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10:08 pm, May 26, 2015

Federal News Radio News Stream

The News Stream is a continuously updated list of every story, interview, panel discussion, and feature added to FederalNewsRadio.com. As a story is posted to the website, it will appear at the top of the News Stream. Never miss a beat with Federal News Radio's News Stream.

What is the best date for you to retire?

Tammy Flanagan with the National Institute of Transition Planning will answer your retirement planning questions, including how to choose the right retirement date for you.
May 27, 2015

Updated 57 minutes, 33 seconds ago

APNewsBreak: IRS says thieves stole tax info from 100,000

APNewsBreak: IRS says thieves used online agency service to get access to 100,000 tax returns

Updated 06 minutes, 11 seconds ago

Faulty fan, smoke blamed in brief evacuation of US Capitol

Faulty kitchen exhaust fan, smoke, blamed in brief evacuation of US Capitol, visitor center

Updated 06 minutes, 30 seconds ago

DMI: Reinventing business through mobility

Sam Ganga, president of Global Mobility Services at DMI, will discuss mobile device management, cloud integration, and app design.
May 26, 2015

Updated 1 hours, 43 minutes ago
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New guidance streamlines agency handling of unclassified information

The Information Security Oversight Office of the National Archives and Records Administration has published a new guide to help agencies manage and label unclassified information.

Tuesday - 05/26/2015, 05:03pm EDT
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David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

Discretionary spending for civilian agencies dropped 7 percent next year over 2015 levels, according to the Senate Appropriations Committee. But the committee's Democrats aren't happy about that. David Hawkings, senior editor at Roll Call, writes the Hawkings Here blog. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose where Congress left some of its biggest appropriations negotiations before this week's recess.

Tuesday - 05/26/2015, 04:36pm EDT
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Rory Schultz, Deputy CIO, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA

Cabinet-level agencies across government are developing their digital services strategies. Those teams will be innovation drivers throughout the Executive Branch. But eventually you'll have to do something with that innovation. Rory Schultz, deputy chief information officer at the Agriculture Department's Food and Nutrition Service, tells In Depth with Francis Rose, talking about innovation is fine, but eventually it will be time to move.

Tuesday - 05/26/2015, 04:13pm EDT
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Ram Murthy, CIO, Railroad Retirement Board

The Railroad Retirement Board needs help upgrading its legacy systems. The agency has 200 major applications systems, with about 7 million lines of COBOL. The RRB is asking for $12 million through fiscal 2017 to modernize all of its applications and get rid of its legacy systems. Ram Murthy, chief information officer for the Railroad Retirement Board, tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the first phase of the project.

Tuesday - 05/26/2015, 04:05pm EDT
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13 new cities to see locality pay increase in January

Beth Cobert, deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, told members of a federal employee union Friday, that feds at 13 cities would see their pay adjusted based on labor market conditions.

Tuesday - 05/26/2015, 02:10pm EDT

Andrea Ippolito & Melissa Oliver, Veterans Affairs Department

Imagine losing the ability to use everyday objects like your phone or even tie your shoes. It's an unfortunate reality for far too many veterans and civilians. VA's new Innovation Creation Series for Prosthetics and Assistive Technologies aims to help alleviate that. VA has invited designers and engineers to help find creative ways to solve these challenges. Andrea Ippolito is a presidential innovation fellow in VA's Office of Innovation; Melissa Oliver is an occupational therapist and assistive technology program coordinator. They joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive with more on the Creation Series.

Tuesday - 05/26/2015, 09:53am EDT
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John Fitzpatrick, Director, Information Security Oversight Office, National Archives and Records Administration

It'll soon be easier for agencies to manage the dissemination of controlled unclassified information (CUI). That's thanks to a new guide published by the National Archives and Records Administration's Information Security Office. John Fitzpatrick is the office's director. He joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to explain what's in the guide.

Tuesday - 05/26/2015, 09:46am EDT
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Disaster Resilience for America - May 26, 2015

On this edition of "Disaster Relief for America", hosts Tim Karney and Tom Moran interview Dr. Therese McAllister, who leads the Community Resilience Group in the Materials and Structural Systems Research Division of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Tuesday - 05/26/2015, 09:33am EDT

Duncan Amos, Quantitative Analyst, Bloomberg Government

Bloomberg Government has compiled a list of the top 200 federal contractors of the last fiscal year and found some surprising trends. First off, it learned the government spent 3.1% less on contracts in fiscal 2014 than in 2013, when it had to deal with sequestration. Duncan Amos is a quantitative analyst at Bloomberg Government. He joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive with more on the Federal Industry Leaders Study.

Tuesday - 05/26/2015, 09:08am EDT
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Carol Cha, Director of Information Technology Acquisition Management Issues, GAO

The government spends about $1.2 billion a year on mobile devices and services. But the Government Accountability Office found many agencies aren't keeping good track of those devices, or the money it spends on them. Carol Cha is the director of IT acquisition management issues at GAO. She joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive with more on the report.

Tuesday - 05/26/2015, 09:05am EDT
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Tuesday federal headlines - May 26, 2015

The Federal Headlines is a daily compilation of the stories you hear discussed on Federal News Radio each day. It is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com readers more information about the stories heard on the radio. In today's news, the Senate has voted to make it easier for veterans to get medical care outside the VA system, Vice President Joe Biden is reassuring Iraq that the United States supports its fight against Islamic State militants and a labor union wants the government to follow the lead of Los Angeles and raise minimum wage.

Tuesday - 05/26/2015, 07:35am EDT

Congress' familiar path: short-term solutions

Deadlocked over long list of problems, Congress picks familiar path and goes short-term

Tuesday - 05/26/2015, 03:50am EDT

Why are feds leaving free money on the table?

Cut out smoking, if you smoke. Drinking, if you drink. Starbucks, if that is your thing. The point is to put something into the Thrift Savings Plan every pay period, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey in response to readers' comments about the low proportion of FERS employees contributing to the TSP.

Tuesday - 05/26/2015, 03:00am EDT

Senate tweaks veterans health law to boost specialized care

Senate tweaks health care 'choice' law to boost veterans' access to specialized care

Monday - 05/25/2015, 11:10pm EDT

Discussion of TSP issues by the people who know

The Federal Thrift Retirement Investment Board's Greg Long and Kim Weaver join hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan to discuss the TSP and plans to use a loan from the G Fund to help fund the federal deficit.
May 25, 2015

Monday - 05/25/2015, 09:12pm EDT
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All things GWAC

Robert Coen, director of the NIH GWAC management office NITTAAC, discusses the just awarded CIO-CS and other GWACs.
May 25, 2015

Monday - 05/25/2015, 08:46pm EDT
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