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4:40 pm, May 30, 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.

Agencies on GAO's High Risk List find the bright side

The Government Accountability Office's biennial High Risk List may spell bad news for an agency, but it can also a road map for making changes.

Wednesday - 05/13/2015, 06:55pm EDT

Pentagon recommends new Navy, Army chiefs

Pentagon recommends new chiefs for Navy, Army

Wednesday - 05/13/2015, 06:17pm EDT

FBI chief of staff tapped as acting DEA administrator

A former U.S. attorney and current chief of staff to the FBI director has been named acting director for the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Chuck Rosenberg will replace ousted DEA chief Michele Leonhart.

Wednesday - 05/13/2015, 05:40pm EDT

Phased retirement: Is it for you?

NITP Senior Benefits Director Tammy Flanagan joins host Mike Causey for an hour long discussion of the pending phased retirement program.
May 13, 2015

Wednesday - 05/13/2015, 05:06pm EDT
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Clarification: Military-Maternity Leave story

Clarification: Military-Maternity Leave story

Wednesday - 05/13/2015, 12:47pm EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The FBI provided a host of new capabilities for federal and local law enforcement officials to improve how they identify suspects. The Next Generation Identification System replaced a 15-year-old fingerprint system with advanced biometrics. Jim Preaskorn is the program manager for the I-D system. He told Executive Editor Jason Miller about and why AFCEA Bethesda recognized it with an award.

Wednesday - 05/13/2015, 12:23pm EDT
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Mathy Stanislaus, Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency has named winners of this year's Federal Green Challenge, which prompts agencies to help reduce the entire government's environmental footprint. More than 400 agencies participated this year. Mathy Stanislaus, the assistant administrator of the EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the challenge, and this year's winners.

Wednesday - 05/13/2015, 09:41am EDT
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Michael Horowitz, Inspector General, Department of Justice

Aging inmates are putting a strain on the Bureau of Prisons. That's according a new report from the Justice Department's Inspector General. The IG found older inmates incur greater medical costs, and that many prisons aren't properly equipped to handle a geriatric inmate population. Michael Horowitz is the Justice IG. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more from the report and how the Bureau of Prisons might respond.

Wednesday - 05/13/2015, 09:39am EDT
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Wednesday federal headlines - May 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, a reprogramming request to pay for an unfinished VA hospital gets a firm 'no' from the Senate Armed Services Committee, thousands of federal employees could get bargaining rights under a House bill and Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has a plan for making service in the Navy more family friendly.

Wednesday - 05/13/2015, 07:56am EDT

FBI delivers on $1.1B biometrics program

The FBI launched the Next Generation Identification System in increments over the last four years to replace a 15-year-old fingerprint system with advanced biometrics. The bureau received an award for its successful program that met cost, schedule and performance goals.

Wednesday - 05/13/2015, 04:22am EDT
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Phased Retirement: When, where and is it for you?

Although phased retirement has been in the works for a couple of years, nobody is sure what it will look like, how it will work and how it may vary from agency-to-agency, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Wednesday - 05/13/2015, 03:00am EDT

Supply chain risk management & cybersecurity

Emile Monette, senior advisor for Resilience and Cybersecurity at the General Services Administration, joins host John Gilroy to discuss how to make the acquisition process safer and more effective.
May 12, 2015

Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 08:41pm EDT
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Category management & acquisition reform

Bill Gormley, president of the Gormley Group, and chairman of the Coalition for Government Procurement, joins host Roger Waldron to discuss a wide range of contracting issues.
May 12, 2015

Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 05:12pm EDT
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Ed DeSeve, Co-Chair, Presidential Transition 2016 Initiative

The next administration will have a new sounding board to help make the move to the Executive Branch go smoother. The National Academy of Public Administration and American Society for Public Administration launch the Presidential Transition 2016 Initiative. It will advise the new president on management best practices and challenges. Ed DeSeve is a co-chair of the group and former senior advisor to the director for implementation of the Recovery Act in the Office of Management and Budget. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose what the council will do.

Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 04:29pm EDT
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Charlie Johnson, Political Science Professor, Texas A&M University

Inspectors general have four steps toward an independent and positive relationship between two branches of government. That's according to a new report from the IBM Center for the Business of Government. Charlie Johnson, a political science professor at Texas A and M University, is also a co-author of the report. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the inspectors general he spoke with across government, who say balancing Congress and agency leaders is like "straddling a barbed wire fence."

Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 04:24pm EDT
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Maj. Gen. Arnold Punaro, CEO, Punaro Group

Ten out of 15 recommendations from the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission earn White House support. And the House includes some of those recommendations in its version of the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act. But one-third of the Defense Department's budget goes to military compensation, and some experts in the defense community say compensation reform needs to be bigger. Retired Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Arnold Punaro, chief executive officer for the Punaro Group, tells In Depth with Francis Rose why the recommendations aren't bold enough.

Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 04:17pm EDT
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Joanne Woytek, Program Manager, SEWP 5, NASA

The latest iteration of NASA's Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement contract (SEWP) is on the street. SEWP V is live after some delays. On In Depth, Joanne Woytek, the program manager for NASA SEWP, told Francis Rose and Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller about the big SEWP V announcement.

Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 04:05pm EDT
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Postal Service needs some transformation pain now to avoid desperation later

Commentary: In-Depth host Francis Rose says getting the Postal Service on solid ground needs both a long-term and short-term plan that may mean making significant changes to the historical role of the organization.

Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 03:06pm EDT

Ask the CHCO - Jeri Buchholz of NASA

On this edition of "Ask the CHCO", host Lauren Larson interviews NASA's Jeri Buchholz about the scope of human capital at the agency.

Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 02:34pm EDT

Sisson: No higher calling than serving the American people

Women of Washington hosts Gigi Schumm and Aileen Black talk to Barbara Sisson, assistant chief of the Army Reserve.

Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 12:48pm EDT
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