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2:23 am, July 23, 2014

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.

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 05:37pm EDT
Mike Fischetti, Executive Director, National Contract Management Association

Contractors are at the center of two out three major breaches of government trust over the past few years -- Aaron Alexis, Edward Snowden and Julian Assange. And the Office of Management and Budget is looking at ways it can improve the federal background investigation process over the next few months. Mike Fischetti, executive director of the National Contract Management Association, talks to In Depth with Francis Rose s part of our special report, Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and Its Employees He tells Francis how the relationship between contractors and government is changing.

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Thursday - 05/22/2014, 04:58pm EDT
Kymm McCabe, President and CEO, ASI Government

Acquisition reforms are under way at agencies across government. But those efforts may be a waste of time unless stakeholders change some basic perceptions of the acquisition community. Kymm McCabe, president and CEO of ASI Government, was Francis Rose's guest on Industry Chatter today as part of our special report: Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and Its Employees.

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Thursday - 05/22/2014, 09:29am EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Federal chief human capital officers are starting to say that working within the current federal HR system may not be the answer to improving hiring, firing and other personnel processes. Instead, they say it's time to make wholesale changes to the increasingly unwieldy human resources system. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom and Emily on the Federal Drive to discuss ideas on how to fix the federal HR system. Read Jason's related article.

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Thursday - 05/22/2014, 09:20am EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has dozens of projects in the pipeline that it says could help the federal government move forward on cybersecurity. It displayed some of them in the Pentagon courtyard yesterday with hopes of drawing in more expertise to build those projects. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports. Read Jared's related story.

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Thursday - 05/22/2014, 04:10am EDT
Congress can't be trusted to do right by feds

Despite the challenges they face, federal employees come to work every day and strive to do their best because they are dedicated to their jobs. What will it take for Congress to start treating them with the respect they deserve, asks AFGE President J. David Cox in a column written for Federal News Radio's special report, Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and Its Employees.

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Thursday - 05/22/2014, 04:00am EDT
How to make the federal workforce feel respected once again

People work better and more efficiently when they feel respected. And lately, Congress hasn't done a lot to make federal workers feel valued, says Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) in a column written for Federal News Radio's special report, Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and Its Employees. But, Tester says, he has a plan to start changing that low morale.

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Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 10:31am EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Trust but verify. President Ronald Reagan used that phrase when discussing relations with the former Soviet Union. Now it's taking on a new meaning in government. Agencies are developing insider threat programs and creating a new culture of "trust but verify." As part of Federal News Radio's special report, Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and its Employees,executive editor Jason Miller explores what it takes to create an insider threat program that equally protects the government, its employees and contractors. Read Jason's related article.

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Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 06:23pm EDT
Tom Mason, Partner, Cooley LLP

Two recent executive orders to introduce new wage equality standards for federal contractors really just mean business as usual. That's according to Tom Mason, a partner for Cooley LLP that provides legal representation for federal contracting companies. He's also a contributor to the Federal Contractor Compliance Watch blog. As part of Federal News Radio's special report Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and its Employees, he contractors typically don't have many compliance issues with social reforms because their relationships with agencies already include a high level of trust. That's what he tells In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 06:10pm EDT
Cheryl Seminara, Director, Employee Development Division, FEMA

Changing an agency's management culture at every level of responsibility earns some high-level recognition for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Its Employee Development Division uses an initiative called the Individual and Organizational Progressive Leader Development Program. Cheryl Seminara, director of FEMA's Employee Development Division, talks to In Depth with Francis Rose about accepting the Graduate School USA's 2014 Deming Award on behalf of her team.

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Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 05:47pm EDT
Larry Allen, President, Allen Federal Business Partners

The Air Force will shift Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's five-year plan to reduce headquarters staff into overdrive. The Federal Times reports the branch wants to cut more than 20 percent of its HQ workforce by next summer. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners and publisher of the Week Ahead newsletter, talks to In Depth with Francis Rose about the Air Force hitting the gas pedal on its workforce reduction goals.

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Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 05:40pm EDT
Shirine Moazed, Chief of Washington field office, Office of Special Counsel

Your agency's deadline for a Whistleblower Certification Program is June 1. Congress created the program in 2002 and the Obama Administration wants federal agencies to finish making it a standard part of their workforce policies. As part of our special report Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and its Employees, Shirine Moazed, chief of the Washington field office for the Office of Special Counsel, tells In Depth with Francis Rose how the certification program works and offers five steps to meet the deadline.

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Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 02:16pm EDT
Thomas Drake, Former NSA executive

Former National Security Agency executive Thomas Drake touched the third rail for an intelligence community employee in 2006. He took his concerns about broad, systemic fraud, waste and abuse to the press. The Justice Department indicted him on 10 felony counts. He eventually pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge in 2012. As part of our special report Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and its Employees, Drake spoke with Federal News Radio executive editor Jason Miller about his decision and its consequences. <,i>Read Jason's related article.

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Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 09:27am EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Across the federal government, the officials who run hotlines in agency inspectors general offices say they're finding ways to cut their backlogs of incoming cases and get vital information to investigators more quickly. In part, it's because those officials are communicating with one another like never before. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu has that story as part of our special report, Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and Its Employees. Read Jared's related article.

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Monday - 05/19/2014, 05:16pm EDT
Debra Draper, Government Accountability Office

The Veterans Affairs department's inspector general says it will take until August before it finishes investigating allegations of manipulated waiting lists in the Phoenix VA medical system and elsewhere around the country. But even if the investigation doesn't uncover intentional falsification, there is one thing we do know, based on the work of the Government Accountability Office: VA's data on medical appointment wait times is, at the very least, unreliable. And has been for years. Debra Draper, director of Health Care Issues at GAO, testified before the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs last week and joins In Depth with Francis Rose (guest hosted by Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu) to discuss VA's issues with appointment scheduling.

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Monday - 05/19/2014, 05:03pm EDT
Richard Stiennon, cybersecurity analyst

Software assurance policies could be a foundation principle for cybersecurity at your agency in the next five years. That's a prediction from Richard Stiennon, the host of the Security Current blog, the founder of IT Harvest and the author of Surviving Cyberwar. Stiennon tells In Depth with Francis Rose he sees a cybersecurity culture shift inside the beltway.

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Monday - 05/19/2014, 04:52pm EDT
Francis Rose, In Depth host

The scandal at the Veterans Affairs Department is the latest to damage the brand of the federal government. The deployment of Heathcare.gov was another recent one. Rebuilding the federal brand is the focus of the discussion at the annual Management of Change conference in Cambridge, Maryland. In Depth host Francis Rose is at the conference and tells guest host Jared Sebu about the conference's common threads.

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Friday - 05/16/2014, 05:56pm EDT
Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director, National Institute of Transition Planning

Knowing when you're ready to retire can be a lot easier if you're willing to answer 10 simple questions. Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, has created a quick and interactive quiz to help you figure out if you're ready to retire or if you still need a little more time in the office.

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Friday - 05/16/2014, 05:50pm EDT
Richard Rast, Senior Engineer, Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base

One of your colleagues has figured out a new way to find pieces of trash that are orbiting the Earth at more than 17,000 miles per hour. His creativity is now earning him some prestigious recognition. Richard Rast, a senior engineer for the Air Force Research Laboratory at the Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico, is a finalist for a Service to America medal in the Science and Environment category. Read a Q&A with Richard Rast.

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Friday - 05/16/2014, 05:23pm EDT
Federal News Countdown: DATA Act haters, Connecting millions to health records

Bob Suda, president of Suda and Associates, and Tim Young, principal at Deloitte, count down the week's top stories with Francis Rose.

Friday - 05/16/2014, 10:41am EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy updated the Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting policy earlier this week. Federal contracting officers now have a consistent set of certification requirements no matter where they work. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to talk about the new requirements. Read Jason's related article.

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