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2:08 pm, May 24, 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.

Tuesday - 04/07/2015, 07:57am EDT
Tuesday federal headlines - April 7, 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,

Tuesday - 04/07/2015, 05:43am EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

By publicizing stories from IRS workers in the field, the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) is trying to change the minds of many in Congress and reverse the five-year trend of declining budgets. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain how NTEU is making its case in the heart of tax filing season.

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Tuesday - 04/07/2015, 03:33am EDT
After Denver hospital debacle, VA should leave building to the pros

Having the Army Corps of Engineers take over the Denver hospital project is no doubt an embarrassment to VA. But it's a great opportunity to ask tough questions about whether VA should even be in the construction business at all, Federal News Radio's Francis Rose says in a new commentary.

Monday - 04/06/2015, 07:33am EDT
Monday federal headlines - April 6, 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, Defense Secretary Ash Carter heads East, Chelsea Manning tweets from prison and the Energy Department trains servicemembers for jobs in the solar industry.

Friday - 04/03/2015, 05:09pm EDT
Federal News Countdown: New penalties for overseas cyberattacks, Disputes over spending

Robert Shea of Grant Thornton and Dave Wennergren of the Professional Services Council count down the week's top federal stories with Francis Rose.

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Friday - 04/03/2015, 04:41pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Congress has made clear in at least two federal laws that it thinks military members should be able to vote in state, local and federal elections no matter where they are. But a large group of the House of Representatives is still worried that's not the case. They want GAO to take a fresh look at the Federal Voting Assistance Program, the DoD office that facilitates overseas voting programs. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu shares this and other news in this week's edition of Inside the DoD Reporter's notebook.

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Friday - 04/03/2015, 04:39pm EDT
Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition Planning

Nine tough questions federal couples ask may hold answers those couples may not want to hear. Tammy Flanagan is senior benefits director of the National Institute for Transition Planning. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she shared nine questions that are most common from federal couples.

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Friday - 04/03/2015, 04:33pm EDT
Don Brutzman, Associate Professor, Naval Postgraduate School

The Navy is trying an innovative way to find innovative solutions. It's inviting smart people that know computers to sign up for an online game. It's an open-sourced wargame where contestants can change both how the Navy and the game work. Don Brutzman is associate professor of the Naval Postgraduate School. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared the details on how to play the Massive Multiplayer Online Wargame game.

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Friday - 04/03/2015, 08:26am EDT
Friday federal headlines - April 2, 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 Veterans Affairs Department appoints four new members to the VA Advisory Committee on Women Veterans, A senator says Congress might spare the National Institutes of Health from sequestration and it's good news, bad news for the Postal Service.

Thursday - 04/02/2015, 05:14pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Air Force thinks it's done a good job of making sure its IT networks are protected from cyber threats, but that's only 20 percent of the cyber problem. A brand new task force will try to take an enterprise approach to protecting the other 80 percent of Air Force systems that are vulnerable to cyber threats, including weapons systems and critical base infrastructure. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the story.

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Thursday - 04/02/2015, 05:11pm EDT
Brian Miller, Managing Director, Navigant, Former IG, GSA

Former General Services Administration official Jeff Neely pleads guilty to one count of fraud in a case that started with the scandal surrounding a convention in Las Vegas. Brian Miller is Managing Director at Navigant, and he was Inspector General at GSA when the case against Neely began. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared his takeaway as he learns about the plea in the case.

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Thursday - 04/02/2015, 05:08pm EDT
Ambassador Ron Neumann, President, American Academy of Diplomacy

The State Department suffers from a lack of leadership career opportunities. The American Academy of Diplomacy says an overbalance of political appointees in the senior ranks of the agency means they're only focused on short-term goals. Ambassador Ron Neumann is president of the Academy. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he offered a proposal to reintroduce career employees into the top ranks of the Foreign and Civil Services at State.

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Thursday - 04/02/2015, 04:36pm EDT
Darin Selnick, Executive Director, Fixing Veterans Health Care Taskforce

The Veterans Independence Act aims to restructure the Veterans Health Administration. The Act comes from the advocacy group Concerned Veterans of America, and it proposes a new business model for the agency that separates veteran health care plans from specific hospitals and facilities. Darin Selnick is executive director of the Fixing Veterans Health Care Taskforce, and senior veterans affairs adviser for Concerned Veterans for America. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said this factor, and three other key factors, will remove the bureaucracy from veterans health care.

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Thursday - 04/02/2015, 04:27pm EDT
Barbara Kinosky, President, Centre Law and Consulting

The General Services Administration is proposing a new rule to require vendors to give them contract transaction. Some contractors don't like the idea, because they claim to already provide that information in other ways. Barbara Kinosky is president of Centre Law and Consulting, and on the Board of Directors for the Professional Services Council. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she shared more on the reaction from the contracting community to the proposed rule.

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Thursday - 04/02/2015, 04:10pm EDT
Nicholas RisCassi, Quantitative Analyst, Bloomberg Government

The Navy is offering five spots on a $300 million contract for information technology development. Sixty-one companies are already showing interest in making an offer. Nicholas RisCassi is a quantitative analyst for Bloomberg Government. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said you can expect fierce competition for a spot on the contract because many of those companies already have a working relationship with the Navy.

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Thursday - 04/02/2015, 08:30am EDT
Thursday federal headlines - April 2, 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, five veterans organizations have sued the Veterans Affairs Department, only three of the Thrift Savings Plan's ten funds made positive returns in March and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says he'll keep mid-level career employees out of direct congressional inquiries.

Wednesday - 04/01/2015, 04:47pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Army says it's taking the DoD directive to trim its headquarters staff extremely seriously. And that's not just because it will save money. The service's number two civilian sees it as an opportunity to flatten what he calls a "sclerotic" bureaucracy, which does a poor job of responding to changing circumstances and urgent needs. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the details.

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Wednesday - 04/01/2015, 04:40pm EDT
Charles Tiefer, Law Professor, University of Baltimore

The Small Business Administration is proposing two new rule changes that the small business contracting community doesn't like at all. The first proposal changes the standards for small business set asides and subcontracts. Charles Tiefer is a law professor at the University of Baltimore, and former commissioner of the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained what's going on.

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Wednesday - 04/01/2015, 04:20pm EDT
Larry Allen, President, Allen Federal Business Partners

April Fool's Special: A huge governmentwide acquisition contract is coming out of nowhere, and it could be worth a lot of money. It's the Effective Integrated Enterprise Interoperability Options contract. Larry Allen is President of Allen Federal Business Partners. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared with Francis Rose, he shared an April Fool's joke with Francis at the expense of the Department of Agriculture.

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Wednesday - 04/01/2015, 04:18pm EDT
Nick Guertin, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy

The Navy is applying its 20-year-old open systems architecture strategy to a new class of ships. The OSA strategy tackles acquisition and system development in a modular way, so the Navy can customize weapon systems and designs throughout the lifecycle of the program. Nick Guertin is director of transformation in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said open systems architecture is even more valuable today because it also drives down costs.

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