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7:07 am, May 23, 2015

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.).

Monday - 04/20/2015, 04:28pm EDT
GAO: FITARA next big step in realizing PortfolioStat success

Federal agencies aren't saving as much money as they expected from the 2013 PortfolioStat initiative. The Government Accountability Office says they wound up saving about $2 billion during the past two years, which is about 70 percent less than the $6 billion they anticipated. Dave Powner is director of information technology management issues at GAO. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said agencies are actually saving more money than they think.

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Monday - 04/20/2015, 04:26pm EDT
McManus: Public Service Recognition Week 'tips hat' to feds

Federal employees have a week-long opportunity coming up to showcase all the good work their agency does for the country. Public Service Recognition Week starts on May 3, and that's less than two weeks away. Tim McManus is vice president for Education and Outreach at the Partnership for Public Service. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared advice on how to highlight the special impact your agency has on the lives of the American public.

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Monday - 04/20/2015, 04:24pm EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

House Veterans Affairs lawmakers want more details on why the Veterans Affairs Department let 14 contractor employees telework from countries like China and India. The latest VA Inspector General report on the agency's cybersecurity once again calls into question VA's actions and reactions to the potential problems. In the latest edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the latest concerns from members of Congress on VA's cybersecurity.

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Monday - 04/20/2015, 04:21pm EDT
Sen. Johnson: 10 agencies need permanent IGs now

President Barack Obama and the leaders of 10 federal agencies should identify candidates to become Inspectors General at those agencies. That's according to a letter all 16 members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee sent to the White House and those leaders. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained why he and his colleagues wrote the letter to the President in the first place.

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Monday - 04/20/2015, 09:57am EDT
Jeffrey Koses, Senior Procurement Executive, GSA

Like the little engine that could, the General Services Administration never seems to stop the process of examining the rules, regulations and policies surrounding its many acquisition efforts. It's been busy on software procurement and several other issues. Jeff Koses, the senior procurement executive at the Office of Government-wide Policy at GSA, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain what's cookin', and how it affects government buyers and contractors.

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Monday - 04/20/2015, 09:55am EDT
Gil Kerlikowski, Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Customs and Border Protection enforces 500 laws for 47 federal agencies. Now the agency of more than 60,000 employees has its first comprehensive strategic plan in nearly a decade. Gil Kerlikowski is the Commissioner of CBP. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the plan.

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Monday - 04/20/2015, 05:46am EDT
Julia Ziegler, Managing Editor, Federal News Radio

Who wouldn't want to be a millionaire, right? If you play your cards right it's possible even for drones toiling deep in the bureaucracy. In fact, thousands of feds are Thrift Savings Plan millionaires. It turns out steady investment in the right TSP accounts can set you up for life, or at least a decent retirement. FederalNewsRadio.com managing editor Julia Ziegler joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to share some of the statistics, and some of your thoughts on TSP millionaires.

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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, 11:41am EDT
Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

There's already an annual list of the best places to work in the government. Now Congress wants to start keeping closer track of the worst ones too. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is inviting employees to share their concerns through an anonymous email tip line. That'll help the committee keep tabs on employee satisfaction. Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the new list.

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Friday - 04/17/2015, 11:34am EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Agency managers have about a month to come up with new management goals for fiscal 2016 and 2017. As part of the Office of Management and Budget's annual goal-setting process, agencies are following a well-worn path. But this year that path also includes a bit of a twist. Lisa Danzig is the associate director for Personnel and Performance at OMB. She told executive editor Jason Miller about how the administration wants to ensure long-term focus on achieving its agency high-priority goals. As always, it starts with a memo.

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Friday - 04/17/2015, 11:29am EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

A study this week from the American Academy of Pediatrics found children cared for by the Military Health System are less likely to be up to date on their immunizations, even though they have universal health care coverage. One reason might be that military families are constantly moving. But Defense health officials dispute the findings. They say military kids actually have higher vaccination rates, while also acknowledging they don't have the records to prove it. Dr. Amy Costello is the chief of immunization health care operations at the Defense Health Agency. She talked with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu about why DoD thinks the study is flawed.

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Friday - 04/17/2015, 09:13am EDT
Nate Lesser, Deputy Director, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, NIST

The National Institute of Standards and Technology wants the government and private industry to be on the same page when it comes to cybersecurity. The agency that issues hundreds of pages of cyber guidance for federal agencies also invited businesses from banks to restaurants to share best practices for public-facing web applications. Nate Lesser is the deputy director of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at NIST, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain with what they discussed, and where things go from here.

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Friday - 04/17/2015, 09:10am EDT
Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.)

A Republican congressman yesterday introduced draft legislation to take the air traffic control system private. It would split the FAA in half, privatize the operational part and hand it over to the employees. The bill is sponsored by Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.), former chairman of the House Transportation Committee. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, Mica admits this isn't his first attempt to change things.

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Friday - 04/17/2015, 09:06am EDT
Loren Duggan, Director of Legislative Analysis, Bloomberg

Perhaps you've noticed. Capitol Hill is buzzing. Congress seems poised to pass a major trade bill, and members are finding common ground on Medicare issues. But is Congress getting anything done with respect to cybersecurity, some major authorizations or the federal budget itself? Loren Duggan, the director of legislative analysis for Bloomberg Government, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with a preview of what's likely to come next.

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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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