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8:39 am, December 21, 2014

Federal News Radio News Stream

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Tim Sullivan, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP

Information has commercial value, and contractors doing business with the government need to consider how they communicate information so its proprietary status remains intact. Contracting veteran Tim Sullivan has authored the blog "10 Myths of Government Contracting." On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, Sullivan tackled myth number 7: Contractors' business information is safe with the government. Sullivan explained why that's a perilous position for contractors to take.

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 09:12am EST
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Vicki Schmanske, Lockheed Martin

It's been a little over a year since Lockheed Martin opened the doors to its continuous diagnostics and mitigation lab. Since then, Lockheed has been conducting workshops with chief information security officers, security operations center managers, and cyber analysts. Vicki Schmanske is the vice president of IT and Security Solutions at Lockheed Martin. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, she explained the threat landscape and what the DHS Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program can do for agencies looking to secure their enterprise networks.

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 09:06am EST
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Jim Talent, American Enterprise Institute

After at least two leading candidates took their names out of contention for Defense Secretary, the President turned to Ashton Carter, a former deputy secretary. Carter first worked as a civilian analyst in the 1970s, and holds degrees in physics and medieval history. He held policy positions in both the Clinton and Obama adminsitrations. What can the military expect from a Secretary Carter? Former Senator Jim Talent, now a senior fellow and director of the National Security 2020 Project at the American Enterprise Institute, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss.

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 08:38am EST
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, National Institutes of Health

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health announced a vaccine they've been testing for the Ebola virus appears to be safe so far, and that a clinical study in West Africa could happen in early 2015. Is it too good to be true? Dr. Anthony Fauci is the director of NIH's National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain why the latest study's finding of the vaccine's safety is an important step forward.

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 08:33am EST
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Wednesday federal headlines - December 3, 2014

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, House and Senate negotiators have reached agreement on a $585 billion defense policy bill for 2015, official word on the nomination of Ashton Carter for Defense Secretary is expected this week and a multi-billion-dollar defense bill proposed by Congress includes more steps to combat military sexual assaults.

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 07:59am EST

Cheap IT, dwindling maintenance leave Navy vulnerable to cyber threats

Defense Department doctrine makes clear that cyberspace is a military domain, just like air, land, space and sea. But the Navy's top cyber officer said the procurement system hasn't yet caught onto that notion.

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 04:33am EST
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Education offers employees the chance to walk in their managers' shoes

The Education Department offers a series of programs to improve employee engagement and leadership training. Quay Crowner, Education's acting deputy chief administration officer and HR director, said there is an increased emphasis across the agency to better take care of the employees.

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 04:05am EST
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Pick or pay, your call

The good news, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, is that there's still time to save $1,000 to $2,000 next year on health premiums. The bad news is that time is running out!

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 02:00am EST

AP sources: Lawmakers agree on $585B defense bill

AP sources: Lawmakers agree on $585B bill with training for Syrian rebels, Iraqi forces

Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 09:30pm EST

Kevin Jackson -- from one cloud to another

GovCloud Network CEO Kevin Jackson joins host John Gilroy to discuss his perspective on challenges that agencies face when they attempt to move to the cloud.
December 2, 2014

Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 08:55pm EST
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Corporate citizenship & supporting our veterans

Robin Portman, executive vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton discusses some of the company's corporate initiatives, including a program to help veterans as they transition from the military to the civilian workforce.
December 2, 2014

Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 08:54pm EST
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Jim Hagy, director, Deloitte

One of the newest hires at your agency could be someone that hasn't had a job in a long time. The Office of Personnel Management is helping agencies find and recruit people who haven't had a job in a while to help the long-term unemployment rate. Jim Hagy is a director for Deloitte's Department of Defense Human Capital practice. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he offered some other human capital management strategies.

Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 05:25pm EST
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Ed Meagher, Husky Elf, Operation Covert Santa

Operation Covert Santa is looking for new recruits. Ed Meagher is Husky Elf of Operation Covert Santa, and also known for his role as former Deputy Assistant Secretary and Deputy Chief Information Officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said Operation Covert Santa is a simple job with huge rewards.

Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 05:15pm EST
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Bill Greenwalt, visiting fellow, American Enterprise Institute

President Barack Obama is going to name a replacement for outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. The White House expects to formally nominate former Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter to lead the Pentagon later this week. Bill Greenwalt is a visiting fellow at the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared insight on the challenges Carter will have to address if Congress confirms him.

Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 05:04pm EST
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Roger Waldron, president, Coalition for Government Procurement

The General Services Administration isn't taking advantage of two key opportunities that could make a big difference on the quality of its Schedules program. That's according to Roger Waldron -- he's president of the Coalition for Government Procurement. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the two opportunities GSA's missing out on.

Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 05:00pm EST
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Richard Marchase, vice president, UAB

For the first time ever, a Federally Funded Research and Development Center completely devoted to protecting information systems will open soon. It will run as part of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence in Montgomery County, Maryland. The National Institute of Standards and Technology awarded the contract to run the new center to the non-profit MITRE Corporation. Richard Marchase is vice president for Research and Economic Development at the University of Alabama at Birmingham -- he's helping the Center get off the ground. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the role academia will play in the new operation.

Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 04:52pm EST
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OPM details self-plus-one FEHBP option

In a proposed rule expected to be released Dec. 3, the Office of Personnel Management outlines how this new benefit will work for federal employees and retirees. OPM is accepting comments on the proposal.

Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 02:00pm EST

Better public-private relationship key to preventing next cyber attack

The threat of a major cyberattack could expose the sensitive information of millions of Americans - whether breach happens at a retailer like Target or at a government agency like the Postal Service. Two former DHS officials offer their advice on making industry and government better prepared for the next breach.

Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 12:05pm EST
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AP: Ash Carter chosen as next Defense secretary

According to the Associated Press, President Barack Obama has chosen Ashton Carter as his nominee to be next Defense secretary, putting him in line to take over for Chuck Hagel who resigned last week. Carter has served in the past as both the Deputy Secretary of Defense and as the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics.

Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 11:12am EST

John Palguta, Vice President for Policy, Partnership for Public Service

We'll soon find out which agencies made the 2014 Best Places To Work in the Federal Government list. The Partnership for Public Service is scheduled to release the annual survey next Tuesday (Dec. 9). As anticipation builds, John Palguta, vice president for public policy at the Partnership joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with some action items for agency managers in advance of the release.

Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 09:41am EST
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