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9:35 am, April 1, 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 - 02/13/2015, 05:17pm EST
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Navy is part-way through it's first-ever attempt to take an enterprise-wide approach to cybersecurity. There's good news and bad news so far: The service now has a robust accounting of all of its cyber vulnerabilities. But fixing all of them would cost more than the Navy can afford. More details from Federal News Radio's DoD Reporter Jared Serbu.

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Friday - 02/13/2015, 05:12pm EST
Tom Shoop, Editor in Chief, Government Executive

One third of current Senior Executive Service members say they would not join the SES if offered the chance today. That's according to the results of Federal News Radio's online survey. Not the case for Leslie Knope on the TV show *Parks and Recreation -- she's getting promoted from a job at the National Park Service to a senior management position at the Interior Department. Leslie Knope is probably more excited about joining the SES than most of today's SESers. Tom Shoop is editor in chief at Government Executive magazine. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said there are a few reasons why this isn't entirely accurate of most federal managers.

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Friday - 02/13/2015, 05:08pm EST
Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General, GAO

The 2015 edition of the High Risk List is out from the Government Accountability Office. It includes two new areas, and no areas came off the list this year. Gene Dodaro is Comptroller General of the United States. He introduced the List this week and testified about it to both the House and the Senate. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said he gets one question about the High Risk List more than any other.

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Friday - 02/13/2015, 09:12am EST
Friday federal headlines - February 13, 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 Obama stars in the latest viral Buzzfeed video, a panel investigating the Secret Service says agents are trained at "unacceptable" levels and a new White House executive order aims to ease cybersecurity threat information sharing among companies and the federal government.

Thursday - 02/12/2015, 04:53pm EST
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Commerce Department is one of five agencies that the White House chose to pilot an Idea Lab in fiscal 2016. As part of the President's budget request, Commerce would get a few million dollars to create this new office. Bruce Andrews, deputy secretary of Commerce, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller why the department was chosen to pilot the Idea Lab.

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Thursday - 02/12/2015, 04:50pm EST
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

When the U.S. military deployed to West Africa to support the fight against Ebola, it needed plenty of trained medical and logistics personnel. But they also needed good maps -- something the country didn't have last October. It does now, thanks to the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, and NGA's new director says the Ebola response is the start of what he says will be "unprecedented transparency" for his agency. More from Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu.

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Thursday - 02/12/2015, 04:42pm EST
Larry Allen, President, Allen Federal Business Partners

The White House budget request lays out a plan to get rid of sequestration and start new programs to strengthen the senior executive service. But the power over budget reality lies mostly in the hand of Congress. Larry Allen is President of Allen Federal Business Partners and author of the Week Ahead newsletter. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said federal contractors should be wary of the hype a White House budget creates.

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Thursday - 02/12/2015, 04:36pm EST
Mandy Smithberger, CDI Straus Military Reform Project, POGO

The Air Force is campaigning to get rid of the A-10 aircraft program. But the numbers it's using to justify killing the A-10 aren't the real numbers, according to Mandy Smithberger. She's director of the CDI Straus Military Reform Project for the Project on Government Oversight. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she expained why that is.

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Thursday - 02/12/2015, 04:15pm EST
Bill Rowan, Vice President for Federal Business, VMware

The White House is creating a new Cyber Threat Intelligence Center, but the administration says it won't duplicate other cyber programs in the federal government. The goal is to add more coordination to the federal cybersecurity process. Bill Rowan is vice president of federal business for VMWare. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the key to a strong IT infrastructure at your agency isn't so much the technology at hand, but to make organizational and operational changes to take advantage of that technology.

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Thursday - 02/12/2015, 07:31am EST
Thursday federal headlines - February 12, 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, A former Postal Service contracting officer and a mail delivery contractor are charged in a bribery scheme, a new bill would prevent federal employees from watching pornography on government-issued devices, and what's former Secret Service official A.T. Smith doing now? It's a mystery.

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 04:47pm EST
Grant Schneider, Federal Cybersecurity Advisor, OMB

Agencies should expect a cybersecurity revival of sorts from the Office of Management and Budget this year. OMB is reasserting its cyber oversight role with a new group of experts. Grant Schneider, a federal cybersecurity adviser within OMB, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller about what agencies should expect from his agency in the coming months.

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Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 04:45pm EST
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Government Accountability Office says federal agencies have made "strong, steady progress" to cut down the potential for waste and fraud over the past two years, but not enough progress to take anything off of GAO's High Risk List. The latest list is 32 items long and has two new additions. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter has the story.

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Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 04:41pm EST
Michael Vlahos, Professor, U.S. Naval War College

The new National Security Strategy details, among other things, how the Defense Department will execute the rebalance to Asia and the Middle East. But the last National Security Strategy in 2010 didn't predict some important world events that have happened since that strategy was released. Michael Vlahos is a professor in the Strategy and Policy Department at the U.S. Naval War College. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained why the National Security Strategy is an important document, and what you should consider when you read it.

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Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 04:38pm EST
Michael Horowitz, IG, Justice Department

Inspectors general across government are facing delays and denials when they ask for access to information. The Inspector General at the Justice Department, Michael Horowitz, detailed a disagreement his office has with the FBI at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing. General Horowitz is also chair of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he talked about the implications for access denial and delays.

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Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 04:22pm EST
Andre Gudger, Acting DASD for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy

Encouraging competition is a key component of the latest iteration of Better Buying Power at the Defense Department. The agency has a new point man to connect with the defense industrial base. Andre Gudger is acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for manufacturing and industrial base policy. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the steps the Pentagon will take to improve its relationship with the defense industrial base.

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Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 08:32am EST
Wednesday federal headlines - February 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, the Senate Armed Services Committee unanimously approves Ash Carter to be the next Defense Secretary

Tuesday - 02/10/2015, 04:30pm EST
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The White House announced Tuesday a new cyber threat intelligence center to better understand and coordinate the response to the threats the nation faces. The approach the administration is taking isn't a new one. In fact, it's modeled after the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the center and why many experts say this approach seems like the right one.

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Tuesday - 02/10/2015, 04:28pm EST
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Pentagon says Congress needs to approve the President's request to exceed the sequestration budget caps in 2016 and beyond, or the military's reduced readiness will fall even further. But Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work says it's not purely a money problem. As Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu reports, the military services won't get to "full spectrum" readiness for another eight years, even in a best-case scenario.

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Tuesday - 02/10/2015, 04:23pm EST
Keith Trippie, CEO, Trippie Group

Two new entries join this year's High-Risk List from the Government Accountability Office. Nextgov reports the GAO includes IT acquisition and veterans health care in its biennial risk assessment. Keith Trippie is CEO of Trippie Group, and former executive director of the Enterprise System Development Office in the CIO Office of the Homeland Security Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he described the challenges agencies face to get off the list.

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Tuesday - 02/10/2015, 04:19pm EST
Norm Lorentz, Former Chief Technology Officer, OMB

The nation's third federal chief information officer will inherit an agenda that builds off his predecessors. The director of the Office of Management and Budget, Shaun Donovan, says incoming CIO Tony Scott will start working on legacy projects, like the administration's Smarter IT Delivery Agenda. Norm Lorentz is former director of the global public sector practice at Grant Thornton, and the first chief technology officer of the United States. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he took an inside look at Tony Scott and the work that's ahead for him.

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