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7:25 am, November 28, 2014

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.

The new face of the Army

Former Army CIO Susan Lawrence discusses the challenges her agency faces in modernizing its network systems and the future of women in the service.

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 12:03pm EST

Stacia Hylton, Director, U.S. Marshals Service

The National Academy of Public Administration has elected a new class of fellows. They're tasked with examining and reporting to Congress on some of the most complex management and policy issues in government. Stacia Hylton is director of the U.S. Marshals Service at the Justice Department. Her law enforcement career spans more than three decades, where she's held positions such as Chief for the Judicial Security Programs and the Emergency Response Incident Commander for Ground Zero after 9-11. Director Hylton joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to describe how she got started.

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 11:13am EST
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Online Chat: Ask the Open Season Expert

Walton Francis, author of the annual Consumers' CHECKBOOK Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees & Annuitants, joins Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey for an online chat to discuss this year's Open Season.

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 11:00am EST

Cybersecurity troubles looming

The military is redoubling its efforts to look at cybersecurity.

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 09:29am EST

Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

Speculation about how Republicans will run Capitol Hill in the next Congress is fairly consuming Washington these days. But the lame-duck Congress returning to Washington today has got to tackle big challenges of its own. So what is on Congress' to-do list? Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with some answers.

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 07:59am EST
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Wednesday federal headlines - November 12, 2014

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, NASA has reduced its real estate footprint and Uber is finding unexpected support on Capitol Hill -- from congressional staffers who use the service.

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 07:03am EST

Government funding tops list for lame-duck Congress

While there's much speculation about how Republicans will run Capitol Hill in the next Congress, the lame-duck one that returns to Washington today must tackle big challenges of its own. With a continuing resolution set to expire in mid-December, agency budgets hang in the balance.

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 06:00am EST

At the Pentagon, most Army PCs will be replaced with virtual desktops

Prodded by an earlier pilot project with the Joint Staff, the Army is moving aggressively to replace thousands of desktop computers at the Pentagon with zero client hardware. The project should be completed by the end of 2015.

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 04:18am EST

The joys and sorrows of shopping naked

Open season is upon us. That's the annual period when federal employees get the chance to change their health plans. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the vast majority of them -- 96 percent -- don't take advantage of this opportunity and may be losing out on considerable savings.

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 02:00am EST

Ted Okada, Federal Emergency Management Agency

The White House has been telling agencies to used shared services for the better part of two, two-term administrations. The idea is to save cost and effort by pooling things agencies all do in common. But in practice it's not so easy. Ted Okada is the chief technology officer of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He's taking a slightly different view of shared service. He contends sharing should be at least as much about data as about operations. Okada joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 10:55pm EST
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Compliance, data collection & healthcare IT

NextLOGiK CEO Kirk Couser and Director Chad Baker explain how their products can help federal agencies with data collection.
November 11, 2014

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 08:38pm EST
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Commerce throwing a life raft to those drowning in its data

Mark Doms, the Commerce Department's undersecretary for Economic Affairs, said the agency is hiring a chief data officer, setting up a Data Advisory Council and looking to private sector experts to make its information more accessible and easier to use. Commerce also is testing mapping and other tools to improve the presentation of data.

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 06:37pm EST
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VA makes changes in time for Veterans Day

he Department of Veterans Affairs announced a reorganization Monday designed to make it easier for veterans to gain access to the sprawling department.

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 06:23pm EST

An "under the hood" look at procurement

Tom Sisti, chief legislative counsel at SAP will discuss procurement reform and the challenges facing the procurement system.
November 11, 2014

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 06:01pm EST
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Mark Doms, Undersecretary for Economic Affairs, Commerce Department

The Commerce Department is partly responsible for the explosion of data from the government. The Census Bureau alone conducts about 80 different surveys a year. NOAA produces 29 terabytes of data a day. So the department is focusing on accessibility and education about its data to rescue public and private sector users from drowning in its data. Mark Doms, undersecretary for economic affairs at the Commerce Department, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller about current and future plans to better manage its information.

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 04:42pm EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Over the next year, most of the Army's IT users at the Pentagon will see the PCs under their desks carted off and replaced with virtual desktops. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu reports the Army's on an aggressive schedule to finish the project by the end of next year.

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 04:32pm EST
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Anil Karmel, CEO, C2 Labs, Inc.

The next phase of FedRAMP will include a two-year roadmap to help agencies understand cloud-based cybersecurity better. FCW reports the roadmap will be ready in the next six months. Anil Karmel is founder and CEO of C2 Labs and former deputy chief technology officer of the National Nuclear Security Administration. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared his own advice for federal agencies to keep their cloud systems safe and compliant.

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 04:30pm EST
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Carol Bonosaro, President, Senior Executives Association

More than 1,000 employees at the Veterans Affairs Department face disciplinary action over the next year. VA Secretary Bob McDonald says he's taking an aggressive approach towards the people responsible for long wait times and malpractice cover ups. Carol Bonosaro is president of the Senior Executives Association. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she told Federal News Radio's Sean McCalley the senior executive service won't have access to due process like other employees if they're punished.

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 04:27pm EST
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Jessica Klement, Legislative Director, NARFE

The 113th Congress is on pace to be one of the least productive in history, according to the Pew Research Center. When Republicans take over the Senate in January, they'll deal with President Barack Obama entering his lame duck years. Jessica Klement is Legislative Director of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she shared legislation that helps federal employees she'll try to push through the political standoff.

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 04:25pm EST
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John Salamone, Vice President, FMP Consulting

A renewed focus on customer service is at the heart of the massive re-org at the Veterans Affairs Department. VA Secretary Bob McDonald says the agency will hire a Chief Customer Service Officer. John Salamone is vice president for FMP Consulting, and former Executive Director of the Chief Human Capital Officers Council. He's bringing his workforce management experience and knowledge to the National Academy of Public Administration as one of their new fellows. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared advice on how the VA can successfully deliver its promise for better customer service.

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 04:20pm EST
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