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8:24 pm, May 27, 2015

Federal News Radio News Stream

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David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

Congress is back at full strength Monday. The Senate has another full work week, and the House is back after a recess last week. But a quick look down the agendas for each chamber doesn't show much is going on with funding federal agencies for fiscal 2016. David Hawkings, senior editor at Roll Call, writes the Hawkings Here blog. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose what he's looking for on the Congressional schedule this week.

Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:18pm EDT
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Bryce Pippert, Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton

The Treasury Department and White House have issued long-awaited guidance for agencies to fulfill the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act. The law was enacted a year ago, and requires agencies to use standard formats for financial information so they, and the public, can more easily track spending on contracts, grants and loans. Bryce Pippert, a financial data expert and principal at Booz Allen Hamilton, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain on what this all means, and how it's different from current agency practices.

Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:17pm EDT
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Michele Mackin, Director of Acquisition & Sourcing Management, GAO

Some Rapid Innovation Program projects are still slow-going for the Defense Department. The Pentagon uses the program to get new technology projects off the ground. But the Government Accountability Office says half of the 44 rapid innovation projects DoD completed in July 20-14 are in the hands of acquisition departments or other users. Michele Mackin, director of acquisition and sourcing management issues at the Government Accountability Office, tells In Depth with Francis Rose what she found.

Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:16pm EDT
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Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International

Federal employee compensation packages are mostly safe -- for now. A revised budget from the House removes most of the provisions that make federal employees nervous about their retirement savings. Congress now has a chance to make some changes to civilian compensation, and it doesn't have to look far for how to do it. Jeff Neal, senior vice president for ICF International and a former chief human capital officer for the Homeland Security Department, tells In Depth with Francis Rose what Congress should think about.

Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:12pm EDT
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Sydney Heimbrock, Chief Learning Officer, OPM

Federal chief learning officers are gaining a higher profile across the government. A majority of the respondents to an exclusive Federal News Radio survey of federal chief human capital officers and CLOs say agencies highly value these executives. Sydney Heimbrock, chief learning officer at the Office of Personnel Management, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller the CLO is more important ever, even though the job has been around for a least a decade.

Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:07pm EDT
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Justice gets $9M back from bankrupt vendor, GCE

Global Computer Enterprises agreed to settle allegations under the False Claims Act with the government by paying a fine. GCE filed for bankruptcy in September while also receiving $23 million from GSA and Labor to buy back financial management systems and data.

Monday - 05/11/2015, 12:47pm EDT

5 things to know about the NSA court ruling

5 things to know about the NSA court ruling and the future of domestic surveillance

Monday - 05/11/2015, 12:18pm EDT

All about the CMS Center for Program Integrity

What are the key priorities for CMS's Center for Program Integrity? How is it moving beyond the "pay and chase" approach to combating fraud, waste, and abuse? What innovative technologies is it using? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Shantanu Agrawal, Deputy Administrator & Director, Center for Program Integrity, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Monday - 05/11/2015, 09:43am EDT

Frank Webb, Deputy Manager, Earth System Science Formulation Office, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA has joined the relief effort in Nepal, which was struck by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake several weeks ago. Using satellite data, NASA is compiling maps that show areas with the most movement and the most damage. It's information the Nepalese would have no other way to get on their own. Frank Webb is the deputy manager of the Earth System Science Formulation Office in NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. On the Federal Drive, he told Federal News Radio's Shefali Kapadia more about the relief efforts.

Monday - 05/11/2015, 09:30am EDT
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Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)

A new piece of legislation would help ensure a smoother transition between presidential administrations. The bill would put a senior-level, White House-led interagency transition council in place at least six months before Election Day to help with the move. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is the chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. He's also one of the bill's two sponsors, along with Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.). Johnson joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain how he perceives the transition process today.

Monday - 05/11/2015, 09:26am EDT
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Monday federal headlines - May 11, 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, new rules from the National Archives and Records Administration seek to bring some order to how agencies handle controlled, unclassified information, Attorney General Loretta Lynch moves forward on plans to investigate the police department in Baltimore and the Postal Service loses $1.5 billion in the first three months of this year.

Monday - 05/11/2015, 09:00am EDT

MSPB clears up a few workforce misperceptions

A new report from the Merit Systems Protection Board clears up some misperceptions about due process and the protections federal employees have when facing adverse actions such as a job removal.

Monday - 05/11/2015, 09:00am EDT
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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: OMB starts DATA Act implementation in high gear

In this edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, for all of the Obama administration's reluctance and push-back against the Data Transparency Accountability Act as it was going through Congress, give them credit for meeting the first major statutory deadline of the law on May 7, says executive editor Jason Miller.

Monday - 05/11/2015, 05:32am EDT

Work officially sets up Pentagon reservation IT shared services

The Joint IT Single Service Provider-Pentagon is a much better name than the Pentagon Defense Information Service Agency Field Activity. But in the end, no matter what this new shared service office is called, Defense Deputy Secretary Bob Work signed off on the consolidation of redundant IT services options across the Pentagon Reservation and in the National Capital Region.

Monday - 05/11/2015, 05:16am EDT

OMB starts DATA Act implementation in high gear

Executive editor Jason Miller says that for all of the Obama administration's reluctance and push-back against the Data Transparency Accountability Act as it was going through Congress, give them credit for meeting the first major statutory deadline of the law on May 7.

Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:29am EDT

DoD ready for first 'skunk works' streamlined acquisition project

Over the past two years, the Pentagon has been looking to prove that some of its acquisition programs don't need to go through every single step of the department's slow and byzantine process. DoD finally has identified its first test case, and is looking for more.

Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:11am EDT

What's on the menu besides you: Prey or pray?

After weeks of negotiations, the House and the Senate passed a compromise budget. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asked the Federal Managers Association to review the plan to see what it means for feds.

Monday - 05/11/2015, 03:00am EDT

The state of the clearance job market

Evan Lesser, founder and director for ClearanceJobs.com, will discuss the challenges that agencies are facing in filling jobs that require a security clearance.
May 8, 2015

Friday - 05/08/2015, 08:42pm EDT
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Celebrating Police Week and a preview of WIFLE 2015 training

Tony Vergnetti, hosts a roundtable discuss of Police Week 2015 and the upcoming Women in Federal Law Enforcement leadership training.
May 8, 2015

Friday - 05/08/2015, 07:12pm EDT
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USPS reports $1.5B loss

US Postal Service reports $1.5 billion loss this year, slight uptick in operating revenue

Friday - 05/08/2015, 05:40pm EDT
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