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2:14 pm, March 3, 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.

Friday - 01/16/2015, 04:45pm EST
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Two of the Air Force's most controversial budget proposals -- getting rid of excess bases and retiring aging aircraft -- will be back on the table in next year's budget. The force will try again this year, even though Congress voted against the proposals just a month ago. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the details.

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Friday - 01/16/2015, 04:42pm EST
Tom Shoop, Editor in Chief, Government Executive

Bureaucracy is not the problem in most acquisition shops in government. That's one finding from new research from the National Academy of Public Administration. The Federal Acquisition Regulations aren't the biggest holdup to better acquisition. Tom Shoop is Editor in Chief at Government Executive magazine. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he dissected the conclusions of the new NAPA report that shows your agency's acquisition shop doesn't really have a bureaucracy problem.

Friday - 01/16/2015, 04:38pm EST
August Cole, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council

New acquisition initiatives are out from the Air Force. The search for innovation in acquisition takes many IT leaders in government to Silicon Valley. August Cole is Director of the Art of Future War program in the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council. He's also a writer-in-residence at Avascent. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the defense industrial base should engage Silicon Valley.

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Friday - 01/16/2015, 07:57am EST
Friday federal headlines - January 16, 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, President Barack Obama hosts British Prime Minister David Cameron at the White House today to talk about cybersecurity, the Army opens up its Ranger School to women for the first time and contractor at the center of a Navy bribery scandal pleads guilty.

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 05:26pm EST
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Steve VanRoekel. Casey Coleman, Todd Park. Bernie Mazer. Simon Szykman. These were just five of the 23 federal chief information officers and other senior IT leaders who left their positions in 2014. Turnover at the CIO position is not uncommon. But the data and analysis of this exodus show a combination of encouraging and disturbing trends. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller has been tracking the turnover of CIOs.

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Thursday - 01/15/2015, 05:20pm EST
Ernest Moniz, Secretary, Energy Department

President Barack Obama told agency leaders to focus on management, streamline programs and improve customer service. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz took the directive to heart. He restructured the department a year ago to create a new undersecretary of performance and management. Now, he says he is stopping expensive project overruns and scheduling delays. Before his first major speech on the newest changes, Ernest Moniz sat down with Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp.

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Thursday - 01/15/2015, 05:15pm EST
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Air Force is kicking off a series of targeted acquisition initiatives that its leaders say will bring in more competition, cut out internal bureaucracy and ultimately lead to faster, cheaper procurements. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the details.

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Thursday - 01/15/2015, 05:09pm EST
Larry Allen, President, Allen Federal Business Partners

Dan Tangherlini is leaving as administrator of the General Services Administration. He tells GSA personnel in an email today that his last day will be Feb. 13. Larry Allen is president of Allen Federal Business Partners and author of the Week Ahead newsletter. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he reviewed the legacy of Dan Tangherlini at GSA.

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Thursday - 01/15/2015, 04:49pm EST
Jasper Graham, Senior Vice President of Cyber Technologies, Darktrace

Most organizations believe in getting intruders off your network as quickly as possible. But you may be missing out on a chance to learn how hackers operate. Jasper Graham is senior vice president of cyber technologies and anlytics at Darktrace, and former Technical Director at the National Security Agency. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained what a "honeypot" is, and why you might want to use one.

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Thursday - 01/15/2015, 04:45pm EST
Prashant Gaur, President, Credence

A stronger economy is persuading senior executives to leave their jobs in the federal government. Twenty-three federal chief information officers and other senior IT leaders left their positions in 2014. One reason why is more industry job opportunities because of the improved economy. Prashant Gaur is president of Credence, and former Director of Enterprise Integration at the Defense Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained ways to streamline the reintegration of federal executives into the private sector.

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Thursday - 01/15/2015, 08:02am EST
Thursday federal headlines - January 15, 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, FBI arrests a man who was plotting to blow up the Capitol building, four of the highest-ranking Secret Service executives have been axed and a Veterans Affairs hopsital in Wisconsin earns the nickname "Candy Land" because it prescribes so many narcotic painkillers.

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 05:53pm EST
Linda Springer, Government and Public Sector Director, Ernst & Young

A list of agencies at high risk of waste, fraud and abuse is due from the Government Accountability Office this year. Linda Springer is the executive director of the government and public sector practice for Ernst and Young. In her Top 3 for 2015, she tells In Depth with Francis Rose why she's curious about the GAO High Risk List and how Congress will react to the report.

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 04:17pm EST
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Senior technology leaders in the government exited in unusually large numbers last year. The reasons for this CIO exodus aren't entire clear. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller gives In Depth with Francis Rose a preview of his special report, "CIOs on the Move."

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Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 04:15pm EST
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Information Systems Agency is no longer the Defense Department's exclusive buyer of cloud computing services, but it is still in charge of security standards. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports DISA's new cloud security revamp is all about the idea of informed risk.

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Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 04:13pm EST
Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Office of Personnel Management is reviewing information about the problem with a portal federal retirees use. Some people that used the portal on Monday found out they could see other people's information. Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp reports OPM is being very careful not to call the incident a data breach.

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Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 04:11pm EST
Yvonne Jones, Director of Strategic Issues, GAO

Double dipping from the federal government gets more common as agencies rehire more and more retirees. The Government Accountability Office says between 2004 and 2013, the amount of federal employees hired out of retirement rose from 5 percent to 8 percent of the overall workforce. Yvonne Jones is director of strategic issues at the GAO. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained how OPM approves employee double dipping.

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 04:08pm EST
Jerry Hendrix, Defense Strategies and Assessments Program, CNAS

The Littoral Combat Ship U.S.S. Fort Worth is in the Java Sea, helping with the effort to recover the remains of the Air Asia flight. The ship's work in that effort is generating a discussion about the future of the LCS program. Sydney Freedberg in Breaking Defense writes the mission "shows why the Navy needs something like LCS at all." Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Jerry Hendrix is senior fellow and director of the Defense Strategies and Assessments Program for the Center for a New American Security. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained if he thinks the LCS program has turned the corner and is headed toward respectability in Congress.

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Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 03:46pm EST
Dan Chenok, Director, IBM Center for the Business of Government

Good customer service is just one of President Barack Obama's 15 cross-agency priority goals for agency managers in 2015. Dan Chenok is executive director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government. In his Top 3 for 2015, he tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the expectations agencies will have to provide top notch customer service.

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 02:53pm EST
Karen Evans, Director, U.S. Cyber Challenge

Personally identifiable information for nearly 800,000 Postal Service employees was compromised in 2014. And cyber attacks also left 25,000 employees at the Homeland Security Department at risk last year. Karen Evans is the director of the U.S. Cyber Challenger and former E-Government administrator. In her top 3 for 2015, she tells In Depth with Francis Rose why the time is now for agencies to step up their cyber defense systems.

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 01:59pm EST
Dan Blair, President, National Academy of Public Administration

New chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Jason Chaffetz, is reorganizing his subcommittees. He is expanding the number of subcommittees from five to six. Dan Blair is president of the National Academy of Public Administration. In his Top 3 for 2015, he tells In Depth with Francis Rose why new congressional oversight leaders could stir up some big changes.

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