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12:11 pm, April 25, 2015

Radio Interviews

Find and listen to every interview heard on Federal News Radio's daily radio programs, The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp (6-9 a.m.), and In Depth with Francis Rose (4-7 p.m.).

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 04:26pm EDT
David Olive, Principal, Catalyst Partners

A bipartisan group of senators is finished waiting for the White House to nominate someone to lead the Transportation Security Administration. Five senators ask President Barack Obama in a letter to appoint someone as administrator of TSA. David Olive is principal at Catalyst Partners, and moderator of The Washington Homeland Security Roundtable. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the solutions to openings at the Homeland Security Department should be easy to find.

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Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 11:39am EDT
Jonathan Aberman, Managing Director, Amplifier Ventures

When CIA director John Brennan announced a reorganization, a big feature was formation of a new directorate. It's aimed at what Brennan calls digital innovation in cybersecurity and other areas. It has a lot of potential for contractors of all sizes. Jonathan Aberman, managing director of the Northern Virginia capital fund Amplifier Ventures and founder of the non-profit business development-oriented TandemNSI, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to further discuss this development.

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Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 10:41am EDT
Dr. Wendy Dean, Tissue Injury and Regenerative Medicine Program Management Office, U.S. Army

You might remember Charla Nash. She's the woman who was horribly disfigured when attacked by a friend's pet chimpanzee back in 2009. The Pentagon has been closely watching her long recovery. More than watching, actually. The Army has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars of Nash's medical bills. The hope is Nash's ordeal can help the military learn to care for disfigured soldiers returning from war. Dr. Wendy Dean, a medical advisor in the Army's Tissue Injury and Regenerative Medicine Program Management Office, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the effort and what the military hopes to learn.

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Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 10:38am EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Army is moving hundreds of millions of dollars to the OASIS professional services government-wide contract. The Army and the General Services Administration signed a memorandum of understanding Monday with new incentives to use OASIS. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on the new agreement.

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Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 10:36am EDT
David Dye, Federal Human Capital Group, Deloitte

If you believe the surveys, employee engagement has been declining across the federal government for years. A recent Presidential Personnel memo makes the Senior Executive Service accountable for several agencies' employee engagement through the SES performance management system. So how do you go about increasing engagement? David Dye, a director in Deloitte's Federal Human Capital Group, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to offer some answers.

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Monday - 03/16/2015, 05:27pm EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Army is moving hundreds of millions of dollars to the OASIS professional services governmentwide contract. The Army and the General Services Administration sign a memorandum of understanding Monday with new incentives to use OASIS. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose with details on the new Army-GSA agreement.

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Monday - 03/16/2015, 05:14pm EDT
David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

The 2016 budget is the star of a new video from Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), the chairman of the House Budget Committee. He'll release the details of the budget the committee will start to mark up tomorrow morning. The Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), says his committee will start to mark up a budget soon too. David Hawkings is Senior Editor at Roll Call. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he predicted what might happen next in the budget's evolution.

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Monday - 03/16/2015, 05:11pm EDT
Carol Cha, Director of IT Acquisition Management Issues, GAO

The Census Bureau wants to try something brand new for the 2020 Census. It wants to offer people the option of responding through the Internet. Carol Cha is Director of Information Technology Acquisition Management Issues at the Government Accountability Office. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she gauged how far along the Census Bureau is towards introducing an Internet option.

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Monday - 03/16/2015, 05:03pm EDT
Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International

Rep. Chris van Hollen (D-Md.) wants to know how many contractors work for the federal government. But the Congressional Budget Office says it's impossible to count right now. Jeff Neal is Senior Vice President for ICF International, and former Chief Human Capital Officer of the Homeland Security Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said knowing the amount of federal contractors won't make a big difference if efficiency is the goal.

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Monday - 03/16/2015, 04:46pm EDT
Bryan McGrath, Managing Director, FerryBridge

The new maritime strategy for the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard relies on four key tenets that shape how the services will face future challenges. Bryan McGrath, a former naval officer, is managing director of the FerryBridge Group, and assistant director of the Hudson Center for American Seapower. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said those four ideas will not only cause debate among strategy purists in the defense community, but they also cement the legacy of Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathon Greeenert.

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Monday - 03/16/2015, 04:38pm EDT
Karen Britton, Senior Vice President, E-Management

A new item is showing up on the job description of your agency's Chief Information Officer as CIOs look for more involvement in the strategy and business operation of the agency. Karen Britton is senior vice president of E-Management, and former chief information officer of the Executive Office of the President. She explained what kind of ambassadors CIOs are trying to be on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Monday - 03/16/2015, 04:27pm EDT
Jim Grove, Prize & Small Business Office, S&T Directorate, DHS

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate announced its latest prize competition. It wants competitors to offer solutions for indoor tracking of first responders. Jim Grove is senior adviser in the Prize and Small Business Innovation Office at the Science and Technology Directorate at the Homeland Security Department. He explained how the challenge will work and what the agency is looking for on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Monday - 03/16/2015, 10:52am EDT
Kevin Brancato, Defense Analyst, Bloomberg Government

Some fresh, new and big federal contracting opportunities are coming. The biggest will be the $60 billion Alliant Two deal, a government-wide acquisition contract the General Services Administration is cooking up. That's according to Bloomberg Government. B-Gov has published its latest list of the top 20 upcoming vehicles. There are the ones contractors simply must have places on. Bloomberg senior analyst Kevin Brancato joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the list.

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Monday - 03/16/2015, 10:43am EDT
Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) represents about 300,000 federal employees. He launched a listening tour of sorts Friday, appearing at the Census Bureau offices in Suitland, Maryland, for a town hall event. Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp was in the audience. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with a report.

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Monday - 03/16/2015, 10:34am EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Federal chief financial officers are fighting an epic battle over ceding budgetary turf to chief information officers. The Federal Information Technology Reform Act (FITARA) is now law. It gives CIOs control over agency IT budgets. The Office of Management and Budget is working with agencies to implement FITARA, and that's sparked the reaction from the CFOs. In his biweekly feature, "Inside the Reporter's Notebook," executive editor Jason Miller writes about this long-simmering turf battle. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain.

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Monday - 03/16/2015, 10:32am EDT
Julia Ziegler, Web Manager, Federal News Radio

Nobody likes inflation. But when inflation is low, the cost of living adjustments (COLAs) for federal retirees are small, too. At this near mid-point in the fiscal year, it looks like COLAs are going to be pretty skimpy once again. Lots of people are sounding off about it at Federal News Radio.com. Web manager Julia Ziegler joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with some of your comments.

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Monday - 03/16/2015, 10:07am EDT
Vince Crisler, Partner, Fortalice Solutions

Over the past year, it seems like every bad cybersecurity scenario that could happen has happened. What might be scarier is the threat you can't see the backdoor embedded in something you buy. A router or switch, for example. Federal agencies and their contractors are under a mandate to ensure cybersecurity not only for the products they buy, but also for the chain of suppliers involved in the manufacturing of finished systems. How do you do that? Vince Crisler, a partner at Fortalice Solutions, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain.

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Friday - 03/13/2015, 05:28pm EDT
Melanie Pustay, Director, Office of Information Policy, DOJ

The Justice Department wants every federal employee to understand his role when it comes to the Freedom of Information Act. Sunshine Week begins next week, and DOJ is reinforcing the concept through a set of new tools and training. Melanie Pustay, director of the Office of Information Policy in the Justice Department, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller how her office works to ensure there's a broad understanding of every employees' expectations when it comes to FOIA.

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Friday - 03/13/2015, 05:25pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

CIA Director John Brennan says his agency's new focus on cyber is part of a necessary evolution within his agency. It's not an attempt to elbow in on other agencies turf, including the National Security Agency, according to Director Brennan. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, Brennan defends a reorganization of the agency. He says the CIA's methods are changing, but its missions aren't.

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Friday - 03/13/2015, 05:20pm EDT
Shoop: High-level feds avoid candor, controversy in emails

About half of the federal workforce is uncomfortable using their work e-mails. A recent survey by Government Executive magazine says they don't like the idea the public can review their internal office communications. Tom Shoop is Editor in Chief at Gov Exec. He discussed the results on In Depth with Francis Rose.

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