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9:13 am, April 19, 2015

In Depth

Monday - Friday, 4-7 p.m.

In Depth with Francis Rose features daily interviews with top government executives and contractors. Listen live from 4 to 7 p.m. or download his archived interviews below.

Friday - 04/17/2015, 04:33pm EDT
Col. Andrew Mutter, Defense Media Activity, Gene Brink, DoD News

For the past decade, the Defense Department has operated its own 24/7 cable news channel. But as of today, what was once known as the Pentagon Channel has gone dark. Cost was one factor. But officials say they also decided they could do a better job of reaching their audience if they focused their resources on an all-online, on-demand and streaming video format. Col. Andrew Mutter is the deputy director of the Defense Media Activity, and Gene Brink is the director of DoD News, the new name for the cross-platform media operation. On In Depth with Francis Rose, they explained to guest host Jared Serbu why the Pentagon Channel was launched in the first place, and why they decided to ditch the broadcast format.

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Friday - 04/17/2015, 04:13pm EDT
Jon Raedeke, Designer, Government Publishing Office

The new web site for the Commerce Department looks different than the old one, especially on mobile devices. But the new design gives Commerce lots of upgrades under the hood too. Jon Raedeke is a designer at the Government Publishing Office. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said Commerce didn't expect what they got when they first talked to GPO.

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Friday - 04/17/2015, 04:05pm EDT
Mike Kruger, Director of Digital Engagement, Commerce Department

The General Services Administration's 18F and the U.S. Digital Service based at the Office of Management and Budget, are two of the first examples of the digital services teams agencies have to deploy by administration order. But digital services won't work the same, or do the same thing, at every agency. Mike Kruger is director of digital engagement at the Commerce Department. On with Francis Rose, he explained a couple things digital services are not.

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Friday - 04/17/2015, 08:54am EDT
Friday federal headlines - April 17, 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, talking about low morale at DHS is only making it worse, a new Congressional tip mailbox gives federal employees a place to sound off about their agencies and the Senate confirms a new undersecretary of management for the Homeland Security Department.

Thursday - 04/16/2015, 05:02pm EDT
Roger Waldron, President, Coalition for Government Procurement

The General Services Administration is asking for comments on its Request for Proposal for the NS 2020 contract. The Coalition for Government Procurement was an early commenter. Roger Waldron is President of CGP. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the comments CGP made and why they made them.

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Thursday - 04/16/2015, 04:58pm EDT
Rob Silverman, President, American Foreign Service Association

The state of American diplomacy is in trouble, according to the American Academy of Diplomacy. The Academy says senior positions in the Foreign and Civil Services are moving away from career federal employees and towards political appointees instead. Rob Silverman is president of the American Foreign Service Association. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he described the shift and offered ideas for the future of the Foreign and Civil Services.

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Thursday - 04/16/2015, 04:42pm EDT
Steve Koprince, Co-Founder, Koprince Law

Two rulings from the Government Accountability Office sustain two protests by the same vendor against two different agencies. The common thread though is reverse auction provider FedBid. Steve Koprince is founder of Koprince Law. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the facts of the cases are a little unusual.

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Thursday - 04/16/2015, 04:16pm EDT
Jean Stack, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey

This year's long-range strike bomber contract could reshape the defense industrial base, depending who wins the contract. But the mergers and acquisitions landscape may not shift only at the top level. Jean Stack is managing director at Houlihan Lokey. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she described the M&A landscapre for the federal business space.

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Thursday - 04/16/2015, 09:14am EDT
Thursday federal headlines - April 16, 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 IRS has a very bad tax day on Capitol Hill, a congressional panel calls for the resignation of Drug Enforcement Administration chief Michele Leonhart and Homeland Security is asking for a big boost in cybersecurity spending next year.

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 04:10pm EDT
Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), Chairman, Veterans Affairs Committee

The Department of Veterans Affairs is asking Congress for more than a $1 billion more than its original budget for a hospital in Denver, Colorado. The House Veterans Affairs Committee looked at the problems with the hospital, and other construction project problems at the VA, at a hearing today with officials from VA. Sen. Johnny Isakson (D-Ga.) is the chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said he's about to start following the VA's construction problems very closely.

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Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 04:05pm EDT
Bob Hale, Booz Allen Hamilton, Former Comptroller, DoD

The Senate votes 54-43 today to start budget negotiations with the House of Representatives to work out a compromise on a budget resolution. But the Appropriations committees and the committees of jurisdiction over the agencies still have a lot of work to do. A lot of that work will revolve around the defense budget. Bob Hale is former Under Secretary of Defense Comptroller, and now a Fellow at Booz Allen. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he offered a caution about jumping to conclusions about the budget.

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Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 09:20am EDT
Wednesday federal headlines - April 15, 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, NIH awards dozens of vendors spots on its latest governmentwide technology acquisition vehicle, GAO lays out its annual duplication and waste list and the remains of sailors and Marines killed at Pearl Harbor will be identified More then seven decades later, remains of sailors and Marines killed at Pearl Harbor more than seven decades later.

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 04:36pm EDT
Izella Dornell, Deputy CIO, Commerce Department

Small businesses are revolutionizing the federal IT industry in a unique way. That's according to Izella Dornell, deputy chief information officer of the Commerce Department, and co-chair of the ACT-IAC Small Business Conference. She says small businesses are finding new ways to streamline IT systems and increase public access to agencies. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she shared ways to increase agency interaction with small businesses to harness their unique value.

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Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 04:27pm EDT
Greg Wilshusen, Director of Information Security Issues, GAO

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has a list of 36 ways to improve its information security systems. The Government Accountability Office says it's finished with 27 of them, and the agency's completing the rest. Gregory Wilshusen is director of information security issues at the GAO. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained ways to help the FDIC plug the rest of the gaps in its security systems.

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Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 11:28am EDT
Tuesday federal headlines - April 14, 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, A new study finds agencies are falling behind in the race to attract cyber talent, President Obama sends nine nominations to the Senate and Veterans Affairs Department tells Congress it has a plan to pay for its Denver hospital.

Monday - 04/13/2015, 05:13pm EDT
David Hawkings, senior editor, CQ Roll Call

The House of Representatives is gearing up to tackle the first two of 12 appropriations bills for 2016. The plan right now is to bring them to the floor at the end of April. David Hawkings is senior editor of Roll Call. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he predicted how the chamber might try to avoid a last-minute scramble and another cromnibus bill.

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Monday - 04/13/2015, 04:58pm EDT
Steve Kelman, professor, Harvard Law School

Rep. Tom Rice (R-S.C.) wants to tie federal salaries to the country's economic growth rate. His bill calls for an immediate 9 percent pay cut for federal employees who make at least $100,000. Steve Kelman is professor of public management for the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and former administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said this isn't a good idea, but in some ways it does make sense.

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Monday - 04/13/2015, 08:58am EDT
Monday federal headlines - April 13, 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, funds in the Thrift Savings Plan reach a record high of $451 billion, agencies are looking for millions of dollars to fund their digital services teams and activists call on the Senate to immediately confirm Loretta Lynch as attorney general.

Friday - 04/10/2015, 05:43pm EDT
Federal News Countdown: Cuban decision, Internet of things

Jim Williams, principal at Schambach and Williams Consulting, and Bob Suda, president of Suda and Associates, count down the week's top federal stories with Francis Rose.

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Friday - 04/10/2015, 05:12pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

As part of the Pentagon's newly-unveiled Better Buying Power 3.0, officials say they're planning a concerted push for more open architectures - and owning the data rights to acquisition systems where it's appropriate. But DoD is trying to reassure companies that doesn't mean it will try to demand ownership of its most valued proprietary technology. More details from Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu.

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