in this case the work will have to involve photonics. The awardee will receive $110 million to jump start the institute. Adele Ratcliff is director of Manufacturing Technology in DoD's Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the objective of the new institute.

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Friday - 10/24/2014, 10:00am EDT
Chris Mihm, Government Accountability Office

In a study destined to produce big headlines, the Government Accountability Office finds thousands of federal employees are taking prolonged periods of administrative leave. In the past three years, more than 50,000 employees were on paid leave for up to three months. But for most federal employees, paid time off amounts to about a day per year. Chris Mihm, managing director for Strategic Issues at GAO, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss what they found.

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Thursday - 10/23/2014, 04:33pm EDT
Rick Lauderdale, Chief Architect, Energy Department

The Energy Department has a new tool to help ensure an agency updates outdated software before it becomes a security risk. It's a good outcome from a bad event. Last year's cyber breach exposed data of more than 50,000 employees. Rick Lauderdale, Energy's chief architect, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller about a new approach to give business leaders the data to make better risk-based cyber decisions.

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Thursday - 10/23/2014, 04:28pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Marine Corps says it's a couple weeks away from a beta test that could pave the way for a bring-your-own-device approach to mobility in the Defense Department as soon as next year. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the details.

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Thursday - 10/23/2014, 04:23pm EDT
Ron Sanders, Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

Trust in senior management is falling across the federal government. That's just part of what we're seeing from early results from this year's Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Ron Sanders is vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he analyzed some of the survey results.

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Thursday - 10/23/2014, 04:14pm EDT
Angie Petty and Kyra Fussell, Deltek

Economic forecasters expect the health information technology industry to grow half a billion dollars over the next five years. Angie Petty is senior principal analyst for industry analysis, and Kyra Fussell is senior research analyst at Deltek. Deltek points to a federal plan to modernize the nation's healthcare system as the primary driver of that economic growth. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Angie and Kyra explained why.

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Thursday - 10/23/2014, 01:10pm EDT
Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Director, Peace Corps

Americans are breaking down the doors to join the little old Peace Corps, virtually speaking. More than 17,000 people applied for two year service positions over the last year. That's the most applications the agency's received since 1992. Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain what contributed to the agency's recruiting success.

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Thursday - 10/23/2014, 01:00pm EDT
Joe Petrillo, Procurement Attorney, Petrillo & Powell PLLC

Consider this: You're a contracting officer. Your technical representative recommends one contractor out of three who are competing for task orders. You give eight orders to the recommended one, two to another and zero to the third contractor. Now, suppose your representatives were bribed by that first contractor. Yep, it all ended up in court. In this week's legal loop, Procurement Attorney Joe Petrillo joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the lessons learned.

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Thursday - 10/23/2014, 01:10am EDT
Thad Allen, Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

The government has an official Ebola Czar as of today. Vice President Joe Biden's former Chief of Staff, Ron Klain, begins work as the chief coordinator of the federal response to the crisis. Thad Allen is executive vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton. He's also a former government czar himself, overseeing the government's response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf in 2010 and to Hurricane Katrina. He joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to map out the road ahead for Ron Klain as czar.

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Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 04:49pm EDT
John Streufert, Director, Federal Network Resilience, DHS

The Homeland Security Department is pushing the continuous diagnostics and mitigation program to the cutting edge. CDM is just over a year old, but DHS is already reviewing new cyber technologies to include in the contract. John Streufert, director of Federal Network Resilience at the National Protection and Programs Directorate in DHS, tells Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller how the Leap Ahead program is ensuring agencies get the latest and greatest cyber tools.

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Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 04:45pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Army says it's been trying to instill an culture of energy conservation at installations around the world. But it's tough to manage what you can't measure. The service has been installing advanced electric meters on most of its major buildings over the last several years, and it expects to finish the project by 2015. Federal News Radio's DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the story.

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Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 04:33pm EDT
Sharon Burke, Senior Fellow, New America Foundation

Ice at the North Pole is melting at record rates. Sea lanes are opening where they were never open before, and security implications are opening along with them. Sharon Burke is senior fellow for the Center for a New American Security. She was assistant secretary of defense for operational energy until earlier this year. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained the effect of the melting ice in the North Pole on national security.

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Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 04:30pm EDT
Keith Trippie, CEO, Trippie Group

Christmas is almost exactly two months away. Wish lists for Santa Claus are already filling up across government. One of them is an acquisition wish list. It's from Keith Trippie -- he's CEO of the Trippie Group -- and former Executive Director of the Enterprise System Development Office in the Office of the Chief Information Officer at the Homeland Security Departement. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Keith explained why he's writing his list to Santa in the first place.

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Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 04:17pm EDT
Jim Carafano, Heritage Foundation

The Ebola crisis in West Africa and the ongoing combat operations against the Islamic State militants could hollow out the nation's military forces. That's according to Jim Carafano, vice president of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom David Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy at the Heritage Foundation. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose about three recommendations to keep the military from declining in capability as demands increase.

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Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 04:11pm EDT
Jerry Hendrix, Defense Strategies and Assessments Program, CNAS

The Pentagon launched 12 airstrikes against the Islamic State militants in Iraq during the last 24 hours. As Operation Inherent Resolve continues -- and becomes more expensive -- it highlights a need to develop more cost efficient military strategies. Retired Navy Capt. Jerry Hendrix is former Director of Naval History. Hendrix is now senior fellow and director of the new Defense Strategies and Assessments Program at the Center for a New American Security. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained how the program will analyze and create new military strategies that emphasize cost effectiveness and innovation.

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Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 01:05pm EDT
Roger Cressey and Kiersten Todt, Liberty Group Ventures

The deeper they dive into cybersecurity, the closer government and industry get. The Defense Department is requiring contractors to report, within three days, any cyber breach that threatens trade secrets or government data. Civilian agencies are looking at a similar rule. Former federal cyber officials Kiersten Todt and Roger Cressey, now with Liberty Group Ventures, joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss the new rule.

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