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2:30 am, July 10, 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.

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 01:10pm EDT
Sanjay Sardar, Chief Information Officer, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The furor over HealthCare.gov isn't gone quite yet. Several congressional committees still plan to conduct postmortems on what went wrong. The rollout of the website is just one example of how the federal government brand has taken a hit. Sanjay Sardar, chief information officer at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and government co-chair for this year's Management of Change conference, tells In Depth with Francis Rose restoring that brand is a very important job for the federal government for many reasons.

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Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 01:06pm EDT
Janet Kopenhaver, Federally Employed Women

The federal workforce is filled with success stories. Those range from a physicist at the Commerce Department who won the Nobel Prize in 2012 to the Inspector General of the Social Security Administration who rose through the OIG ranks after serving 26 years in the Secret Service. Janet Kopenhaven, Washington representative of Federally Employed Women, tells In Depth with Francis Rose about how the Federal-Postal Coalition is starting a new campaign to specifically highlight women and their success stories.

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Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 12:58pm EDT
Daniel Dellinger, National Commander, American Legion

Tha nation's largest veterans' service organization created a stir yesterday when it called for the resignations of the VA's top three officials: Secretary Eric Shinseki, Undersecretary for Benefits Alison Hickey and Undersecretary for Health Robert Petzel. Daniel Dellinger, the national commander of the American Legion, told In Depth with Francis Rose he and most other veterans groups have long supported the current leadership team. But recent media reports about preventable deaths in the VA health care system were too much to take.

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Monday - 05/05/2014, 06:54pm EDT
Mike Causey, Senior Correspondent, Federal News Radio

You have some things in common with your fellow federal employees, but you may have some big differences from them too. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey writes about those differences in his column today. His column starts out sounding like the Joke of the Week column, three GS-7s walk into a restaurant.

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Monday - 05/05/2014, 06:51pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Congress is taking its first real action on whether or not to accept the cost-saving ideas DoD put forward in its 2015 budget proposal. And so far, it looks like Congress will shred those proposals. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu writes about the annual National Defense Authorization Act in the latest edition of Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook. He described some of the initial reactions from Congress so far.

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Monday - 05/05/2014, 06:43pm EDT
David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

Congress is one week into its longest work session of the year. Members will be on the Hill for the next eight weeks. David Hawkings, senior editor of Roll Call, tells In Depth with Francis Rose the partisan divide may melt away in five key areas.

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Monday - 05/05/2014, 06:37pm EDT
Seto Bagdoyan, Forensic Audits and Investigative Service, GAO

The Office of Personnel Management's Innovation Lab needs to prove it's worth keeping around, according to the Government Accountability Office. GAO says the lab doesn't have performance metrics to show how much its ideas are actually helping other agencies. Seto Bagdoyan, acting director of audit services for GAO's Forensic Audits and Investigative Service, tells In Depth with Francis Rose your agency's innovative problem-solvers need help proving they actually exist.

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Monday - 05/05/2014, 06:19pm EDT
Elizabeth Hyman, Executive Vice President of Public Policy, CompTIA

The nonprofit trade association CompTIA is buying one of its public sector competitors. It's merging with TechAmerica to boost its own public sector organization. That announcement today comes right after Friday's announcement that TechAmerica settled a multi-million dollar lawsuit with the Information Technology Industry Council. Elizabeth Hyman, executive vice president of public policy at CompTIA, fills in In Depth with Francis Rose on the details.

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Monday - 05/05/2014, 06:08pm EDT
Jenny Mattingley, Director of Government Affairs, Shaw Bransford and Roth.

Monday is the first work day of this year's Public Service Recognition Week. All this week organizations and people from cabinet secretaries and the Senate to the Washington Nationals will celebrate the work of people like you. Jenny Mattingley, director of government affairs at Shaw Bransford and Roth, tells In Depth with Francis Rose what you can expect this week.

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Monday - 05/05/2014, 11:06am EDT
Mike Causey, Lauren Larson, Federal News Radio

Public Service Recognition Week kicked off yesterday with a 5K run in Anacostia Park and a social media campaign to say thank you in 140 characters. This year's theme is "Proud to Serve." Director of the Office of Personnel Management Katherine Archuleta told Federal News's Radio's Mike Causey and Lauren Larson why she thinks this week is important. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

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Friday - 05/02/2014, 06:23pm EDT
Mike Causey, Senior Correspondent, Federal News Radio

The Air Force says it may use buyouts to cut its workforce. But buyouts overall are few and far between. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says that may be because a buyout doesn't buy what it used to.

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Friday - 05/02/2014, 06:16pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Congress takes its first real action next week on whether or not to accept the cost-saving ideas DoD put forward in its 2015 budget proposal. And so far, it's looking like those proposals are going to be shredded. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu is writing about the current process of putting together the annual National Defense Authorization Act in this week's edition of Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook.

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Friday - 05/02/2014, 06:12pm EDT
Jon Etherton, Principal, Etherton and Associates

Better Buying Power 3.0 is coming soon from the Office of the Secretary of Defense. But sustained, measurable defense acquisition reform will require more stakeholders than just OSD. Jon Etherton, principal of Etherton and Associates, senior fellow of the National Defense Industrial Association and a longtime veteran of the defense acquisition field, ttestified at this week's Senate Armed Services Committee hearing about defense acquisition reform. He told In Depth with Francis Rose his main message for the committee was why reform can work this time around.

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Friday - 05/02/2014, 06:07pm EDT
Mary Davie, Office of Integrated Technology Services, GSA

The General Services Administration's next move toward a replacement for the Networx contract is under way. The Network Services 2020 strategy includes a strategy white paper and a transition strategy white paper. Mary Davie is assistant commissioner of the Office of Integrated Technology Services at GSA. She told In Depth with Francis Rose lots of people think the strategy is a new contract.

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Friday - 05/02/2014, 05:38pm EDT
Federal News Countdown: Data Act implementation, warm fuzzies in May

Dan Mintz, president and executive director of the Advanced Mobility Academic Research Center, and John Palguta, vice president of the Partnership for Public Service, count down the week's top stories with Francis Rose.

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Thursday - 05/01/2014, 07:13pm EDT
Roger Zakheim, Counsel, Covington and Burling

The House Armed Services Committee will soon mark up the National Defense Authorization Act. But all the subcommittee markups may be for nothing. The Obama Administration says it can't submit an Overseas Contingency Operation budget until it knows the results of the election in Afghanistan and some leaders in the House say the NDAA doesn't mean much without the OCO budget request. Roger Zakheim is counsel at Covington and Burling and former general counsel and deputy staff director of the House Armed Services Committee and former deputy assistant secretary of Defense. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose the next round of defense spending negotiations might not mean anything.

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Thursday - 05/01/2014, 07:05pm EDT
Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is putting his own stamp on the OneDHS concept. He is calling for a "unity of effort" across all of DHS. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller shares details on the memo and what it means for the acquisition workforce.

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Thursday - 05/01/2014, 06:59pm EDT
Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Defense officials report an unprecedented increase in reported cases of sexual assault in the military during 2013. Those cases are up 50 percent more than the year before. Federal News Radio's DoD reporter Jared Serbu has more on what the Pentagon thinks the statistics mean. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

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Thursday - 05/01/2014, 06:52pm EDT
Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International

Major cuts in the time-to-hire for the federal government allow the Office of Personnel Management to focus on hiring quality instead of just speed. But those metrics may be just one part of making the hiring process better. Jeff Neal, senior vice president of ICF International and former chief human capital officer and the Department of Homeland Security, writing a series of pieces about what's wrong with the hiring process. He shares his views with In Depth with Francis Rose.

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Thursday - 05/01/2014, 06:42pm EDT
Alan Davidson, Open Technology Institute, New America Foundation

The Office of Personnel Management is rolling out the 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. If the numbers from last year hold this year, federal job satisfaction will be as bad as it's ever been. And other research indicates young people are apprehensive at best about serving in government. Alan Davidson, vice president and director of technology policy and strategy for the Open Technology Institute at the New America Foundation, moderated a panel this week that looked at the federal technology talent deficit. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose closing the technology talent deficit at your agency may take some new thinking.

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