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8:31 pm, November 26, 2014

Federal News Radio News Stream

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Verna Jones, Executive Director, American Legion

This Veterans Day will be one of transition at the Veterans Affairs Department. New secretary Bob McDonald has taken steps to minimize delays at veterans health centers across the country and show he's holding employees accountable. Now he wants to embark on a major reorganization of the department. One of the people watching closely is Verna Jones, the new executive director of the American Legion. Jones tells Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp that she sees progress at the VA but there's still so much more to improve.

Monday - 11/10/2014, 11:16am EST
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Ellen Herbst, Chief Financial Officer, Commerce Department

The National Academy of Public Administration has elected a new class of fellows to report to Congress on some of the most complex management and policy issues in government. Ellen Herbst is the chief financial officer and assistant secretary for administration at the Commerce Department. She's also one of the newly elected NAPA fellows. Herbst joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to explain how she can contribute to the academy's work.

Monday - 11/10/2014, 11:11am EST
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Dick Stapleton, Health and Human Services Department

Everyone's on smartphones and tablets these days and lots of websites are becoming more mobile-friendly. This year, the Health and Human Services Department moved HHS.gov to a responsive design template. That lets users more easily read, pan and scroll on a website regardless of the viewing device. Now HHS is sharing its design code so other agencies can make their own websites more responsive. Dick Stapleton, deputy director of the HHS Digital Communications Division, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the new move.

Monday - 11/10/2014, 11:06am EST
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Sharon Roth, Senior Research Analyst, Merit Systems Protection Board

Just in time for Veterans Day, the Merit Systems Protection Board has issued fresh guidance for federal managers on the topic of veterans hiring preferences. Two laws underpin the myriad of veterans preference regulations. Sharon Roth, a senior research analyst at the Merit Systems Protection Board, was the project manager of the report. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain the new guidance.

Monday - 11/10/2014, 11:02am EST
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Cyber breach at Postal Service leaves employees vulnerable

Hackers have broken into some of the Postal Service's information systems. They may have stolen sensitive data on 800,000 postal employees, according to the agency.

Monday - 11/10/2014, 10:25am EST
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Up to 1500 US troops headed to Iraq

Troops will be sent over the next few months in a non-combat role to expand the U.S. advise and assist mission and initiate a comprehensive training effort for Iraqi forces.

Monday - 11/10/2014, 08:50am EST

Monday federal headlines - November 10, 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, the VA considers disciplinary action against more than 1,000 employees, the AP reports that employees and contractors are responsible for at least half of federal cyber attacks and Open Season begins today, allowing federal employees to change their health, dental or vision insurance.

Monday - 11/10/2014, 08:04am EST

The man who can see into the future

To predict the future, sometimes you have to alter the past. That's one of the lessons Mike Causey learned in a recent column about the mid-term elections.

Monday - 11/10/2014, 02:00am EST

VA chief: 1,000 workers face disciplinary action

VA secretary says 1,000 agency workers face discipline or firing in wake of wait-time scandal

Saturday - 11/08/2014, 12:52pm EST

Obama chooses NY prosecutor as attorney general

Obama nominating NY prosecutor Loretta Lynch as attorney general, first black woman for post

Saturday - 11/08/2014, 03:44am EST

Meet a few groups that support federal employees

Joan Melanson of Long Term Care Partners, FEEA's Robyn Kehoe, and GEICO's Rynthia Rost join host Debra Roth to discuss how their organizations support feds.
November 7, 2014

Friday - 11/07/2014, 07:55pm EST
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Helping vets transition from "body armor to business suits"

Maureen Casey and Todd Bowers with JP Morgan Chase and Company join host Derrick Dortch to talk about the 100,000 Jobs Mission, and how it is helping veterans find jobs in the private sector.
November 7, 2014

Friday - 11/07/2014, 06:59pm EST
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Mike Causey, Senior Correspondent, Federal News Radio

October 2014 may go down in history as the start of the federal retirement tsunami. The Office of Personnel Management's backlog of claims grew by about 1,500, for a total of a little more than 14,000 claims. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Federal News Radio's Sean McCalley asked senior correspondent Mike Causey if this is really the start to the dreaded retirement tsunami.

Friday - 11/07/2014, 05:53pm EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

2017 is the hopeful start date for the Navy and Marine Corps to integrate their public Internet connections into a shared cybersecurity architecture. But the maritime services say they still have some unanswered questions about who pays for what. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu writes about what's underway in this week's edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook.

Friday - 11/07/2014, 05:50pm EST
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Tom Shoop, Editor-in-Chief, Government Executive magazine

The big post-election question in Washington is: "How will the divided government move forward and avoid gridlock?" The results of the election may mean something different for agencies than they mean for political pundits. Tom Shoop, Editor in Chief at Government Executive magazine, was on In Depth with Francis Rose to talk about what comes next.

Friday - 11/07/2014, 05:46pm EST
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Kevin Mahoney, Chief Human Capital Officer, Commerce Department

Breaking down silos within agencies and across agencies is one of the goals of the new President's Management Agenda from the White House and the Office of Management and Budget. One of the keys to breaking down silos, according to experts in leadership and management, is communication. Kevin Mahoney, Chief Human Capital Officer of the Commerce Department, was on a panel Federal News Radio's Francis Rose moderated at the Executive Leadership Conference last week. Mahoney talked about the theme of communication among C-level executives on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Friday - 11/07/2014, 05:39pm EST
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Federal News Countdown: A simple track, aggressive oversight

John Kamensky, senior fellow at the IBM Center for the Business of Government, counted down the week's top stories with Francis Rose.

Friday - 11/07/2014, 05:15pm EST

Is the political gauntlet tougher for women than men?

In this edition of the Women of Washington radio show, hosts Gigi Schumm and Aileen Black speak to Linda Moore, president and CEO of TechNet, and former strategist for the Clinton White House Office of Political Affairs.

Friday - 11/07/2014, 04:32pm EST

Legion sees hurdles amid the progress at VA

Six month after the American Legion led the call for then-Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation, Executive Director Verna Jones says she has no regrets. "We got it right," she said. "Because of that change, things are happening." Fewer veterans are waiting weeks for appointments, but Jones sees much that needs improvement at the VA.

Friday - 11/07/2014, 04:05pm EST
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Goode out, Toler promoted as DHS cyber roles churn

Brendan Goode, the director of the Network Security Deployment division in the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C), is leaving for the private sector. Danny Toler, deputy director of Federal Network Resilience division, will replace him.

Friday - 11/07/2014, 12:14pm EST
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